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Imaging and Analysis of Cultural Heritage Materials

The Imaging and Analysis of Cultural Heritage Materials symposium was held during the during the Microscopy and Microanalysis conference in Hartford, Connecticut , 2-7 August 2014.

The symposium covered aspects of: Microanalysis and microscopy as a guide for the conservation of objects, Imaging objects using deep zoom mosaics or multiple methodologies, A forensic approach to imaging and analysis of historical and prehistorical samples, Methods to characterize organic materials in objects at the micro- and submicroscale and Low cost technologies to monitor cultural heritage

All participants were invited to contribute full papers based on the work being presented for publication in this themed series.

Editor: Dr Edward Vicenzi


  1. Research article

    Rock varnish on architectural stone: microscopy and analysis of nanoscale manganese oxide deposits on the Smithsonian Castle, Washington, DC

    The Smithsonian Institution Building, commonly referred to as the Castle, is located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, and was constructed in the mid-nineteenth century for the purpose of housing all mus...

    Edward P. Vicenzi, Carol A. Grissom, Richard A. Livingston and Zoe Weldon-Yochim

    Heritage Science 2016 4:26

    Published on: 22 July 2016

  2. Research Article

    Analytical imaging studies of the migration of degraded orpiment, realgar, and emerald green pigments in historic paintings and related conservation issues

    Yellow orpiment (As2S3) and red–orange realgar (As4S4) photo-degrade and the nineteenth-century pigment emerald green (Cu(C2H3O2)2·3Cu(AsO2)2) degrades into arsenic oxides. Because of their solubility in water, a...

    Katrien Keune, Jennifer Mass, Apurva Mehta, Jonathan Church and Florian Meirer

    Heritage Science 2016 4:10

    Published on: 21 April 2016

  3. Research article

    Microscopic study on some Iron Age bronze objects from Western Iran

    A microscopic study on ancient metals was established to identify chemical composition and microstructure of archaeological tin bronze objects. For this purpose, ten small bronze pieces from Baba Jilan Iron Ag...

    Omid Oudbashi and Ata Hasanpour

    Heritage Science 2016 4:8

    Published on: 6 April 2016

  4. Research article

    Visible and infrared imaging spectroscopy of paintings and improved reflectography

    Imaging spectroscopy, the collection of spatially co-registered images in many contiguous spectral bands, has been developed for remote sensing of the Earth utilizing reflectance or luminescence. In this paper...

    John K. Delaney, Mathieu Thoury, Jason G. Zeibel, Paola Ricciardi, Kathryn M. Morales and Kathryn A. Dooley

    Heritage Science 2016 4:6

    Published on: 16 March 2016

  5. Research article

    Investigation of an enameled glass mosque lamp: a 13th–14th-century Mamluk example or 19th-century European version?

    In this study, an enameled glass mosque lamp in the Brooklyn Museum collection is investigated to elucidate the origin and date of production of each of its components—the body, handles, wick-holder, and foot...

    Johanna Salvant, Victoria Schussler, Caitlin McKenna, Lisa Bruno, Monica Ganio and Marc Walton

    Heritage Science 2016 4:5

    Published on: 25 February 2016