Non-destructive Analyses Carried out on Heritage Cultural Goods. Case Study: Golden Book of the Unification Celebration Cover Image
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Analize ne-destructive efectuate asupra bunurilor culturale de patrimoniu. Studiu de caz: Cartea de Aur a Serbărilor Unirii
Non-destructive Analyses Carried out on Heritage Cultural Goods. Case Study: Golden Book of the Unification Celebration

Author(s): Ariana Codruța Leahu, Gheorghina Olariu
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Museology & Heritage Studies, Preservation, Recent History (1900 till today), Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Muzeul Naţional al Unirii Alba Iulia
Keywords: preservation; fluorescence; parchment; metal; pigments;

Summary/Abstract: This paper presents a case study which highlights several constituent materials of the cultural item The Golden Book of the Celebration of the Unification, currently held by the National Museum of the Unification Alba Iulia. The item has been analysed using X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, with a portable Bruker S1 Titan SP-type spectrometer. Investigations were carried out concerning the metallic elements on the book as well as a series of pigments and inks used in the production of painted miniatures, and respectively the book’s writing. A better understanding of the constituent materials of the cultural item represents a first step towards the selection of the most appropriate preventative conservation methodologies, which aim to preserve the item for the lengthiest time possible.

  • Issue Year: 57/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 403-409
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Romanian