Scientific analyses

Attended the Non Invasive Diagnostics for paintings – Summer lab – NID4P organised by Simone Caglio and Open Care S.p.a. – Milan (Italy) – 20-31 July 2015.

The course covered the following topics:

  • Classification of analyses as invasive, non-invasive, destructive and non-destructive
  • main analyses applied for studying the paintings
  • how to design a campaign of analyses: parameters
  • how to edit a technical-scientific report

In addition to that the course consisted in theory and practice of the following non-invasive techniques:

  • VISIBLE LIGHT: Direct, Diffuse, Raking and transmitted light.
  • UV RADIATION (reflected ultraviolet and ultraviolet fluorescence photography)
  • INFRA RED REFLECTOGRAPHY
  • FALSE COLOUR INFRARED
  • X-RAY FLUORESCENCE (EDXRF)