With that in mind, the HERCULES researchers have been working since 2009 towards getting the financial support to acquire state-of-art equipment for the material study of cultural heritage artefacts and to build up the scientific know-how to do it.
This has led to novel opportunities and fields of research that have allowed to foster activities of the Laboratory four main lines of research:
Archaeometric approaches to Past Cultures
Science for the Arts
Science for Heritage Conservation
New materials and tools for Cultural Heritage