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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 – abstracts for posters still accepted
7th interdisciplinary ALMA conference focused on research, technology, history and conservation/restoration of the fine art. The deadline for sending abstracts  for oral presentations passed. Abstracts for posters still accepted! Read more.
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.
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.