Ancient art: today's technology

How can we best restore and conserve art, and what should we do to allow future generations to appreciate that art? This section examines the science and technology behind this sometimes controversial area.


Roman glass and its chemistry

Roman glass is found all over the Roman Empire, but how different is it?



Part of the art conservation process is the examination and investigation of the artefact to determine its structure, make-up or stability. This resource investigates the two main types of radiography used: x-ray and gamma.


Restoration of Minoan paintings: Imitation or reproduction?

Minoan art tells of a people who were keen observers of their world, in touch with the environment and enjoying the world they lived in.


Defining the age of a rock or cave painting

Discover how it is possible to date rock and cave paintings, using science.