terça-feira, 9 de dezembro de 2008

Dicionário ilustrado das formas de alteração da pedra

O ICOMOS acabou de disponibilizar online um dicionário inglês francês das formas de alteração da pedra:

V. Vergès-Belmin (ed.), Illustrated glossary on stone deterioration patterns. Glossaire illustré sur les formes d'altération de la pierre. English-French version - Version Anglais-Français, vol. 15, Paris, ICOMOS-ISCS, 2008.

Está livremente disponível aqui.

sexta-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2008

A arte renascentista do Norte da Europa

Numa prestigiada colecção de história da arte – a Oxford History of Art – acabou de ser publicado um volume para o qual contribuem significativamente os aspectos materiais das obras de arte, designadamente os obtidos através de estudos laboratoriais. Trata-se de:

Susie Nash, Northern Renaissance Art, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2008.

O volume encontra-se à venda com desconto em várias livrarias online, nomeadamente em The Book Depository, que não cobra os custos dos portes.


  • Introduction
  • Problems and Perspectives
    • Dispersal and destruction
    • Italian perspectives
    • Sources and documents
    • Physical evidence and technical examination
  • Markets for art: centres, products, and patrons
    • Centres
    • Products
    • Patrons: importing art and artists
  • Marketing art: artists and the contexts of creation
    • The de Limbourgs in the service of jean de Berry
    • Hans Memling painting panels in Bruges
    • Printmakers in the Rhine Valley: inventing, marketing, and distributing images
    • Declaring authorship and expertise: signatures and self-portraits
  • Making images: equipment, materials, methods
    • Workspace and equipment
    • The workforce
    • Materials, methods, and technical virtuosity
  • Using and viewing
    • Moving images
    • Settings, vistas, and accoutrements for mass and prayer
    • Meditation and imagination

Glass Science in Art and Conservation

Em Março deste ano realizou-se em Valencia, Espanha, o Second Glass Science in Art and Conservation Congress. 29 das comunicações apresentadas acabaram de ser agora publicadas num número especial da revista Journal of Cultural Heritage (volume 9, suplemento 1, 2008).


As comunicações, agora na forma de artigos, estão disponíveis aqui [acesso condicionado].


