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Detecting past attempts to restore two important works of art.
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PMID:  12186570     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Chemistry plays a fundamental role in the preservation of our heritage. Artistic and archaeological materials deteriorate over time due to their interaction with the environment, and human intervention can trigger unexpected deterioration pathways. Previous intervention can also sometimes obscure information regarding the original techniques or the materials used to execute the artwork. Our studies of past intervention and attempts to conserve the lunette of the church of Santa Maria la Vetere in Militello Val di Catania (Italy) and Donatello's carved marble panels of the pulpit of the Duomo of Prato (Italy) are discussed as two examples of how chemistry can provide guidance for conservators and fill gaps in the known life of works of art.
Giuseppe Spoto
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Accounts of chemical research     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0001-4842     ISO Abbreviation:  Acc. Chem. Res.     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-20     Completed Date:  2002-10-01     Revised Date:  2003-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0157313     Medline TA:  Acc Chem Res     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  652-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università di Catania, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy.
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