Athens Art Conservation


Technical Analysis & Documentation

Technical analysis offers to the conservator a full understanding of the object’s materials and techniques. This is an invaluable tool so as to assess damage, previous restorations, authenticate artworks and detect forgeries. Our team has established non-destructive and microanalysis techniques so as to document in depth works of art.

We can provide in association with accredited laboratories some of the following technical analysis and documentation of artworks:

  • Pigments Identification
  • Characterization of coatings
  • Elemental Analysis of Metals
  • Plastics Identification
  • Cross-sectional Analysis of Paint Films
  • Visible Light Microscopy
  • Historical research
  • Digital photography
  • Ultra Violet (UV) photography
  • Infrared (IR) Photography
  • Wood identification