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  1. This paper proposes a supervised segmentation method for detecting surface changes based on appearance attributes, focusing on cultural heritage metal surfaces. Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) reconst...

    Authors: Sunita Saha, Amalia Siatou, Alamin Mansouri and Robert Sitnik
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:173
  2. Control of temperature and relative humidity in storage areas and exhibitions is crucial for long-term preservation of cultural heritage objects. This paper explores the possibilities for developing a proactiv...

    Authors: Christian Boesgaard, Birgit Vinther Hansen, Ulla Bøgvad Kejser, Søren Højlund Mollerup, Morten Ryhl-Svendsen and Noah Torp-Smith
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:176
  3. This study presents archaeometric analyses of glazed tiles produced with the cut-mosaic technique to reveal information about the Anatolian Seljuk period’s architecture and ceramic technology. The Persian Selj...

    Authors: Çetin Öztürk, Gülsu Şimşek Franci and İhsan Murat Kuşoğlu
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:174
  4. Cultural heritage treasures are precious communal assets that show the past human legacy. It depicts present and future way of life as well as cultural values of a society, and enhances solidarity and social i...

    Authors: Habtamu Mekonnen, Zemenu Bires and Kassegn Berhanu
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:172
  5. Daylight fluorescent pigments with their intense color effects have attracted great interest among artists since their market launch in the mid-twentieth century. Since then they have been widely used in the v...

    Authors: Lukas Reiß, Thomas Prestel and Sarah Giering
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:171
  6. This study evaluates the effectiveness of microblasting with powdered cellulose for the dry-cleaning of canvases. Various surface cleaning tests were conducted by microblasting on the reverse of canvas paintin...

    Authors: Iris Bautista-Morenilla, Cristina Ruiz-Recasens, Manuel Ángel Iglesias-Campos and Marta Oriola-Folch
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:170
  7. The new phase of study and revision of the Palaeolithic art of the Cova de les Meravelles, as well as the advances made in the field of 3D documentation in recent years, have motivated a new documentation camp...

    Authors: Ana Cantó, José Luis Lerma, Rafael Martínez Valle and Valentín Villaverde
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:169
  8. The exhibition Matisse: The Red Studio allowed for an in-depth study of The Red Studio (1911) and six of the works featured in the painting by Henri Matisse (1869–1954) of his studio in Issy-les-Moulineaux near P...

    Authors: Abed Haddad, Gianluca Pastorelli, Annette S. Ortiz Miranda, Loa Ludvigsen, Silvia A. Centeno, Isabelle Duvernois, Caroline Hoover, Michael Duffy, Anny Aviram and Lynda Zycherman
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:168

    The Correction to this article has been published in Heritage Science 2022 10:191

  9. Vincent van Gogh’s painting Congregation Leaving the Reformed Church in Nuenen from the collection of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam was executed in 1884 and partially repainted by the artist in 1885. The paint...

    Authors: Magdalena Iwanicka, Patrizia Moretti, Kathrin Pilz, Brenda Doherty, Laura Cartechini, Muriel Geldof, Suzan de Groot, Costanza Miliani and Piotr Targowski
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:167
  10. Microbial communities in tomb soil change during archaeological excavation, and these changes can accelerate the deterioration of buried heritage. In this study, a high-throughput sequencing method was used to...

    Authors: Lei Zhu, Qin Fang and Tianxiao Li
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:166
  11. The popular involvement of amorphous calcium carbonate (ACC) in organisms, usually via a complicated non-classical crystallization pathway, has aroused interest in the scientific community. In recent years, a ...

    Authors: Wenwen Wang, Shuzhe Wang, Qiang Liu, Xiaofei Wang, Jianfeng Zhu, Hongjie Luo and Shidong Ji
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:165
  12. The Northern Wei Dynasty (386–534 CE) murals of Cave 254 in the Mogao Grottoes, China, have been extensively affected by pigment color changes and fading. These issues severely hinder efforts to correctly unde...

    Authors: Chai Bolong, Yu Zongren, Sun Manli, Shan Zhongwei, Zhao Jinli, Shui Biwen, Wang Zhuo, Yin Yaopeng and Su Bomin
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:164
  13. The archaeological site of Adulis lays on the Red Sea Coast of Eritrea and during Late antiquity played a significant role in interregional commerce among the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean co...

    Authors: Abraham Zerai, Camilla Guerrini, Jeannette J. Łucejko, Erika Ribechini, Anna Piccirillo, Serena Massa, Chiara Mandelli, Tsegai Medin, Alessandro Re, Alessandro Lo Giudice, Patrizia Davit and Monica Gulmini
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:162
  14. Covered tightly by a thin leather skin, three early seventeenth-century cornetts from the collection of the Rijksmuseum were examined with the focus on their construction and manufacturing. One cornett of the ...

