Actividades de Investigación

Cultural heritage conservation science has new perspectives for antimicrobials nanomaterials.

A recent scientific review published in Chem and participated for some of our scientifc members brings new perspectives for antimicrobial nanomaterials in cultural heritage conservation

Conservers, restorers, private collectors, museums and every cultural heritage expert is aware of new trends in artimicrobial nanomaterials applied against biodeterioration. This review will provide some hightlights, recommendations, , points of concern and red flags.

You can have access to the review here.

The irreparable damage to unique artifacts made by biodeterioration

Abstract: «The biodeterioration of artistic and architectural heritage represents a serious and recurring problem for museums, local authorities, and private collectors alike, where irreparable damage to unique artifacts can result in immeasurable losses to our shared cultural heritage. Here, we present an overview of the current trends in antimicrobial products used to protect heritage items from microbial colonization and prevent their deterioration. From a conservation-restoration standpoint, we contrast and compare traditional antimicrobial products with the state of the art in antimicrobial nanomaterials applied in the heritage conservation field, highlighting the promising potential of various different nanomaterials, as well as points of concern and clear red flags from some of the emerging research. Through an examination of the growing body of research in the academic literature we offer recommendations and practical advice on selecting appropriate microbiological assays and characterization techniques to better evaluate the in vitro and in situ antimicrobial properties of nanomaterials.»

«Graphical Abstract»:

graphic comparative of antimicrobial NPs protections and unproctected & biodeteriorated on Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa - Graphic abstract
graphic comparative of antimicrobial NPs protections and unproctected & biodeteriorated on Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa – Graphic abstract

 


Call for Papers: 1st Sci-K International Workshop, deadline 25th January 2021

Sci-K – the 1st International Workshop on Scientific Knowledge Representation, Discovery, and Assessment in conjunction with The Web Conference (WWW) will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia in April 19-23, 2021.

The call for papers has been published with a submission deadline of January 25, 2021.

Sci-K is calling for high-quality submissions around the three main themes of research related to scientific knowledge: representation, discoverability, and assessment. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

a) Representation

  • Data models for the description of scholarly data and their relationships.
  • Description and use of provenance information of scientific data.
  • Integration and interoperability models of different data sources.

b) Discoverability

  • Methods for extracting metadata, entities and relationships from scientific data.
  • Methods for the (semi-)automatic annotation and enhancement of scientific data.
  • Methods and interfaces for the exploration, retrieval, and visualisation of scholarly data.

c) Assessment

  • Novel methods, indicators, and metrics for quality and impact assessment of scientific publications, datasets, software, and other relevant entities based on scholarly data.
  • Uses of scientific knowledge graphs and citation networks for the facilitation of research assessment.
  • Studies regarding the characteristics or the evolution of scientific impact or merit.

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Call for abstracts SPIE Optical Metrology in Munich, deadline 6th January 2021

SPIE Optical Metrology focuses on the latest optics and laser applications in optical metrology, multimodal sensing, artificial intelligence, and machine vision with applications for solving measurement, modeling, and inspection problems in industrial design and production engineering, vehicle navigation, multimedia technology, biotechnology, architecture, archaeology, and arts.

Take this opportunity to share your research at SPIE Optical Metrology 2021. Come to Munich to meet with users and researchers to discuss the latest inventions and applications in the field of optical metrology. The symposium will highlight new optical principles and systems for metrology, multimodal sensing, and machine vision with applications in industrial design, production engineering, process monitoring, maintenance support, biotechnology, vehicle navigation, multimedia technology, architecture, archaeology, and arts. Special emphasis is directed to model-based, remote and active approaches, sensor fusion, robot guidance, image
sequence processing and scene modelling, and biomaterials characterization, as well as to the preservation of our shared cultural heritage.
We invite engineers, scientists, researchers, trustees, and managers to attend this year’s meeting.

