SEAHA Centre for Doctoral Training


Vladimir Vilde

PhD student, University College London

Project Title 

Comparison of painting lining methods for historic house environments

Background & Summary of Project

Considering the material complexity of the paintings and the various environmental context, it is necessary to evaluate correctly when a relining is required and how to optimise it. To tackle this challenge, non-invasive experiments are compulsory as sampling is not an option within the collection of English Heritage the cultural partner of this project. The use of digital image correlation to evaluate mechanical behaviour is provided by LaVision supporting this project from an industrial perspective. The considered techniques are known in their respective field but the goal is to combine their application by developing a method on-site and in laboratory to support conservator in their decisions.