Projects

Our archaeology, art history and conservation related projects take the research team across the globe, to galleries, museums and heritage sites. We have visited numerous national and international organisations, applying our multi-modal analysis for the examination of artworks of various types and styles.

  • In Europe we have visited numerous museums and galleries, such as the British Museum and the Victoria&Albert museum in London, the Louvre in Paris and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Abbey Library of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

  • In the United States of America, we have collaborated with museums and conservation institutions, such as the Brooklyn Museum in New York and the Getty Conservation Institution (GCI) in Los Angeles.

  • In China, we have visited several museums and archaeological sites, such as the Shaan Xi History Museum, the National Museum of China in Beijing and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mogao Caves.

  • In New Zealand, we have visited the University of Canterbury Library. 

Here is a list of some selected case studies that we have been involved in: 

Paintings
Imaging and Sensing for Archaeology, Art History and Conservation (ISAAC) performing Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) at the National Gallery investigating painting varnish conservation

Conservation varnishes at the National Gallery

A study about their optical and material properties

 

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Manuscripts

               The origin of the Selden map of China 

Holistic analysis of the painting materials & the cartographic techniques

Contact

ISAAC Lab

ISTeC 003

School of Science and Technology
Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus,

Nottingham
NG11 8NS

Tel: +44 115 84 86360

E-mail: ​ isaac@ntu.ac.uk

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