segunda-feira, 17 de novembro de 2008

Cultural Heritage: Applications On Conservation-Restoration

O Centro de Física Atómica da Universidade de Lisboa (Av. Prof. Gama Pinto, 2, Lisboa) organiza um workshop intitulado Cultural Heritage: Applications On Conservation-Restoration, que decorrerá a 3 de Dezembro. A entrada é livre.


  • Maria Luisa Vitobello, AUTHENTICO Project and the lost arts of the ancient goldsmiths
  • Maria João Melo, The colour of medieval Portuguese Illumination: between beauty and meaning
  • Filomena Guerra, Tracking gold forgeries with X rays
  • José Carlos Frade, Identification of Oriental lacquers by Py-GC/MS
  • Agnés Le Gac, Two original polychromes in a masterpiece
  • Judiciary Police, The Most Wanted Works of Art in Portugal
  • Paulo Fiadeiro, Spectral Imaging systems in Art paintings: an overview
  • Guy Demortier, Revisiting the construction of the Kheops pyramid
  • Marta Manso, Application of Spectroscopic techniques in investigations of ancient manuscripts: a survey
  • Pires de Matos, A Journey Through the World of Glass in Portugal
  • Salvador Siano, Study and conservation of bronze artworks: the physical approach
  • Fátima Araújo, Chemical investigations of archaeological Cu-based artefacts
  • A. J. Candeias, J. Mirão, In-situ XRF, synchrotron µ-XRF, µ-FTIR and optical microscopy study of paintings attributed to Josefa d’Obidos and Baltazar Gomes Figueira: comparison of father and daughter’s palette
  • Rui Borges, I. Tissot, Authenticity problems in the tomb of D. Afonso of Braga Cathedral
  • Filomena Macedo, Antifungal effect of different methyl and propyl paraben mixtures on the treatment of paper biodeterioration
  • J. Mendes, A. J. Cruz, Energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence spectrometry study of the paintings attributed to Nuno Gonçalves
  • A. Guilherme, J. Coroado, Study by µ-EDXRF on lead-based glazes and surface decoration in Portuguese faiences
  • Sofia Pessanha, Multianalytical spectroscopic analysis of coloured maps from the XVII and XVIII century
  • Leonor Loureiro, European Decorative and Printing Coated Papers 1850-1975: Their Classification for Conservation Purposes

quarta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2008

Studies in Conservation, vol. 53, n.º 2, 2008

Acabou de ser publicado mais um número do Studies in Conservation. Trata-se do volume 53, número 2, de 2008.


  • Emmanuelle Bidaud, Erich Halwax, Emmanuel Pantos, Beate Sipek, Analyses of a green copper pigment used in a thirteenth-century wall painting, pp. 81-92
  • Arthur R. Woll, Jennifer Mass, Christina Bisulca, Matt Cushman, Carol Griggs, Tomasz Wazny, Noelle Ocon, The unique history of The Armorer's Shop: an application of confocal x-ray fluorescence microscopy, pp. 93-109
  • Céline Rémazeilles, Egle Conforto, A buried Roman bronze inkwell: chemical interactions with agricultural fertilizers, pp. 110-117
  • Anna Schönemann, Manfried Eisbein, Achim Unger, Madeleine Dell'mour, Wolfgang Frenzel, Ernst Kenndler, Historic consolidants for wooden works of art in Saxony: an investigation by GC-MS and FTIR analysis, pp. 118-130
  • Hazuko Hioki, From Japanese tradition. Is kura a model for a sustainable preservation environment?, pp. 131-135
  • David A. Scott, Editing for 25 years. Some personal reflections, pp. 136-140
  • Sarah Staniforth, David Saunders, In memoriam. Garry Thomson. 1925-2007, pp. 141-142
  • Sharon Cather, Thomas Danzl, Monica Garcia Robles, Monica Martelli Castaldi, Ulrich Schießl, Paul Schwartzbaum, In memoriam. Heinz Leitner. 1953-2007, pp. 143-144

quinta-feira, 6 de novembro de 2008

Biodeterioração de pinturas murais

Jeroen Heyrman, Polyphasic characterisation of the bacterial community asociated with biodeterioration of mural paintings, Tese de doutoramento, Universiteit Gent, 2002.

