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  1. Assessment was performed of the air quality related risk to the conservation of cultural heritage objects in one urban and one rural indoor location in Romania, with expected different air quality related cons...

    Authors: Terje Grøntoft and Octaviana Marincas
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:73
  2. Indoor climate fluctuations are regarded as one of the major risks for the emergence of damage in historical works of art. For a safe preservation of their art objects museums try to minimize this risk, which ...

    Authors: R. A. Luimes, A. S. J. Suiker, A. J. M. Jorissen, P. H. J. C. van Duin and H. L. Schellen
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:72
  3. Authors: Matthew Grima, Mario Galea and Roslyn DeBattista
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:71

    The Commentary to this article has been published in Heritage Science 2018 6:70

    The Review to this article has been published in Heritage Science 2018 6:36

  4. Through time, the large ceremonial centers of the Peruvian pre-Hispanic coast have played an important role as Pachacamac, renowned for its famous oracle, which was an important site for cult and pilgrimage, w...

    Authors: Denise Pozzi-Escot, Janet Oshiro, Gerardo Romano, Luigi Capozzoli, Rosa Lasaponara and Nicola Masini
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:68
  5. Alum-treated wooden artefacts suffer from extreme deterioration, and the stability of these objects and the salts they contain to variations in climate conditions is an important issue. Responses of potassium ...

    Authors: Caitlin M. A. McQueen, Calin C. Steindal, Olga Narygina and Susan Braovac
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:66
  6. We present new transmission electron microscopy (TEM) based electron diffraction characterization techniques (orientation imaging combined with 3D precession electron diffraction tomography-ADT) applied on cul...

    Authors: Stavros Nicolopoulos, Partha P. Das, Pablo J. Bereciartua, Fotini Karavasili, Nikolaos Zacharias, Alejandro Gómez Pérez, Athanassios S. Galanis, Edgar F. Rauch, Raúl Arenal, Joaquim Portillo, Josep Roqué-Rosell, Maria Kollia and Irene Margiolaki
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:64
  7. Iron-gall inks have been described as complexes of iron ions with gallic or tannic acids, available in gall extracts. To assess this working hypothesis, we have prepared medieval inks using ingredients and met...

    Authors: Rafael Javier Díaz Hidalgo, Ricardo Córdoba, Paula Nabais, Valéria Silva, Maria J. Melo, Fernando Pina, Natércia Teixeira and Victor Freitas
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:63
  8. This article presents a comprehensive materials characterization of a pair of Ruby Slippers used in the 1939 classic film The Wizard of Oz, which has been one of the most popular objects on exhibition at Smithson...

    Authors: Janet G. Douglas, Gwénaëlle Kavich, Chika Mori, Dawn Wallace and Richard Barden
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:49
  9. The Andean church of San Andrés de Pachama is located in the highland of the northernmost of Chile, near the limit with Bolivia and next to the Ruta de la Plata. This commercial route contributed in the past to t...

    Authors: Eugenia P. Tomasini, José Cárcamo, Diana M. Castellanos Rodríguez, Valeria Careaga, Sebastián Gutiérrez, Carlos Rúa Landa, Marcela Sepúlveda, Fernando Guzman, Magdalena Pereira, Gabriela Siracusano and Marta S. Maier
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:61
  10. The dissemination of research in cultural heritage preservation to the public is a task that needs new models and expressions, to capture the attention of the public and the assessment of results. With this pu...

    Authors: Pilar Ortiz, Rocío Ortiz, José María Martín, Rosario Rodríguez-Griñolo, María Auxiliadora Vázquez, María Auxiliadora Gómez-Morón, Marta Sameño, Luisa Loza, Carmen Guerra, Juan Manuel Macías-Bernal and Javier Becerra
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:60
  11. For over two decades the exposure of paper heritage collections to outdoor and indoor generated gaseous pollutants has been perceived as an important threat to their preservation. Following explicit or implici...

    Authors: Frank Ligterink and Giovanna Di Pietro
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:59
  12. This paper demonstrates the combined use of X-ray computed tomography (XCT), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and X-ray fluorescence (XRF) to evaluate the conservational history of the dentary (lower...

    Authors: P. F. Wilson, M. P. Smith, J. Hay, J. M. Warnett, A. Attridge and M. A. Williams
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:58
  13. Metal soaps and resinates are known to be spontaneously formed in artistic paintings, as a product of the reaction between aliphatic and terpenoid acids released by hydrolysis and oxidation of the organic medi...

