In 2005, CIRAM revolutionised science for art by defining a new approach based on high scientific standards and constructive dialogue with the market.
Since then, on all continents, many players in the art and heritage market have placed their trust in us on a daily basis.
"I became acquainted with the CIRAM laboratory through a magnificent publication ... a very professional work, demonstrating the acceptance of CIRAM and its examination methods by the French archaeological community and its services for the State. Thereafter, a very close collaboration was established between us. Their expertise has protected me from mistakes and it is an integral part of a dealer's duty to consult them in case of any doubt. CIRAM is a serious laboratory that I enjoy working with, particularly because it is independent and not subject to any outside influence. "
Mr. Jean-David CAHN, gallery owner/dealer of ancient art in Basel
"We have been waiting for a laboratory like yours for a long time..."
Mr. Pascal Bertrand, INRAP NAOM
Analyzing organic residues for archaeology makes it possible to identify oils, fermented beverages, resins, fats, perfumes used in remote times and understand the habits and customs of ancient peoples.
Test the naturalness of your active ingredients, excipients and finished products using radiocarbon analysis with CIRAM laboratories. Carbon 14 and stable isotopes can be used to detect adulteration, authenticate a biobased product or determine botanical provenance or origin.
CIRAM is exhibitor and sponsor of the EAA (European Association of Archaeologists), Belfast between August 28 and September 2!
Discover the authentication of glass objects based on their chemical composition, analysis of alterations and deposits. Discover the analytical protocol implemented by CIRAM laboratories in the physico-chemical analysis of glass objects.
Laboratories CIRAM - C14 Analysis and Isotopes - remain open in August!
Radiocarbon analysis of biogas and smoke by CIRAM. Biogas offers new prospects for biofuels. In addition, the analysis of chimney smoke is one of the criteria for establishing the carbon footprint of industrial companies. Radiocarbon or carbon 14 will quantify the biogenic and fossil parts of these gaseous materials.
CIRAM laboratories are specialized in dating of your works of art, your archaeological artifacts, as well as the analysis of your biobased products worldwide.
Thanks to the know-how and experience of our scientists as well as state-of-the-art equipment, CIRAM is a specialist in radiocarbon dating and the analysis of your biobased products.
Thermoluminescence dating, carbon-14 dating, microanalysis, spectrometry, discover all our methods as well as our fields of application.
For more than seventeen years now, CIRAM laboratories have been revolutionizing science in the art market worldwide.
Museums, antique dealers, auction houses or institutions trust us for the dating and authentication of their works of art.
Thanks to our scientists and rigorous and relevant analyses, we deliver a rigorous and reliable expertise.
It is possible to date and analyze all works. In our laboratories, we study objects composed of:
For the dating of artworks, we mainly use carbon-14 or thermoluminescence dating, but it is possible to couple them with other methods to obtain an accurate result.
The dating of a painting or a pictorial work also allows the authentication of the object, it is also a preliminary step in the framework of a restoration.
To analyze a painting, we proceed by imaging with:
The CIRAM laboratories also work with objects found in archaeological contexts. In these cases, we offer, in addition to laboratory analysis by sample, to come to the site with mobile equipment to analyze the remains in context.
CIRAM performs dating and material analysis services for preventive archaeology.
Carbon-14 dating is the first analysis done in archaeometry. This analysis technique allows us to date all organic materials, we measure the 14 isotope of carbon present in the material.
To meet all your needs and constraints related to archaeology, our laboratory scientists also offer:
By combining all the methods, the analysis of your objects in an archaeological context is both reliable and complete.
CIRAM laboratories verify, analyze and certify your bio-based products. Our scientists use EN 16640, ASTM D6866, EN ISO 21644, EN ISO 16620, EN 16785.
The CIRAM laboratories offer the analysis of biobased products in the fields:
For more than seventeen years, CIRAM laboratories have been the reference for the dating and characterization of your objects in an archaeological context or in the art world.
Microanalysis, metallography, spectrometry, chromatography, imaging, etc. For more information on our fields of application and analysis, contact us.