Innovative Nanomaterials: Principles, Availability and Scopes

  • Piero Baglioni
  • David Chelazzi
  • Rodorico Giorgi


The collaboration between scientists and conservators is fundamental for achieving reliable and durable results in the conservation of works of art. The contribution of scientists lies in the development of both advanced diagnostic techniques and cutting-edge materials for the restoration of artifacts. Colloid and materials science have provided over the last decades a palette of tools for the cleaning, consolidation and pH control of artistic and historical substrates. Nanostructured materials such as microemulsions, micellar solutions, dispersions of alkaline nanoparticles and chemical gels, can be used to effectively counteract the degradation processes without altering the physico–chemical properties of the treated works of art, and to minimize or completely avoid drawbacks. This chapter provides an overview of the principles and scopes that underlie the use of nanomaterials in conservation science, considering the advantages with respect to traditional restoration materials, and the availability of these innovative tools.


Cultural Heritage Vinyl Acetate Painted Layer Wall Painting Polyacrylic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Piero Baglioni
    • 1
  • David Chelazzi
    • 1
  • Rodorico Giorgi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and CSGIUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

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