The Conservation Department of the National Archaeological Museum participates in the APPEAR Research Program (Ancient Panel Paintings: Examination, Analysis and Research) which is launched by the J.P. Getty Museum. This is an international collaboration between museums, research organizations and institutions from around the world, investigating ancient Egyptian funeral portraits of the Roman era (Fayum).
The National Archaeological Museum participates with the application of non-destructive innovative technologies and methods, such as X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), X-Ray, Multispectral Imaging, Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI).
The J.P. Getty Museum has created a shared database on which the collaborating bodies upload their data.
The National Archaeological Museum participates to this project with the Department of Conservation, Physical – Chemical Research & Archaeometry (I. Panagakos, K. Tsakri, P. Lazaris and the Department of Prehistoric, Cypriot and Eastern Antiquities (A. Grigoraki)
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