    Authors: Jan Dorscheid, Francien G. Bossema, Paul van Duin, Sophia B. Coban, Robert van Liere, K. Joost Batenburg and Giovanni Paolo Di Stefano
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:161
  15. Understanding canvas paintings as physical systems is fundamental to develop evidence-based environmental specifications for museums. A number of tests were carried out to determine mechanical properties of ca...

    Authors: Arkadiusz Janas, Laura Fuster-López, Cecil Krarup Andersen, Angel Vicente Escuder, Roman Kozłowski, Katarzyna Poznańska, Aleksandra Gajda, Mikkel Scharff and Łukasz Bratasz
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:160
  16. The wood photodegradation, including discolouration caused by exposure to UV and solar radiation, has been intensively studied, while the effect of artificial lighting on wood has been little investigated. In ...

    Authors: Dace Cirule, Edgars Kuka, Ingeborga Andersone and Bruno Andersons
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:158
  17. The Foyemiaowan-Xindiantai cemetery, with more than 10,000 tombs, is located in north-west Gansu Province. The cemetery was active during the Sixteen-State Period of the Western Jin Dynasty (265–439 CE). As th...

    Authors: Qiangbing Wei, Yanxiang Li, Thilo Rehren, Honglian Ma, Xiuhui Li and Jianli Chen
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:159
  18. Most garments in museum collections have belonged to people of high societal status. Clothing of the common people, however, has rarely been preserved. Because of this, the conservation of such rare items is o...

    Authors: Yoram Ray Goedhart, Katrien Keune, Suzan Meijer and Arian van Asten
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:157
  19. Throughout history, the different cycles of change that traditional commercial centres (bazaars) have undergone in different Islamic cities call attention to the hidden abilities insuring their resilience unti...

    Authors: Havva Tlemsani Bozdağ, Rachida Benabbou and Tulin Vural Arslan
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:154
  20. Many degradation processes of cultural heritage objects are associated with unsuitable microclimatic conditions. One of the most ubiquitous deteriorations is the crystallization of salts in pores, which can ac...

    Authors: Yao Zhang, Deshan Cui, Xun Bao, Shiyi Liu, Hong Guo and Bo Li
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:155
  21. In this paper, pulsed infrared thermography is applied to the study of a mold casting Chinese bronze lei 罍 dated to the late Shang dynasty (c.a.1250–1050 BC), currently housed in the Capital Normal University Mus...

    Authors: Xue Yang, Beichen Chen, Gangbo Hu, Xiangyu Wang, Wei Fang, Jianan Zhang, Ning Tao and Guangkuo Yuan
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:152
  22. As typical artifacts of the Ba-Shu culture, bronze dagger-axes have always been highly valued by academia. Underneath-blade bronze dagger-axes were utilized widely in both the Central Plains and southwest Chin...

    Authors: Yuexuan Li, Yingdong Yang, Tianyou Wang, Xiaoting Wang and Wugan Luo
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:151
  23. The Oddy test is an accelerated ageing test used to determine whether a material is appropriate for the storage, transport, or display of museum objects. The levels of corrosion seen on coupons of silver, copp...

    Authors: Emily R. Long, Alayna Bone, Eric M. Breitung, David Thickett and Josep Grau-Bové
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:150
  24. Stone is a characteristic element in the construction of buildings and monuments in the Middle Ages in Spain. This is so mainly due to its durability and, in baptismal fonts, specifically, its symbolism: Jesus...

    Authors: María Araceli Calvo-Serrano, Rafael Ortiz-Cordero, Rafael E. Hidalgo-Fernandez, Francisco Javier Mesas-Carrascosa, Francisco de Paula Montes-Tubío and Paula Triviño-Tarradas
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:149
  25. Cultural heritage is closely linked with individual historical figures, who become a key focus for cultural tourism. Confucianism laid the foundation for much of Chinese civilization, and Confucius and Mencius...

    Authors: Zhanling Fan, Chongcheng Chen and Hongyu Huang
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:148
  26. The systematic investment and rearrangement of the unearthed artefacts of Longtoushan Royal Cemetery of the Bohai Kingdom have provided a bunch of new information for the archaeometallurgy research on non-ferr...

    Authors: Chenyuan Li, Song Wu, Qiang Li, Yubin Song, Ying Jia and Yanxiang Li
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:147
  27. In order to democratize the preventive conservation of most listed buildings, we need to have an affordable tool that allows controlling their main vital signs. Complex and costly control installations, such a...

