Masterpieces of art can be fascinating either as a delight for the eye or as a puzzle for the mind: what techniques did the ancient civilizations use? How did the most famous painters and sculptors of the Renaissance work? … Those questions arise in history-related fields such as archaeology, history of arts and fossils study.
To characterize the support of a canvas, an ink, to analyse the inner supports of a bronze statue, the use of non-destructive testing techniques is mandatory in order not to damage these unique and priceless art artefacts.
Museums develop their own laboratories using advanced imaging solutions to understand the evolution of the inhabits and techniques of the society.