Combining materials analysis, botanical and zoological studies, dating techniques and genetic analyses, the archaeometry work carried out by the ECR team sheds new light on the identification, dating and ageing process of works held in the Musée de la musique or in the collections of partner institutions. Current projects in this area aim to document the material history of Cremonese lutherie, European guitars from the 17th and 18th centuries, and non-European instruments, and to cross-interpret data obtained by carbon-14 dating, dendrochronology, DNA extraction and botanical identifications.
Institutional affiliations CNRS-MNHN-Ministère de la Culture
The Center for Research on Preservation (known by its French initials, CRC) is a research and services unit that falls under the joint umbrella of the CNRS (France’s national scientific research council), the French National Museum of Natural History and the Ministry of Culture and Communication. It specializes in research aiming at the preservation of cultural property.