Centre of Image and Material Analysis in Cultural Heritage (CIMA)

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna

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Short Description

The Centre of Image and Material Analysis in Cultural Heritage (CIMA) is an interuniversity research institution specialized on research in the fields of imaging, image enhancement, and analysis as well as the non-invasive chemical analysis of the materials used for the production of historical objects. CIMA represents a unique facility with an interdisciplinary approach to the investigation of cultural heritage.

Contact Person

Univ.-Prof. DI Dr. Manfred Schreiner

Research Services

See methods, please contact us.

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

• Camera: Sony Alpha ILCE-7R (Sony Alpha 7R), Fa. Sony Europe B.V., Surrey, UK.
• Objective: Zeiss Vario-Tessar T* SEL FE 24-70 mm f4 ZA OSS, Fa. Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, Deutschland.
• Filter: IR: Optic Makario lp2 830 67d (830 nm), Normallicht (IR-Sperrfilter): Optic Makario IR-Neutralisationsfilter, Fa. OPTIC MAKARIO GMBH, Mönchengladbach, Deutschland, UV: Zeiss T* UV-Filter, Fa. Carl Zeiss AG, Oberkochen, Deutschland.
• VIS-photo lamps: LASTOLITE RayD8 mit INTERFIT Fotolampe 500W 3200 °K, Vitec Imaging Solutions Spa, Cassola, Italien.
• UV-lamps: Dedo Mini Flo Kit -139X/12, Fa. Kino Flo Lighting Systems, California, USA.

Non-invasive material analysis of art objects (manuscripts):
• Portable confocal Raman, EZRAMAN-L-DUAL wavelength analyzer (Enwave Optronics, USA), equipped with two different lasers: 785 nm/350 mW and 532 nm/50 mW, fiber optics, integrated microscope with 1.3 Mpixel camera, in-Line LED illumination, Leica objectives, and Peltier cooled CCD detector (-60 °C).
• Spectro xSort (Spectro Analytical Systems, Germany): handheld, spot size of the beam: 7 mm, Ag-tube max. voltage 40 kV. www.spectro.com
• IR Spectrometer ALPHA with transmission, µ-ATR (Diamond crystal), and reflection modules, DTGS detector (BRUKER Optik GmbH, Germany)
• XRF Elio (XGLab, Italy): handheld, especially designed for the use in the field of arts, spot size of the beam: 1 mm, Rh-tube with max. power of 4 W, max. voltage 50 kV.

Please contact us (see above).
University of Vienna
Technical University Vienna
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
Danube University Krems
• The Glagolitic Sinaitic Sacramentary (Euchologium) Manuscripts”, Project No. 22941 (2007 – 2010)
• The Enigma of the Sinaitic Glagolitic Tradition”, Project No. P23133 (2010 – 2014)
• The Origin of the Glagolitic Manuscripts”, Project No. 29892 (2017 onwards)
• Additionally, the HRSM-project was accepted: Analysis and Conservation of Cultural Heritage – Modern Imaging and Material Analysis Methods for the Visualization, Documentation, and Classification of Historical Written Material (Manuscripts)
Raman Spectroscopy for the Material Analysis of Medieval Manuscripts. 2018. F. Cappa, B. Fruehmann, M. Schreiner: Nanotechnologies and Nanomaterials for Diagnostic, Conservation, and Restoration of Cultural Heritage 127–148.
ISBN: 978-0-12-813910-3

Three complementary non-invasive methods applied to historical manuscripts. 2018. B. Frühmann, F. Cappa, W. Vetter, M. Schreiner: Manuscript Cultures 11, 97-108.

Interdisciplinary Studies of Medieval Manuscripts within the CIMA project. 2018. B. Frühmann, F. Cappa, W. Vetter, M. Schreiner, H. Miklas, C. Rapp, R. Sablatnig: Restauratorenblätter 35, 7-30.

Multianalytical Approach for the Analysis of the Codices Millenarius Maior and Millenarius Minor in Kremsmuenster Abbey. 2018. B. Frühmann, F. Cappa, W. Vetter, M. Schreiner: Heritage Science 6:10 and 6:34.