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  1. The open-air Archaeological Museum in Biskupin (Poland) preserves and shows to the public a prehistoric settlement of Lusatian culture dating back to Early Iron Age (eighth century BC). The monitoring of the e...

    Authors: Jeannette Jacqueline Lucejko, Diego Tamburini, Magdalena Zborowska, Leszek Babiński, Francesca Modugno and Maria Perla Colombini
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:44
  2. The science of oil paint cleaning is an interdisciplinary and challenging field of study due to the complex nature of both paintings and cleaning materials. The topic requires an intimate and iterative collabo...

    Authors: Lambert Baij, Joen Hermans, Bronwyn Ormsby, Petria Noble, Piet Iedema and Katrien Keune
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:43
  3. Aged pressure sensitive tapes (PSTs) can compromise the integrity and readability of drawings and paper artworks. Typically, PSTs on contemporary artifacts are difficult to remove owing to degradation processe...

    Authors: Antonio Mirabile, David Chelazzi, Pamela Ferrari, Costanza Montis, Debora Berti, Nicole Bonelli, Rodorico Giorgi and Piero Baglioni
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:42
  4. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Angelica Bartoletti, Rachel Barker, David Chelazzi, Nicole Bonelli, Piero Baglioni, Judith Lee, Lora V. Angelova and Bronwyn Ormsby
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:41

    The original article was published in Heritage Science 2020 8:9

  5. The class of imidazolium salts contains effective anticorrosion additives for metal substrates. This study evaluated the potential of 1-carboxymethyl-3-methylimidazolium bis (trifluoromethylsulfonyl) imide (HO2CC

    Authors: Debora Kelen Silva da Conceição, Kauana Nunes de Almeida, Elsa Nhuch, Maria Grazia Raucci, Chiara Santillo, Martina Salzano de Luna, Luigi Ambrosio, Marino Lavorgna, Chiara Giuliani, Gabriella Di Carlo, Maria Paola Staccioli, Tiago Falcade and Henri Stephan Schrekker
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:40
  6. Before the start of its restoration in 2007, the Salvator Mundi was thought to be one of a number of copies of a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci painting, depicting Christ giving a blessing with his right hand while ...

    Authors: Nica Gutman Rieppi, Beth A. Price, Ken Sutherland, Andrew P. Lins, Richard Newman, Peng Wang, Ting Wang and Thomas J. Tague Jr.
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:39

    The Correction to this article has been published in Heritage Science 2020 8:63

  7. During the Angkor period, there were five Royal Roads linking the capital city of Angkor with provincial principal cities. Seven Temples d’étape, six Fire Shrines, and 25 masonry bridges were constructed along...

    Authors: Etsuo Uchida, Yuichiro Sakurai, Rathborith Cheng, Ichita Shimoda and Yu Saito
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:38

    The Correction to this article has been published in Heritage Science 2020 8:46

  8. Silicon materials containing fluorine with similar nanoscale particles (SIC-1 and SIC-2) and organic silicon resin materials with excellent hydrophobicity (SIC-3) were selected to deal with glaze shedding and ...

    Authors: Dilireba Adili, Jing Zhao, Lu Yang, Peng Zhao, Cong Wang and Hongjie Luo
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:37
  9. This article discusses the bronze weapons discovered in the Xinghelu cemetery of Chengdu, China in order to study the production of bronze weapons in the Shu state. Metallographic microscopy, inductively coupl...

    Authors: Haichao Li, Zhiqing Zhou, Yang Liu, Yi Wang, Zhankui Wang, Lin Wang, Jianbo Tian and Jianfeng Cui
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:36
  10. This paper describes the methodology and practice-based research underpinning the development of a successful cleaning strategy for Eva Hesse’s sculpture Addendum (1967, Tate Collection T02394). Research strands ...

    Authors: Angelica Bartoletti, Tamar Maor, David Chelazzi, Nicole Bonelli, Piero Baglioni, Lora V. Angelova and Bronwyn A. Ormsby
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:35
  11. This study provides a detailed understanding of the heat fluxes and temperatures that take place in the channel between the inner face of an exterior wall and the back of a painted wood panel hung on it. This is ...

    Authors: Santi Ferrer, Gema Campo-Francés, Cristina Ruiz-Recasens and Marta Oriola-Folch
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:34
  12. Cellulose nitrate and acetate are materials at risk in heritage collections because it is not possible to predict the evolution of their conservation state over time. Knowing that the degree of substitution (D...

    Authors: Sofia Nunes, Francesca Ramacciotti, Artur Neves, Eva Marisole Angelin, Ana Maria Ramos, Élia Roldão, Nadja Wallaszkovits, Alfonso Alejo Armijo and Maria João Melo
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:33
  13. Oxygen consumption measurement was used to study potential oxidative degradation reactions occurring in wooden artefacts from the Viking age Oseberg collection in Norway. Model samples of fresh birch were impr...

