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Handbook of Cultural Heritage Analysis

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  • First multidisciplinary handbook on cultural heritage

  • State-of-the-art overview of Cultural Heritage Analysis Techniques

  • Comprehensive source of knowledge for graduate students, early stage career scientists and practitioners

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Table of contents (77 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-xxxvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Introduction to Cultural Heritage Analysis

      • Sebastiano D’Amico, Vincenza Crupi, Zsolt Kasztovszky, Laura Pecchioli, Raffaele Persico, Mauro Saccone et al.
      Pages 3-9
  3. Large Facilites and Cultural Heritage

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Large Facilities and Cultural Heritage Research

      • Zsolt Kasztovszky
      Pages 13-21
    3. Depth-Dependent Bulk Elemental Analysis Using Negative Muons

      • Adrian D. Hillier, Beth Hampshire, Katsu Ishida
      Pages 23-43
    4. Prompt-Gamma Activation Analysis and Its Application to Cultural Heritage

      • Zsolt Kasztovszky, Christian Stieghorst, H. Heather Chen-Mayer, Richard A. Livingston, Richard M. Lindstrom
      Pages 95-143
    5. Small-Angle Neutron Scattering for Cultural Heritage Studies

      • Adél Len, Katalin Bajnok, János Füzi
      Pages 189-210
    6. Neutron Imaging of Cultural Heritage Objects

      • David Mannes, Eberhard H. Lehmann
      Pages 211-237
    7. Ancient Buddhist Metal Statues Using Neutron Tomography

      • Eberhard H. Lehmann, David Mannes, Michael Henss, Markus Speidel
      Pages 273-303
    8. Neutron Activation Autoradiography for Investigation of paintings

      • Andrea Denker, Nikolay Kardjilov, Birgit Schröder-Smeibidl
      Pages 305-314
    9. ECHO: The ELETTRA Cultural Heritage Office

      • Franco Zanini, Federico Bernardini
      Pages 315-353
    10. Cultural Heritage Project at  Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)

      • Filomena Salvemini, Rachel White, Vladimir A. Levchenko, Andrew M. Smith, Zeljko Pastuovic, Attila Stopic et al.
      Pages 375-441
  4. Archeometry and Portable Instruments

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 443-443

About this book

This Handbook covers non-invase techniques as well as digital technologies to study cultural heritage. It focuses on multidisciplinary approaches that help site managers to deal with their site form conservation to prevention. The book is conceived to foster exchanges of ideas and information and to update innovation on measurements suitable for cultural heritage across several disciplines. Contributions on measurements deriving from the large number of analytical methodologies and tools (spectroscopy, chemometrics, modeling, etc) are also of interest for the scientific community. Considering the tremendous amount of new interactive technologies which inevitably impact traditional arts, the final section of the Handbook focuses on the use of virtual reality systems in museums and archaeological sites. 

The Handbook will contribute to build an international network of cultural heritage scientists, architects, geophysicists, archaeologists, and soil scientists.

Keywords

  • Large Facilities and Cultural Heritage
  • Archaeometry & Portable Instruments
  • Conservation and Restoration
  • Monitoring of Cultural Heritage
  • Natural & Anthropogenic Hazards
  • 3D survey, models & GIS
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Linking Sciences and Humanities
  • Remote Sensing/Photogrammetry

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Geosciences, University of Malta, Msida, Malta

    Sebastiano D'Amico

  • University of Messina, Messina, Italy

    Valentina Venuti

About the editors

Sebastiano D’Amico (Ph.D.) has been working at the University of Malta, within the Department of Physics and the Department of Geosciences, since 2010. He was enrolled in the Physics program of the University of Messina where he was awarded the title of Dottore in Fisica; he also hold a PhD in Geophysics. In 2005 he moved to Rome where he joined the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV). In 2007 he moved to the U.S.A. to join the Saint Louis University (Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department). His research interests are in the applied aspects of geophysics and earthquake seismology. From 2016 to 2018, he served as Vice-President of the European Seismological Commission. In the last few years, he has also worked in the field of Physics applied to Cultural Heritage and involved in several nation and international projects.  In particular, his research interests include different fields of the cultural heritage such as use and development of new technologies for the diagnostic, conservation and restoration of cultural heritage, digitalization of monuments, statues and paintings. Furthermore, He is involved in teaching activity on several study units offered by University of Malta and Messina. He also taught study units in the European Union as well as the United States. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. More details can be found at http://staff.um.edu.mt/sebastiano.damico 

Valentina Venuti (PhD) is Full Professor of Applied Physics (to Cultural Heritage, Environmental Assets, Biology and Medicine) at the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences, University of Messina (Italy). She is co-author of 166 publications on ISI rated journals and overall 150 communications to congresses. Citations 2633, H-index: 28. Her research interests are focused on: 1) FT-IR and Raman spectroscopies, neutron and synchrotron radiation techniques applied to cultural heritage; 2) Spectroscopic study of biological and drug/carriers systems and their application in pharmaceutical field. She took part, many times as PI of the related projects selected by International User Selection Panels, in 54 experiments of neutron spectroscopy and synchrotron radiation spectroscopy carried out at European Large Scale Facilities. She is Responsible of the Laboratory of Applied Physics the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences at the University of Messina. She is Delegate of the Director of the Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Physical Sciences and Earth Sciences for the "Internationalization of Departmental Activities" of the University of Messina. She is appointed, for the three-year period 2020-2022, auditor for the Italian Association of Archaeometry. In the last ten years, she was involved in the organization of several international conferences/workshops/schools as Director, Chair, Program Committee Member, or in other positions, and in several research projects funded by MIUR and other institutions on different issues of applied physics. More details can be found at https://www.unime.it/it/persona/valentina-venuti

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