Biotechnology for Preventive Conservation: Development of Bionanomaterials for Antimicrobial Coating of Outdoor Sculptures
authors Silva, N; Pullar, RC; Pintado, ME; Vieira, E; Moreira, PR
nationality International
journal STUDIES IN CONSERVATION
author keywords Preventive conservation; flow cytometry; biocontamination; chitosan; nanofilms
keywords CHITOSAN
abstract Outdoor sculptures are part of the sociocultural identity of cities, but are extremely vulnerable to deterioration due to exposure to harsh environmental conditions and climate change. Furthermore, deterioration by micro-organisms renders urgent the need to design protective coatings. This research proposes an integrated methodology for the development of innovative and sustainable nanofilms for applications in the area of art conservation, very specifically in the preventive conservation of outdoor sculptures. Gathering objective data for the characterization of the surface microbiota is important in order to design strategies that make use of bio or nanotechnology innovative coatings. Methodologies for the characterization of the microbiota present in a granite outdoor sculpture, followed by preliminary results on the application of protective antimicrobial coatings for surfaces of cultural objects are described.
publisher ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
issn 0039-3630
year published 2018
volume 63
beginning page 230
ending page 233
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1080/00393630.2018.1475037
web of science category Archaeology; Art; Chemistry, Applied; Chemistry, Analytical; Spectroscopy
subject category Archaeology; Art; Chemistry; Spectroscopy
unique article identifier WOS:000444444400038
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