We just delivered - Jan 20th a training program and installation equipment (technical photography kit) for the research center CAEM (Centre d'Art d'Època Moderna) and a lecture for the master (Màster Universitari en Peritatge, Avaluació i Anàlisi d'Obres d'Art). This is an example of our program "Training and Go". Learn with the equipment and keep it. [...
A 3-days training program for December 28-30 2017. Researchers from University of Costa Rica ( Chemistry Department ) contacted CHSOS to hear about our work on multispectral imaging and learn about our global approach to studying works of art. The chemists and also the physicists from their Materials Science Center have instrumentation – such as [...
How to identify and map covered paints on translucent support, such as canvases? We just published: A. Cosentino “Transmittance spectroscopy and transmitted multispectral imaging to map covered paints” Conservar Património 24, 37-45, 2016. doi:10.14568/cp2015021 Transmitted spectroscopy and transmitted multispectral imaging in the 400-900 nm range have been applied for the mapping and tentatively [...
We just delivered a 5 days training program for Monash University, Australia and Malaysia campuses, in the Monash University Prato Center in Italy. 23 international students from Asia and Australia learned our practical methods for art examination and they were involved in field projects in Prato and Florence. We taught the first week of “Diagnostics [...
This new paper is a valid example of the application of non‐invasive imaging methods (technical photography and multispectral imaging) before and after the conservation treatment of a work of art.
Just delivered a 3-days Training program, Sept 14-16 2016 for two participants from Mexico. Miguel and Beatriz come from Monterrey to take our training and, as usual, enjoy Sicily.
Just published new paper DOWNLOAD NOW Pigments Checker is a collection of swatches of historical pigments that offers art professionals, conservation scientists, conservators and fine art photographers, a tool to evaluate and test their imaging and spectroscopic methodologies for pigment identification.
Our new low-cost Multispectral Imaging system was presented at RECH3, III International meeting on Retouching of cultural heritage, in Porto, Portugal. Read the postprint: A. Cosentino “Crowd funded research: low-cost multispectral imaging” RECH3, International meeting on Retouching of cultural heritage.
Learn about the Technical Photography examination of the Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin. The Houston Museum published an article on our latest examination in Paris at the Bibliothèque National de France. We provide onsite technical examination of manuscripts to identify their materials and to enhance their reading.
We successfully completed our first Summer Training on Low-cost methods for Art Examination. We got 5 students from Italy, Poland, Spain and Greece. Our Training courses are aimed to art conservation professionals that want to add new technical examination tools to their skills.
For French speakers. CLICK and read about the technical documentation of the Aztec Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. .
We provide technical photography documentation service for different kind of art and archaeology. This video illustrates how to use our Technical photography images with Photoshop for art examination. Do you know about our Onsite Art Examination Service? CHSOS provides onsite art examination worldwide with our special lightweight traveling equipment for imaging and spectroscopy analysis.
Just published a new paper, sorry, only Italian readers Pasquale, A. Cosentino “Crowdfunding per il patrimonio culturale nei centri storici minori” Archeomatica, 2, 12-14, 2016. FREE DOWNLOAD Funding granted by the State and local authorities is the main source for initiatives related to cultural heritage conservation.
We just come back from a trip to Sofia, Bulgaria for art examination service. CHSOS provides art examination and documentation worldwide and onsite with our special lightweight equipment. CHSOS is based in Italy and we serve museums, private collectors and art authentication companies. More info.
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CHSOS was recently asked to perform Technical Photography documentation of the Codex Xolotl and Mapa Quinatzin at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Bothdocuments date to about 1540 AD. Both have European writing in the Aztec language, Nahuatl, on them that is no longer legible.
We just published the new Free Raman Spectroscopy Database of Pigments Checker. Pigments Checker is a collection of swatches of historical pigments that offers art professionals, conservation scientists, conservators and fine art photographers, a tool to evaluate and test their imaging and spectroscopic methodologies for pigment identification.
Training on Low-cost methods for Art Examination – December / 13-15 / 2016, Costa Rica Our Training course is aimed to art and archaeology professionals that want to add new technical examination tools to their skills. This course is developed in collaboration with the Chemistry Department, University of Costa Rica.