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 to discuss your requirements with a specialist.

Manuscript | Conservation & Heritage Solutions
Gallery | Conservation & Heritage Solutions
Cathedral | Conservation & Heritage Solutions
Sculpture | Conservation & Heritage Solutions


ASD FieldSpec 4 Vis-NIR Spectroradiometer

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.

FieldSpec 4 Portable Remote Sensing Spectroradiometer

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

4300 Handheld FTIR Spectrometer

Key Applications

  • 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

Hyperspectral Imaging

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.

Key Applications

  • 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
Hyperspec Starter Kit

Our Conservation and Heritage customers

Case Studies

Durham University, Department of Chemistry

Discover how Prof. Andrew Beeby’s team are utilising the unique capability of the Micro-Hyperspec® hyperspectral imaging sensor and lab scanning kit for the analysis of medieval manuscripts.


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.


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