  • Sonia Murcia-Mascarós, Glass science in art and conservation, pp. 1-4
  • Paula Fernandes, Márcia Vilarigues, Luís C. Alves, Rui C. da Silva, Stained glasses from Monastery of Batalha: Non-destructive characterisation of glasses and glass paintings, pp. 5-9
  • Domingo Gimeno, Maite Garcia-Valles, José Luis Fernandez-Turiel, Flavia Bazzocchi, Meritxell Aulinas, Montserrat Pugès, Camillo Tarozzi, Maria Pia Riccardi, Elena Basso, Consuelo Fortina, Marja Mendera, Bruno Messiga, From Siena to Barcelona: Deciphering colour recipes of Na-rich Mediterranean stained glass windows at the XIII-XIV century transition, pp. 10-15
  • Marco Verità, Maria Stella Arena, Anna Maria Carruba, Paola Santopadre, Roman glass: Art and technology in a 4th century A.D. opus sectile in Ostia (Rome), pp. 16-20
  • Cristina Boschetti, Cristina Leonelli, Michele Macchiarola, Paolo Veronesi, Anna Corradi, Cinzia Sada, Early evidences of vitreous materials in Roman mosaics from Italy: An archaeological and archaeometric integrated study, pp. 21-26
  • Susanne Greiff, Jan Schuster, Technological study of enamelling on Roman glass: The nature of opacifying, decolourizing and fining agents used with the glass beakers from Lübsow (Lubieszewo, Poland), pp. 27-32
  • Cristina Boschetti, Cristina Leonelli, Anna Corradi, Paola Iacumin, Marco Martini, Emanuela Sibilia, Sara Santoro, Barbara Sassi, Glass-working evidences at Dürres, Albania: An archaeological and archaeometric study, pp. 33-36
  • Carlo Stefano Salerno, Cesare Moretti, Teresa Medici, Teresa Morna, Marco Verità, Glass weathering in eighteenth century mosaics: The São João Chapel in the São Roque Church in Lisbon, pp. 37-40
  • L. K. Herrera, A. Duran, M. L. Franquelo, M. C. Jimenez de Haro, A. Justo Erbez, J. L. Perez-Rodriguez, Studies of deterioration of the tin-mercury alloy within ancient Spanish mirrors, pp. 41-46
  • Patrick Degryse, Jens Schneider, Veerle Lauwers, Dieter Brems, Sr-Nd isotopic analysis of glass from Sagalassos (SW Turkey), pp. 47-49
  • María Teresa Doménech-Carbó, Antonio Doménech-Carbó, Dolores Julia Yusá-Marco, Hossein Ahmadi, Characterization of Iranian Moarraque glazes by light microscopy, SEM-EDX and voltammetry of microparticles, pp. 50-54
  • Philippe Colomban, On-site Raman identification and dating of ancient glasses: A review of procedures and tools, pp. 55-60
  • David Martlew, Glass defects and the conservation of glazed buildings, pp. 61-63
  • Filipa Lopes, Andreia Ruivo, Vânia S.F. Muralha, Augusta Lima, Pedro Duarte, Isabel Paiva, Romão Trindade, António Pires de Matos, Uranium glass in museum collections, pp. 64-68
  • Jordi Bonet, Conservation-restoration of cloisonné windows: A case study, pp. 69-72
  • Sonia Murcia-Mascarós, Paola Foglia, M. Laura Santarelli, Clodoaldo Roldán, Rafael Ibañez, Alfonso Muñoz, Pablo Muñoz, A new cleaning method for historic stained glass windows, pp. 73-80
  • Joaquín Pérez-Pariente, Ana Belén Martín Rojo, Glass technology in Spain in XVIIIth century according to printed sources: the Spanish annotated translation of L'Arte Vetraria, pp. 81-84
  • Domínguez Rodés, Maria del Carme, Sílvia Cañellas Martínez, Materials for stained glass windows in catalonian documentation (14th and 15th centuries), pp. 85-88
  • Maria Schultz Loup, Salvador Villagrasa, Celso Figueiredo Gomes, The manufacture of glass pot furnaces in Marinha Grande (Portugal) during the last decades of the 19th century, pp. 89-92
  • Carmen Belmonte, Carlo Stefano Salerno, Mosaic glass made in Rome between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries: Rome glassmakers for the Fabrica di San Pietro, pp. 93-96
  • José Luís Jiménez, Enrique Ruiz, Josep M. Burriel, A Late Roman industrial complex with glass furnaces in the northern area of Valencia, pp. 97-100
  • Hilde Wouters, Harry van Royen, Karin Nys, Archaeological window glass from Cistercian Abbeys: Developing a new method from a selection of relevant excavations throughout Europe, pp. 101-106
  • Aldo Renato Daniele Accardi, Architectures "on ruins" and ambiguous transparency: The glass in preservation and communication of archaeology, pp. 107-112
  • Salvatore La Delfa, Veronica Formisano, Enrico Ciliberto, Laboratory production of Egyptian faiences and their characterization, pp. 113-116
  • Salvatore La Delfa, Enrico Ciliberto, Lucia Pirri, Behaviour of copper and lead as chromophore elements in sodium silicate glasses, pp. 117-122
  • Trinitat Pradell, Judit Molera, Andrew D. Smith, Aurelio Climent-Font, Michael S. Tite, Technology of Islamic lustre, pp. 123-128
  • Abel Puche-Roig, Vicent Primo Martín, Sonia Murcia-Mascarós, Rafael Ibáñez Puchades, Float glass colouring by ion exchange, pp. 129-133
  • Andreia Ruivo, Cristina Gomes, Augusta Lima, Maria Luísa Botelho, Rita Melo, Ana Belchior, António Pires de Matos, Gold nanoparticles in ancient and contemporary ruby glass, pp. 134-137
  • Teresa Almeida, Andreia Ruivo, António Pires de Matos, Rosa Maria de Oliveira, Aquino Antunes, Luminescent glasses in art, pp. 138-142
  • Matteo Monti, Barbara Dal Bianco, Renzo Bertoncello, Stefano Voltolina, New protective coatings for ancient glass: Silica thin-films from perhydropolysilazane, pp. 143-145

quinta-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2008

O restauro dos mosaicos da basílica de Santa Sofia, em Istambul

O livro

Natalia B. Teteriatnikov, Mosaics of Hagia Sophia, Istanbul: The Fossati Restoration and the Work of the Byzantine Institute, Washington, Dumbarton Oaks, 1998

Está livremente disponível aqui.


