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  1. The Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division holds a large collection of Edo period (1615–1868) nishiki-e, Japanese multicolored woodblock prints. The sensitivities of some of the traditional colorants...

    Authors: Tana Villafana and Gwenanne Edwards

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:94

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Fiber optics reflectance spectroscopy (FORS) is commonly used to non-invasively identify madder- and cochineal-based pigments on works of art, but the significant shifts sometimes observed in the position of t...

    Authors: Beatriz Fonseca, Catherine Schmidt Patterson, Monica Ganio, Douglas MacLennan and Karen Trentelman

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:92

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Efforts to read medieval manuscript waste recycled as bookbinding material in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries have resulted in the chemical analysis of four books housed at the University Library of So...

    Authors: Thomas Delbey, Jakob Povl Holck, Bjarke Jørgensen, Alexandra Alvis, Vanessa Haight Smith, Gwénaëlle M. Kavich, Kimberly A. Harmon, Bertil Fabricius Dorch and Kaare Lund Rasmussen

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:91

    Content type: Research article

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  4. A seventeenth-century canvas painting is usually comprised of varnish and (translucent) paint layers on a substrate. A viewer’s perception of a work of art can be affected by changes in and damages to these la...

    Authors: Willemijn S. Elkhuizen, Tom W. J. Callewaert, Emilien Leonhardt, Abbie Vandivere, Yu Song, Sylvia C. Pont, Jo M. P. Geraedts and Joris Dik

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:89

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Fundamental restoration of sculptures must include the research of pollution composition and exhibit surface condition as well as accurate identification of the materials of sculptures, bas-reliefs and coating...

    Authors: V. M. Pozhidaev, V. M. Retivov, A. V. Kamaev, S. K. Belus, A. S. Nartov, V. A. Rastorguev, I. V. Borodin, E. Y. Tereschenko, R. A. Sandu, E. B. Yatsishina and M. V. Kovalchuk

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:90

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In this paper we analyzed a batch of 64 clay weights from three archaeological sites located in Romania (Gumelniţa, Măgura-Jilava, and Sultana) that belong to Kodjadermen-Gumelniţa-Karanovo VI cultural complex...

    Authors: Bogdan Manea, Mircea Lechintan, Gabriel Popescu, Theodor Ignat, Vasile Opriş, Florin Constantin, Mădălina Dimache, Valentin Parnic, Roxana Bugoi and Cătălin Lazăr

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:88

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) has become an invaluable tool for the identification of colorants in artworks, due to its enhanced sensitivity and ability to quench fluorescence interference compared ...

    Authors: Abeer Alyami, Antonio Mirabile and Daniela Iacopino

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:87

    Content type: Research article

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  8. In this paper, optical microscopy, SEM–EDS, Raman and FT-IR analyses were used to investigate different types of corrosion product between layers of glaze and body of Kraak porcelain objects that were excavate...

    Authors: Jingnan Du, Wugan Luo, Naisheng Li and Changsui Wang

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:85

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The availability and popularity of portable non-invasive instrumentation for the study of paintings has increased due to a shift away from using micro-invasive techniques. Fourier transform infrared spectrosco...

    Authors: Thierry Ford, Adriana Rizzo, Ella Hendriks, Tine Frøysaker and Francesco Caruso

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:84

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The spontaneous chemical alteration of artists’ pigment materials may be caused by several degradation processes. Some of these are well known while others are still in need of more detailed investigation and ...

    Authors: Jonas Simoen, Steven De Meyer, Frederik Vanmeert, Nouchka de Keyser, Ermanno Avranovich, Geert Van der Snickt, Annelies Van Loon, Katrien Keune and Koen Janssens

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:83

    Content type: Research article

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  11. This work presents the results of the evaluation of two Art Nouveau glass windows from the Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves (Lisbon, Portugal) with IR-thermography during the summer solstice. According to the m...

    Authors: Teresa Palomar, Miguel Silva, Marcia Vilarigues, Isabel Pombo Cardoso and David Giovannacci

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:82

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Yarn samples from the Saltzman Collection of Peruvian dyes were characterized by several different analytical techniques: high performance liquid chromatography with both diode array detection (HPLC-DAD) and e...

