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At our institute there is a collection of historical (19th century) and modern (20th century) pigments, dyes, natural and synthetic binders, polymers, additives etc. The collection contains a total of around 400 inorganic and 800 organic colorants as well as a further 490 samples, which are essential in the visual arts.

Contact Person

Priv.-Doz. DI Dr.techn. Rita Wiesinger

Research Services

Collection of historical (19th century) and modern (20th century) pigments, dyes, natural and synthetic binders, polymers, additives etc. The collection contains a total of around 400 inorganic and 800 organic colorants as well as a further 490 samples, which are essential in the visual arts.

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

The specimen of the material collection were analyzed using XRF, XRD, FTIR, and µ-Raman spectroscopy, in order to identify their chemical compositions, molecular and crystal structure. All the data are collected in a Microsoft Access® database and can be used for the identification of unknown sample materials.

DI Dr. Dubravka Jembrih-Simbürger
T +43(1)58816-8617
d.jembrih-simbuerger@akbild.ac.at

O.Univ.-Prof. DI. Dr. Univ.-Doz. Manfred Schreiner
T +43(1)58816-8600
m.schreiner@akbild.ac.at
Priv.-Doz. DI Dr.techn. Rita Wiesinger
Institut für Naturwissenschaften und Technologie in der Kunst
T +43(1)58816-8616
r.wiesinger@akbild.ac.at
https://www.akbild.ac.at/Portal/institute/naturwissenschaften-und-technologie-in-der-kunst/naturwissenschaften-und-technologie-in-der-kunst-1?set_language=de&cl=de
Please contact us (see above).
1) Colorants, binders, polymers, additives, raw materials, etc. – materials collection from the 19th and 20th centuries: A database including material information and spectral data, 2019, D. Jembrih-Simbürger, E. Wenger, M. Schreiner; Metalla Sonderheft 9 (2019) 101-103. ISSN 0947-6229
2) Classification of Synthetic Organic Pigments by Multivariate Data Analysis of FTIR Spectra. A. Schäning, K. Varmuza, M. Schreiner; e-Preservation Science 6 (2009) 75-80. http://www.morana-rtd.com/e-preservationscience/2009/Schaening-26-06-2008.pdf
3) Synthetische organische Pigmente in Künstlerfarben des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen ihrer Identifizierung am Beispiel von zwei Gemälden um 1925 von My/Marianne Ullmann. A. Schäning, M. Schreiner, M. Mäder, U. Storch; Zeitschrift für Kunsttechnologie und Konservierung 21/1 (2007) 87-110.
4) Historical pigments: a collection analyzed with x-ray diffraction analysis and x-ray fluorescence analysis in order to create a database. B. Hochleitner, V. Desnica, M. Mantler, M. Schreiner; Spectrochemica Acta, Part B 58 (2003) 641-649.
5) A comparative analysis of five chrome green pigments based on different spectroscopic techniques.V. Desnica, K. Furic, B. Hochleitner, M. Mantler; Spectrochemica Acta, Part B 58 (2003) 681-687.
6) Historische Pigmente: Identifizierung und Charakterisierung einer Pigmentsammlung zur Erstellung einer Datenbank. B. Hochleitner, M. Schreiner, M. Mantler; Zeitschrift für Kunsttechnologie 17/2 (2003), 294-304.