Institute for the Conservation and Promotion of Cultural Heritage


Equipment in use

As a whole, the institute (all three operating units) disposes of a considerable quantity of specialized equipment, which enables advanced research and scientific diagnosis in the study of artistic, architectonic and archaeological artefacts (above all, in stone materials and mural painting) and their state of conservation. The principal components are listed below:
  • X-ray diffractometer;
  • FT-IR with microscopy, micro ATR and diamond cell;
  • Reflectance spectrophotometer;
  • Ion chromatograph;
  • Liquid chromatograph HPLC and GPC;
  • Image analyzers;
  • High and low vacuum scanning electron microscope with energy despersive X-ray spectrometer;
  • Polirized, reflected or UV light microscopes;
  • Differential Scannig Calorimeter (DSC);
  • Thermogravimetric Analysis (TG);
  • Mercury porosimetere;
  • Helium pycnometer;
  • Drilling Resistance Measurements System;
  • Cathode luminescence;
  • Accelerated ageing chambers;
  • Solar box;
  • Microphotogrammetry;
  • Portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF);
  • IR-Thermovision;
  • Micro-Raman spectrometer;
  • Portable UV-VIV-NIR spectrometers;
  • Portable Digital Microscope;
  • Automated Peeling Test;
  • Contact sponge.