FING-ART PRINT Project Website
The European Commission - Sixth Framework Programme Priority 8.1.B.3.6The protection of cultural heritage and associated conservation strategiesSpecific Targeted Research and Innovation Project - 022453 In Situ 3 Dimensional Non-Contact Microscale Documentation and Identification of Paintings and Polychrome Objects.
The project will develop a system to easily fingerprint objects of art and cultural heritage. This will provide a long sought after non-destructive, non-contact method for uniquely identifying these objects. Objects and collections which are fingerprinted can be easily identified and traced when on loan or in transport. As part of an (inter)national database network, fingerprints can be used to re-identify recovered objects and protect against illegal trafficking of cultural heritage.