A tese está livremente disponível aqui.

quarta-feira, 5 de novembro de 2008

Sobre as preparações dos suportes de pintura

Foi há pouco publicado o seguinte livro:

Joyce H. Townsend, Tiarna Doherty, Gunnar Heydenreich, Jacqueline Ridge (ed.), Preparation for Painting. The Artist's Choice and its Consequences, London, Archetype, 2008.


  • Jilleen Nadolny, European Documentary Sources Before c.1550 Relating to Painting Grounds Applied to Wooden Supports: translation and terminology, pp. 1-13
  • Lynne Harrison, Robin Cormack, Caroline Cartwright, Janet Ambers, An Icon of St. George: preparation for a portrait of a saint, pp. 14-21
  • Erling Skaug, Not Just Panel and Ground, pp. 22-29
  • Gunnar Heydenreich, The Colour of Canvas: historical practices for bleaching artists' linen, pp. 30-41
  • Jaap J. Boon, Jerre van der Horst, Remarkably Improved Spatial Resolution in Scanning Electron Microscope Images of Paint Cross-sections After Argon Ion Polishing, pp. 42-49
  • Ester S.B. Ferreira, Rachel Morrison, Jaap J. Boon, Imaging Chemical Characterisation of Preparatory Layers in Fifteenth and Sixteenth-century Northern European Panel Paintings, pp. 50-58
  • Elisabeth Martin, Grounds on Canvas 1600-1640 in Various European Artistic Centres, pp. 59-67
  • Petria Noble, Annelies van Loon, Jaap Boon, Selective Darkening of Ground Layers Associated with the Wood Structure in Seventeenth-century Panel Paintings, pp. 68-78
  • Maartje Witlox, Tiarna Doherty, Barbara Schoonhoven, Reconstructing Seventeenth-century Streaky Imprimatura Layers used on Panel Paintings, pp. 79-91
  • Sara De Bernardis, Not Preparation but Impregnation: transparent paintings of the late eighteenth century painted by Giovan Battista Bagutti (1742-1823), pp. 92-99
  • Inken Maria Holubec, 'The Whole World is Angelikamad': preparatory layers on canvas used by Angelika Kauffmann, pp. 100-109
  • Sarah Morgan, Joyce H. Townsend, Stephen Hackney, Roy Perry, Canvas and its Preparation in Early Twentieth-century British Paintings, pp. 110-122
  • Leslie Carlyle, Jaap J. Boon, Ralph Haswell, Maartje Stols-Witlox, Historically Accurate Ground Reconstructions for Oil Paint, pp. 123-131
  • Leslie Carlyle, Christina Young, Suzanne Jardine, The Mechanical Response of Flour Paste Grounds, pp. 132-140
  • Kathrine Segel, Mikkel Scharff, Flocked Canvases: a special fabric for pastel paintings, pp. 141-146
  • Nicole Tse, Robyn Sloggett, Southeast Asian Oil Paintings: supports and preparatory layers, pp. 147-155
  • Bronwyn A. Ormsby, Eric Hagan, Patricia Smithen, Thomas J. S. Learner, Comparing Current Titanium White Acrylic Emulsion Grounds and Paints: characterisation, properties and conservation, pp. 156-162
  • Christina Young, Eric Hagan, Effects of Cold Temperatures on Modern Paints used for Priming Flexible Supports, pp. 163-171
  • Pauline Hélou-de la Grandière, Anne-Solenn Le Hô, François Mirambet, Delaminating Paint Films at the end of 1950s: a case study on Pierre Soulages, pp. 172-179
  • L. Fuster-Lopez, M F. Mecklenburg, M. Castell-Agusti, V Guerola Blay, Filling Materials for Easel Paintings: when the ground reintegration becomes a structural concern, pp. 180-186

terça-feira, 4 de novembro de 2008

Dyes in History and Archaeology, vol. 21, 2008

Foi há pouco publicado o volume 21 da revista Dyes in History and Archaeology. Ainda que com data de 2008, contém as comunicações apresentadas num encontro que decorreu em 2002.


