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  1. Content type: Research article

    Due to their unique properties, laser and optical technologies hold today an important role in the protection and study of Cultural Heritage, since they are used in a wide range of demanding analytical and dia...

    Authors: Nikoleta Platia, Maria Chatzidakis, Corina Doerr, Lida Charami, Chrysoula Bekiari, Kristalia Melessanaki, Kostas Hatzigiannakis and Paraskevi Pouli

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:50

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    Near infrared spectroscopy (NIR) can be a useful diagnostic tool in the assessment of quality in textile, agricultural and various other industries. In cultural heritage applications, NIR as a non-invasive ass...

    Authors: Nanette Kissi, Katherine Curran, Constantina Vlachou-Mogire, Tom Fearn and Lisa McCullough

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:49

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  3. Content type: Research

    Corrosion products on three bronze swords found in tombs dating from the Warring States period at Lijiaba site, Yunyang county, Chongqing were characterized by Raman and X-ray fluorescence spectroscopies. The ...

    Authors: Xiaopan Fan and Ian C. Freestone

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:48

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The chemical and physical properties of 19th and 20th century Chinese papers were investigated using a variety of material characterisation methods. A reference collection of 178 Chinese papers, dating from 17...

    Authors: Natalie Brown, Dirk Lichtblau, Tom Fearn and Matija Strlič

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:47

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    This work focuses on the study of the 19th century yellow chromate pigments based on barium (BaCrO4), zinc (4ZnCrO4·K2O·3H2O) and strontium (SrCrO4). These pigments, which are reported to shift in hue and darken,...

    Authors: Vanessa Otero, Marta F. Campos, Joana V. Pinto, Márcia Vilarigues, Leslie Carlyle and Maria João Melo

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:46

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Silver gelatine photographs were the most dominant photographic process of the twentieth century from the 1880s until the 1960s. They are prone to yellowing, mirroring and fading which is largely attributed to...

    Authors: Jacqueline Moon and Katherine Curran

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:45

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Decay of trachyte used as building stone in urban environment was investigated through the analysis of crusts and patinas found on trachyte of the Euganean Hills in the Renaissance city walls of Padua, northea...

    Authors: Luigi Germinario, Siegfried Siegesmund, Lara Maritan, Klaus Simon and Claudio Mazzoli

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:44

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  8. Content type: Research article

    There are multiple challenges in analysing pigments in historic watercolour paintings on paper, and typically non-invasive, in situ methods are required. Recent developments in portable analytical instrumentat...

    Authors: R. Mulholland, D. Howell, A. Beeby, C. E. Nicholson and K. Domoney

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:43

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:42

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:41

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:39

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:38

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: Heritage Science 2017 5:37

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  14. 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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  16. Content type: Research article

    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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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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  19. Content type: Research article

    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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  20. Content type: Research article

    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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  21. Content type: Research article

    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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  22. Content type: Research article

    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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  23. Content type: Research article

    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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  24. Content type: Research article

    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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  25. 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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  26. Content type: Research article

    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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  27. Content type: Research article

    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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  28. Content type: Research article

    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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  29. Content type: Research article

    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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  30. 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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  31. Content type: Research article

    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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  32. Content type: Research article

    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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  33. 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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  34. Content type: Research article

    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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  35. Content type: Research article

    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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  36. Content type: Research article

    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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  37. 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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  38. Content type: Research article

    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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  39. 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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  40. 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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