Program topics

A non-limitative list of topics includes the application of Raman spectroscopy in the fields of art, art-history, history, archaeology, conservation and restoration, museology and others.

  • Material characterization and degradation processes (pigments, inks, plastic materials, photographic materials, gemstones, stones, precious stones, glass, ceramics, contemporary materials etc.)
  • Conservation issues affecting cultural heritage (decaying, corrosion, etc.)
  • Raman spectroscopy of biological and organic materials (resins, fibres, ancient organic compounds, etc.)
  • Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (dyes, organic pigments, etc.)
  • Chemometrics in Raman spectroscopy
  • Development of Raman techniques 
  • New Raman instrumentation and applications in cultural heritage objects investigations
  • Raman spectroscopy in paleontology, paleoenvironment and archeology
  • Forensic applications in art and archaeology (e.g. forensic archeology, authentications procedures)
  • Other topics