  • Introduction 1
  • The Fossati Restoration 3
  • The Byzantine Institute: Revealing the Past 26
    • Background 26
    • Conservation 29
    • Cleaning the Mosaics 39
    • Mosaic Techniques 44
    • Preservation through Imaging 59
  • Conclusion 63

Journal of Cultural Heritage, vol. 9, n.º 4, 2008

Acabou de ser publicado o volume 9, n.º 4, de 2008, do Journal of Cultural Heritage.

Os artigos estão disponíveis aqui [acesso condicionado].


  • S. Castellaro, S. Imposa, F. Barone, F. Chiavetta, S. Gresta, F. Mulargia, Georadar and passive seismic survey in the Roman Amphitheatre of Catania (Sicily), pp. 357-366
  • Irit Amit-Cohen, Silicatescape - preserving building materials in the old urban center landscape: The case of the silicate brick and urban planning in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, pp. 367-375
  • Luca Bertolini, Maddalena Carsana, Elena Redaelli, Conservation of historical reinforced concrete structures damaged by carbonation induced corrosion by means of electrochemical realkalisation, pp. 376-385
  • Emiliano Carretti, Luigi Dei, Richard G. Weiss, Piero Baglioni, A new class of gels for the conservation of painted surfaces, pp. 386-393
  • Claire Moreau, Véronique Vergès-Belmin, Lise Leroux, Geneviève Orial, Gilles Fronteau, Vincent Barbin, Water-repellent and biocide treatments: Assessment of the potential combinations, pp. 394-400
  • Tomasz Sawoszczuk, Andrzej Baranski, Janusz Marek Lagan, Tomasz Lojewski, Katarzyna Zieba, On the use of ASTM closed vessel tests in accelerated ageing research, pp. 401-411
  • Rebecca Ploeger, Dominique Scalarone, Oscar Chiantore, The characterization of commercial artists' alkyd paints, pp. 412-419
  • Jean-Philippe Echard, Bertrand Lavédrine, Review on the characterisation of ancient stringed musical instruments varnishes and implementation of an analytical strategy, pp. 420-429

quarta-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2008

Archaeometry, vol. 50, n.º 6, 2008

A revista Archaeometry comemora este ano 50 anos de publicação. O número que acabou de sair, o volume 50, n.º 6, de 2008, inclui alguns artigos que comemoram o facto.

Esses artigos, bem como os outros, estão disponíveis aqui [acesso condicionado].


  • R. P. Evershed, Organic residue analysis in archaeology: The archaeological biomarker revolution, pp. 895-924
  • J. A. Lee-Thorp, On isotopes and old bones, pp. 925-950
  • M. F. Guerra, Archaeometry and museums: Fifty years of curiosity and wonder, pp. 951-967
  • M. J. Baxter, Mathematics, statistics and archaeometry: The past 50 years or so, pp. 968-982
  • R. S. Sternberg, Archaeomagnetism in Archaeometry; a semi-centennial review, pp. 983-998
  • E. A. Reber, J. P. Hart, Pine resins and pottery sealing: Analysis of absorbed and visible pottery residues from central new york state, pp. 999-1017
  • K. Kato, A. Miyao, J. Ito, N. Soga, M. Ogasawara, The search for the origin of bitumen excavated from archaeological sites in the northernmost island in japan by means of statistical analysis of fi-ms data, pp. 1018-1033
  • J. Hall, E. Photos-Jones, Accessing past beliefs and practices: The case of lemnian earth, pp. 1034-1049

terça-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2008

The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin online

A revista The British Museum Technical Research Bulletin está disponível livremente aqui. Neste momento está apenas disponível o n.º 1, de 2007, mas é suposto os próximos números irem sendo disponibilizados online alguns meses após a sua publicação em papel.