Diagnostics in Arts and Culture

  • Oliver Hahn


Investigations of physical properties and chemical composition generate important data for answering cultural–historical questions that cannot be solved by historical and philological methods alone. In its individual materiality, each cultural asset is the result of a wide variety of influences (e.g. production, storage, restoration, preservation). Due to recent technological developments (e.g. miniaturization of structural units, enlargement of memory capacity), technical diagnostics in art and culture are becoming more and more coveted in such fields of trans-disciplinary research.


Cultural Asset Technical Diagnostics Restoration Treatment Archaeological Object Liquid Nitrogen Cool 
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  1. 1.Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und—prüfungBerlinGermany

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