Durability and Dangers of Materials in Art

Cultural goods, especially works of art, are constantly exposed to the risk of irreparable damage. These damages are from external influences as a result of intensive exhibition activity and also from environmental pollution and climate change. This can lead to complete destruction, especially in the case of outdoor objects.

Systematic investigations and weathering tests for arts

People check the long-term durability of materials in arts through systematic investigations and weathering or light tests. Above all, they use methods of modern surface analysis. This makes it possible to detect material changes in the nanometer range. Such systematic methods can ultimately suggest and test ways of preserving cultural heritage.

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