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Established in 2009, the HERCULES Laboratory is a research infrastructure from University of Évora, devoted to the study and valorisation of cultural heritage, focusing on the integration of physical and material sciences methodologies and tools in interdisciplinary approaches.About us
DRUGS&COLORS 2023 is an International Conference dedicated to studying ancient medicines, pigments, and dyes - as, in ancient times, their preparation and commercialization were found together in the apothecaries, pharmacies, and spezierias. DRUGS&COLORS 2023 focuses on historically accurate reproductions of old recipes to produce ancient medicines, pigments and dyes, on the material characterization of these materials and their applications over time. This second edition of the Conference will take place at the historical Colégio do Espirito Santo of the University of Évora next September 21st and 22nd, 2023, with the thematic Drugs &Colours in History: from the Past to the Present.
More information at: Drugs&Colors 2023
The project "SuitNanoMusic: Suitability of nanomaterials for preservation of tangible musical cultural heritage" is one of the six projects that were selected for funding under the Call for the funding of Exploratory Projects in the frame of the associate laboratory IN2PAST 2023/2024 (Portugal).
O que nos dizem os pigmentos das iluminuras, os ossos de freiras carmelitas, as tintas dos paineis de Almada? O CSI do patrimônio responde.
A three-day international workshop addressing the preservation, access and use of cultural heritage material samples archives, will be held at Évora, Portugal, from 13 June to 15 June 2022. The workshop will be organized by ICCROM, University of Évora and other partners.
Conference COLOURS: Bridging Science with art, that will be held in Évora University from 14th to 16th September 2022.
The HERCULES Laboratory was awarded a prize by the Portuguese Museology Association (APOM) in the "Institution" category.
Researchers from the HERCULES Laboratory travel to the National Library of France to analyse the Atlas Miller within the framework of the project ROADMAP (Research On António De holanda Miniatures Artistic Production), recently funded by FCT (PTDC/ART-HIS/0985/2021).
Preliminary Studies of the Effects of Nanoconsolidants on Mural Paint Layers with a Lack of Cohesion.
First insights into the archaeometric analysis of the Los Amores Mosaic in Cástulo (Linares, Spain): the Judgement of Paris.
Biodegradation and Microbial Contamination of Limestone Surfaces: An Experimental Study from Batalha Monastery, Portugal.
An Entropic Approach to Assess People’s Awareness of the Health Risks posed by Pesticides in Oenotourism Events.