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Preliminary investigation on monitoring transportation effects by full field methods: a digital holographic speckle pattern interferometry study on canvas paintings
Author(s): Elsa Tsiranidou; Eirini Bernikola; Vivi Tornari; Thomas Fankhauser; Matthias Läuchli; Cornelius Palmbach; Nathalie Bäschlin
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Paper Abstract

A preliminary investigation has taken place employing Digital Holographic Speckle Pattern Interferometry (DHSPI) in order to assess the effect of handling and transportation on canvas paintings. Canvas dummies were used on a series of measurements on a transport simulator which allows reproducible simulation of any transport logs in the laboratory. A number of cycles of controlled vibrations were applied on the samples and after each cycle a measurement with DHSPI was taken to monitor the behavior of the samples while increasing the vibration loading and also to record the conditions under which the first crack appears. The transport simulations in combination with DHSPI monitoring revealed the amplitude of oscillation where the first cracks appear on new canvas paintings and also the way these cracks grow. During the tests it was also feasible to locate areas at risk of future deterioration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2011
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8084, O3A: Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology III, 80840J (6 June 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.889511
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Elsa Tsiranidou, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Eirini Bernikola, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Vivi Tornari, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (Greece)
Thomas Fankhauser, Hochschule der Künste Bern (Switzerland)
Matthias Läuchli, Hochschule der Künste Bern (Switzerland)
Cornelius Palmbach, Hochschule der Künste Bern (Switzerland)
Nathalie Bäschlin, Hochschule der Künste Bern (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8084:
O3A: Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology III
Luca Pezzati; Renzo Salimbeni, Editor(s)

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