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Cultural Heritage

As a restorator of a cultural object, no matter a stone statue, or old ceramics or ancient paper, people trusts that the surface of the objects during restoration and consolidation shall not experience additional damages - such as deterioration, delamination, or cracks.

  We offer several standard and customized testing instruments that help to support the restoration work with quantitative measurements.
Cultural heritage which we provide our expertise are categorized as follows:

1. Immovable heritage:

• buildings
• stained glass windows
• frescos
• historic monuments
• wall painting

2. Moveable heritage:

• paper
• textile
• artifacts

Conservation, restoration and consolidation activities normally include measurement, documentation, treatment, preventive conservation and long-term tracking.

From a technical point of view, the conservation work involves material selection, art design and technical skills. Therefore, the restorator should apply the following simple ethical guidelines:

• Minimal intervention;
• Appropriate materials and reversible methods;
• Full documentation of all work undertaken.

Surface profile and material mechanical stability are in focus when it comes to the conservation, where the materials for restoration shall keep the property as long as possible and look as close as to its original condition. In order for conservators to decide upon an appropriate conservation strategy and apply their professional expertise accordingly, several physical properties of the material should be evaluated:

• surface topography
• surface roughness
• porosity
• crack depth

Your development partner
We are in frequent communication with our customers to learn their status of testing routine, the update of their company specifications, and other particular testing requirements. In the meantime, we are continuously developing new modules, new adapters, and new software to better support our customers.

We also participate in many working groups and committees, which enables us to contribute to decision-making and development processes for materials and coatings for the cultural heritage industry at an early stage.

Find out more about our testing speciality for the cultural heritage industry, please CONTACT US.