CONSTANTIN MARUTOIU, IOAN BRATU, ANA MARIA BUDU, GHEORGHE SANTA, OLIVIA FLORENA MARUTOIU, CALIN NEAMTU, CLAUDIU TANASELIA, IRINA KACSO, IRINA CRINA ANCA SANDU EVALUATION OF CONSERVATION STATE BY ANALYSIS OF IMPERIAL GATES' CONSTITUENT MATERIALS BELONGING TO ASCHILEU MIC WOODEN CHURCH, CLUJ COUNTY In order to preserve and restore the Imperial Gates belonging to the wooden church of Aºchileu Mic, Cluj County, the scientific expertise of the wooden support and of the painting materials (ground, pigments) with FTIR, XRF spectroscopy and DSC thermal analysis was performed. FTIR spectroscopy and DSC methods offer information about the wooden support whereas XRF and FTIR methods were employed for painting materials structural characterization. These structural data can be correlated with the artistic, theological and historical analysis of this religious patrimony object. After obtaining information about wooden support and painting materials the Imperial Gates were 3D digitized using state of the art laser scanning technology. The digital 3D model obtained was restored in virtual environment and converted to an interactive 3D model which can be used for cultural heritage digital dissemination.
Keywords: Orthodox Imperial Gates, spruce fir wood, painting materials, FTIR, XRF spectroscopy, DSC thermal analysis, 3D virtual restoration