Non-invasive investigations at Palazzo della Ragione

For a few days at Palazzo della Ragione CIBA has been carrying out non-invasive investigations on the frescoed walls of Palazzo della Ragione, component of the Padua Urbs picta candidacy for the World Heritage List .

Padua University’s CIBA (Inter-departmental Centre for Research, Study and Conservation of Cultural Heritage) was requested by ICOMOS to undertake non invasive studies to gain a better knowledge of what lies beneath the paintings as now visible (mapping of the frescoed walls using structured-light 3D scanners, multi-spectrum imagining and IR thermography).