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Research

Current projects of LATHEMA

Research of LATHEMA are focused on the conservation of metallic and organic cultural heritage by the use of microorganism (bacteria and fungi).

 

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(© Université de Neuchâtel)

 

BIOPATINAS – Copper alloy passivation with fungi

 

 

Photo(Photograph courtesy of the archaeological service of Canton Bern, Switzerland)

MAIAIron objects conservation with bacteria and fungi

 

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(© Université de Neuchâtel)

MICMAC – Archaeological waterlogged wood preservation with bacteria