Any artwork conservation procedure relies on effective diagnostic techniques and controlled cleaning methods. Traditional methods for the removal of unwanted layers from an artwork comprise mechanical or chemical techniques, which often cause (unknown) damage to the object. New technologies can offer valuable tools to support conservators and restorers.

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