1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON INNOVATION IN ART RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY

10 - 13 JULY 2013

EVORA - PORTUGAL

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

SESSION 1 - SURFACES AND INTERFACES IN CONSERVATION - 1 invited speaker

Prof. Marianne Odlyha, Birkbeck University London

Topic: Damage Assessment of Organic-based Cultural Heritage Materials: Macro to Nanoscale

Environmental research for art conservation. Application of thermal (differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetry and thermomechanical analysis) and dielectric (low frequency and microwave) techniques to the characterisation of objects of cultural and historic importance and to the evaluation of the effects of environmental conditions and conservation procedures used.

Co-ordinator of the Project 'Microclimate Indoor Monitoring in Cultural Heritage Preservation' funded by the European Commission Environment Programme.

SESSION 2 - ENVIRONMENTAL AND NANO -SCIENCES FOR CONSERVATION - 2 invited speakers

Prof. Annemie Adriaens, Ghent University, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Ghent

Topic: Time resolved spectroelectrochemistry studies for protection of heritage metals

Annemie (Mieke) Adriaens graduated with a PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 1993 from the University of Antwerp (Belgium), where she was involved in the optimization of new technologies for inorganic micro and trace analysis.

She was chair of COST Action G8 “Non-destructive Analysis and Testing of Museum Objects” (2001-2006) and vice-chair of COST Action D42 “Chemical Interactions between Cultural Artefacts and Indoor Environment” (2006-2010). She is vice-chair of the European Federation of Corrosion Working Party 21: “Corrosion of Archaeological and Historical Artifacts”.

Prof. René Van Grieken, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Topic: Air quality studies for preventive conservation in The Alhambra, Granada

René Van Grieken received his M. Sc. and Ph. D. degrees in chemistry at the University of Gent in Belgium. In 1972-1973, he was visiting Professor at the Department of Oceanography of Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA. Since 1973, he has been Professor of Analytical and Environmental Chemistry at the University of Antwerp ("Campus Drie Eiken") in Belgium, and Full Professor since 1985. He was co-founder (together with Freddy Adams, who retired in 2003, and Renaat Gijbels, who retired in 2004) of the Micro- and Trace Analysis Centre (MiTAC) in the Department of Chemistry, and has since then been director of MiTAC. MiTAC involves approximately 70 researchers, studying the methodology of various micro- and trace analysis techniques and their applications. Within MiTAC, he directs the Environmental Analysis Group, with 15-20 full time researchers.

SESSION 3 - CONSERVATION SCIENCE FROM INDUSTRY TO THE LAB - 2 invited speakers

Dr. Helmut Meyer,Bayer Material Science AG, Leverkusen, Germany

Topic: Carbon Nanotubes in Art Conservation

Dr. Helmut Meyer had studied chemistry with focus on technical and polymer chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin where he earned his degree in chemical engineering in 1983. Subsequently he was post-doctoral fellow at McMaster Institute for Polymer Production Technology in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. In 1984 he started his career as senior scientist with Union Carbide Corporation in the US on process development in the polyethylene production. In 1986 he joined Bayer in the plastics research department. Since then he has been working in the field of plastics process and product development, as lab manager for styrenics and blends, as group leader in plastics recycling, and as global R&D coordinator for styrene/acrylonitrile plastics.
In 2011 Dr. Meyer founded his own consulting business in the field of carbon nanotubes where he is offering his professional services in project management, patent support, and public funding.

Prof. Bruno Brunetti, University of Perugia, Dipartimento di Chimica Laboratorio di Chimica Generale and SMAArt Centre, Italy

Topic: MOLAB within CHARISMA: advanced tools for in-situ monitoring

Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, UK;
Visiting Professor at the Department of Chemistry, University of Osaka, JP;
Visiting Professor at the University of Barcelona, ES;
Coordinator of the Degree Course on Technology for the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage of the University of Perugia;
Coordinator of the European Thematic Network LabS TECH (Laboratories on Science and Technology for the conservation of the European Cultural Heritage);
Coordinator of the European Integrated Infrastructure Initiative Eu-ARTECH (Access, Research and Technology for the conservation of the European Cultural Heritage).

