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Conservation Science for the Cultural Heritage

Applications of Instrumental Analysis

  • Evangelia A. Varella
  • Introduces a scientific approach to restoration initiatives

  • Useful for students of master courses as well as professionals

  • Covers the full range of available analytical techniques


Part of the Lecture Notes in Chemistry book series (LNC, volume 79)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Evangelia A. Varella
    Pages 1-14
  3. Catherine Vieillescazes, Isabel Sierra, Sonia Morante-Zarcero
    Pages 15-35
  4. Ioannis A. Kozaris , Eleni Pavlidou, Reiner Salzer, D. Capitani, A. Spinella, E. Caponetti
    Pages 37-90
  5. Giovanni Ettore Gigante, Stefano Ridolfi, Michele A. Floriano, Eugenio Caponetti, Lorenzo Gontrani, Ruggero Caminiti et al.
    Pages 91-161
  6. Turkan Yurdun, Emre Dolen, Recep Karadag, Carole Mathe, Andreas K. Tsakalof, Kyriaki A. Bairachtari et al.
    Pages 163-246
  7. Nick Schiavon, Vasilios Melfos, Reiner Salzer, Renate Lunkwitz, K. Chrysafis, P. Spathis et al.
    Pages 247-332
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 333-334

About this book


Conservation Science is a rather innovative application of instrumental analysis with steadily increasing importance. Although the first attempts for preserving material cultural heritage on a scientific basis are found in the 19th century pioneer chemistry years, only the use of sophisticated physicochemical techniques results in effective identification and deterioration studies of monuments and objects, and in reliable intervention procedures.
This volume allows gaining solid knowledge and improved skills on the ways separation schemes and diagnostic methodologies are applied in the safeguarding and authentication of tangible works of art; as well as on the modes of implementing novel preservation practices built on well-established principles – such as the use of laser in the decontamination of objects. All techniques are covered at a state-of-the-art level; while selected applications permit addressing major groups of materials and artefacts.
Conservation Science is nowadays taught at master’s level in all developed countries, and museum laboratories increasingly adopt scientific approaches in their restoration initiatives. The book is intended as a valuable tool for students and professionals active in these frames. In addition; it provides an indispensable manual for participants in the specialized intensive courses, which are systematically offered by the authors under the auspices of the relevant European network.


Capillary electrophoresis for conservation science Electron miscroscopy for conservation science GC for conservation science HPLC for conservation science Spectroscopy for conservation science Thermal analysis for conservation science art restoration historic preservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Evangelia A. Varella
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of ChemistryAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

About the editors

Prof. Evangelia A. Varella
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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