Program Topics

A non-limitative list of topics includes the application of Raman spectroscopy in the fields of art, art-history, history, archaeology, conservation and restoration, museology and others.

Material characterization and degradation processes (pigments, inks, plastic materials, photographic materials, gemstones, stones, precious stones, glass, ceramics, contemporary materials etc.)

Conservation issues affecting cultural heritage (decaying, corrosion, etc.)

Raman spectroscopy of biological and organic materials (resins, fibres, ancient organic compounds, etc.)

Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (dyes, organic pigments, etc.)

Chemometrics in Raman spectroscopy

Development of Raman techniques

New Raman instrumentation and applications in cultural heritage objects investigations

Raman spectroscopy in paleontology, paleoenvironment and archaeology

Forensic applications in art and archaeology (e.g. forensic archaeology, authentications procedures)

Other topics