The “Current Topics in Heritage Science” (CTinHS) lectures are organized by the emerging professionals of HS Academy, a collaborative initiative between IPERION HS and E-RIHS. The two European projects integrate facilities of recognized excellence in Heritage Science, offering access to a wide range of high-level scientific instruments, methodologies, data, tools, and training opportunities for advancing knowledge and innovation in the field.
Bernhard Blümich will deliver the 5th lecture of the 2nd edition of the “Current Topics in Heritage Science”: Portable NMR for structural diagnostic in heritage science on Thursday, February 22nd at 3.00 pm (CET), using the Zoom webinar platform. This lecture will introduce you to nondestructive methods of analysis. One such method is nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) known from spectroscopy for chemical analysis and imaging (MRI) for medical diagnostics. How portable NMR works and how the instrument is operated will be explained, and its use in analyzing objects of cultural heritage will be illustrated in three case studies: 1) Comparative investigation of the mortar-layer stratigraphy of Roman frescoes; 2) the preservation state of master violins; and 3) the effect of solvent in varnish removal of easel paintings.
Register here: www.iperionhs.eu/lecture-5-2023-24