The Institute of Archaeology, CAS, Prague, v. v. i. would like to invite you to a lecture delivered by Luca Robbiola (TRACES laboratory (CNRS), Université Fédérale de Toulouse, France) “FROM THE EARLY METALS TO RODIN’S BRONZE: ARE CORRODED SURFACES A GREAT SOURCE OF INFORMATIVE DATA?”
The lecture will be held on Thursday September 19th, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the „OKA“ meeting room at the Institute in Letenska 4.
Patinas of archaeological and historic artefacts are often a source of data, which remains often unexplored. This communication, through different examples will detail some of them from typical examples issued both from archaeological remains as well as modern outdoor statues. This presentation aims to understand the global behaviour of bronze (copper-tin alloys) when exposed in natural media such as soil or atmosphere. Recent developments integrating the general corrosion model of bronze since Bronze Age up today, as well as new investigating approaches, will be also presented.