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  1. Content type: Research article

    The impact of climate on cultural heritage surfaces leads to several damage processes and the protection and the preservation of works of art is a challenge for conservation scientists and restorers. Tradition...

    Authors: Irene Natali, Patrizia Tomasin, Francesca Becherini, Adriana Bernardi, Chiara Ciantelli, Monica Favaro, Orlando Favoni, Vicente J Forrat Pérez, Iulian D Olteanu, Maria Dolores Romero Sanchez, Arianna Vivarelli and Alessandra Bonazza

    Citation: Heritage Science 2015 3:6

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    This work describes a simple use of active Infrared Thermography developed to detect the level of weathering of a statue with respect to cracks observed on the surface. The statue “Ratto delle Sabine” of Giambolo...

    Authors: Maria C Di Tuccio, Nicola Ludwig, Marco Gargano and Adriana Bernardi

    Citation: Heritage Science 2015 3:10

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    Terminology used to define black earths is general, vague and unclear with regard to the correspondence between the name of the pigment used in different epochs and its specific mineralogical and chemical comp...

    Authors: Giovanni Cavallo and Karin Gianoli Barioni

    Citation: Heritage Science 2015 3:5

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    X-ray imaging is a very powerful tool which can be exploited in several fields. In the last few years, its use in archaeology has grown consistently. One of the most recent and interesting applications of comp...

    Authors: Alessandro Re, Jacopo Corsi, Marco Demmelbauer, Margherita Martini, Giorgia Mila and Chiara Ricci

    Citation: Heritage Science 2015 3:4

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  5. Content type: Review

    Synchrotron Radiation (SR) - based techniques such as SR-μ Fourier Transform InfraRed (FTIR) spectroscopy, SR-μ X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), SR-μ X-Ray Absorption Near Edge Spectroscopy (XANES) and SR-μ X-Ray Dif...

    Authors: Emeline Pouyet, Barbara Fayard, Murielle Salomé, Yoko Taniguchi, Francesco Sette and Marine Cotte

    Citation: Heritage Science 2015 3:3

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Since ancient times, the unique properties of birch barks (Betula genus) have made them a material of choice for producing both everyday-life and artistic objects. Yet archaeological birch bark artefacts are r...

    Authors: Sibilla Orsini, Erika Ribechini, Francesca Modugno, Johanna Klügl, Giovanna Di Pietro and Maria Perla Colombini

    Citation: Heritage Science 2015 3:2

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  7. Content type: Research article

    For preservation of stones used in Cultural Heritage, affected by weathering processes that threaten their cohesion and mechanical properties, the application of consolidants is a common practice. However, ava...

    Authors: Gabriela Graziani, Enrico Sassoni and Elisa Franzoni

    Citation: Heritage Science 2015 3:1

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The analysis of dyes in cultural heritage samples is a well-known challenging task, due to their inherent high tinting strength and consequent low concentration in the carrying matrix a fact that severely limi...

    Authors: Silvia Prati, Marta Quaranta, Giorgia Sciutto, Irene Bonacini, Lucio Litti, Moreno Meneghetti and Rocco Mazzeo

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:28

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This study concerns the application of non-invasive and micro-invasive analyses for the study of a contemporary artwork entitled La Caverna dell’Antimateria (“The Cave of Antimatter”) which was created by Pinot G...

    Authors: Giovanni Bartolozzi, Costanza Cucci, Veronica Marchiafava, Susanna Masi, Marcello Picollo, Emanuela Grifoni, Stefano Legnaioli, Giulia Lorenzetti, Stefano Pagnotta, Vincenzo Palleschi, Francesca Di Girolamo, Jacopo La Nasa, Francesca Modugno and Maria Perla Colombini

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:29

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  10. Content type: Research Article

    Although Prussian blue is a popular pigment, its stability has been questioned since its discovery in 1704. Its stability upon exposure to light and anoxia remains difficult to apprehend. The present paper foc...

    Authors: Claire Gervais, Marie-Angélique Languille, Solenn Reguer, Chantal Garnier and Martine Gillet

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:26

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    Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) was proposed as a potential scavenger of carbon radicals in ancient carbonized silk fabrics. Ancient and artificially carbonized silk samples were treated using this method. The opti...

    Authors: Xiaojian Bai, Yuxuan Gong, Haiyan Yang and Decai Gong

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:27

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Illuminated manuscripts are complex multi-layer and multi-material objects. To this difficulty, from the analytical point of view, is added the impossibility of removing samples from these paintings for the st...

