Materials and methods used in artmaking can be identified or characterized to document resources, technologies, historic practices, artistic choices, cultural influences, etc.
Projects explore novel methods for conservation procedures, imaging, materials characterization, etc.
Sourcing studies can determine the geographic origin of art materials and dating methods aim to corroborate stylistic assessments.
Work with Ancient Egyptian mummies includes development of treatment methods, medical imaging, and documentation of mummification practices.
Residual, accumulated, or applied substances may provide evidence of previous contents, use, appearance, or treatment.