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Project: Analysis of colouring matter in painting and archeology.

project duration
01-JAN-00 – 31-DEC-99
abstract
A new, virtually non-destructive method for pigment analysis on paintings, manuscripts and painted objects is being developed, based on Total Reflexion X-ray Spectrometry. Furthermore the colouring elements in glazes of medieval pottery from the Andenne-regio are studied. Also is this pottery typified by determining a "fingerprint" of the glaze by chemical (neutron activation-analysis) and stable isotope analysis (lead).