Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of InfrArtSonic?
A main concern for the documentation of artworks is how to reveal the information that stems from the internal paint layers of artworks (stratigraphy). This information is up to now mainly acquired through analytical spectroscopic methods which require a micro-sampling operation. Most of the times, the objects under study are extremely valuable and therefore must not be subjected to any intervention. This fact constitutes the micro sampling a prohibitive procedure
What would be the project's outcome?
For an analyzed artwork, the system's outcome should be:
The overview of the stratigraphy without sampling.
Detection of any existing underpaints as well as the reveal of previous restoration attempts.
The authenticity of the artwork.
Painting technique and materials used.
Who are the target users?
Conservation Scientists - Restorers
Art Historians Museum curators
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