The 2015 edition of Technart: the biennial international conference for the promotion and the meeting of experts of science applied to cultural heritage is approaching. The event, organized by Southern National Laboratories of the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, the Istituto per i Beni Archeologici e Monumentali and the University of Catania (Department of Chemistry) in collaboration with ICOM-CC and AIAr, will take place in Catania next 27 to 30 April.
On the track of previous editions (Lisbon, Athens, Berlin and Amsterdam), the forum will be a precious opportunity to discuss and present new techniques and scientific applications to the study of cultural heritage.
Art-Test will participate in collaboration with S.T.Art-Test addressing two topics. The first is the issue of the reliability and comparison of scientific techniques: the case of a supposedly Goya will be an opportunity to talk about the limits and possibilities of the FORS and XRF methods, a hot topic when it comes to attributions, because finding a pigment or another can move the date of execution of centuries. Then Art-Test will present the scientific database of 100 paintings from the Pinacoteca di Siena “Under the gold” (http://www.art-test.com/database-eng/) an essential tool for the study of evolution in painting Siena (from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century) and for the dating and authentication of works of art.
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