Download Oct 2016 LOS ANGELES Program...
Our Training course are aimed to art conservation professionals that want to add new technical examination tools to their skills. Our courses are offered on a 1-1 base or max 5 participants. We are looking for a collaborator to help us out to organize this event in Los Angeles.
Check out the Infrared Reflectography (IRR) image of Pigments Checker v.3. Pigments Checker is a collection of pigments important in art history. Among all the pigments and their varieties ever used in art this collection selects the most used from antiquity to early 1950’.
CHSOS just lunched a new initiative: developing a multipurpose scanner for Art Diagnostics. It will be low-cost, mobile and lightweight. The scanner is developed thanks to funding collected with the “Low-cost X-Radiography for Paintings” successful crowdfunding campaign ended April 30th. This will be a multipurpose scanner designed for traveling art diagnostics.
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Just published “L’Annunciazione ritrovata. Nunziata di Mascali, Sicilia“. A. Cosentino, Giovanni Calvagna, Giuseppe Calvagna, C. Calvagna, C. L. Dandolo, P. Uhd Jepsen “L’Annunciazione ritrovata. Nunziata di Mascali, Sicilia” Archeomatica 1, 44-48 2016. DOWNLOAD The town of Nunziata di Mascali, Sicily, has sponsored in 2013 the restoration of its 19th century canvas painting representing the Annunciation.
Just published the Technical Photography documentation of the new Pigments Checker v.
We just upload a new guide for Technical Art Examination.
We just upload a new guide for art examination.
We just updated our database of Reflectance spectra of pigments with the new 4 pigments added in Pigments Checker v.3. DOWNLOAD Reflectance Database: A. Cosentino “FORS spectral database of historical pigments in different binders” e-conservation Journal 2, 57–68, 2014. We added Reflectance spectra of bitumen, chrome yellow, cobalt blue and cobalt chromite blue.
Pigments Checker is a collection of pigments important in art history. Among all the pigments and their varieties ever used in art this collection selects the most used from antiquity to early 1950’. Pigments Checker is a standard tool designed for Art professionals, scientists, students and conservators to evaluate and practice non-invasive techniques for pigments identification.
Just uploaded our “Technical examination services for stamps” guide. Using our onsite, mobile, non-invasive and non-destructive methods to evaluate historical prints. Ask for our art examination service or participate to our Training programs to learn these methods and set up your own laboratory.
Just published CHSOS provides technical examination and documentation of wall paintings and this paper provides a new insight into the combination of Technical Photography and 3D laser scanning for archaeology. This paper presents the outcomes of a multidisciplinary study conducted on the fresco palimpsest of the byzantine oratory (region C) of the Catacombs of Saint Lucia in Syracuse.
We have been collaborating with Alessandro Fiamingo who has taken our Training program. He is currently working at Art Defender, Bologna. We have just tested our Multispectral Imaging system on one of the paintings of Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, Guercino (1591-1666) belonging to the fine arts museum in Cento, Italy and stored at Art Defender.
[add RTI interactive, add it to the Ariadne website???] ———- Photographing ancient coins is a pretty difficult task because of their reflective and uneven surface. RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) is a computational photographic technique used in a number of fields related to art examination and documentation.
We just published our introductory guide: Wall paintings Examination with Raking...
Just published A. Cosentino “Scientific examination of Cultural Heritage raises awareness in local communities: The case of the newly discovered cycle of mural paintings in the Crucifix chapel (Italy)” Science Education and Civil Engagement, 8:1, 15-20, 2016.
We just delivered our talk at OKOA 2016 (in Italian). The preservation of cultural heritage is a critical civic responsibility especially in Italy where the vast cultural heritage is widespread from the renowned mega-cities of Rome, Florence and Venice to almost every village.
We just delivered a 3-days Training program for Heritage Malta, Feb 22-24 2016. Heritage Malta is the National Agency for Museums, Conservation Practice and Cultural Heritage in Malta.