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  1. Research article

    Determining the construction sequence of the Preah Vihear monument in Cambodia from its sandstone block characteristics

    The Preah Vihear monument in Cambodia, located close to the border with Thailand, was one of the Khmer temples registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a Cultural Property in 2008. It consists of masonr...

    Etsuo Uchida, Akinori Mizoguchi, Hiroya Sato, Ichita Shimoda and Ryota Watanabe

    Heritage Science 2017 5:42

    Published on: 10 October 2017

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    Assessment of multispectral and hyperspectral imaging systems for digitisation of a Russian icon

    In a study of multispectral and hyperspectral reflectance imaging, a Round Robin Test assessed the performance of different systems for the spectral digitisation of artworks. A Russian icon, mass-produced in M...

    Lindsay W. MacDonald, Tatiana Vitorino, Marcello Picollo, Ruven Pillay, Michał Obarzanowski, Joanna Sobczyk, Sérgio Nascimento and João Linhares

    Heritage Science 2017 5:41

    Published on: 12 September 2017

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    The artists’ materials of P. S. Krøyer: An analytical study of the artist’s paintings and tube colours by Raman, SEM–EDS and HPLC

    An analytical study of two paintings by P. S. Krøyer and the tube colours found in his painting cabinet has been carried out in order to investigate the artists’ materials used by Krøyer in the latter part of ...

    Marie Bitsch Christiansen, Elizabeth Baadsgaard, Jana Sanyova and Kim Pilkjær Simonsen

    Heritage Science 2017 5:39

    Published on: 12 September 2017

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    Jan Davidsz. de Heem (1606–1684): a technical examination of fruit and flower still lifes combining MA-XRF scanning, cross-section analysis and technical historical sources

    This article discusses the technical examination of five flower and fruit still life paintings by the seventeenth century artist Jan Davidsz. de Heem (1606–1684). The painter is known for his meticulously comp...

    Nouchka De Keyser, Geert Van der Snickt, Annelies Van Loon, Stijn Legrand, Arie Wallert and Koen Janssens

    Heritage Science 2017 5:38

    Published on: 5 September 2017

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    MA-XRF imaging on René Magritte’s La condition humaine: insights into the artist’s palette and technique and the discovery of a third quarter of La pose enchantée

    Magritte’s composition La condition humaine, 1935 was found to conceal under its paint layers an entire quarter of a lost composition by the artist, until recently only known from a small black/white catalogue il...

    Alice Tavares da Silva, Stijn Legrand, Geert Van der Snickt, Rupert Featherstone, Koen Janssens and Giorgia Bottinelli

    Heritage Science 2017 5:37

    Published on: 29 August 2017

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    A high sensitivity, low noise and high spatial resolution multi-band infrared reflectography camera for the study of paintings and works on paper

    Infrared reflectography (IRR) remains an important method to visualize underdrawing and compositional changes in paintings. Older IRR camera systems are being replaced with near-infrared cameras consisting of ...

    John K. Delaney, Giorgio Trumpy, Marie Didier, Paola Ricciardi and Kathryn A. Dooley

    Heritage Science 2017 5:32

    Published on: 8 August 2017

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    Gothic green glazed tile from Malbork Castle: multi-analytical study

    Looking at the façade of a historical building, it is often difficult to distinguish between the original decoration and later additions. One such building is the Holy Virgin Mary Church at the Malbork Castle (No...

    Sylwia Svorová Pawełkowicz, Dana Rohanová and Petr Svora

    Heritage Science 2017 5:27

    Published on: 12 July 2017

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    Artificial orpiment, a new pigment in Rembrandt’s palette

    This paper reports on how the application of macro X-ray fluorescence (MA-XRF) imaging, in combination with the re-examination of existing paint cross-sections, has led to the discovery of a new pigment in Rem...

    Annelies van Loon, Petria Noble, Anna Krekeler, Geert Van der Snickt, Koen Janssens, Yoshinari Abe, Izumi Nakai and Joris Dik

    Heritage Science 2017 5:26

    Published on: 27 June 2017

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    Automated displacement measurements on historical canvases

    In this paper we describe a configurable system based on laser displacement sensors for the contactless acquisition of 3D and 2D shapes of near-planar objects such as the paintings.

    Fausto Del Sette, Fabrizio Patané, Stefano Rossi, Mauro Torre and Paolo Cappa

    Heritage Science 2017 5:21

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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    Application of solid phase microextraction–gas chromatography–mass spectrometry method for the detection of active moulds on historical objects

    The main purpose of these studies was to assess the possibility of applying the technique of solid phase microextraction (SPME)–gas chromatography (GC)–mass spectrometry (MS) to detect the activity of moulds o...

    Tomasz Sawoszczuk and Justyna Syguła-Cholewińska

    Heritage Science 2017 5:20

    Published on: 23 May 2017

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    Mi Fuma il Cervello” self-portrait series of Alighiero Boetti: evaluation of a conservation and maintenance strategy based on sacrificial coatings

    Mi Fuma il Cervello” (“steaming brain”) is the iconic self-portrait of Alighiero Boetti, in which the artist is represented standing up while a copper hose lets water flow on his head. A hidden electric resistan...

    Davide Gulotta, Bruna Mariani, Edoardo Guerrini, Stefano Trasatti, Paola Letardi, Laura Rosetti, Lucia Toniolo and Sara Goidanich

    Heritage Science 2017 5:19

    Published on: 17 May 2017

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