MaMeCH - Materials and Methods for Cultural Heritage

The activity of the Laboratory is focused on the study for the characterization and preservation of the materials of the cultural heritage. Five main research objectives are pursued:

  • Materials characterization by means of non-destructive and micro-destructive techniques
  • Study and evaluation of the degradation mechanisms of historic and contemporary materials
  • Set-up and evaluation of restoration methodologies for the cleaning, consolidation and surface protection
  • Monitoring of the durability and efficacy of the restoration treatments
  • Consultancy activity to private conservators, restorers, private contractors and public authorities involved in preservation/restoration plans
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