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  1. Traditional methods for ancient mural segmentation have drawbacks, including fuzzy target boundaries and low efficiency. Targeting these problems, this study proposes a pyramid scene parsing MobileNetV2 networ...

    Authors: Jianfang Cao, Xiaodong Tian, Zhiqiang Chen, Leelavathi Rajamanickam and Yiming Jia

    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:11

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Cultural heritage building information models (HBIMs) incorporate specific geometric and semantic data that are mandatory for supporting the workflows and decision making during a heritage study. The Industry ...

    Authors: Laurens Jozef Nicolaas Oostwegel, Štefan Jaud, Sergej Muhič and Katja Malovrh Rebec

    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:10

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  3. Imaging spectroscopy (IS) is an important tool in the comprehensive technical analysis required of archaeological paintings. The complexity of pigment mixtures, diverse artistic practices and painting technolo...

    Authors: Roxanne Radpour, Glenn A. Gates, Ioanna Kakoulli and John K. Delaney

    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:8

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  4. Previous studies of ancient jade using portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) have mostly focused on mineral identification, alteration status and provenance determination. It is usually used as an auxiliary instr...

    Authors: Dian Chen, Yimin Yang, Baotong Qiao, Jingpu Li and Wugan Luo

    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:1

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Although the topic is rarely addressed in literature, a significant number of baroque paintings exhibit dark, halo-like shapes around the contours of the dramatis personae. Close examination of both finished a...

    Authors: Kirsten Derks, Geert Van der Snickt, Stijn Legrand, Katlijne Van der Stighelen and Koen Janssens

    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:5

    Content type: Research article

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  6. In this study we used an analytical approach based on complementary techniques that targets all structural levels of collagen in leather to investigate how vegetable-tanned leather deteriorates during soil bur...

    Authors: Gabriela Vyskočilová, Cristina Carşote, Richard Ševčík and Elena Badea

    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:7

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Design for poverty alleviation (DPA) is becoming an active promoter and effective practice form of rural social innovation. This study aims to explore the sustainable, collaborative design path of rural povert...

    Authors: Wenjia Li, Ziwei Li and Huaiyun Kou

    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:2

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Understanding the degradation of plastic materials is a big challenge for curators, conservators and conservation scientists in museums worldwide aiming to preserve their collections due to the variety of form...

    Authors: Anna Micheluz, Eva Mariasole Angelin, Julia Sawitzki and Marisa Pamplona

    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:4

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Conservation of cultural heritage is nowadays a very important aspect of our lives. Thanks to such legacy we gain knowledge about our ancestors, methods of production and ways of their life. The rapid developm...

    Authors: Maria Skublewska-Paszkowska, Marek Milosz, Pawel Powroznik and Edyta Lukasik

    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:3

    Content type: Review

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  10. The cleaning or removal of manganese stains on Cultural Heritage has not been much tested or successful so far. The aim of this article was to assess a new green cleaning gel for Mn-rich black-blue stains on d...

    Authors: Bruno Campos, Alexandra Marco, Guilhermina Cadeco, David M. Freire-Lista, Joaquin Silvestre-Albero, Manuel Algarra, Eduarda Vieira, Manuela Pintado and Patrícia Moreira

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:160

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The study examines omissions in the English version of Little Red Riding Hood in contrast to the Chinese one. The research is aimed at studying the linguistic effects of inculturation and the choice of transla...

    Authors: Qiuyang Pan

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:159

    Content type: Research article

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  12. This study proposes non-destructive assessment instrumentation, the X-ray MicroCT scanning, to evaluate archaeological basketry remains prior to any destructive analysis. Three case studies are originating fro...

    Authors: Mila Andonova

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:158

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Due to the location of the Yungang Grottoes, freeze–thaw cycles contribute significantly to the degradation of the mechanical properties of the sandstone. The factors influencing the freeze–thaw cycle are clas...

    Authors: Chenchen Liu, Yibiao Liu, Weizhong Ren, Wenhui Xu, Simin Cai and Junxia Wang

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:154

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Attribution of paintings is a critical problem in art history. This study extends machine learning analysis to surface topography of painted works. A controlled study of positive attribution was designed with ...

