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IPERION HS: Integrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure on Heritage Science

Edited by Marei Hacke (Swedish National Heritage Board, Sweden), Jana Striova (National Research Council, Italy) and Matija Strlič (University College London, UK)

New Content ItemThis article collection features a selection of results from the EU project IPERION HS, Integrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure on Heritage Science. IPERION HS is a consortium of 24 national nodes in 23 countries, including 67 organisations. It offers training and access to a wide range of high-level scientific instruments, methodologies, data and tools for advancing knowledge and innovation in Heritage Science (for further information please contact: IPERION HS Coordination Office

  1. Since the introduction of the Oddy test in 1973, many museums and cultural institutions have put the method in use, developing their own versions and protocols. Currently the 3-in-1 version, temperature at 60 ...

    Authors: Ivan Díaz, Alba Alvarez-Martin, Josep Grau-Bové, Sara Norrehed, Barbara Salvadori, Ida Kraševec, Daniel Duran-Romero and Emilio Cano
    Citation: Heritage Science 2024 12:95
  2. The impacts of climate change on heritage collections in Mediterranean museums are serious and lead to accelerated material degradation, loss of value, increasing conservation costs and climatisation. Climate ...

    Authors: Abdelrazek Elnaggar, Mahmoud Said, Ida Kraševec, Aly Said, Josep Grau-Bove and Hosam Moubarak
    Citation: Heritage Science 2024 12:59
  3. This study is the first systematic survey of a large corpus of zinc white (ZnO) artists’ materials. Zinc white is a white pigment developed within the wave of 19th-century technological developments in the pai...

    Authors: Nicoletta Palladino, Mathilde Occelli, Gilles Wallez, Yvan Coquinot, Quentin Lemasson, Laurent Pichon, Slavica Stankic, Victor Etgens and Johanna Salvant
    Citation: Heritage Science 2024 12:47
  4. This work presents an assessment of the different decoration techniques applied in the two glass windows from the Casa-Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves (Lisbon, Portugal) by Optical coherence tomography (OCT). Th...

    Authors: Teresa Palomar, Magdalena Iwanicka, Isabel Pombo Cardoso, Marcia Vilarigues and Piotr Targowski
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:203
  5. Literature research revealed that scientific work on the characteristics of historical decorative laminates (DLs), like typology, and particularly the material-technical aspects related to the composition and ...

    Authors: An Jacquemain, Klara Retko, Lea Legan, Polonca Ropret, Friederike Waentig and Vincent Cattersel
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:98
  6. Grisaille was the first paint applied on stained-glass panels, used in Europe since the twelfth century. Historical written sources described the use of iron and copper together with a high lead-silica base gl...

    Authors: Carla Machado, Mohamed Oujja, Luís Cerqueira Alves, Marina Martínez-Weinbaum, Laura Maestro-Guijarro, Paula María Carmona-Quiroga, Marta Castillejo, Márcia Vilarigues and Teresa Palomar
    Citation: Heritage Science 2023 11:85
  7. Ion beam analysis (IBA) is an established method to determine the concentration and the distribution of elements in art and archaeological objects. However, especially for organic specimens, caution must be ta...

    Authors: Ákos Csepregi, Zita Szikszai, Piotr Targowski, Marcin Sylwestrzak, Katharina Müller, Róbert Huszánk, Anikó Angyal, Boglárka Döncző, Zsófia Kertész, Máté Szarka and Ina Reiche
    Citation: Heritage Science 2022 10:140