Art and Historical Object Conservation
A sign of a healthy community is its simultaneous ability to preserve and invent its culture – to look back in history while developing new expressions for the present time. Much of our history is contained in artworks, documents, artifacts and other cultural heritages. As these objects are of utmost significance, preserving them has become a science-based discipline that entails meticulous cleaning, repairing, re-assembling as well as toning to blend with the original object. Further research and analysis are also done to identify material composition, effects of aging, and extent of damage caused by environmental pollution.
The Agilent Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectrometer is used to analyze organic substances in valuable sculptures and artefacts without introducing significant destruction to the material. With innovative sampling technology, it can analyze objects that are too large, too valuable or too remote to measure with conventional spectrometers. Overcoming these challenges further preserves the integrity and authenticity of these historical objects; thus enriching the country’s heritage for future generations to come.