Portfolio and References

The Bayeux Tapestry, 2021

We had the privilege to work on the Bayeux Tapestry in Bayeux, France. This study aimed at setting preventive conservation recommendations. We enjoyed bringing in our expertise of mechanical engineering, by setting-up full-field monitoring of strain and stress on tapestry mock-ups (as shown on the right-hand side picture). Besides our monitoring, we helped design conservation solutions and characterise the sensitivity of the Tapestry to its surrounding climate.

We teamed up with a great team of conservators and ergonomists: Thalia Bajon-Bouzid, Raphaëlle Déjean, Elodie Aparicio-Bentz, Vanpoulle Christophe and Bourgeois Fabrice; and in association with Bayeux Museum, DRAC Normandie and La Fabrique de patrimoines en Normandie.

La Trinité, 2021

We have been involved since 2016 in this fascinating research project on the study of ”La Sainte Trinité couronnant la Vierge” (anonymous, 1516). This study aims at characterising the hygromechanical behaviour of the panel painting before, during and after conservation, using strain mark-tracking monitoring (DEFTAC 3D), out-of-plane deformation (Deformometric Kit), weighing and climate data for the last 5 years.

This research has been performed by the Musée Fabre, the LMGC, the P' institute and the UNIFI, in collaboration with Joseph Gril, Gilles Tournillon, Danièle Amoroso, Philippe Hazael Massieux, Cécilia Gauvin.

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Wooden sculptures from the Isnard organ, 2022

Our team is conducting a study on two wooden scuptures from the Isnard organ from the Madelein church in Aix-en-Provence, France. This study aims to investigate the hygromechanical effect of freezing treatment for disinsectisation. The monitoring setup follows before, during and after the treatment in order to understand the impact of such climate choc on massive wooden sculptures.