Services

Ranging from Art Diagnostics to Education Art-Test offers a variety of services.

Thanks to our extensive experience, in each specific situation we can advise on which tests are needed, so to best employ time and money

Angelo Puccinelli, Saint Michael, 1360-1370, central panel of a tryptych, Pnacoteca Naazionale di Siena - During Art-Test investigations
Angelo Puccinelli, Saint Michael, 1360-1370, central panel of a tryptych, Pnacoteca Naazionale di Siena – During Art-Test investigations

Check our diagnostic test packages

We offer differentiated levels of service:

  • STANDARD ARTTEST – An inexpensive package of tests designed to uncover recent forgeries

  • SUPERIOR ARTTEST – A comprehensive testing with a full report issued with expert’s interpretation of results, tailored for high profile artworks to eg. accompanying a commercial transaction or to stand a litigation

  • PRIME ARTTEST – An all including testing with a full report issued with expert’s interpretation of results, tailored to scientifically support new discoveries
  • FAST ARTTEST – When a quick decision has to be made, e.g. before buying at auction
  • CUSTOMIZED ARTTEST – When specific needs have to be taken into account. We are ready to tailor our offer to match your specific requests

Our techniques are applicable to different sorts of artworks of all size, material, techniques and period of execution.

In all cases, we will discuss each specific case and suggest an ad-hoc plan.

For all our diagnostics tests, the analyses can be carried out at our labs or at the customer’s premises, thanks to our portable non-invasive instruments, i.e. without the need of moving the artwork from its location and without extracting any sample from it. When micro-sampling is required for the test objectives, we limit it to the strict minimum in accordance with the customer.

Tomb of Hunting and Fishing, about 520-510 b.C., during Art-Test investigations

 

We also offer services tailored to our customers:

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You can find more specific information about our services in the following pages:

Artwork Analysis Services

Scientific analyses for paintings, frescos, sculptures, ceramics, glass, jewelry and other artworks, but also for archeological sites, buildings, architectural structures

xrays, reflectography, UV fluorescence, multispectral, tomography, 3D modelling etc..

cross-section analyses, thermoluminescence, C14 dating etc..

material mapping, virtual restoration, virtual cleaning..

the complex cross section of a painting microsample offers crucial information
the complex cross section of a painting microsample offers crucial information
an overview of Beyond gold, Art-Test database on 100 painting from the Pinacoteca di Siena

Resources

Years of activity and a true passion for this fascinating field  result in plethora of resources for Art-Test: our scientific instruments, some of which are based on exclusive technological solutions that have no equal in the field, but also books and databases, all available to our customers.

more then 600 books in our library.. and we read them all..

Outreach

specialized training as well as lectures for the general public

Find out more here

Art-Test receiving the first prize for the Best Patent of the Year for the Multilayer method
Presenting the results of the analysis at the exhibition “Paintings from Siena, Ars Narrandi in Europe’s Gothic Age at BOZAR in Brussels
“Da Caravaggio, il San Giovanni nel Deserto Costa e delle sue copie”, workshop in Empoli, with a number of eminent scholars, including Mina Gregori, Nicole R. Myers, Maria Cristina Terzaghi, Angela Cerasuolo, Roberta Lapucci, Anna Pelagotti (Art-Test), Cristina Gnoni Maverelli, Bruno Santi, Sandra Pucci, Valfredo Siemoni. Foto credits Marcantonio Perugino

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