Welcome to the website of the Archeometry Research Centre of the University of Brescia
"Quelli che s'innamorano di pratica sanza scienza, sono come li nocchieri che entrano in naviglio sanza timone o bussola, che mai hanno certezza dove si vadano. Sempre la pratica debb'essere edificata sopra la bona teorica..."
Leonardo da Vinci, in the Essay on painting , presented a relevant topic: art has always been a means of knowledge, a discipline with rules and methods which have been codified and conveyed in the centuries through continuous experimental research process which can be defined "scientific" nowadays.
Modern methodologies offer huge potentialities to go through the historical evolution of the materials and the ancient artists' techniques. They present new outlooks in several fields of the Cultural Heritage studies starting from a scientific analysis of a work of art up to its date and authentication which constitute Archeometry as a whole.
So far, acquired knowledge is at the basis of the Conservation Science which aim at preserving and conveying a community's cultural heritage to the future generations. Hence, it can be said that modern science meets ancient technology when modern technical analysis is applied to cultural heritage studies.
According to this view a close cooperation among cultural heritage managing institutions, the companies operating in the preservation methodologies business and the research centres are considered to be capital in order to take advantage of human resources and technologies to develop cultural realities and gain profitable results.
This portal has been dedicated to the "Archeometry Research Centre" which was established by the University of Brescia in 2008. Thanks to the study and the scientific analysis of inimitable works of art, a visit along archaeology and history, science and restoration, fakes and finds has been showed.