Sorin Hermon, Associate Professor The Cyprus Institute
Nikolas Bakirtzis, Associate Professor The Cyprus Institute
Valentina Vassallo, Research Assistant The Cyprus Institute
Athanasios Koutoupas, Research Assistant The Cyprus Institute
ARTES is a highly specialized comprehensive service framework for a science and technology based description of works of art, artifacts and monuments, aiming to enhance their valorization and improve their management. A commercial service unit of The Cyprus Institute, it offers an integrated workflow that investigates and documents the materiality, the artistic technique and the preservation conditions of heritage assets. Building on interdisciplinary research with robust results integrating art historical and archaeological expertise with chemical-physical analyses and advanced 2D and 3D imaging, ARTES addresses major needs in the cultural heritage industry: the increased demand for accurate descriptions of heritage assets, detailed mapping and diagnostics of preservation conditions and reports addressing provenance and authentication.