Art Special: BlueScientific at In-Art2024 in Oslo

Comparison of a historic painting under normal light (left) and using X-ray fluorescence (XRF) mapping (right) to reveal the elemental composition of the artwork, highlighting details of pigments and materials used in the conservation study.

BlueScientific proudly participated in the In-Art2024 conference in Oslo from June 4th to 7th. This event, dedicated to the fusion of science and art, showcased the latest scientific advancements in art preservation. We demonstrated how the cutting-edge instruments we distribute can play a pivotal role in conserving and studying cultural heritage.

BlueScientific’s Commitment to Art Preservation

At BlueScientific, we believe in the power of precision and technological innovation to safeguard the integrity of artworks. The advanced instruments we distribute, including Bruker Micro-CT scanners, Bruker Micro-XRF systems, and Renishaw Raman Spectroscopy, are specifically designed to meet the nuanced needs of artefacts, archaeology, palaeontology and anthropology researchers but also work for paintings. These tools allow for non-destructive analysis, providing invaluable data while preserving the artwork’s integrity.

Key Themes and Sessions at In-Art2024

The In-Art2024 conference addressed several critical areas, including using innovative technologies in heritage conservation and integrating natural sciences into art preservation. These themes resonate deeply with our objectives at BlueScientific. For instance, Bruker Micro-CT scanners offer unmatched capabilities in generating detailed 3D images of art objects and archaeology, palaeontology and anthropology artefacts, enabling a deeper understanding without physical interference. Similarly, Bruker Micro-XRF systems provide essential elemental analysis, crucial for studying and authenticating artworks.

Featured Instruments and Their Impact

  • Bruker Micro-CT Scanners: These scanners are invaluable for studying artefacts as they can create precise 3D representations of complex objects and materials. This allows experts to thoroughly examine internal structures without damaging the artefacts. For example, a recent study utilized micro-CT scanning to reveal intricate details of an archaeological artefact, providing insights into its construction and use (more information can be found here).
  • Bruker Micro-XRF Systems: Ideal for on-site analysis, these instruments can quickly identify and quantify the elemental composition of artworks, aiding in conservation and verification processes.
  • Renishaw Raman Spectroscopy: Research-grade Raman microscopes and benchtop analyzers offer noninvasive chemical analysis, allowing for the identification of pigments and binders in paintings without requiring sample removal.

Each of these tools demonstrates our commitment to providing solutions that enhance the understanding and preservation of art in ways that were unimaginable a few decades ago.

Networking and Collaboration Opportunities

In-Art2024 was not just a conference but a confluence of minds from science, art, and technology. We engaged with fellow professionals, shared insights, and explored collaborative opportunities. Attendees visited the BlueScientific booth to learn how our technology could benefit their projects and research.

Why Choose BlueScientific for Your Scientific Instruments

Selecting BlueScientific for high-precision instruments means more than acquiring state-of-the-art technology; it’s about gaining access to our deep scientific expertise and dedicated local support. Our team comprises experienced scientists and technicians who understand the technology and are experts in its application within art conservation. Additionally, BlueScientific offers extensive local support, ensuring rapid, expert assistance and personalized training to enhance the utility and performance of our instruments in your projects.

Conclusion

BlueScientific is dedicated to advancing the field of art conservation through scientific innovation. Although the In-Art2024 conference has concluded, we continue to support art preservation efforts with our advanced technologies. We invite you to explore how our instruments can help preserve cultural heritage for future generations. Contact us to learn more about our products and discuss how we can support your work in art preservation.