Petrographic characterisation of sculptures from the Loringiana Collection and the Fine arts and Archaeological Museum of the Aduana (Málaga). Study and control of the effectiveness of treatments against microbial attack in the sculptures.


With the aim to study the microbial activity on the stone materials proceeding from different sculptures of the Loringiana collection, biological samples were analysed by means of the following analytical techniques: X-ray diffraction; optical microscopy; scanning electron microscopy with micro-analysis and microbiological tests.