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  1. Content type: Research article

    Animal glues derived from collagen-rich tissue are widely used as adhesives and binders in artworks. Identification of the animal source of glue is important not only to understand the artistic technique and h...

    Authors: Yuki Kumazawa, Yuki Taga, Miho Takashima and Shunji Hattori

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:43

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  2. Content type: Research article

    There is great practical and scholarly interest in the identification of pigments in works of art. This paper compares the effectiveness of the widely used Raman Spectroscopy (RS), with hyperspectral imaging (...

    Authors: Ian J. Maybury, David Howell, Melissa Terras and Heather Viles

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:42

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  3. Content type: Research article

    A white pigment found on a sub-set of polychromed wooden Andean ritual drinking cups called qeros has been characterized by X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy as consisti...

    Authors: Ellen Howe, Emily Kaplan, Richard Newman, James H. Frantz, Ellen Pearlstein, Judith Levinson and Odile Madden

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:41

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The House of Gilded Cupids (Regio VI, Insula 16, 7, 38) was unquestionably one of the most important residences of Ancient Pompeii, where important archaeological artefacts such as mural paintings, mosaics, sc...

    Authors: Marco Veneranda, Silvia Fdez-Ortiz de Vallejuelo, Nagore Prieto-Taboada, Maite Maguregui, Iker Marcaida, Héctor Morillas, Alberta Martellone, Bruno de Nigris, Massimo Osanna, Kepa Castro and Juan Manuel Madariaga

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:40

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether workable flesh-toned paints can be made from colourants from aphid insects and ivy gum using medieval gum and scale insect recipes. The processes of extractin...

    Authors: Nabil Ali

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:38

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The 2015 acoustical field survey on and around the central plaza platform (“ushnu”) at the Inca administrative complex of Huánuco Pampa advances understanding of Inca communication dynamics and innovates archa...

    Authors: Miriam A. Kolar, R. Alan Covey and José Luis Cruzado Coronel

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:39

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Over centuries, the external factors such as fire, low temperature, light or microbiological agents, act on the wood and induce some degradation processes, sometimes irreversible, identified by discoloration, ...

    Authors: Rodica-Mariana Ion, Tebello Nyokong, Nnamdi Nwahara, Ioana-Raluca Suica-Bunghez, Lorena Iancu, Sofia Teodorescu, Ioana Daniela Dulama, Raluca Maria Stirbescu, Anca Gheboianu and Ramona Marina Grigorescu

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:37

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The last missing quarter of La pose enchantée, a 1927 Magritte’s oil painting disappeared in 1932, has been finally found beneath Dieu n’est pas un saint, picture painted by the Belgian surrealist between 1935 an...

    Authors: Catherine Defeyt, Elodie Herens, Frederik Leen, Francisca Vandepitte and David Strivay

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:33

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  9. Content type: Review

    The purpose of this paper is to review the performance of the protective shelters installed over three archaeological sites in Malta over the past decade, and to draw some key lessons learnt that may be useful...

    Authors: JoAnn Cassar, Shirley Cefai, Reuben Grima and Katya Stroud

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:36

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Conflict damage to heritage has been thrust into the global spotlight during recent conflict in the Middle East. While the use of social media has heightened and enhanced public awareness of this ‘cultural ter...

    Authors: L. Mol and M. Gomez-Heras

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:35

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Prior studies have shown the improved ability to identify artists’ pigments by combining results from X-ray fluorescence (XRF), which provides elemental information, with reflectance spectroscopy in the visibl...

    Authors: John K. Delaney, Damon M. Conover, Kathryn A. Dooley, Lisha Glinsman, Koen Janssens and Murray Loew

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:31

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  12. Content type: Correction

    After the publication of the original article [1], the authors realized several typographical errors, which are listed with the corrected version as follows.

    Authors: Bernadette Frühmann, Federica Cappa, Wilfried Vetter, Manfred Schreiner and Father Petrus

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:34

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    The original article was published in Heritage Science 2018 6:10

  13. Content type: Review

    Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a new process that is spreading in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction field. It allows the creation of virtual building models, which can be linked to numeri...

    Authors: Danae Phaedra Pocobelli, Jan Boehm, Paul Bryan, James Still and Josep Grau-Bové

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:30

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  14. Content type: Research article

    An analytical study of the painted folding doors at Herlev Hospital in Denmark has been performed in connection with the creation of new doors. The hospital which construction was completed in 1976 is one of t...

    Authors: Anna Katrine Hansen, Marie Bitsch Christiansen, Jana Sanyova and Kim Pilkjær Simonsen

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:29

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Comparing information from the ancient texts about the illumination of the manuscripts to the analysis of the components used to create colour in illuminations sheds interesting light. Our research team studie...

    Authors: Charlotte Denoël, Patricia Roger Puyo, Anne-Marie Brunet and Nathalie Poulain Siloe

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:28

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Tie luo (affixed hanging) was an expressive form of traditional Chinese calligraphy or paintings, and popular in the imperial palaces for interior decorations in Qing Dynasty (1644–1911 C.E.). A piece of calligra...

    Authors: Le Wei, Wenjia Chen, Gaowa Jin, Zhimou Guo, Yunli Wang, Baoqiang Kang, Na Wang, An Gu, Yun Zhang and Yong Lei

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:26

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  17. Content type: Research article

    We present here the combination of in situ non invasive techniques to investigate a precious 15th century illuminated manuscript of Petrarch’s work, De remediis utriusque fortunae held in the Méjanes library in A...

    Authors: Laurence de Viguerie, Sophie Rochut, Matthias Alfeld, Philippe Walter, Sophie Astier, Valérie Gontero and Florence Boulc’h

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:11

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Information on materials and procedures of painters of the past can be gained from the latest examinations of a painting and its materials and from documentary sources, the change of meaning of which is of pri...

    Authors: Guido Frison and Giulia Brun

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:24

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Particulate matter in the showcase of the Bayeux embroidery was studied for 8 months in order to determine the conservation state of this precious and fragile work of art. Both the suspended and deposited part...

    Authors: Pauline Uring, Anne Chabas, Dominique De Reyer, Lucile Gentaz, Sylvain Triquet, Cécile Mirande-Bret and Stéphane Alfaro

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:23

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Two precious Carolingian manuscripts kept in the library of Kremsmuenster Abbey in Upper Austria were subject of investigation. The well-known Codices Millenarius Maior (Inv. No. CC Cim 1, Fig. 1a) and Millenariu...

    Authors: Bernadette Frühmann, Federica Cappa, Wilfried Vetter, Manfred Schreiner and Father Petrus

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:10

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Heritage Science 2018 6:34

  21. Content type: Research article

    This study reports on the effect of artists’ paint formulation on degradation rates of TiO2-based oil paints. Titanium white oil paint exists in a multitude of different recipes, and the effect of the formulation...

    Authors: B. A. van Driel, K. J. van den Berg, M. Smout, N. Dekker, P. J. Kooyman and J. Dik

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:21

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  22. Content type: Research article

    A widespread belief among scholars and connoisseurs of the Japanese color woodblock print (nishiki-e) holds that synthetic dyes were imported from the West in the 1860s, and soon came to be used for all nishiki-e

    Authors: Anna Cesaratto, Yan-Bing Luo, Henry D. Smith II and Marco Leona

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:22

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