  • Jan Wouters, Ina Vanden Berghe, Ghislaine Richard, René Breniaux, Dominique Cardon, Dye Analyses of Selected Textiles from Three Roman Sites in the Eastern Desert of Egypt - A Hypothesis on the Dyeing Technology in Roman and Coptic Egypt, pp. 1-16
  • Regina Hofmann-de Keijzer, Maarten R. van Bommel, Dyestuff Analysis of Two Textile Fragments from Late Antiquity, pp. 17-25
  • Zvi C. Koren, A New HPLC-PDA Method for the Analysis of Tyrian Purple Components, pp. 26-35
  • Irving Ziderman, The Biblical Dye Tekhelet and its Use in Jewish Textiles, pp. 36-44
  • Philip John, Stylianos Arghyros, Sonja Nicholson, Indigo-Reducing Bacteria from the Medieval Woad (Isatis tinctoria L.) Vat: Some Aspects of their Interaction with Indigo, pp. 45-50
  • Anthony Pinto, Woad Production in Catalonia and Roussillon at the End of the Middle Ages, pp. 51-58
  • Cheryl Porter, The Identification of Purple in Manuscripts, pp. 59-64
  • Maria João Melo, Missal Blue: Anthocyanins in Nature and Art, pp. 65-74
  • Arie Wallert, Maarten R. van Bommel, Sanguis draconis, Dragonsblood: The Use and Analysis of a Manuscript Illuminators' Colorant, pp. 75-88
  • Jo Kirby, Some Aspects of Medieval and Renaissance Lake Pigment Technology, pp. 89-108
  • Anita Quye, Monitoring of Damage to Historic Tapestries (MODHT): A Newly Initiated EU project, pp. 109-118
  • Yoshiko Sasaki, Masanori Sato, Mari Omura, Ken Sasaki, Dye Analysis of Braids used for Japanese Armour dating from the 14th to the 16th Centuries, pp. 119-126
  • Jennifer Giaccai, Chromatographic and Spectroscopic Differentiation of Insect Dyes on East Asian Paintings, pp. 127-133
  • Salts Valery Golikov, Zoë Zharikova, A Study of Model Carmine Lakes on the Basis of Cochineal, Collagen and Mordant, pp. 134-147
  • Katarzyna Schmidt-Przewozna, Natural Dyes used in Polish Workshops in the 17th-18th Centuries, pp. 148-153
  • Marie Marquet, Archaeology and Dyeing Traditions in West Africa, pp. 154-166
  • Christopher J. Cooksey, Alan T. Dronsfield, Jo Kirby, Chinese Green: Experimental Investigations, pp. 167-179
  • Brian H. Davies, Logwood under the Microscope, pp. 180-188
  • Christopher J. Cooksey, Alan T. Dronsfield, Edward Schunck - Forgotten Dyestuffs Chemist?, pp. 189-207
  • Jana Sanyova, Spectroscopic Studies (FTIR, SIMS, ES-MS) on the Structure of Anthraquinone-Aluminium Complexes, pp. 208-213
  • François Delamare, Bernard Monasse, Computation of a Visible Light Absorption Spectrum, a Semi-Empirical Quantum Mechanical Approach: Application to the Colour Determination of Alizarin Complexes whether in Solution or Chemisorbed onto Cellulose, pp. 214-223
  • Rangi Te Kanawa, Gerald J. Smith, Glenn A. Fenton, Ian J. Miller, Cara L. Dunford, Evaluation of Consolidants for Black Iron Tannate-Dyed Maori Textiles, pp. 224-229
  • Katarzyna Schmidt-Przewozna, Witold Przewozny, In the Circle of Colour - Natural Dyeing of Flax, Silk and Wool, pp. 230-232

segunda-feira, 3 de novembro de 2008

e_Conservation, n.º 7, 2008

Acabou de ser publicado mais um número da revista e_Conservation, o número 7, de 2008.

A revista, com 4 artigos e as habituais secções de notícias e recensões, está livremente disponível aqui.

Índice dos artigos:

  • Carolina Barata, António João Cruz, Marta Ferro, The Visible Image Is Not Always Correct. The differentiation of layers by optical microscopy in samples' cross sections, pp. 21-25
  • Ioan Istudor, The Church of Voronet Monastery. Technical Considerations of the Mural Paintings, pp. 26-40
  • Boris Zilbergleyt, Forecast of Chemical Aging and Related Color Changes in Paintings, pp. 41-48
  • Anca Nicolaescu, André Alexander, Red Maitreya Temple - Leh, Ladakh. Mural Conservation Project (Part 2), pp. 50-72