Solutions For Conservation & Heritage

Dr Paola Ricciardi uses the ASD FieldSpec 4 spectroradiometer at the Fitzwilliam Museum, CambridgeAdvanced instrumentation offers conservators and academics an unprecedented opportunity to analyse precious or fragile items using non-invasive techniques.

Our team are able to advise on a range of tools,  including near-infrared (NIR)FTIRRamanMultispectral  and Hyperspectral Imaging, and Lighting Measurement

ASD FieldSpec 4 Vis-NIR Spectroradiometer

The FieldSpec 4 Vis-NIR spectroradiometer offers ASD’s state-of-theartsensitivity, high spectral resolution and convenient portability. The FieldSpec 4 collects high quality spectral data fast. The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, use an ASD FieldSpec 4 instrument to characterise both organic and inorganic materials in pigments and binders on a number of illuminated manuscripts. The FieldSpec 4 has an extended operating range of 350-2500 nm, which is key to the success of their work. The inclusion of NIR-region spectroscopy (1000-2500 nm) allows for analysis of molecular vibrational overtones characteristic of functional groups such as hydroxyls, carbonates, and the methylenic and amide groups associated with certain paint binders. They are creating detailed maps of pigment/binder distribution in a completely non-destructive way, revealing important insights about the origins and history of their artworks.

 

FieldSpec 4 Portable Remote Sensing Spectroradiometer

Agilent 4300 Handheld FTIR Spectrometer

The lightweight, ergonomic 4300 Handheld FTIR spectrometer enables the direct identification and assessment of high-value materials without sample extraction, making handheld FTIR a true nondestructive testing solution for use in art and historical object conservation. Accurate and fast applications include: confirmation of authenticity; analysis of paints, pigments, fillers and lacquers; identification of paper and textile composition.

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SciAps Inspector Raman Spectrometer

SciAps Inspector Raman Spectrometer Inspector is the world’s most powerful, easy to use Raman materials identification system. This unique, innovative instrument enables one micron Raman material discrimination that can increase the number of samples identified by eliminating unwanted sample and background fluorescence Inspector Raman® handheld analyser is an easy to use device, with point-and-shoot operation for art and historical artefacts accurate.

Inspector Raman Handheld Spectrometer

VideometerLab 3 Multispectral Imaging System

VideometerLab 3 is a multispectral imaging system designed for fast and accurate determination of surface colour, texture, shape, size and chemical composition. The importance of non-destructive research techniques for historical artefacts makes the VideometerLab 3 an ideal tool for conservation and heritage specialists.

Multispectral Imaging The National Library of Sweden used the VideometerLab 3 system to reveal important new information about the The Elder Westrogothic (Västgöta) Law manuscript.

This is the oldest complete extant manuscript in Swedish. Dated to the 1280s based on textual evidence, its 47 leaves have been heavily used, making it impossible to read the original text without spectral image enhancement.

VideometerLab 2 Multispectral Imaging System

GL SPECTIS 1.0 touch Spectrometer

The GL SPECTIS 1.0 touch is the world’s first smart mobile spectrometer. A unique, reliable, precise and intuitive instrument designed specifically for accurate measurement and characterisation of any light source, including LEDs and fluorescent lighting.

The GL Spectis 1.0 touch is the ideal tool to give a fast, accurate assessment of illumination inside museums, art galleries and exhibition halls. Among the most important features of the instrument are its portability, long battery life and ease-of-use.

Spectral power distribution measurement and analysis enables the user to create a safe lighting environment for delicate art and historic artefacts.

The GL Optic GL SPECTIS 1.0 touch