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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. 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...

    Authors: Edward P. Vicenzi, Carol A. Grissom, Richard A. Livingston and Zoe Weldon-Yochim
    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:26
  2. Jebel Khalid is a single period Hellenistic site on the west bank of the Euphrates River in northern Syria. The occupation of the site dates from the early 3rd century BCE until its abandonment in the late 70s...

    Authors: Wendy J. Reade and Karen L. Privat
    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:20
  3. Ancestral Puebloan black-on-white ceramics of the American Southwest can be classified as containing pigments within their painted designs containing high levels of organic-based elements such as potassium, or...

    Authors: M. W. Pendleton, D. K. Washburn, E. A. Ellis and B. B. Pendleton
    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:11
  4. 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...

    Authors: Katrien Keune, Jennifer Mass, Apurva Mehta, Jonathan Church and Florian Meirer
    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:10
  5. 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...

    Authors: John K. Delaney, Mathieu Thoury, Jason G. Zeibel, Paola Ricciardi, Kathryn M. Morales and Kathryn A. Dooley
    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:6
  6. 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...

    Authors: Johanna Salvant, Victoria Schussler, Caitlin McKenna, Lisa Bruno, Monica Ganio and Marc Walton
    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:5
  7. The important trecento Florentine artist Giotto (c. 1266-1337) is renowned for his naturalistic and realistic works in tempera and fresco. His innovative paintng style involved painting expressive, emotive fac...

    Authors: Barbara H. Berrie, Marco Leona and Richard McLaughlin
    Citation: Heritage Science 2016 4:1
  8. Silver, prized throughout history for its luster and shine, develops a black Ag2S tarnish layer that is aesthetically displeasing when exposed to atmospheric pollutants. Tarnishing, and subsequent polishing, lead...

    Authors: Amy E. Marquardt, Eric M. Breitung, Terry Drayman-Weisser, Glenn Gates and R. J. Phaneuf
    Citation: Heritage Science 2015 3:37