Raman Spectroscopic Analysis of Romano-British Wall Paintings: A Comparison Between Geographically Different Sites at the Northern Fringe of the Roman Empire
Evidence of Pentimenti for the Authentication of Paintings: A Challenge for Analytical Science at the Interface with Art History
Dancing on Eggshells: A Holistic Analytical Study of a Ballet Dancer on Regency Porcelain
Pigments and Colourants
Micro Raman Spectroscopy of Epipalaeolithic Decorated Pebbles from Arroyo Moreras 2 (Parque Darwin, Madrid)
Raman Microscopy as a Primary Technique for Identifying Micro-residues Related to Tool-use on Prehistoric Stone Artefacts
Discrimination of Contraband Ivories Using Long Wavelength Portable Raman Instrumentation
Micro-Raman and Provenance Studies: The Case of Levantine Ceramics
Raman Spectroscopy for the Identification of Materials in Contemporary Painting
Application of Micro-spatially Offset Raman Spectroscopy to Street Art Paintings
Raman Spectroscopy as a Cultural Heritage Forensic Tool
Analysis of the Degradation of Medieval Mural Paintings in the Open Air Abandoned Church of Ribera, North of Spain
Miniaturized Raman Spectrometers Applied to Gemstone Analyses on Works of Art
New Case Studies: Diamonds, Jades, Corundum and Spinel
The Cultural Meanings of Color: Raman Spectroscopic Studies of Red, Pink, and Purple Dyes in Late Edo and Early Meiji Period Prints
Raman Spectroscopy Applied to the Analysis of Typomorphic Minerals in Various Provenance Investigations of Cultural Heritage Objects
Pitfalls in Raman Spectroscopy Applied to Art and Archaeology: A Practical Survival Guide for Non-specialists
About this book
Ten years after the first volume, this book highlights the important contribution Raman spectroscopy makes as a non-destructive method for characterising the chemical composition of objects with archaeological and historical importance. The original book was ground-breaking in its concept, but the past ten years have seen some advancement into new areas, consolidation of some of the older ones and novel applications involving portable instrumentation, on site in museums and in the field.
This new volume maintains the topic at the cutting edge, the Editors have approached prominent contributors to provide case-studies sorted into themes. Starting with a Foreword from the British Museum Director of Scientific Research and an Introduction from the Editors, which offer general background information and theoretical context, the contributions then provide global perspectives on this powerful analytical tool.
Aimed at scientists involved in conservation, conservators and curators who want to better understand their collections at a material level and researchers of cultural heritage.