Researchers from IRNAS study the biodeterioration of the wall paintings of the Salón de Reinos

The IRNAS researchers Valme Jurado, José Luis González Pimentel, Bernardo Hermosín and Cesáreo Saiz Jiménez have just published the paper Biodeterioration of Salón de Reinos, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain in the scientific journal Applied Sciences. This study incides in the research of the microbial communities involved in the biodeterioration of the mural paintings […]

A member of IRNAS participates in the multidisciplinary research on Mirasiviene stela (Lora del Río, Seville, Spain)

Iberian ‘warrior’ stelae have captured the imagination of researchers and the public for more than a century. Traditionally, stelae were considered ‘de-contextualised’ monuments, and research typically focused on the study of their iconography, paying little or no attention to their immediate contexts. As a result, despite the large number of these stelae known to date […]

A member of IRNAS research group Environmental Microbiology and Cultural Heritage takes part in an important multidisciplinary stuy on the prehistoric stela of Almargen

The paper, published by the prestigious british journal Cambridge Archaeological Journal, is signed by prestigious international researchers, also including Dr. Miguel Ángel Rogerio Candelera, a member of the IRNAS Research Group “Environmental Microbiology and Cultural Heritage” examines how monuments with ‘local’ idiosyncrasies are key in processes of place-making and how, through persistence, such places can […]

Scientific Workshop “Antequera Dolmens: current scientific research”, with the participation of IRNAS

Next October 7th, 2017, the Scientific Workshop “Antequera Dolmens: current scientific research” will be held at Antequera Museum, with the goal of showing the preliminary results of the R+D MINECO funded project “Nature, Society and Monumentality: High Resolution Archaeological Research of the Megalithic Landscape of Antequera”, performed from 2017 to 2017.

In this Scientific Workshop, […]

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 […]

Research at Matacabras rock art shelter

Last July 18th, Malaga’s newspaper Sur published an article entitled “Matacabras, a jewel to discover”, echoing the works carried on in the painted shelter of Matacabras of the team involved in the research project funded by the Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitivity Nature, Society, and Monumentality: High Resolution Archaeological Research of the Megalithic Landscape […]

The dolmens look

Last March 31st, 2016 La 2 television channel broadcasted the documentary “The dolmens look”, in which Miguel Ángel Rogerio Candelera, member of the IRNAS research group “Environmental Microbiology and Cultural Heritage” was interviewed among other researchers. The documentary shows the different values supporting the candidature to UNESCO’s world heritage list of the archaeological ensemble […]

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, […]