    Authors: F. Ji, M. S. McMaster, S. Schwab, G. Singh, L. N. Smith, S. Adhikari, M. O’Dwyer, F. Sayed, A. Ingrisano, D. Yoder, E. S. Bolman, I. T. Martin, M. Hinczewski and K. D. Singer

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:152

    Content type: Research article

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    The Research Highlight to this article has been published in Nature 2021 599:d41586-021-03447-w

  15. Gulangyu Island is a special case of social development and changes since modern China. In the past, Chinese and foreign people lived together and Chinese and Western cultures coexisted, resulting in an intern...

    Authors: Yuan Li, Jing Guo, Long Zhao, Yiping Chen, Cheng Wang, Cheng Wang and Jonathan Li

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:151

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The main objective of this study is to establish an appropriate method for the characterization of the pigments, materials and structure of the paint layers in a copy of the painting the Transfiguration of Christ

    Authors: Eloísa Manzano, Rosario Blanc, J. Daniel Martin-Ramos, Giacomo Chiari, P. Sarrazin and Jose Luis Vilchez

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:150

    Content type: Research article

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  17. UNESCO Global Geoparks should be of international geological significance in terms of their scientific quality, rarity, aesthetic appeal and tourism value. At least nine Cenozoic volcanic fields are developed ...

    Authors: Han Fu, Bihong Fu, Pilong Shi and Yuanyuan Zheng

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:149

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Ancient Chinese brass smelting technology has promoted the invention of zinc smelting, thus becoming an important part of the metallurgical history. However, the information concerning its origin and developme...

    Authors: Yanbing Shao, Fengrui Jiang, Jingnan Du, Junchang Yang and Quanmin Zhang

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:148

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The Regional Archive of Cusco in Peru guards valuable history collections with exceptional regional and international value dating from the sixteenth century to the present. Historical manuscripts are part of ...

    Authors: Celina Luízar Obregón, Marco A. Zamalloa Jara, Flor L. Rojas Arizapana, Yuri J. Chura Huayllani, Janet F. Gonzales Bellido and Jorge Olivera Olivera

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:147

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The cleaning of particles from smooth and rough paper surfaces using a high-speed CO2 snow jet was investigated. The measurements included characterization of the jet properties, determination of the cleaning eff...

    Authors: Ludmila Mašková, Jiří Smolík, Petra Vávrová, Jitka Neoralová, Magda Součková, Dana Novotná, Věra Jandová, Jakub Ondráček, Lucie Ondráčková, Tereza Křížová, Kateřina Kocová and Petr Stanovský

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:145

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Changing seasonal precipitation patterns prompted by climate change are likely causing increasing degradation of adobe architecture in the American Southwest. This deterioration includes surface erosion and ca...

    Authors: Sharlot Hart, Kara Raymond, C. Jason Williams, Justin Johnson, Jacob DeGayner and Matthew C. Guebard

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:143

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Low-risk removal of embedded surface soiling on delicate heritage objects can require novel alternatives to traditional cleaning systems. Edvard Munch’s monumental Aula paintings (1911–16) have a long history ...

    Authors: Lena Porsmo Stoveland, Tine Frøysaker, Maartje Stols-Witlox, Terje Grøntoft, Calin Constantin Steindal, Odile Madden and Bronwyn Ormsby

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:144

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The most frequent cause of glass degradation is environmental moisture, which is adsorbed on its surface forming a hydration layer that induces the rupture of the glass network. This pathology is accelerated b...

    Authors: Rodrigo Arévalo, Jadra Mosa, Mario Aparicio and Teresa Palomar

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:142

    Content type: Research article

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  24. In view of the polysemy of mural images and the style difference among mural images painted in different dynasties as well as the high energy costs of the traditional manual dynasty classification method, whic...

    Authors: Jianfang Cao, Minmin Yan, Huiming Chen, Xiaodong Tian and Shang Ma

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:141

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Birch tar is one of the oldest adhesives known in human history. Its production has been discussed in the framework of early complex behaviours and sophisticated cognitive capacities. The precise production me...