    Authors: Aurélie Mounier, Gwénaëlle Le Bourdon, Christian Aupetit, Colette Belin, Laurent Servant, Sylvain Lazare, Yannick Lefrais and Floréal Daniel

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:24

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    This study describes the analysis of dyes from three textile specimens associated with human remains found in the Chehrabad salt mine in northwestern Iran dating to 2000 ± 400 years BP. They are unique for thi...

    Authors: Chika Mouri, Abolfazl Aali, Xian Zhang and Richard Laursen

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:20

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    X-ray computed tomography (CT) is now used in the cultural heritage field because it is non-invasive and it can give a large amount of information on the inner structure of the object under study. Until recent...

    Authors: Alessandro Re, Fauzia Albertin, Chiara Avataneo, Rosa Brancaccio, Jacopo Corsi, Giorgio Cotto, Stefania De Blasi, Giovanni Dughera, Elisabetta Durisi, Walter Ferrarese, Annamaria Giovagnoli, Novella Grassi, Alessandro Lo Giudice, Paolo Mereu, Giorgia Mila, Marco Nervo…

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:19

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    Giotto (1266–1337) and his workshop realized c. 1315 the large Crucifix now in the Louvre Museum. The conservation of this masterpiece in 2010–2013 in the C2RMF studios gave the opportunity for a comprehensive...

    Authors: Myriam Eveno, Elisabeth Ravaud, Thomas Calligaro, Laurent Pichon and Eric Laval

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:17

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Several musical instruments in the past centuries were decorated with engravings, inlays, or paintings. This paper focuses on an integrated approach to detect and characterize the kind of dyes when used for th...

    Authors: Letizia Bonizzoni, Claudio Canevari, Anna Galli, Marco Gargano, Nicola Ludwig, Marco Malagodi and Tommaso Rovetta

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:15

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Ethanolic solutions of long-chain carboxylic acids can be applied to lead metal substrates to form a coating of lead carboxylate which provides protection against atmospheric pollutants.

    Authors: Rosie A Grayburn, Mark Dowsett, Michel De Keersmaecker, Dipanjan Banerjee, Simon Brown and Annemie Adriaens

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:14

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  18. Content type: Review

    The development of advanced methods for non-destructive selective imaging of painted works of art at the macroscopic level based on radiation in the X-ray and infrared range of the electromagnetic spectrum are...

    Authors: Stijn Legrand, Frederik Vanmeert, Geert Van der Snickt, Matthias Alfeld, Wout De Nolf, Joris Dik and Koen Janssens

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:13

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    Copper pigments promote the deterioration of paper objects; hence, it has been problematic to paper conservation since many valuable historical manuscripts contain copper green pigments. In particular, verdigr...

    Authors: Kyujin Ahn, Andreas Hartl, Christa Hofmann, Ute Henniges and Antje Potthast

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:12

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    This paper examines if there is a ‘rigour-relevance gap’ in collaborative heritage science research and what enables and impedes effective collaboration between academic researchers and users of research evide...

    Authors: Catherine Dillon, Nancy Bell, Kalliopi Fouseki, Pip Laurenson, Andrew Thompson and Matija Strlič

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:11

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Koh Ker, one of the provincial cities of the Khmer Empire, was located approximately 85 km northeast of the Angkor monuments. The temples in the Koh Ker monuments were mainly constructed from laterite, sandsto...

    Authors: Etsuo Uchida, Kojiro Tsuda and Ichita Shimoda

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:10

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  22. Content type: Research article

    This study concerns the analysis of four painted wooden panels from the second half of the 15th century which embellish the ceiling of a palace situated in Cremona (Northern Italy). This type of painting was gene...

    Authors: Marco Malagodi, Tommaso Rovetta and Maurizio Licchelli

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:9

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  23. Content type: Research article

    This article presents the results of physical–chemical characterization of the layers of coating covering the bodies, faces and stuffed of four mummified human bodies and seven grave goods from the Chinchorro ...

    Authors: Marcela Sepúlveda, Hélene Rousseliere, Elsa Van Elslande, Bernardo Arriaza, Vivien Standen, Calogero M Santoro and Philippe Walter

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:7

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Cleaning is a fundamental phase of the conservation and maintenance activity of the cultural heritage. It is required to be highly effective in the removal of undesired deposits, controllable at every stage an...

    Authors: Davide Gulotta, Daniela Saviello, Francesca Gherardi, Lucia Toniolo, Marilena Anzani, Alfiero Rabbolini and Sara Goidanich

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:6

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Archaeological silver objects from burial sites are of a grey-lavender aspect. The formation of AgCl leads to an increase in the volume of the objects, which may undergo a complete transformation into corrosio...

