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We cover a wide range of approaches for the documentation, investigation and monitoring of Cultural Heritage assets.


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New paper on FAIR Data Management in Heritage Science Research

We invite you to read our latest article published in Heritage (MDPI) on the topic of FAIR Data Management in Heritage Science Research. The implementation of data policies within the heritage science sector is a relatively recent development. FAIR data management...

CERTO at Eu-NanoSpec 2024

Between 12-15 of March, we had the opportunity to participate at the first ๐„๐ฎ๐ซ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐š๐ง ๐ฆ๐ž๐ž๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐ง ๐ˆ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ซ๐š๐‘๐ž๐ ๐๐š๐ง๐จ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ซ๐จ ๐ˆ๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ข๐ง๐  (Eu NanoSpec 2024) that was held at Paris-Saclay University, in Orsay (France).

New paper in Special Issue – Building Information Modelling (BIM), Digital Twins and 3D Web Exploration for the Management, Enjoyment and Conservation of Cultural Heritage

A new paper has been published by our team in the open-access journal Heritage (MDPI). The article, entitled โ€œA Web-Based Platform for 3D Visualization of Multimodal Imaging Data in Cultural Heritage Asset Documentationโ€ belongs to the Special Issueย โ€“ย Building...

CERTO at HSAcademy Doctoral Summer School

Between July 17-21, our colleague Lucian attended the ๐ˆ๐๐„๐‘๐ˆ๐Ž๐ ๐‡๐’ ๐Ÿ๐ง๐ ๐ƒ๐จ๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐’๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ ๐’๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ that was heled at ZAG (Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute), in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

New paper in Special Issueย – Heritage Conservation and Restoration: Surface Characterization, Cleaning and Treatments

We invite you to read our latest article published in Coatings MDPI which reports an ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐œ๐ข๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ฎ๐๐ฒ developed in collaboration with our long-lasting partner from IORUX RESTORATIONS, Polizu Guศ›ฤƒ Sultana-Ruxandra.


Last week we had the opportunity to attend the 43rd edition of the ๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ก๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฆ๐™ช๐™ž๐™ช๐™ข ๐™Ž๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ค๐™จ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™˜๐™ช๐™ข ๐™„๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ก๐™š ๐™“๐™‡๐™„๐™„๐™„ that was held together with the 5๐™ฉ๐™ ๐˜ผ๐™จ๐™ž๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™Ž๐™ฎ๐™ข๐™ฅ๐™ค๐™จ๐™ž๐™ช๐™ข ๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™‡๐™–๐™จ๐™š๐™ง ๐™„๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ช๐™˜๐™š๐™™ ๐˜ฝ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ ๐™™๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฃ ๐™Ž๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ค๐™จ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ฎ, in Tokushima, Japan.

New paper in Journal on Computing and Cultural Heritage

We invite you to read our latest article published in ๐‰๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐จ๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐‚๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐‡๐ž๐ซ๐ข๐ญ๐š๐ ๐ž that presents a summary of the ๐ˆ๐๐…๐‘๐€-๐€๐‘๐“ ๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐‹๐ข๐›๐ซ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ – a web-based resource that offers open-access to good-quality spectral data for the scientific analysis of pigments and other art-related materials.

CERTO at Laser Valley Innovation Bootcamp

Between 15-17 of June, we participated at the first edition of the ๐‹๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ซ ๐•๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฒ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ง๐จ๐ฏ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐๐จ๐จ๐ญ๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐ฉ, an event organized under the patronage of the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization.

INFRA-ART Spectral Library: a new open access infrastructure for heritage science

The ๐ˆ๐๐…๐‘๐€-๐€๐‘๐“ ๐’๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐ฅ ๐‹๐ข๐›๐ซ๐š๐ซ๐ฒ is an open access integrated spectral library, of art-related materials, that was designed by CERTO – INOE 2000 as a digital support tool for research specialists and other heritage-related professionals that work with non- or minimally invasive spectroscopic techniques.


From 7 to 12 of May, our team attended one of the most prestigious conferences in the field, ๐“๐„๐‚๐‡๐๐€๐‘๐“ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ – ๐‘ฐ๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’‚๐’๐’š๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’•๐’†๐’„๐’‰๐’๐’Š๐’’๐’–๐’†๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’–๐’๐’•๐’–๐’“๐’‚๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†, hosted by Faculdade de Ciรชncias da Universidade de Lisboa, in Lisbon, Portugal. CERTO contributed with 6 presentations in several sections of the conference.

Center of excellence for
restoration by optoelectronic techniques

We are a department within the National Institute for Research and Development for Optoelectronics INOE 2000. Our department carries out researches on advanced techniques for artwork restoration & conservation. Research activities are generated by the new demands from restorers and conservators practice. A significant experience was accumulated in multidisciplinary research projects, and a very special part of the experience and of the gained reputation raised up from various on site collaborations.

Important results were accumulated in laser cleaning, environment control and micro-climate monitoring, non-contact, non and micro-invasive investigation methods, remote fast response techniques for cultural heritage investigation, diagnosis, intervention.

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