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Monday, September 28 • 08:30 - 10:30
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INSIDDE: Integration of Technological Solutions for Imaging, Detection, and Digitisation of hidden Elements in Artworks
Marta Flórez Igual and Hamdi Dibeklioğlu

This workshop is intended to give an overview about the capabilities of terahertz (THz) waves in the field of cultural heritage and make a comparison with other technologies such as infrared (IR) reflectography or optical coherence tomography (OCT). In this workshop, different cases dealing with 2D and 3D artworks will be presented.

The target audience of this workshop covers a wide range of profiles, from art experts to scientific researchers in different areas. Although an overview of the technologies will be given, speakers will mainly concentrate on the applications in the field of cultural heritage and the requirements to take advantage of the latest developments.

The workshop is also understood as a co-operative environment to foster collaborations between end-users and researchers. Therefore, a close interaction with the attendees is expected during the discussions but also during the presentations. This will limit the number of attendees to 20-25 people.


  • 8:30 – 8:45 Presentation of the Workshop and Introduction to the Project INSIDDE by Ms Marta Flórez Igual (Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias). Welcome and overview of the project INSIDDE and terahertz technology (basis, the digitisation process, tests and validation, results).
  • 8:45 – 9:15 Automatic Analysis of PaintingTerahertz Images by Dr Hamdi Dibeklioğlu (TU Delft). Algorithms and techniques to analyse THz images but also other data obtained by different means. Focus on non-invasive pigment distinction and brushstroke identification.
  • 9:15 – 9:45 IR Reflectography and Multispectral IR Reflectography by Dr Raffaella Fontana (centro Nazionale delle Ricerche). Description of the technology and equipment needed. Comparison between mono- and multispectral approaches. Underpaintings and underdrawings. Examples.
  • 9:45 – 10:15 Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) applied to cultural heritage by Dr Haida Liang (Nottingham Trent University). Summary of the latest advances and how these can be applied in the field of cultural heritage.
  • 10:15 – 10:30 Discussion on the technologies and techniques.
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Applications of Terahertz Imaging in Conservation of Paintings by Ms Marta Flórez Igual (Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias). Potential applications: nderdrawings, pigment identification, etc. Preparation of samples, calibration and validation techniques. Examples.
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Applications of Terahertz Imaging in Conservation of 3D Artworks by Ms Irina Yordanova (Regional Historical Museum Stara Zagora). 3D modelling of interiors, content identification and deposit removing. Structured light scanners. Combination of 3D models. Examples.
  • 12:00 – 12:15 Discussion.
  • 12:15 – 12:30 Closure.

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Marta Flórez Igual

Conservadora-Restauradora, Fine Arts Museum of Asturias


Dirk Rieke-Zapp

Key Account Manager Arts and Culture / Bodymetrics, Aicon 3D Systems GmbH
Talk to me about optical close range measurement systems for arts and culture or anything you like to talk about.

Monday September 28, 2015 08:30 - 10:30 CEST
Parque de las Ciencias - Auditorio Faraday Avenida de la Ciencia, s/n, 18006 Granada

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