CH-08 The Centre for Image and Material Analysis in Cultural Heritage (CIMA) in Vienna as an example for the interdisciplinary investigation of cultural heritage

DI Simon Brenner
Dr Bernadette Frühmann
Dr Federica Cappa

Centre for Image and Material Analysis in Cultural Heritage, CIMA

TQW2Subject area: Material Chemistry
What it is: The station will show our approaches to photograph (and thus virtually preserve in the best possible manner) badly preserved manuscripts and palimpsests with the aid of Multi-Spectral Imaging and to obtain a comprehensive view of the materials of which the manuscripts are manufactured, written and decorated by means of XRF, UV-vis, FTIR or Raman spectroscopy. Posters will also give an overview on other methods used by the CIMA teams (philology, DNA, restoration-conservation).