Institute for the Conservation and Promotion of Cultural Heritage




Editorial activity



Mapping of macroscopic alterations and realization of thematic maps


Laboratory analyses

  • FT-IR and micro-FT-IR analyses
  • XRD and EDS analyses
  • Solubile salts analyses by Ionic Chromatography
  • Optical microscopy analyses (VIS, UV)
  • SEM and SEM-LV analyses
  • Evaluation of the microbiological contamination and genus identification
  • Porosimetry
  • Colorimetric measures of opaque surfaces
  • Surface Colour and gloss determination
  • Water vapour permeability
  • Water absorption (capillarity and total immersion)
  • Static water drop contact angle
  • Artificial ageing tests : Freeze/thaw; Solar; Thermal fatigue
  • Cohesion profiles by “microdrilling” for stones and mortars
  • Hygroscopic absorption measurements (Chan balance)

In situ measurements

  • Colorimetric measures of opaque surfaces
  • Water absorption (contact sponge method)
  • Stone and mortar choesion profiles measurements ("Microdrilling")
  • Surface patterns (Illuminating dome)
  • Monitoring of photoautotrophes biocoenosis (Portable fluorimeter)
  • Determination of lichenic flora
  • Monitoring of microclimate data
  • Temperature and relative humidity
  • Total solar and UV irradiance
  • Monitoring of sismic and fissures