    Authors: Ruth Ann Armitage, Daniel Fraser, Ilaria Degano and Maria Perla Colombini

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:81

    Content type: Research article

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  13. An unidentified white substance was observed on the exterior parts of the southern side of Hopperstad Stave Church, located in Vik in Sogn and Fjordane (Norway). One of the 28 remaining stave churches in the c...

    Authors: Marit Lehne, Sara Mantellato, Asel Maria Aguilar Sanchez and Francesco Caruso

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:80

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Spectral images were captured of paper samples varnished with two water-soluble materials: gum arabic and egg white. The samples were submitted to degradation processes that partially or totally eliminated the...

    Authors: M. Martínez Domingo, E. Valero, R. Huertas, M. Durbán, T. Espejo and R. Blanc

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:79

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Alum-treatment was extensively applied to archaeological wood from the Oseberg collection in the early 1900s, and was a common conservation method at the time involving impregnating objects with hot concentrat...

    Authors: Caitlin M. A. McQueen, Jeannette J. Łucejko, Ingrid M. T. Flåte, Francesca Modugno and Susan Braovac

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:78

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Historically, sutras played an important role in spreading Buddhist faith and doctrine, and today these remain important records of Buddhist thought and culture. A Mahamayuri Vidyarajni Sutra with polychrome pain...

    Authors: Liu Liu, Decai Gong, Zhengquan Yao, Liangjie Xu, Zhanyun Zhu and Tonia Eckfeld

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:77

    Content type: Research article

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  17. This study explores the evolution of the manufacturing process of artificial arsenic sulfide pigments in Edo-period Japan through the analysis of three impressions of the same print dated from the 1830s and at...

    Authors: Marc Vermeulen and Marco Leona

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:73

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Historical museums and depositories contain collections with a number of lead objects or historical documents with lead seals. Lead is a metal which has good corrosion resistance under atmospheric conditions. ...

    Authors: Sarka Msallamova, Milan Kouril, Kristyna Charlotte Strachotova, Jan Stoulil, Kateryna Popova, Pavla Dvorakova and Miloslav Lhotka

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:76

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The successful study and conservation of historical objects is greatly enhanced by accurate materials analysis. Here embedded cross-sections from a processional marching banner were viewed by scanning electron...

    Authors: M. J. Smith, T. Schmidt, K. Thompson and M. Dixon

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:74

    Content type: Communication

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  20. The site of Habaqila is located in the area between Inner Mongolia and Liaoning provinces and dated to the 13th–11th centuries BC. It was identified as a metal production workshop of the Lower Xiajiadian Cultu...

    Authors: Chenyuan Li, Yanxiang Li, Lixin Wang, Kunlong Chen and Siran Liu

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:75

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The background of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665, Mauritshuis) has, until recently, been interpreted as a flat dark space. The painting was examined in 2018 as part of the research project The Girl ...

    Authors: Abbie Vandivere, Annelies van Loon, Tom Callewaert, Ralph Haswell, Art Ness Proaño Gaibor, Henk van Keulen, Emilien Leonhardt and Joris Dik

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:69

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Paintings and painted objects are quite susceptible to degradation, as paint layers are usually composed of complex mixtures of materials that can participate in chemical degradation processes. The identificat...

    Authors: Eric J. Henderson, Kate Helwig, Stuart Read and Scott M. Rosendahl

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:71

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The original firing temperatures of porcelain pieces unearthed from Tengxian Zhonghe kiln, Rongxian Chengguan kiln, Beiliu Lingdong kiln and Guiping Xishan kiln from the Song Dynasty (960–1279AD) of Guangxi we...

    Authors: Yongdong Tong and Changming Wang

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:70

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The use of non-invasive macroscopic imaging techniques is becoming more prevalent in the field of cultural heritage, especially to avoid invasive procedures that damage valuable artworks. For this purpose, an ...

    Authors: Steven De Meyer, Frederik Vanmeert, Rani Vertongen, Annelies van Loon, Victor Gonzalez, Geert van der Snickt, Abbie Vandivere and Koen Janssens

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:67

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  25. Leather artefacts in historical collections and old leather bookbindings in archives and libraries frequently show a variety of visible changes which alter their appearance and ability to be used, such as powd...

    Authors: Elena Badea, Cristina Carşote, Emanuel Hadîmbu, Claudiu Șendrea and Maria-Cristina Lupaș

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:68

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The initial steps that Johannes Vermeer took to create Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665) are, partially or completely, hidden beneath the painted surface. Vermeer’s painting technique involved applying underlay...

