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Programmes de recherche

Stimulated infrared thermography for the conservation of mural paintings

Programme start: 2011–2012 CICRP: Jean-Marc Vallet (French coordinator) Partnerships(s): Historic Monuments Research Laboratory (LRMH), University of Reims, IDK (Germany), IESL-FORTH (Greece), IGN, MAP-GAMSAU, Avignon Art College (ESSA), Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, SINOPIA restoration workshop, Regional Conservation of Historic Monuments (CRMH) Languedoc-Roussillon The goal of this programme, which complements the

Identification of materials and techniques used in ancient painted plaster from Marseille

Programme start: 2005 CICRP: Philippe Bromblet, Vincent Mercurio Partnership(s): Municipal Archaeology Department, Heritage Workshop [Atelier du patrimoine], City of Marseille For several years, fragments of ancient painted plasters found in the excavation sites of Marseille have systematically formed the object of in-depth analyses to determine the nature of


Ewaglos (European Illustrated Glossary of Conservation Terms for Wall Paintings and Architectural Surfaces) est un glossaire européen illustré multilingue sur les termes utilisés pour la conservation des peintures murales et surfaces architecturales. Les termes sont définis en 11 langues. En effet, les définitions en anglais

Cold painting on reverse glass

Programme start: 2012 CICRP: Christine Benoit (director, pictorial materials), Emilie Hubert (imaging) This programme concerns reverse glass painting or painting fixed under glass, with several perspectives: The study of technological aspects, on the one hand, since the techniques used have not always been well identified (for example,

Identification and location of organic material in stratigraphic sections using reactive fluorochromes under confocal microscopy

Programme start: 2011 CICRP: Nicolas Bouillon Partnership(s): Central Microscopy Facility of the University of Provence Analysis of the constituent organic materials of paints (binders, varnishes, glues) of particular complex character as a result of the small quantity of the available sample and chemical modifications undergone by these materials

The use of gels for the cleaning plastics

Programme start: 2012 CICRP: Alain Colombini Partnership(s): Clémentine Bollard, art restorer, grant holder of the National Centre of Plastic Arts (CNAP), Museums of France Research and Restoration Centre (C2RMF) This programme draws on research carried out by Clémentine Bollard, art restorer, CNAP grant holder. The scientific assistance of

Identification of paints for domestic and industrial application used by Picasso and his contemporaries

Programme start: 2009 CICRP: Alain Colombini (director), Norbert Bernstein, Emilie Hubert Partnership(s): Art Institute of Chicago (AIC), Musée Picasso of Antibes, Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre of Marseille This research programme on the identification of paints of domestic and industrial application used by Picasso and his contemporaries has essentially concerned