    Authors: Jesús Oliveros-Esco, Luis Gracia-Villa and Belinda López-Mesa
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:146
  28. Iron-gall inks are an essential element of our written cultural heritage that is at risk of a total loss due to degradation. This degradation leads to the loss of the support, particularly the cellulose-based ...

    Authors: Maria João Melo, Vanessa Otero, Paula Nabais, Natércia Teixeira, Fernando Pina, Conceição Casanova, Sara Fragoso and Sílvia O. Sequeira
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:145
  29. Analytical characterization efforts carried out in support of the conservation treatment of Mark Rothko's painting 'Black on Maroon' 1958 (Tate T01170), involving the removal of graffiti (tag) ink, are summari...

    Authors: Scott T. Wills, Bronwyn A. Ormsby, Melinda H. Keefe and Robert L. Sammler
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:143
  30. Ancient bronze is subject to complex degradation which can lead, in cases where copper chlorides are present, to a cyclic and self-sustaining degradation process commonly referred to as “bronze disease”. If le...

    Authors: Florence Liggins, Alessandra Vichi, Wei Liu, Alexander Hogg, Sotiria Kogou, Jianli Chen and Haida Liang
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:142
  31. Many pieces of fine art are made of wood that has been treated with coatings. Since wood is a very hygroscopic material, the moisture content strongly influences the deformation of wooden parts. Coatings often...

    Authors: Josef Stöcklein, Daniel Konopka, Gerald Grajcarek, Oliver Tietze, Silvia Oertel, Andreas Schulze and Michael Kaliske
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:141
  32. Ion beam analysis (IBA) is an established method to determine the concentration and the distribution of elements in art and archaeological objects. However, especially for organic specimens, caution must be ta...

    Authors: Ákos Csepregi, Zita Szikszai, Piotr Targowski, Marcin Sylwestrzak, Katharina Müller, Róbert Huszánk, Anikó Angyal, Boglárka Döncző, Zsófia Kertész, Máté Szarka and Ina Reiche
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:140
  33. Max Ernst was one of the most influential artists associated with both the Dada and Surrealist movements. However, until now, only few scientific studies have been devoted to his works. This paper presents the...

    Authors: Martina Zuena, Luciano Pensabene Buemi, Luca Nodari, Grazina Subelytė, Lena Stringari, Beatrice Campanella, Giulia Lorenzetti, Vincenzo Palleschi, Patrizia Tomasin and Stefano Legnaioli
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:139
  34. The ramming technique is a traditional method used to improve the compactness of soil with impact and vibration energy. Based on the measured data of ramming force transmission and dissipation, this study reve...

    Authors: Qiangqiang Pei, Xiaoying Liu, Zhichun Hou, Guojing Zhao, Bo Zhang and Qinglin Guo
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:136
  35. Mural is an important component of culture and art of Dunhuang in China. Unfortunately, these murals had been ruined or are being ruined by some diseases such as cracking, hollowing, falling off, mildew, dirt,...

    Authors: Chaohui Lv, Zilu Li, Yinghua Shen, Jinghua Li and Jin Zheng
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:135
  36. The use of calcareous nannofossils for provenance analysis is a new-old topic for cultural heritage. Several studies have already mentioned it for ceramic, but less for paintings. Preparatory layers of the pai...

    Authors: Victory Armida Janine Jaques, Jakub Trubač, Jiří Rathouský, Tomáš Cajthaml and Katarína Holcová
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:134
  37. Painted enamel holds special significance in the study of the history of Chinese ceramic and glass. Painted enamel also represents interesting evidence of cultural communication between China and European coun...

    Authors: Hanwen Liu, He Wang, Peiquan Duan, Han Gao, Rong Zhang and Liang Qu
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:132
  38. Mechanical damage in oil paintings on canvas show up as cracks and loss of original paint. Several parameters can contribute to this type of degradation. These paintings have a complex layered structure, typic...

    Authors: D. S.-H. Lee, N.-S. Kim, M. Scharff, A. V. Nielsen, M. Mecklenburg, L. Fuster-López, L. Bratasz and C. K. Andersen
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:130
  39. The Road of Tang Poetry in Eastern Zhejiang is a poetic cultural route linked by Tang poetry which is the pinnacle of ancient Chinese poetry history, and is a cluster of cultural landscapes where nature and hu...

    Authors: Xuesong Xi, Xingrun An, Guangming Zhang and Shifan Liang
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:129
  40. A terracotta Dancing Horse sculpture dating to the Tang Dynasty (China) and owned by the Cincinnati Art Museum (US) is the topic of the present investigation. Besides its intrinsic artistic and historical valu...

    Authors: C. Conti, M. Catrambone, C. Colombo, E. Possenti, K. M. Rectenwald, M. Realini and P. Strobbia
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:128

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