From the Physical Restoration for Preserving to the Virtual Restoration for Enhancing

  • Elena Nencini
  • Giuseppe Maino
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6978)


Digital image processing techniques are increasingly applied to the study of cultural heritage, namely to the analysis of paintings and archaeological artefacts, in order to identify particular features or patterns and to improve the readability of the artistic work. Digital or ‘virtual’ restoration provides a useful framework where comparisons can be made and hypotheses of reconstruction proposed without action or damage for the original object, according to the adopted general rules for practical restoration.


Geometrical distortion image enhancement virtual restoration mosaics cultural heritage 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elena Nencini
    • 1
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Maino
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Preservation of the Cultural HeritageUniversity of BolognaRavennaItaly
  2. 2.ENEA: Italian National agency for new technologies, Energy and sustainable economic developmentBolognaItaly

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