Last Updated: 2013-02-28
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ROME, Feb 28 (NNN-Prensa Latina) -- Experts from nine countries develop a scientific project for the application of nanotechnology in the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage of humanity.

Nano for Art Project promotes the use of nanoparticles in the protection and rescue of work of art, based on technology developed by Dr. Piero Baglioni, from the University of Florence, Italy.

Italy, Spain, UK, France, Denmark, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia and Mexico are involved in the research promoted by Research Center for Colloids and Nanoscience at the university.

Baglioni, Doctor in Physics and Chemistry, said the project was found in Florence at the beginning of last year and should be completed in 2014, with the validation of the technology.

The professor used this method in the consolidation of the murals of the archaeological site of Calakmul, in the pre-Hispanic murals of Cacaxtla, Cholula, Tlatelolco, Mayapan and other regions of Mexico.

The innovative technology was also applied in the cleaning of the frescoes of Masaccio, Lipi and Masolino at the Brancacci Chapel in the church of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence.

This was also used in removing silicone resins of the cave murals of the Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Israel.

Nanotechnology is the field of applied science that is dedicated to the control and manipulation of matter at the level of atoms and molecules.

Its use has spread to several areas of society, such as medicine, technology, agriculture, biology and others.