Naturwissenschaften und Technologie in der Kunst; Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien; Schillerplatz 3; 1010 Wien
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Documentation of Art Objects - Photographic Documentation and Digital Imaging


The holistic approach for the scientific documentation of works of art makes use of radiations ranging in wavelength from X-rays to infrared (IR) in order to generate an image of the object as a whole. Most interesting in this field are X-ray radiography, UV(ultraviolet)-fluorescence and IR-photography as well as infrared reflectography. These methods, which are in a strict sense non-destructive, accord well with the way art historians, archaeologists or conservators would like to treat works of art and archaeology and therefore found early acceptance for the systematic investigation of objects of our cultural heritage.