Non-destructive Solutions for Conservation & Heritage
We understand the importance of care and conservation when working with historical or delicate artwork and artefacts. We specialise in portable and handheld NIR, FTIR and Raman Spectroscopy Solutions, Multi- and Hyper-spectral Imaging, and Light Measurement Solutions for the Conservation and Heritage sector.
Our advanced instrumentation offers academics and conservators alike an unprecedented opportunity to analyse precious and fragile artefacts, artwork and exhibits using non-invasive and non-destructive analysis techniques. We’ve helped researchers across the UK and Ireland analyse colour in ancient sculptures, characterise pigments in manuscripts and improve monitoring of cultural heritage objects.
Browse Conservation and Heritage Solutions below or download our Conservation & Heritage Solutions brochure to find out which product(s) is right for you. Alternatively, call us on +44(0)1954 232 776 or email email@example.com to discuss your requirements with a specialist.
The Fieldspec 4 is a fast, precise and truly field-portable spectroradiometer designed by researchers, for researchers to perform solar spectral reflectance, radiance, and irradiance measurements.
4300 Handheld FTIR Spectrometer
The 4300 Handheld FTIR Spectrometer is a lightweight, ergonomic
spectrometer, which enables the direct identification and assessment of high-value
materials without sample extraction
- Characterisation of organic and inorganic materials in pigments and binders on manuscripts, paintings and historical artefacts
- Analysis of molecular vibrational overtones characteristic of functional groups (e.g. hydroxyls, carbonates, and the methylenic and amide groups) associated with certain paint/pigment binders
- Safe identification and assessment of high-value materials in situ, without moving, disturbing or even contacting the material
- Analysis and testing of degrading plastic/polymeric materials in order to assign correct restoration processes
The HyperspectralImaging Scanning System provides everything needed for high performance imaging and sample scanning in the lab, and in the field.
This non-destructive spectral technique is invaluable for a wide range of historical research relating to changes in colour, chemicals and substrates. Hyperspectral imaging simultaneously yields precise information for all wavelengths across the complete spectral range of the sensor. With the creation of the hyperspectral datacube, a data set that includes all of the spatial and spectral information within the field of view, research teams are able to thoroughly evaluate documents and other artefacts that will greatly enhance knowledge of the spectral composition and uniqueness of samples.
- Forensic analysis and validation of documents and artefacts
- Discover original intent elements and validate authenticity
- Identify regions for restoration
- Assess original colouring and pigmentation
- Enhance faded or hidden attributes
Our Conservation and Heritage customers
Courtauld Institute of Art, London
Watch as Dr. Giovanni Verri, a lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, explains how he is using handheld FTIR for the analysis of art and historical objects.
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
A short film exploring the research of conservation scientist Dr Paola Ricciardi, a Research Associate at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, focussing on analysis of illuminated manuscripts with non-invasive analytical methods.