    Authors: Caitlin M. A. McQueen, Martin N. Mortensen, Francesco Caruso, Sara Mantellato and Susan Braovac
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:32
  14. Mixed pigment analysis is an important and complex subject in preserving and restoring Chinese paintings since the colors observed by our naked eyes or instruments such as hyperspectral cameras are usually a m...

    Authors: Shuqiang Lyu, Yiyi Liu, Miaole Hou, Qinli Yin, Wangting Wu and Xueyun Yang
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:31
  15. Among the thirty-six paintings ascribed to the Dutch seventeenth century artist Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675), Mistress and Maid, in The Frick Collection, stands out for the large-scale figures set against a rathe...

    Authors: Dorothy Mahon, Silvia A. Centeno, Margaret Iacono, Federico Carό, Heike Stege and Andrea Obermeier
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:30
  16. The white spots known as microbubbles that are formed in cellulose acetate film, significantly affects the texture of the image. However, the formation of microbubbles and their corresponding microstructure ar...

    Authors: Zhihui Jia, Yuhu Li, Yunpeng Qi, Yajun Zhou, Daodao Hu, Xiaolian Chao, Huiping Xing and Jing Li
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:29
  17. This work presents the development of a flexible microscopic chemical imaging platform for cultural heritage that utilizes wavelength-tunable oblique illumination from a point source to obtain per-pixel reflec...

    Authors: Lindsay Oakley, Stephanie Zaleski, Billie Males, Oliver Cossairt and Marc Walton
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:27
  18. This research work investigates the possibility to use a hygroscopic model based on Fick’s law to predict the global moisture content variations an historical violin undergoes during a concert. To set up the m...

    Authors: Bertrand Marcon, Giacomo Goli and Marco Fioravanti
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:24
  19. Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) is known for his brilliant blue colours, and his frequent use of the costly natural ultramarine. This paper reveals new findings about ultramarine in the headscarf of Girl with a Pear...

    Authors: Annelies van Loon, Alessa A. Gambardella, Victor Gonzalez, Marine Cotte, Wout De Nolf, Katrien Keune, Emilien Leonhardt, Suzan de Groot, Art Ness Proaño Gaibor and Abbie Vandivere
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:25
  20. During conservation treatment, consolidants and deacidifying agents can be added to the canvas of a painting to mechanically stabilise it and counteract the acidity that promotes degradation. In this study, ne...

    Authors: Marta Oriola-Folch, Gema Campo-Francés, Anna Nualart-Torroja, Cristina Ruiz-Recasens and Iris Bautista-Morenilla
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:23
  21. The coating technique, supposedly invented by Chinese papermakers no later than the 3rd century AD, greatly improved paper sheets’ qualities of color, texture, writability, and printability. Alongside the disp...

    Authors: Tao Li, Chuang Liu and Dongmei Wang
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:22
  22. For medieval and post-medieval Denmark and northern Germany, trace elements can potentially contribute to our understanding of diet, migration, social status, exposure to urban settings, and disease treatment....

    Authors: Kaare Lund Rasmussen, George R. Milner, Thomas Delbey, Lilian Skytte, Morten Søvsø, Frederik Callesen and Jesper Lier Boldsen
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:18
  23. Understanding paintings as physical systems is fundamental for advancing environmental specifications that would allow for effective management of museum environments in terms of reducing energy use and carbon...

    Authors: Łukasz Bratasz, Kiraz Goze Akoglu and Patrick Kékicheff
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:11
  24. Moisture adsorption and related dimensional change were examined in several samples of historic and contemporary parchment. The tensile behaviour was determined for contemporary parchment and two selected hist...

    Authors: Leszek Krzemień, Agata Czyżewska, Magdalena Soboń, Roman Kozłowski and Łukasz Bratasz
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:17
  25. The archaeological site of the Anahita Temple in Kangavar is one of the best-known stone monuments in western Iran and dates back to the Persian Empire period of Iranian history (about 550 BC to 650 AD). The T...

    Authors: Atefeh Shekofteh, Omid Oudbashi, Giuseppe Cultrone and Masoud Ansari
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:14
  26. The aim of this study was to develop new, sustainable treatments for the consolidation and conservation of canvas of modern and contemporary art. Because of the diversity of painting types, two product groups ...

    Authors: Nadine Böhme, Manfred Anders, Tobias Reichelt, Katharina Schuhmann, Alexandra Bridarolli and Aurelia Chevalier
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:16
  27. The damaging effects of mixed light-thermal ageing on parchment were studied by exposing mock-ups to artificial light (162 W/m2 irradiance) at controlled temperature and relative humidity (52 °C, 30% RH) for up t...

    Authors: Federica Cappa, Ilaria Paganoni, Cristina Carsote, Elena Badea and Manfred Schreiner
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:15
  28. The precious collections of the Qing Dynasty paper-made theatrical figurines known as Shage xiren (纱阁戏人) represent a unique type of Chinese traditional folk art. The name, “Shage xiren” can be explained as the...

