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.