    Authors: Patrick Schmidt, Matthias A. Blessing, Tabea J. Koch and Klaus G. Nickel

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:140

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The White-Robed Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara painting displayed on the rear wall of Daegwangbojeon (main hall) in Magoksa temple, is one of the representative Buddhist paintings in the late nineteenth century of Ko...

    Authors: Hye Ri Yang, Chan Hee Lee and Jeongeun Yi

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:139

    Content type: Research article

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  27. A mural is any piece of artwork sculpted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other permanent surface. This artwork symbolizes various culture’s, traditions, historical events, spiritual stories, and civi...

    Authors: V. Rakhi Mol and P. Uma Maheswari

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:137

    Content type: Research article

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  28. “Paintings fade like flowers”: van Gogh’s prediction on the impact of age on paintings came true for most of his paintings. We have studied the consequences of this aging on the Sunflowers in a vase with a yellow...

    Authors: Shuting Liao, Patrice Koehl, Jennifer Schultens and Fushing Hsieh

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:136

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Large-scale human activities especially the destruction of forest land, grassland, and unused land result in a large amount of carbon release into the atmosphere and cause drastic changes in land use/cover in ...

    Authors: Haiyan Li, Yi Qu, Xingyu Zeng, Hongqiang Zhang, Ling Cui and Chunyu Luo

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:134

    Content type: Research article

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  30. In recent years, there has been an exponential growth in the use of digital media for data storage and the creation of museums, libraries and digital archives. In particular, Compact Discs Recordable (CD-R) ha...

    Authors: Anna M. Palermo, Antonio Gentile and Giuseppe Pellegrino

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:133

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Paper degradation menaces the useful lifetime of books, manuscripts, and works on paper during storage, circulation, and display in libraries, archives, and museums. Severe damages such as embrittlement, decay...

    Authors: Edyta Małachowska, Marcin Dubowik, Piotr Boruszewski and Piotr Przybysz

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:132

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  32. Carmen Herrera, born on May 30th, 1915, is a Cuban American abstract minimalist artist, whose first solo show was held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, in 2016–2017. On this occasion, a scienti...

    Authors: Federica Pozzi, Elena Basso, Silvia A. Centeno, Isabelle Duvernois and Julie Arslanoglu

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:131

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Built in Kaitai 9 years after the beginning of the Liao Dynasty (1020 A.D.), the Daxiong Hall of Fengguo Temple (Yixian County, Liaoning Province) is one of China’s largest existing ancient single-eave wooden ...

    Authors: Cheng Liu, Yuan He, Qian Li and Fei Wang

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:127

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  34. With the rapid development of interactive technologies using projection mapping (PJM), these digital technologies have introduced new interpretative possibilities for the presentation of cultural heritage site...

    Authors: Hengyi Li and Hiromu Ito

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:126

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  35. Iron gall Inks corrosion causes paper degradation (browning, embrittlement) and treatments were developed to tackle this issue. They often include resizing with gelatin to reinforce the paper and its cellulosi...

    Authors: Alice Gimat, Anne Michelin, Pascale Massiani and Véronique Rouchon

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:125

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  36. The Central Plains has a long history, rich culture, unique geographical advantages, and profound cultural heritage. The occurrence of ancient cities in the Central Plains marks the formation of Chinese state-...

    Authors: Lijie Yan, Ruixia Yang, Peng Lu, Fei Teng, Xia Wang, Li Zhang, Panpan Chen, Xiang Li, Lanbo Guo and Dong Zhao

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:124

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Paper cultural relics such as double-sided printed newspapers and periodicals represent modern cultural heritage. Severe damage such as embrittlement, decay, and dreg generally occur to paper; hence, it urgent...

    Authors: Jiaojiao Liu, Huiping Xing, Juanli Wang, Jing Cao, Xiaolian Chao, Zhihui Jia and Yuhu Li

    Citation: Heritage Science 2021 9:123

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