Conservation

Conservation services

We can help your field research with our expertise in materials science, pigments and conservation science, our state of the art in-situ XRD/XRF instruments, and our hands-on experimental approach.  Please Contact us and let us know how we can help you.

Duetto in Tutankamon’s funeral chamber

Duetto was deployed in the Tutankamon’s funeral chamber to analyze pigments used for the mural paintings.

In-situ XRD of the Porch of the Erechtheion,  Acropopolis with Duetto

During a 2010 demonstration, Duetto was deployed at Porch of Erechthejon of the Old Temple of Athena to analyze the surface materials of the coffer ceiling.  Evidence of modern corrosion of the limestone was measured by in-situ XRD analysis. 

In-situ XRF analysis of the Pachacamac Idol with CartiX

In 2018, CartiX was applied to study the polychromy of the Pachamac Idol, with in-situ analysis in the Museum of Pachacamac, Peru (Sepulveda et al., 2020). XRF mapping was carried out  at ~100μm spatial resolution placing the instrument at 25mm from the surface of the object and held in a fixed position during the analysis.

Study of a Caillebotte painting with CartiX

CartiX was used for the analysis of a Gustave Caillebotte painting directly in the exhibition room in Bayeux (France).  High spatial resolution chemical data measured with CartiX aided to reveal the artist’s complex use of pigments and the formation of alteration products and to help in the interpretation of the artist’s choice of materials and their manipulation with small and thin brushstrokes  (Walter et al., 2019).