Science Lab

Science Lab

Science Lab

The knowledge portal of Leica Microsystems offers scientific research and teaching material on the subjects of microscopy. The content is designed to support beginners, experienced practitioners and scientists alike in their everyday work and experiments. Explore interactive tutorials and application notes, discover the basics of microscopy as well as high-end technologies – become part of the Science Lab community and share your expertise!

Myths Under the Microscope: The Restoration of Celtic Finds

The find of an almost life-sized sandstone statue of a Celtic "prince" in Glauberg in the German state of Hessen marked the beginning of an exciting journey to the early Celtic past of the 5th century…

Four Paintings Magnified

Through a period of two years an international research team has studied four almost identical paintings from the 16th century. The four paintings examined are alike yet different variations on a…

Antique Underwater Treasures Endangered

In the 2nd century BC, Baiae in the Gulf of Naples was a notorious bathing resort and spa for wealthy Romans. Today, part of the town is submerged under the sea and can be visited as an 80,000 square…

Restoring Former Glory with Cotton Buds and a Microscope – The Princely Collections of Liechtenstein

On her way to work, Ruth Klebel is often approached by tourists asking for the times of guided tours. She always gives the same answer before disappearing behind the wide automatic gate: “I’m afraid…

Restoration in an Open Workshop

For more than a year from August 2007 through October 2008 museum visitors of the Statens Museum for Kunst, the Danish National Gallery in Copenhagen, were able to experience an open conservation…

Save Our Memory

In 1852 Leopoldo Alinari, with his brothers Giuseppe and Romualdo, founded a photographic workshop in Florence, which is at the heart of the firm that still bears his name: Fratelli Alinari. It was…
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