Activities per year
The two groups are collaborating with the SURF group (Prof. Herman Terryn and Kitty Baert) within the context of a HOA research project to investigate the possibilities of optical spectroscopy for characterizing cultural heritage materials, with the focus on ancient glass. The introduction of an existing technique into a new application domain was motivated by the many disadvantages linked to the traditional chemical analyses which are currently being used exclusively. The HOA project only began work in 2008, but the researchers have already demonstrated that the information obtained by non-destructive optical measurements is similar to and compatible with the information obtained by the destructive scientific analyses for different types of glass-related applications. The availability of this non-destructive and straightforward technique will have an enormous social impact on the investigation and conservation of museological, archaeological and historical collections. A quick calculation shows that five times more samples can be measured with optical spectroscopy with a budget that is three orders of magnitude lower than that of the standard chemical methods.
Another important asset of this newly developed optical methodology is the availability of a portable instrument which can be used in situ. Since this portable instrument responds to national and international demand, an even more expanded valorization potential can be expected. Moreover, other markets, such as the investigation of ancient paintings, could also be exploited.
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- Art History
Wendy Meulebroeck (Advisor)22 Jul 2014 → 25 Jan 2015
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participating in or organizing a festival/exhibition
6th International Colloquium 'Lost Luster' - Innovative interdisciplinary research on archaeological window glass in north Western EuropeWendy Meulebroeck (Invited speaker)3 Oct 2013
Activity: Talk or presentation › Talk or presentation at a conference
6th International Colloquium 'Lost Luster' - Innovative interdisciplinary research on archaeological window glass in north Western EuropeWendy Meulebroeck (Participant)2 Oct 2013 → 4 Oct 2013
Activity: Participating in or organising an event › Participation in conference