    Authors: Abbie Vandivere, Annelies van Loon, Kathryn A. Dooley, Ralph Haswell, Robert G. Erdmann, Emilien Leonhardt and John K. Delaney

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:64

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  27. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer (c. 1665) is the most beloved painting in the collection of the Mauritshuis in The Hague, The Netherlands. The Girl was last examined during a 1994 restoration treatm...

    Authors: Abbie Vandivere, Jørgen Wadum, Klaas Jan van den Berg and Annelies van Loon

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:66

    Content type: Review

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  28. After the publication of the original article [1], the authors identified two errors in Table 1.

    Authors: Douglas MacLennan, Laura Llewellyn, John K. Delaney, Kathryn A. Dooley, Catherine Schmidt Patterson, Yvonne Szafran and Karen Trentelman

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:65

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in Heritage Science 2019 7:25

  29. The potential of Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) microspectroscopy, to inform the study and conservation of mineralised excavated textiles is discussed, highlighted by two case studies of 5th c. BCE finds. I...

    Authors: Christina Margariti

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:63

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The exploitation of natural sources and later synthetic molecules to generate blue to purple coloration in textiles has a long history in the dyer’s craft. Natural indigoids such as indigo, woad, and Tyrian or...

    Authors: Gregory Dale Smith, Victor J. Chen, Amanda Holden, Melinda H. Keefe and Shannon G. Lieb

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:62

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Using fire experiments, we investigate claims that black organic residues on lithics found in Stone Age sites are markers for heat treatment of rocks in the embers of aboveground wood fires. We buried sedges o...

    Authors: Lyn Wadley, Susan Luong, Christine Sievers and Linda Prinsloo

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:59

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Here we first report a piece of K2O–PbO–SiO2 ancient glass opacified by fluorite dendrites with archaeological background. This piece of glass was excavated from Nanhai I shipwreck, a merchant ship once heading f...

    Authors: Yihang Zhou, Yuewen Jin, Kai Wang, Jian Sun, Yong Cui and Dongbo Hu

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:56

    Content type: Research article

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  33. For the last 30 years, the cultural heritage sector has undertaken research into pesticide residues in museum objects. However, quantitative studies of volatile residues remain scarce. This research presents a...

    Authors: Fabiana Portoni, Josep Grau-Bové and Matija Strlič

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:58

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Red is undoubtedly one of the principal colors in Iranian carpets. During the twentieth century, a golden era for Iranian carpet production and export industry, madder was still one of the primary constituents...

    Authors: Zohreh Chahardoli, Ina Vanden Berghe and Rocco Mazzeo

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:57

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Fragments of painted limestone reliefs from the Palace of Apries in Upper Egypt excavated by Flinders Petrie in 1908–1910 have been investigated using visible-induced luminescence imaging, micro X-ray fluoresc...

    Authors: Signe Buccarella Hedegaard, Thomas Delbey, Cecilie Brøns and Kaare Lund Rasmussen

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:54

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Although the fully grouted tension anchorage system (T-anchorage system) has been widely used in the field of anchoring of earthen heritage sites, it has always suffered from the failure of the bolt–slurry int...

    Authors: Donghua Wang, Kai Cui, Guopeng Wu, Fei Feng and Xiangpeng Yu

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:52

    Content type: Research article

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  37. In-depth technical and art historical research into Jan Steen’s (ca. 1626–1679) oeuvre has been a focus at the Mauritshuis since 2012, as part of the Partners in Science collaboration with Shell. The aim of th...

    Authors: Marya Albrecht, Onno de Noord, Sabrina Meloni, Annelies van Loon and Ralph Haswell

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:53

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Deacidification is an established conservation treatment for the prolongation of the acidic paper stability. Several different deacidification systems are in use today, such as the dispersions of alkaline nano...

    Authors: Jasna Malešič, Mariša Kadivec, Matjaž Kunaver, Tina Skalar and Irena Kralj Cigić

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:50

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Polyurethane (PUR) shoe soles from collections held by the Alfred Gillett Trust, stored for up to 50 years, were analysed for the presence of 4,4′-diaminodiphenylmethane (4,4′-MDA)—a substance of very high con...

    Authors: Robert Tillotson, Timothy E. Crumplin, Graham J. Jones, George Marshall and Joe Dawson

    Citation: Heritage Science 2019 7:49

    Content type: Communication

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