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Academic Materials Research Laboratory of Painted Artworks (ALMA) - a joint workplace of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (AFA Prague) and the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (IIC ASCR)

ALMA is a scientific laboratory working in the field of cultural heritage. Combining the branches of the natural sciences, art and the history of art, it pursues deepening the knowledge of painting materials and techniques. The gained knowledge is integrated to a complete evaluation of painted art works with respect to their origin, age, and authenticity. ALMA Laboratory develops instrumental materials analysis methods and interprets the results in the context of art history and history of materials technology.


7th interdisciplinary ALMA conference is coming up
The 7th interdisciplinary ALMA conference is coming up. The date and place of conference is already known – Bratislava, October 16 – 18, 2019. For more information check our website.
ALMA exhibiting at the Science Fair 2018!
ALMA exhibiting at the Science Fair 2018! Come to see at the Science Fair 2018, which  taking place in PVA EXPO Praha Letňany in June 7-9 2018. Visit our mobile lab in the stand no. 76 and familiarize yourself with up-to date trends in investigation of materials of painted artworks. 
Just Released! Acta Artis Academica 2017
New publication! New Proceedings of Acta Artis Academica 2017 of the 6th ALMA Conference. The 6th interdisciplinary ALMA Conference 2017 is already past. We thank all lecturers, participants and sponsors for their successful implementation and we firmly believe that you will re-join us. Thank you for hard work and great enthusiasm, a number of great contributions was gathered, some of them you can find in English written proceedings Acta Artis Academica 2017. For more information click here.