IDS case study: Historical textiles in focus

New approaches to researching damage-related climate on textile artefacts with image processing

Preventive conservation plays an important role in the preservation of art and cultural assets. In order to preserve their condition for as long as possible, it is essential to slow down ageing processes and evaluate factors that alter materials. Cultural heritage science and engineering methods for understanding material behaviour require an interdisciplinary approach. Textiles are among the most sensitive art and cultural heritage artwork. In the course of their production and handling, their presentation and storage, they are often exposed to influences that can have a damaging effect on their material.