ARTES builds on the interdisciplinary expertise of The Andreas Pittas Art Characterization Laboratories (APAC Labs) of The Cyprus Institute (CyI). Our innovative service, hosted at CyI in Nicosia, integrates input from Art and Humanities experts, R&D engineers and IT technical specialists. Featuring full-mobile capacity, we operate state-of-the-art digital technologies and analytical instrumentation.

ARTES addresses global challenges in the art wealth management markets by offering an end-to-end, optimized and efficient service pipeline with global reach through a single access point. The service offered is based on (a) the adoption of state-of-the art techniques, methodologies and standards for the characterization of works of art, archaeological objects and heritage monuments (b) portable instrumentation for primarily non-invasive / non-destructive application of art characterization protocols, (c) the collection and accumulation of data and knowledge from a number of local, international art scientists and experts as well as art laboratories in a proprietary digital platform, and (d) the adoption of machine learning and AI techniques to improve the authentication, validation and art characterization activities over time as well as the optimization of the full service pipeline in terms of time and cost efficiency.

Our pipeline is based on a multi-scale diagnostics approach, integrating physico-chemical analysis methods, multi-spectral imaging and surface 2D / 3D geometric characterization.
The unique value of ARTES services are:
-    Maximizing valuation
-    Complete and accurate art characterization analysis
-    Combined unique augmented artwork

The ARTES team collaborates with an extensive community of partners, which include the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF), France, the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus, the NCSA, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the G. Leventis Gallery, Cyprus, the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, Cyprus, the Byzantine Museum, Cyprus, the Historical Museum of Crete, Greece, the Benaki Museum, Greece, the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy, the Israel Antiquities Authority, Israel and many more.