The aim of this paper is showing teachers the connection between two apparently distant working fields: the choice ofmaterials used in artisanal lute making and chemistry. The role, the composition and the classification of the mainvarnishes for classical lute making are here described with a brief review of the state of the art.Furthermore, the main theoretical basis of a relatively simple non-destructive analytical technique (X-RayFluorescence Spectroscopy), probably not very well known by non-specialists, is here illustrated. A case study is alsopresented to highlight one of the possible roles of the chemist in the study of cultural heritage.
|Numero di pagine||5|
|Rivista||CNS LA CHIMICA NELLA SCUOLA|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2011|