CARAA is an analytical research unit which applies the most suitable and modern physico-chemical techniques existing for cultural heritage and art market in order to answer questions related to the conservation, restoration, dating, characterization or authentication of art objects.
The main lines of research developed at CARAA:
– Material characterization and degradation phenomena study.
– Works of art authentication and their consistency with the material and resources available to the presumed date.
– Direct dating using different techniques according to the analyzed material : thermoluminescence, 14C, ESR, U/Th, dendrochronology.
CARAA works with a network of institutional laboratories and in agreement with various academic institutions in order to respond accurately to each issue.
All studies are subject to a detailed and reviewed report, including the operating conditions, the results and their interpretation.