    Authors: Yuxuan Gong, Chengquan Qiao, Bochao Zhong, Jiarang Zhong and Decai Gong
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:13
  29. The paper discusses the case study of the Marriage at Cana, a sixteenth century wall painting located in Ravenna and executed by Luca Longhi. A multi-analytical approach based upon OM, SEM–EDS, μ-Raman, μ-FTIR an...

    Authors: Flavia Fiorillo, Sara Fiorentino, Matteo Montanari, Camilla Roversi Monaco, Andrea Del Bianco and Mariangela Vandini
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:10
  30. Roy Lichtenstein’s Whaam! (1963) is an iconic artwork in Tate’s collection (T00897). Over the past 50 years, the painting has been on almost continuous display and had accrued a layer of deposited soiling, which ...

    Authors: Angelica Bartoletti, Rachel Barker, David Chelazzi, Nicole Bonelli, Piero Baglioni, Judith Lee, Lora V. Angelova and Bronwyn Ormsby
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:9

    The Correction to this article has been published in Heritage Science 2020 8:41

  31. The Pyramids complex in Giza consists of three main pyramids in addition to the famous Sphinx and small queen’s pyramids. Recently, the pyramids of Cheops (Khufu), Chephren (Khafre) and Mykerinos (Menkaure) on...

    Authors: Sayed Hemeda and Alghreeb Sonbol
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:8
  32. This paper reports on activities carried out as part of a pre-conservation studies of the painting by Dmitry Levitsky, “The Portrait of F.P. Makerovsky in a Masquerade Costume” (1789, the State Tretyakov Galle...

    Authors: Nikolay P. Simonenko, Valentin R. Solovey, Kirill V. Shumikhin, Anna A. Lizunova, Stepan V. Lisovskii, Elena A. Liubavskaya, Tatyana V. Seregina, Irina G. Basova, Yulia B. Dyakonova, Tatiana L. Simonenko, Elizaveta P. Simonenko, Ivan A. Volkov, Yulian A. Khalturin and Viktor V. Ivanov
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:6
  33. Several FTIR techniques are surface-sensitive. This sensitivity can be utilized to help with a wide range conservation issues. Examples from object degradation studies, conservation materials performance asses...

    Authors: David Thickett and Boris Pretzel
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:5
  34. The ancient Chinese Jun Porcelain has of typical high fired calcium silicate glaze. After observation of Jun porcelain shards excavated from Juntai Kiln in Yuzhou, Henan Province, China, two pieces with light ...

    Authors: Zhimin Li, Ying Ma, Qinglin Ma, Jiachang Chen and Yan Song
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:2
  35. Maya blue is a hybrid pigment where an organic component, indigo, is incorporated in a porous clay. Despite its widespread use in the Mesoamerican artistic production and numerous studies devoted to understand...

    Authors: Chiara Grazia, David Buti, Anna Amat, Francesca Rosi, Aldo Romani, Davide Domenici, Antonio Sgamellotti and Costanza Miliani
    Citation: Heritage Science 2020 8:1
  36. The soft modelling of the skin tones in Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (Mauritshuis) has been remarked upon by art historians, and is their main argument to date this painting to c. 1665. This paper describe...

    Authors: Annelies van Loon, Abbie Vandivere, John K. Delaney, Kathryn A. Dooley, Steven De Meyer, Frederik Vanmeert, Victor Gonzalez, Koen Janssens, Emilien Leonhardt, Ralph Haswell, Suzan de Groot, Paolo D’Imporzano and Gareth R. Davies
    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:102
  37. In this paper we present the results of quantitative measurements on the pigment chrome yellow (PbCr1−xSxO4 with 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.8) using scanning electron microscopy-wavelength dispersive X-ray analysis (SEM–WDX). Tra...

    Authors: Muriel Geldof, Inez Dorothé van der Werf and Ralph Haswell
    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:100
  38. Man-made ancient Chinese barium copper silicate pigments: Chinese (Han) Purple, BaCuSi2O6; Chinese (Han) Blue, BaCuSi4O10; Chinese Dark Blue, BaCu2Si2O7 (in summary called Chinese blues), and platelet-like crysta...

    Authors: Zhiguo Zhang, Qinglin Ma and Heinz Berke
    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:97
  39. Object discoveries from the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum (PMA-B) in Poland challenge the efforts to preserve paint on corroded steel supports. The objects have been exposed to outdoor weathering conditions ...

    Authors: Gunn Pöllnitz, Manfred Schreiner, Wilfried Vetter, Bernhard Pichler and Andrzej Jastrzębiowski
    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:98
  40. One of the two missing canvases from L’évidence éternelle of 1954, the one of the feet, has been discovered beneath a small woman portrait painted in 1958, La toile de Pénélope. Indeed, the underlying woman’s fee...

    Authors: Catherine Defeyt, Francisca Vandepitte, Elodie Herens and David Strivay
    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:96

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