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 Conservation & Heritage

Analytik, based in Cambridge, are leading suppliers of portable and handheld spectrometers including near-infrared (NIR), FTIR, Raman, Multispectral  and Hyperspectral Imaging, and Lighting Measurement to the UK and Ireland conservation and heritage organisations.

By having a range of various spectroscopy and imaging techniques, our product specialists are able to recommend the correct instrument for your application. Here is access to our Conservation and Heritage Brochure (PDF).

Follow the 'more info' links below for further information on individual systems from our global partners. For assistance please visit our contact page, request a quote or call us on +44 (0)870 991 4044.


 ASD LabSpec 4 Vis-NIR Spectroradiometer     ASD LabSpec 4 Vis-NIR Spectroradiometer

The LabSpec 4 Vis-NIR spectroradiometer offers ASD's state-of-the-art sensitivity, high spectral resolution and convenient portability. The LabSpec 4 collects high quality spectral data fast and is a great instrument to use in heritage research in museums, galleries, libraries, archives and historic properties. More info

Visit ASD Inc, a PANalytical company, website



           Agilent 4300 Handheld FTIR Spectrometer           Agilent 4300 Handheld FTIR Spectrometer

The lightweight, ergonomic 4300 Handheld FTIR spectrometer enables the direct identification and assessment of high-value materials without sample extraction, making handheld FTIR a true nondestructive testing solution for use in art and historical object conservation. More info




Visit Agilent Technologies website



    SciAps Inspector Raman Spectrometer      SciAps Inspector Raman Spectrometer

Inspector Raman® is the world's most powerful, easy to use Raman materials identification system. Inspector handheld analyser is an easy to use device, with point-and-shoot operation for art and historical artefacts accurate analysis. More info




Visit SciAps website




    VideometerLab 3 Multispectral Imaging System      VideometerLab 3 Multispectral Imaging System

VideometerLab 3 is a multispectral imaging system designed for fast and accurate determination of surface colour, texture, shape, size and chemical composition. The importance of non-destructive research techniques for historical artefacts makes the VideometerLab 3 an ideal tool for conservation and heritage specialists. More info




Visit Videometer A/S website




    Headwall Hyperspectral Imaging Systems      Headwall Hyperspectral Imaging Systems

Easily deployable, hyperspectral sensors are used to reveal secrets of famous documents such as the Gettysburg Address, ancient maps, and archeological artefacts such as pottery shards (ostracons). Since no preparation of the document or artifact is necessary, this non-destructive spectral technique is invaluable for a wide range of historical research relating to changes in color, chemical and substrates. More info



Visit Headwall Photonics website




                 GL SPECTIS 1.0 touch Spectrometer

The GL SPECTIS 1.0 touch is a unique, reliable and precise smart spectrometer designed specifically for accurate measurement and characterisation of any light source, including LEDs and fluorescent lighting. The GL Spectis 1.0 touch is the ideal tool to give a fast, accurate assessment of illumination inside museums, art galleries and exhibition halls. More info




Visit GL Optic website



Conservation and Heritage Brochure



  ASD FieldSpec 4 in use at the Department of Manuscripts and Printed Books at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge

  The Non-Invasive Analysis of Painted Surfaces: Specific Impact and Conservation Practice



MOLAB® meets Persia: Non-invasive study of a sixteenth-century illuminated manuscript
It's not easy being green: a spectroscopic study of green pigments used in illuminated manuscripts

Looking beneath Dali’s paint: non-destructive canvas analysis

Is there evidence for change to collagen within parchment samples after exposure to an X-ray dose?

Near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy: a potential new means of assessing multi-phase earth-built heritage

Application Notes:

Studying historical artefacts with Multispectral Imaging

Artwork and Document Analysis with Hyperspectral Imaging

News Releases:

Analytik join SEAHA as an industrial partner and supervisor of a student applying spectral imaging techniques
Analytik reports on the use of the LabSpec Vis-NIR portable spectrometer to study historic materials

Analytik reports on the use of the ASD’s LabSpec system at UCL for the study of Dali canvases

Analytik announces the publication of their Fitzwilliam Museum users of a FieldSpec 4

Analytik reports on the pigment analysis of illuminated manuscripts at the Fitzwilliam Museum



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