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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The 4300 Handheld FTIR Spectrometer is a lightweight, ergonomic spectrometer, which enables the direct identification and assessment of high-value materials without sample extraction.
The SciAps Raman Spectrometer Inspector is the world’s most powerful, Raman materials identification system. This unique, innovative instrument can increase the number of samples identified by eliminating unwanted sample and background fluorescence. An easy to use device with point-and-shoot operation, makes it ideal for art and historical artefacts analysis.
- 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 VideometerLab 4 is a spectral imaging system designed for fast and accurate determination of surface colour, texture, shape, size and chemical composition.
The easy-to-use system integrates illumination, camera and computer technology with advanced digital image analysis and statistics. VideometerLab 4 provides a rapid assessment of uniform and non-homogeneous samples by combining information on all of the above parameters automatically in just a few seconds, requiring no sample preparation and leaving the sample intact.
The importance of non-destructive analysis techniques for historical artefacts and artwork makes the VideometerLab 4 an ideal tool for conservation and heritage specialists.
- Fast and accurate determination of material surface colour, texture, shape, size and chemical composition
The Hyperspec Starter Kit 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
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. Spectral power distribution measurement and analysis enables users to create a safe lighting environment for delicate art and historic artefacts.
The GL Optic SPECTIS 5.0 Touch is a compact, portable and robust light measurement device for accurate light readings in all environments. This state-of-the-art tool quickly gathers ultra-violet, visual and infra-red light data to display Lux, colour temperature and more on its full colour touch-screen display.
- Accurate assessment of illumination inside museums, art galleries and exhibition halls
- Accurate measurement of spectral profile of lighting conditions, allowing minimisation of damaging light wavelengths
- Development of effective, damage-limiting museum and gallery light displays to maintain safest possible lighting environment
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.