Restoration of artworks with marine microalgae
More natural materials are being used in the conservation of valuable artefacts over recent years. Natural materials are progressively replacing synthetic ones, meaning fewer invasive interventions on artworks are needed as well as reducing the impact this work has on operators and on the environment. The sea provides an extraordinary source of innovative products that can be tested in the field of cultural heritage. Different types of marine microalgae, for example, have been treated in the laboratory and used for the restoration of paper, wood, metal, and wall paintings.
The BioArt Gallery presents the most promising feedstock and its related bioeconomy applications in everyday life with 60 stunning pictures. It offers an innovative approach of showcasing to the public some examples of bio-based products and applications currently available in the market through several examples: cosmetics, nutraceutics, tissues, toys and sport, disposable tableware, cleaning products, gadgets, and much more.
The BioArt Gallery has been displayed to the public in severall incredible venues throughout Europe, and now BIOVOICES makes it available to you through an interactive digital platform!