Arts and Culture Technical Analysis Services
Artwork technical analysis from SGS – a range of specialised techniques designed for analysing and dating artworks.
When it comes to acquiring the analytical data required to help determine the authenticity or date of an artwork, you need highly specialised expertise. We offer a wide range of analytical methods and techniques, specifically tailored to the needs of the art world.
Why choose technical analysis services for artworks from SGS?
We can help you:
- Identify the elemental composition of inorganic pigments, metals, alloys, ceramics and glass with non-invasive x-ray microfluorescence – available on-site
- Characterise artistic and cultural materials, such as pigments, binders and fibres through a wide range of sample analyses, including Raman spectrometry, FTIR, GC/MS, PLM and more
- Date organic and inorganic materials, such as wood, paper and ceramics with specialist techniques, including radiocarbon analysis, thermoluminescence and dendrochronology
Accurate analytical services developed for the specific needs of the art world
As a world-leading provider of inspection, verification, testing and certification for the art world, we offer you unrivalled expertise in scientific analysis services for artworks. With a network of experienced professional conservation scientists and art conservators, and portable equipment, we provide accurate data to determine the authenticity and date of artworks anywhere in the world.
Our centre of excellence for arts services is a fully equipped, 336 square meter laboratory based in the Geneva Freeport. It offers climate control, high security, high precision analyses and technical imaging, with works carefully stored in the very best conditions.
To talk through your artwork technical analysis requirements, contact us today.