Bacillus onubensis, a new bacteria isolated from Gruta de las Maravillas

Along the last two decades, a progressive bacterial and fungal colonization has been detected in show caves and rock art caves, including the world wide known Altamira (Spain) and Lascaux (France) caves. Andalusian caves were n ot being controlled from the microbiological point of view, and for this reason we proposed the research project RMN […]

IRNAS experts show their works at the University of Bologna

Last March 22th, the members of IRNAS research group “Environmental Microbiology and Cultural Heritage” Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez and Ana Z. Miller, offered the conferences “Microbiology and Cultural Heritage: the case of Rock Art caves” and “Characterization of cave sepeleothems and associated microbe-mineral interactions” at the Department of Biological and Geological Sciences of the University of Bologna […]

First Seminar on Biotechnology Applied to Cultural Heritage, with the participation of IRNAS

Last March 10th was the first edition of the Heritage Innovation Talks (HI TALKS) in Évora (Portugal), organized by the Hercules Lab of the University of Evora. The goal of the HI TALKS is to present and discuss emerging issues in the framework of the sciences of Cultural Heritage, with the participation of key researchers […]

IRNAS researchers receive the Cueva de Nerja Award

The contribution entitled “Research applied to the preventive conservation of the karstic system of La Garma (Omoño, Ribamontán al Monte, Cantabria)”, authored, among others, by IRNAS researchers Valme Jurado Lobo and Cesáreo Saiz-Jimenez, received last October 1st the Cueva de Nerja Award to the best communication presented to the 6th Spanish Congress on Touristic […]

The conservation of the paintings of Altamira Cave, in danger

Last March 6th, the newspaper El Pais echoed the loss of pigments by washing in Polychromes Hall. This phenomenon, documented from 2014-2015, and still in action, was never detected in real time. The article is interested in the opinions of Sergio Sánchez Moral (from the Museum of Natural Sciences) and Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez, from IRNAS, […]

El Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte publica el informe del convenio para el estudio integral del estado de conservación de la cueva de Altamira y su arte paleolítico

The report, published as the number 24 of the prestigious book series “Monographs of the National Museum and Research Centre of Altamira”, has been finally published and could be assessed directly by the international scientific community. This book constitutes the crowning of the studies conducted in the cave by a research team which began working […]

El biodeterioro de los bienes culturales, a revista en Espacio Protegido

Canal Sur tv program “Espacio protegido” broadcasted last march 18th a report under the title of “The enemies of Cultural Heritage” in which Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez, IRNAS Research Professor, talked about the biodeterioration of cultural assets. In this program, he showed biodeterioration effects on three Sevillian elements of Cultural Heritage dated in the Roman times: […]

Reunión del equipo involucrado en la conservación de la Cueva Pintada de Gáldar, con la presencia de un integrante del IRNAS

The 2nd Research Seminar Cueva Pintada, under the title “The conservation at Cueva Pintada: new techniques for old challenges ” was held at Gáldar (Gran Canaria) the days 5 and 6 of March, developing the work sessions of the research team as well as moments for sharing with the public the studies to be […]

Publicadas las actas del Segundo Congreso Internacional sobre Ciencia y Tecnología para la Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural

Under the title of Science, Technology and Cultural Heritage, CRC Press publishing house, of the Taylor & Francis Group have just published the Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, held in Seville, Spain, from 24 to 27 June, 2014 as an […]

Un volumen monográfico sobre la conservación del patrimonio cultural en ambientes subterráneos, editado por Cesáreo Sáiz Jiménez

The Conservation of Subterranean Cultural Heritage is the title of a monographic volume published in November of 2014 by the prestigious British publishing house CRC Press, of the Taylor & Francis Group, devoted to the conservation of cultural assets placed in subterranean environments. The book, edited by IRNAS Research Professor Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez, […]