MUSEUMS

MUSEUMS

For many years, X-ray technology has been used for art restoration and historical research with excellent imaging results. It is an important tool for the authentication, restoration, screening, classification, and analysis of most kinds of artifacts, such as paintings, fabrics, sculptures, or metal. 

YXLON Copenhagen’s portable solutions are used by museums worldwide to help with preservation processes and to gain historical knowledge. 

Valuable information about patterns or inscriptions can be gained from corroded metals that, in terms of restoration, have passed the point of no return. Hidden or altered paintings covered by paintings of a more recent date can be identified and examined without even touching the surface. Hidden information in paintings can be rendered visible through their different chemical content using X-ray examination.

The conservator is able to identify otherwise hidden damage and complex combinations of different materials and techniques before the restoration work begins.

Applications:
  • Restoration of artifacts
  • Authentication of artifacts
  • Identification of watermarks

To achieve the obvious benefits from digital X-ray imaging a small focal spot is important. With a small focal spot you can detect even the smallest details, and with digital imaging you can reap the benefits of post-processing.

The SMART EVO 160D with a small 1.0 mm focal spot combined with a kV range of 20-160 kV, offers an optimal resolution. It covers a highly suitable application range from the examination of low-density textile structures and watermarks to massive metal parts, thanks to the highly efficient constant potential technology found in YXLON Copenhagen’s products.

The mobile Y.XMB X-ray system, equipped with a Y.TU 160-D06 or Y.TU 225-D04 X-ray tube with 0.4 mm focal spot (EN 12543), could be the right choice for tasks where the highest possible resolution is required.

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