    Authors: Geraldine Marchand, Elodie Guilminot, Stéphane Lemoine, Loretta Rossetti, Michelle Vieau and Nicolas Stephant

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:5

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    The knowledge of the structure of an artefact, as well as that of its constituent materials and of the hosting environment surely ensures safe guideline for its restoration. Unfortunately, in most cases, a sci...

    Authors: Maria P Sammartino, Gavino Cau, Rita Reale, Sara Ronca and Giovanni Visco

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:4

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  27. Content type: Research article

    This paper describes the development of a novel non-invasive sampling and analysis method that can be used to assess the presence of volatile pesticides on objects held in heritage collections. Vapour phase sa...

    Authors: Iain D Rushworth, Catherine Higgitt, Margaret Smith and Lorraine T Gibson

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:3

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  28. Content type: Review

    The most common way followed for the determination of degradation mechanisms of organic materials is the application of physiochemical methods after accelerated aging. In recent years, there has been a remarka...

    Authors: Petros Dellaportas, Effie Papageorgiou and Georgios Panagiaris

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:2

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The perceived increasing use of ‘restoration mortars’ for the conservation of historic masonry is often viewed as controversial due to the long-standing contention associated with ‘plastic’ repairs in the heri...

    Authors: Clare Torney, Alan M Forster and Ewan M Szadurski

    Citation: Heritage Science 2014 2:1

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  30. Content type: Review

    To maintain the integrity of the Vasa warship after salvage in 1961, conservation treatment with polyethylene glycol was carried out to prevent the collapse of cell walls. This treatment had negative effects on t...

    Authors: Thomas Lechner, Ingela Bjurhager and Robert I Kliger

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:35

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Certain species of insect are known to cause damage to historic collections. For more than a decade insects have been identified in traps set out in English Heritage properties, the data from which has been us...

    Authors: Peter Brimblecombe, Caroline Truth Brimblecombe, David Thickett and Dee Lauder

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:34

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  32. Content type: Research article

    New approaches in the application of multispectral imaging to the recovery of archeological wall paintings are presented, based on statistical techniques and on a novel method of image treatment (Chromatic Der...

    Authors: Stefano Legnaioli, Giulia Lorenzetti, Gildo H Cavalcanti, Emanuela Grifoni, Luciano Marras, Anna Tonazzini, Emanuele Salerno, Pasquino Pallecchi, Gianna Giachi and Vincenzo Palleschi

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:33

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The Mayan archaeological sites belong to the World cultural heritage. The porous nature of limestone and stucco (calcareous coating) along with the high humidity and temperature typical of Southern Mexico and ...

    Authors: Benjamín Otto Ortega-Morales, Seiichi Nakamura, Gustavo Montejano-Zurita, Juan Carlos Camacho-Chab, Patricia Quintana and Susana del Carmen De la Rosa-García

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:32

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  34. Content type: Research article

    In the past few decades, a series of research, restoration and protection have been performed on the ancient murals in Mogao Grottoes. These treatments played significant roles in the conservation of the elega...

    Authors: Jiamin Li, Hui Zhang, Zaixuan Fan, Xiang He, Shimin He, Mingyuan Sun, Yimin Ma, Shiqiang Fang, Huabing Zhang and Bingjian Zhang

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:31

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The study of archaeological artefacts using deployed in situ analytical instruments presents some obvious advantages. Including, obtaining an immediate feedback that can be used to redefine in real-time fieldwork...

    Authors: Ricardo Fernandes, Bertil JH van Os and Hans DJ Huisman

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:30

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectroscopy with a diamond ATR crystal was used to examine 41 historical polymer fragments and a selection of polyurethane fragments subjecte...

    Authors: Gemma Mitchell, Fenella France, Alison Nordon, Pik Leung Tang and Lorraine T Gibson

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:28

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The freshwater reservoir effect can result in anomalously old radiocarbon ages of samples from lakes and rivers. This includes the bones of people whose subsistence was based on freshwater fish, and pottery in...

    Authors: Bente Philippsen

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:24

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The potential use of high contrast X-ray microtomography (XMT) for the reading of fragile historic documents without the need to physically unravel them is a new analytical imaging development in the field of ...

    Authors: Kate Patten, Lee Gonzalez, Craig Kennedy, David Mills, Graham Davis and Tim Wess

    Citation: Heritage Science 2013 1:22

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