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  1. Content type: Research article

    This study explores the materials used in the preparation layers of nine paintings from the Danish Golden Age as a first approach to understanding the variation in use of materials in the nineteenth century as...

    Authors: C. K. Andersen, I. Bonaduce, A. Andreotti, J. van Lanschot and A. Vila

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:34

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    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 ...

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

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:32

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    Concerns about the stability of plastic artefacts are commonly expressed when discussing the conservation of modern materials. One of the factors affecting the degradation of plastics is the presence of soil, ...

    Authors: Anna L. Fricker, David S. McPhail, Brenda Keneghan and Boris Pretzel

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:28

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    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...

    Authors: Sylwia Svorová Pawełkowicz, Dana Rohanová and Petr Svora

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:27

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    Recording techniques such as laser scanning, photogrammetry and photographic reconstruction are not new to archaeology. However as technology evolves and becomes more readily available such methods are being m...

    Authors: Annabelle Davis, David Belton, Petra Helmholz, Paul Bourke and Jo McDonald

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:25

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    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...

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

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:26

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    Photo-induced luminescence imaging techniques, such as UV-induced visible luminescence (UVL) and the more recently developed technique of visible-induced infrared luminescence (VIL), have been invaluable for t...

    Authors: Joanne Dyer and Sophia Sotiropoulou

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:24

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    Historical papers are often locally damaged by exogenous influences and/or have endogenously degraded paper areas. The stabilization of such papers is very important because further use of the object can cause...

    Authors: L. Völkel, K. Ahn, U. Hähner, W. Gindl-Altmutter and A. Potthast

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:23

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    The painting Saint Jerome, part of the collection of the Maagdenhuis Museum (Antwerp, Belgium), is attributed to the young Anthony van Dyck (1613–1621) with reservations. The painting displays remarkable composit...

    Authors: Astrid Harth, Geert Van der Snickt, Olivier Schalm, Koen Janssens and Griet Blanckaert

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:22

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    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.

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

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:21

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    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...

    Authors: Tomasz Sawoszczuk and Justyna Syguła-Cholewińska

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:20

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:19

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    Vincent van Gogh’s still lifes Irises and Roses were investigated to shed light onto the degree to which the paintings had changed, both individually and in relation to each other since they were painted, particu...

    Authors: Silvia A. Centeno, Charlotte Hale, Federico Carò, Anna Cesaratto, Nobuko Shibayama, John Delaney, Kathryn Dooley, Geert van der Snickt, Koen Janssens and Susan Alyson Stein

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:18

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    Raman spectroscopic analysis of shards recovered from two Portuguese shipwrecks, the Santo Espirito (1608) and the Santa Maria Madre de Deus (1643), believed to be carrying porcelains of the Ming period have reve...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Carter, Michelle L. Wood, Danita de Waal and Howell G. M. Edwards

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:17

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    Despite the fact that Kees van Dongen was one of the most famous painters of the twentieth century, only little information about his palette and his technique is available. To contribute to the characterizati...

    Authors: Elodie Herens, Catherine Defeyt, Philippe Walter and David Strivay

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:14

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    Because PU coatings offer a compromise between aesthetic and performance expectations, unachievable with other types of industrial paints, they are currently recognized as the most appropriate option to coat s...

    Authors: Catherine Defeyt, Michael Schilling, Julia Langenbacher, John Escarsega and Rachel Rivenc

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:15

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  17. Content type: Review

    This review is to be considered part of the development of the MEMORI dosimeter, to evaluate the impact of climate (relative humidity, temperature, illumination, etc., including volatile organic compounds) on ...

    Authors: Alessia Coccato, Luc Moens and Peter Vandenabeele

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:12

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    The existence of a portrait hidden beneath The Blue Room (1901) by Pablo Picasso prompted a comprehensive technical study of this early Blue period painting. Microanalysis of paint samples was combined with refle...

    Authors: Patricia A. Favero, Jennifer Mass, John K. Delaney, Arthur R. Woll, Alyssa M. Hull, Kathryn A. Dooley and Adam C. Finnefrock

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:13

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    Like acrylics and alkyds, polyurethanes (PUs) represent an important class of industrial paints adopted by 20th and 21st artists; primarily by those creating outdoor painted sculptures (OPS). Because PU coatin...

    Authors: Catherine Defeyt, Julia Langenbacher and Rachel Rivenc

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:11

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The Ranken coach is a landau style horse-drawn vehicle brought to the Australian colony of New South Wales in the 1820s, and now held in the National Historical Collection of the National Museum of Australia. ...

    Authors: Natalie Ison, Alison Wain and Jurian Hoogewerff

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:9

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    It is reported the application of the voltammetry of microparticles (VMP), complemented with attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR) and field emission scanning electron...

    Authors: Annette S. Ortiz-Miranda, Antonio Doménech-Carbó, María Teresa Doménech-Carbó, Laura Osete-Cortina, Fernando Bolívar-Galiano and Inés Martín-Sánchez

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:8

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    The characterisation of atelier materials and of the historical commercial formulation of paint materials has recently gained new interest in the field of conservation science applied to modern and contemporar...

    Authors: Ilaria Degano, Pietro Tognotti, Diane Kunzelman and Francesca Modugno

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:7

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    This experiment demonstrates the large potential of macro-XRF imaging for the visualization of fragments of medieval manuscripts hidden in early–modern bookbindings. The invention of the printing press in the ...

