Abstract:A comprehensive investigation has been made of a set of historical leather samples from the 17th – 20th centuries. For the investigation of the degradation degree spectral techniques in IR (MID and NIR) and UV-VIS have been used, and collateral Micro Hot Table (MHT) determination as well. Changes in the physical and chemical characteristics values of the leather issues due to the interaction with the environmental factors during a long period of time were used in order to identify the possible deterioration wa… Show more
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