    Authors: Jacopo La Nasa, Anna Lluveras-Tenorio, Francesca Modugno and Ilaria Bonaduce
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:57
  14. The last 50 years have seen an impressive development of mathematical methods for the analysis and processing of digital images, mostly in the context of photography, biomedical imaging and various forms of en...

    Authors: Luca Calatroni, Marie d’Autume, Rob Hocking, Stella Panayotova, Simone Parisotto, Paola Ricciardi and Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:56
  15. Over 50 works on paper from Egypt, Iraq, Iran and Central Asia dated from the 13th to 19th centuries were examined and analyzed at the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies. Forty-six of these w...

    Authors: Penley Knipe, Katherine Eremin, Marc Walton, Agnese Babini and Georgina Rayner
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:55
  16. A folio fragment attributed to the Fatimid period in Egypt was found to bear tufts of white crystals associated with the orange-brown and yellow paints. Raman spectroscopy identified a mixture of arsenic sulfi...

    Authors: Yana van Dyke, Silvia A. Centeno, Federico Carò, James H. Frantz and Mark T. Wypyski
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:54
  17. This article aims at identifying the timber species of Nanhai No. 1, an ancient shipwreck (Song Dynasty, 800 years ago) sunk in the South China Sea, finding out the types of bacteria that corrode the wood comp...

    Authors: Mengge Gao, Qinfen Zhang, Xinxin Feng, Dong Chen, Jian Sun, Yong Cui and Runlin Xu
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:53
  18. Nanoparticles (NPs) of metal oxides, sometimes referred to as engineered nanoparticles have been used to protect building surfaces against biofilm formation for many years, but their history in the Cultural He...

    Authors: Manuela Reyes-Estebanez, Benjamín Otto Ortega-Morales, Manuel Chan-Bacab, Carlos Granados-Echegoyen, Juan Carlos Camacho-Chab, Juan Enrique Pereañez-Sacarias and Christine Gaylarde
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:52
  19. Indoor mould growth is a growing concern for all stakeholders of built environment, including residents, builders, insurance and building remediation industry as well as custodians of heritage buildings. The N...

    Authors: Yasemin Didem Aktas, Jiaqi Shi, Nigel Blades and Dina D’Ayala
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:51
  20. This article presents a collaborative study to determine the condition within volumes of the Great and Little Domesday Book, held in The National Archives, UK. Advances in technology in both biochemical and bi...

    Authors: Nancy Bell, René Larsen, Kate Patten, Dorte V. P. Sommer, Michael Drakopoulos and Tim Wess
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:50
  21. The Emerson-White Hours (MS Typ 443–443.1, Houghton Library, Harvard University) is a book of hours and missal produced in Valenciennes, Bruges, and Ghent in the late 1470s or early 1480s. There are seven full...

    Authors: Debora D. Mayer, Hope Mayo, Erin Mysak, Theresa J. Smith and Katherine Eremin
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:48
  22. Conservators’ decisions regarding the suitability of museum construction materials for use in proximity to artworks still rely heavily on accelerated corrosion tests like the Oddy test despite widespread criti...

    Authors: Michael J. Samide, Mary C. Liggett, Jericha Mill and Gregory D. Smith
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:47
  23. Late paintings of Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669) offer intriguing problems for both art historians and conservation scientists. In the research presented here, the key question addressed is whether observed st...

    Authors: Kathryn A. Dooley, E. Melanie Gifford, Annelies van Loon, Petria Noble, Jason G. Zeibel, Damon M. Conover, Matthias Alfeld, Geert Van der Snickt, Stijn Legrand, Koen Janssens, Joris Dik and John K. Delaney
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:46
  24. In order to accurately identify the ancient liquid contained in the plum vase excavated from Jurou Li’s Grave of the Jin Dynasty (1115–1234 CE) in Xi’an, mass spectrometry was applied to determine the amino ac...

    Authors: Zhanyun Zhu, Chunlei Yu, Yifei Miao, Zhiyong Lu and Junchang Yang
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:45
  25. The book on how to make all the colour paints for illuminating books invites readers to step inside the workshop of a fifteenth century illuminator in Portugal. This illuminator was the carrier of a tradition on ...

    Authors: Maria J. Melo, Rita Castro, Paula Nabais and Tatiana Vitorino
    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:44
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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

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

  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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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