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SESSION 4 - CONSERVATION SCIENCE FROM THE LAB TO THE FIELD - 2 invited speakers

Dr. Martin Radke, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Berlin

Topic: Golden Past and Future - Applications of Synchrotron Radiation for Cultural Heritage

Dr. Radtke completed his doctorate in physics at the University of Hamburg (Germany) in 2000. He divided his time in this period between the synchrotron facilities HASYLAB at Hamburg and the LNSL in Campinas Brasil. His studies were related to the advances of quantification in x-ray fluorescence analysis with synchrotron radiation. Also in this period he participated in the mounting of the XRF station at the LNLS. Since 2000 he is working at the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing in Berlin Germany at the high energy beam line, the so called BAMline, of his institute at the Berlin synchrotron BESSY. His research interests are now μXRF, the development of new detectors and innovative quantification methods. He is involved in archaeometric studies of important cultural heritage objects, like the Sky Disc of Nebra, the Berlin Gold Hat and renaissance metal pointer drawings.

Prof. Manfred Schreiner, Institute for Chemical Technologies and Analytics, Vienna University of Technology, 1060 Vienna

Topic: Material identification in cultural heritage - from wet-chemical analysis to non-destructive determination

Engineering degree in chemistry, Diploma Thesis in the field of electron probe microanalysis (Institute of Analytical Chemistry).
PhD in materials science: hard metals, cemented carbides (Institute of Chemical Technology of Inorganic Materials).
Post doc at the University of California San Diego/USA, research on hydrogen storage in metals and intermetallic compounds.
Assistant Professor at the Institute of Chemistry of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.
Research at the Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Silicatforschung in Wuerzburg/Germany, research on deterioration (weathering) of medieval stained glass.
Habilitation in Analytical Chemistry in Art: application of surface analytical techniques for studying the deterioration process of medieval stained glass.
Associate Professor at the Institute of Chemistry at the Academy of Fine Arts.
Full Professor (Colour Science, Colour Chemistry and Materials Science in Art) at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.
Head of the Institute of Science and Technology in Art

SESSION 5 - NANO-TOOLS AND MATERIALS FOR THE SCIENTIFIC CONSERVATION - 1 invited speaker

Prof. Piero Baglioni, Department of Chemistry and CSGI - University of Florence, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italy

Topic: Nanoscience for the conservation of cultural heritage

PieroBaglioni is full professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Florence.
He has been appointed as Visiting Scientist/Professor by the Department of Chemistry of the University of Houston, the Weizmann Institute, the Collège de France, and the M.I.T (where he is affiliate). He is the Director of the National Consortium for Colloid and Nanoscience (CSGI).
PieroBaglioni is the author of about 350 publications on books and largely diffused international journals, and of 21 patents. He produced several innovations in the field of both inorganic and organic colloids. Within the broad field of modern colloid and surface chemistry.
In the field of Conservation he has discovered a method to increase the metastable regime of nanoparticles, in particular of calcium and magnesium hydroxide and carbonates and applied these novel nanoparticles systems to the Conservation of Cultural Heritage.

SESSION 6 - OUTREACH AND DISSEMINATION TOOLS FOR CONSERVATION - 1 invited speake

Bernard Frischer, Professor of Art History and Classics at the University of Virginia

Topic: Beyond Illustration: Heuristic Use of 3D Models of Cultural Heritage Artifacts and Monuments

Bernard Frischer is a virtual archaeologist and the author of many books, e-books, websites and articles on virtual heritage, Classics, and the survival of antiquity. From 1976 to 2004, he taught Classics at UCLA. Since 2004 he has been Professor of Art History and Classics at the University of Virginia, where he also serves as Director of The Virtual World Heritage Laboratory. From 1996 to 2004 he directed new excavations of Horace’s Villa (Licenza, Italy) and is happy to say that he published the two-volume, 1050 page report just two years later. Most recently, he has been creating a virtual world of Hadrian’s Villa at Tivoli and studying new ways of 3D data capture and online publication of sculpture. He also is the founding editor-in-chief of Digital Applications to Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, a new online, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the 3D modeling of cultural heritage monuments.