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The surface of cultural heritage artefacts: physicochemical investigations for their knowledge and their conservation

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Abstract

This tutorial review intends to show, through demonstrative examples chosen from the recent literature, how surface characterisation conducted by modern investigation methods leads to very rich information on a cultural heritage artefact’s history, fabrication techniques and conservation state. Application of surface science to conservation science is of great help for the definition of a conservation and restoration policy for museum and archaeological objects. A brief description of the investigation methods is given, together with relevant references for more detailed information.

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The article was received on 08 Nov 2006 and first published on 24 Apr 2007


Article type: Tutorial Review
DOI: 10.1039/B605304C
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2007,36, 1605-1621
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    The surface of cultural heritage artefacts: physicochemical investigations for their knowledge and their conservation

    M. Aucouturier and E. Darque-Ceretti, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2007, 36, 1605
    DOI: 10.1039/B605304C

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