Collaborative Research Unit

Ghent Interdisciplinary Centre for Art and Science

Acronym
GICAS
Other information
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Graphic arts
    • Painting and drawing
    • Performance art
    • Printmaking
    • Sculpture
Description
The research group Ghent Interdisciplinary Centre for Art and Science (GICAS) is a collaboration between members of the Faculties of Arts and Philosophy (Art History, Archaeology, History), Sciences (Analytical Chemistry) and Architecture and Engineering (Image Processing). Research concentrates on material aspects of works of art, with special focus on painting from the Low Countries (15th -17th centuries). The Centre applies both imaging as image processing techniques, as well as material analysis with respect to art historical questions and applications in conservation and restoration.