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INTK is currently engaged in the following main research areas:
  • Aging processes of modern and contemporary materials
  • Material investigations on Asian lacquers
  • Aging processes of medieval materials (parchment, ink, pigments)
  • Biopatina: materiality of surfaces
  • Material analysis and computer-aided evaluation strategies (digitization / machine learning)
  • Stained glass from the Middle Ages to the 20th century (Art History / Materiality - Natural Science / Conservation-Restoration / Digital Humanities)
  • BIO-Archives and microbial pedigrees in art and material