Leica Science Lab - Tag : Conservation https://www.leica-microsystems.com//science-lab/tag/?tx_leicaacademy_pi4%5Baction%5D=show&tx_leicaacademy_pi4%5Bcontroller%5D=Tag&tx_leicaacademy_pi4%5Btag%5D=251&cHash=d9fd89e7dabcbdfb5a171bbd1d8562ff Article tagged with Conservation en-US https://www.leica-microsystems.com/11150 Conservation 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 BC, an age rich in myths and mystery due to the absence of written records. With their meticulous restoration of the valuable finds under the stereo microscope, restorers are helping to piece together the puzzle of our Celtic ancestors. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/myths-under-the-microscope-the-restoration-of-celtic-finds/ Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:27:00 +0000 https://www.leica-microsystems.com/5947 Conservation Stereo Microscopy 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 theme – Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple and were made with different purposes, answering to the demands of a booming 16th-century Antwerp art market. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/four-paintings-magnified/ Sun, 22 Apr 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Anne Haack Christensen, Dr. Jørgen Wadum https://www.leica-microsystems.com/4339 Conservation Stereo Microscopy Where the Germanic Forces Beat the Romans “Germanic barbarians defeat super army!” That is the kind of news headline you might have seen in the year 9 AD about the victory of the Germanic tribes over three Roman legions under the command of Publius Quinctilius Varus. The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest is regarded as one of the most momentous battles of antiquity, and for a long time scientists have puzzled over where the fighting may have taken place. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/where-the-germanic-forces-beat-the-romans/ Tue, 30 Aug 2011 22:00:00 +0000 Gisela Söger https://www.leica-microsystems.com/4362 Conservation Stereo Microscopy 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 metre archaeological underwater park. The magnificent mosaics from the underwater ruins are analysed at the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione e il Restauro (ISCR) of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities in Rome. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/antique-underwater-treasures-endangered/ Mon, 14 Dec 2009 23:00:00 +0000 Gianfranco Priori https://www.leica-microsystems.com/4330 Conservation 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 studio in the exhibition area. The reason for bringing the conservators and all their equipment into the exhibition rooms of the museum was the conservation, restoration and technical research of Jacob Jordaens’ (1593 – 1678) early masterpiece “The Tribute Money. Peter Finding the Silver Coin in the Mouth of the Fish”, also known as “The Ferry Boat to Antwerp”. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/restoration-in-an-open-workshop/ Mon, 14 Dec 2009 23:00:00 +0000 Anne Haack Christensen, Troels Filtenborg, Dr. Jørgen Wadum https://www.leica-microsystems.com/4332 Conservation Stereo Microscopy 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 there aren’t any, this is private property.” As a restorer of the collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein, Klebel is one of the very few people who regularly come and go at Vaduz Castle without actually living here. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/restoring-former-glory-with-cotton-buds-and-a-microscope-the-princely-collections-of-liechtenstein/ Mon, 14 Dec 2009 23:00:00 +0000 Dipl. oec.-troph. Anja Schué, M.A. Ruth Klebel https://www.leica-microsystems.com/4334 Conservation Digital Microscopy Ancient Feast of Color Everyone knows that antique marble sculptures were white. Or were they? Scientists of the Copenhagen Polychromy Network (CPN) help to show that the statues of the Greeks and Romans were decorated with extravagant ornaments and sumptuous colours. With the help of a surgical microscope and digital microscopy, the conservators detect tiny traces of paint pigment that suggest a veritable feast of colour in ancient times. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/ancient-feast-of-color/ Mon, 14 Dec 2009 23:00:00 +0000 Jan Stubbe Ostergaard https://www.leica-microsystems.com/4341 Conservation Stereo Microscopy 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 the beginning of a unique endeavour that specialised in photographic portraiture, works of art and historical monuments, achieving national and international recognition. https://www.leica-microsystems.com/science-lab/save-our-memory/ Mon, 14 Dec 2009 23:00:00 +0000 Sam Habibi Minelli