BREAKDOWN OF MATERIALS AND TREATMENTS

Helping you to preserve your artifacts made from the following materials:
Modern materials
Metals
Ceramics
Glass
Stone
Painted objects
Wood
Textiles
Plant fibers
Paper
Bone
Ivory
Other organic and inorganic materials

Expertise in treatments involving:
Wet and dry cleaning
Desalination
Structural repair
Consolidation (paint layers, stone and ceramic)
Infilling
Inpainting
Loss compensation
Corrosion inhibition
Application/removal of coatings
Mounting and storage solutions
Preventive measures and environmental monitoring

Expertise in archaeological site conservation including:
Site management
Housing of excavated objects
Proper removal of objects
In situ conservation
Consolidation
Desalination
Reintegration
Reconstruction

Analysis and examination of construction materials and deterioration phenomena using:
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
Ion chromatography
X-ray fluorescence (XRF)
X-radiography
CT-scanning
Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy (FTIR)
Transmitted and reflected light microscopy
Polarized light microscopy (PLM)
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Spot testing
Stone porosimetry
Equilibrium Moisture Content analysis
Environmental monitoring instruments

Documentation of objects and sites utilizing:

Digital photography
Archival photography
Lighting
Color correction tools
Photo Processing Software