    Authors: Jorien R. Duivenvoorden, Anna Käyhkö, Erik Kwakkel and Joris Dik

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:6

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  24. Content type: Research article

    In the last few decades, extreme weather events mostly characterized by more intense and frequent precipitation and wind incidents have risen, and current climatic projections strongly suggest that this trend ...

    Authors: Yasemin Didem Aktas, Dina D’Ayala, Nigel Blades and Christopher Calnan

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:5

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    Innovative nanostructured treatments for stone conservation, based on dispersions of photoactive TiO2 nanoparticles, recently studied in our research group, provided interesting results after laboratory testing. ...

    Authors: Francesca Gherardi, Davide Gulotta, Sara Goidanich, Annalisa Colombo and Lucia Toniolo

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:4

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  26. Content type: Research article

    A previous study of the Cypriot pottery collection housed in the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne found approximately two-thirds of adhesive repairs are primarily composed of cellulose n...

    Authors: Emily Noake, Deborah Lau and Petronella Nel

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:3

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Cultural heritage objects are subject to the deposition of a multitude of airborne pollutants even when kept inside museums, archives, historical buildings or showcases. Some of the pollutants are quickly depo...

    Authors: Lilian Skytte, Kaare Lund Rasmussen, Bo Svensmark, Morten Ryhl-Svendsen and Peter Brimblecombe

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:1

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Excavations conducted between 2010 and 2012 at Magoro Hill, a site in South Africa’s Limpopo Province frequented or intermittently occupied by African farming communities since the first millennium AD, yielded...

    Authors: Farahnaz Koleini, Linda C. Prinsloo, Wim Biemond, Philippe Colomban, Anh-Tu Ngo, Jan C. A. Boeyens, Maria M. van der Ryst and Koos van Brakel

    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:43

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Hexi painting (和玺彩画) was historically documented as the most sophisticated decorative art representing the highest levels of technological knowledge and skills for decorating the Chinese ...

    Authors: Tiequan Zhu, Tao Li, Naitao Liu, Jian Chen, Hong Huang, Qianli Fu and Shangxin Zhang

    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:42

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  30. Content type: Review

    Rapid Prototyping (RP) has revolutionized the world of manufacturing. It has gained popularity among designers and artists, having developed from a visualization tool to a manufacturing tool for end-use produc...

    Authors: Carolien Coon, Boris Pretzel, Tom Lomax and Matija Strlič

    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:40

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The famous archaeological site of San José de Moro (SJM) located in the Jequetepeque Valley (JV) represents one of the best-preserved pre-Columbian Mochica cemeteries uncovered along the north coast of Peru. S...

    Authors: Nino Del-Solar-Velarde, Stan Kinis, Rémy Chapoulie, Renaud Joannes-Boyau and Luis Jaime Castillo

    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:37

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Weathering of clay-bearing sandstones does not only depend on material properties but also on the environmental conditions they are exposed to. The same is true for repaired stones, in which the compatibility ...

    Authors: Thibault Demoulin, Fred Girardet, Timothy P. Wangler, George W. Scherer and Robert J. Flatt

    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:38

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  33. Content type: Research article

    In contrast to scientific research focussing on European paper, there is a significant gap in our knowledge of Islamic papermaking. This research surveys the evidence of techniques and materials typically used...

    Authors: Hend Mahgoub, Tiphaine Bardon, Dirk Lichtblau, Tom Fearn and Matija Strlič

    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:34

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Jackson Pollock’s Number 1A, 1948 painting was investigated using in situ scanning macro-x-ray fluorescence mapping (MA-XRF) to help characterize the artist’s materials and his creative process. A multivariate cu...

    Authors: A. Martins, J. Coddington, G. Van der Snickt, B. van Driel, C. McGlinchey, D. Dahlberg, K. Janssens and J. Dik

    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:33

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    Light calcareous stone materials used in connection with cultural heritage objects, such as pedestals, or used as wall facings in connection with bronze statues or joints often show green staining due to the c...

    Authors: Sanne Spile, Takayoshi Suzuki, Jesper Bendix and Kim Pilkjær Simonsen

    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:29

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The aim of the research is to present a system recently developed and used for automated cleaning of artworks and to examine the suitability of using this ultrafast and precise computed-scanning picosecond las...

    Authors: Abdelrazek Elnaggar, Paul Fitzsimons, Anne Lama, Yvette Fletcher, Paula Antunes and K. G. Watkins

    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:30

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Efflorescence and subflorescence are frequent phenomena occurring in buildings of porous inorganic materials such as bricks, stone, and concrete. Since the above phenomena have detrimental effects, they were t...

    Authors: Emilio Catelli, Florinel-Gabriel Bănică and Ana Bănică

    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:31

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Abuna Yemata Guh is one of the nine Saints who are traditionally claimed to have come to Northern Ethiopia in the beginning of the sixth century and established monasteries in the Tigray region. The church, na...

    Authors: Kidane Fanta Gebremariam, Lise Kvittingen and David Graham Nicholson

    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:32

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The paint stratigraphy of the two clock faces from the tower clock of the Government Palace in Helsinki (Finland) was analysed in order to determine their original colour before restoration works. Paint cross-...

    Authors: Kepa Castro, Ulla Knuutinen, Silvia Fdez-Ortiz de Vallejuelo, Maite Maguregui, Juan Manuel Madariaga and Raili Laakso

    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:36

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