Technical and technological investigation of cultural heritage: experience in applications of spectroscopic methods
1 The State Hermitage Museum, 190000 Saint Petersburg, Russia
2 The State Research Institute for Restoration, 107014 Moscow, Russia
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Published online: 13 December 2016
Physical and chemical methods of analysis are indispensable for restoration, study of painting techniques, examination and attribution of works of art. Development of new directions of investigations as well as improvements in sample preparation allow applying non-destructive analysis methods, minimizing amount of matter used to obtain informative spectra, preventing alteration and destruction of samples in the course of investigation. This paper observes the examples of applying optical and spectral methods, including molecular spectral analysis and electron microscopy, for study of binding media and pigments of painting and archaeological artifacts.
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