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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.


We are preparing a new website!
The ALMA Laboratory is preparing a new version of the website. The address will remain the same; the design will change, photos and texts will be added. Thank you for your patience.
Master Paul and his epoch
With the expertise and co-authorship of laboratory ALMA experts a new collective monograph entitled „ Master Paul and his epoch“ has just been published.