'HR Excellence in Research' logo awarded to institutions actively implementing the European Charter and Code for Researchers.
Please note that the job is no longer active!
The project is aimed to study the degradation processes of the tin amalgam layer of ancient XVI- XIX century mirrors with the goal of the development of systems of inhibition of the degradation and the testing of new restoration practices for the reintegration of gaps of ancient damaged artifacts, in accordance with the laws of compatibility, recognizable and reversibility of the restoration. The applicative results could be used by restorers and museum technicians as new conservation and restoration techniques of these artworks.
The project contemplates first the critical study of the limited available scientific literature and ancient recipes and then the analysis of glass and reflective layers of different aged mirrors, by analytical techniques such as XRF, XRD, SEM-EDS and EPMA-WDS, aimed to the artificial degradation of samples, as well as to the development of new methods of restoration and inhibition of mercury release.
Please note that the full description may be available in the national language since some job boards have their own publication policy. Thank you for your understanding!
To better plan and organise their stay in a foreign European country, researchers and their families can also benefit of the free and personalised assistance offered by the EURAXESS Services Centres, a network of more than 200 centres located in 40 different European countries.