Co-located with Laser 2021 in Munich, Germany, this symposium will address the role of optics and lasers in the following areas:
• Optical Measurement Systems for Industrial Inspection
• Modeling Aspects in Optical Metrology
• Optical Methods for Inspection, Characterization and Imaging of Biomaterials
• Multimodal Sensing: Technologies and Applications
• Automated Visual Inspection and Machine Vision
• Optics for Arts, Architecture, and Archaeology

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Call for papers Conference 2021 «Mod Cons: Modern Conservation. Modern Constraints. Modern Conveniences», Deadline 31 Jan 2021

The Icon Book & Paper Group is excited to announce the 2021 Conference Mod Cons: Modern Conservation. Modern Constraints. Modern Conveniences. The conference will be completely online in response to environmental, accessibility and health priorities. Mod Cons will run over 4 afternoon sessions from 4 – 7 October 2021.

The conference offers an opportunity to share and exchange ideas demonstrating how we are constantly required to evolve within the Book and Paper specialism. We bring conservation forward with modern advocacy and solving current issues. How are sustainable environmental decisions incorporated into our work? How are we addressing the lack of diversity working on a material that holds such diverse history and cultures? What new tools, techniques and treatments have been adapted or introduced to the field? How is Book and Paper conservation merging with digital solutions to improve access and efficiency in workflows?

The conference aims to host a diverse and global selection of speakers including emerging professionals, freelance conservators, conservation scientists, craftsmen, education heads and parallel professionals. The B&P Group also invites ideas for online workshops or demonstrations. 

Abstracts are invited for 20 minute presentations on all aspects of conservation relevant to the theme, including scientific studies and PhD research.

The deadline is 31st of January 2021.

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Call for papers ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 & GEORES – 2021, deadline 15th November

ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 & GEORES – 2021 invites authors to submit original and unpublished work in applied and innovative digital heritage areas such as climate change hazards, monitoring and mitigations, collaborative environments, documentation of cultural heritage, high-end digitisation, 3D modelling and informative models of objects, monuments and sites, artificial intelligence, deep learning, big data, digital twins, life cycle management, virtual archaeology, virtual conservation/restoration, virtual museums, virtual exhibitions, cultural heritage gaming, innovative e-learning, and internet technologies and social media in cyberarchaeology.

The contributions can be presented as:

  • scientific peer-reviewed papers, with a minimum of 6 pages based on the MS Word template Arqueologica&GEORES2021_Template_DOI, reporting innovative and outstanding research works and activities;
  • works in progress, i.e. papers reporting on-going projects with some initial but interesting results, not exceeding 3 pages based on the MS World template Arqueologica&GEORES2021_Template_Short. All the successful peer-reviewed contributions (a or b) will be published in the Proceedings. The authors notified with an outstanding score (class (a) only) will be invited to opt for either 1) Proceedings or 2) Paper in the Virtual Archaeology Review (VAR) plus Abstract in the Proceedings.

The Proceedings will be submitted for indexing to the Web of Science Core Collection: Conference Proceedings (following the 8th ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 edition). Authors will have to upload as supplementary file the ‘Statement of work ownership and assignment of rights for the publication of conference proceedings’.

Paper submission implies the willingness of at least one author to be registered per paper. All submitted papers (in PDF or DOC) should be written in English. Each paper will be peer-reviewed by 2-3 members of the scientific committee.

In case of questions related to the submission process, please contact us at arqueologica_geores@upv.es.

Deadline for submission of full papers (a): 15th November 2020.

Deadline for submission of work in progress papers (b): 15th November 2020.

ARQUEOLÓGICA 2.0 & GEORES – 2021 is using the OCS platform of UPV Press to manage the submissions. In order to submit your paper, you must first create an OCS account. OCS will provide you with a submissions homepage where you can register your paper submission and make appropriate changes.

All papers will be submitted in English. Online submission webpage.

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Crean un material más resistente a los microorganismos para restaurar el patrimonio histórico

Un equipo de investigación del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Química Fina y Nanoquímica de la Universidad de Córdoba (grupos FQM 214 y FQM 175) y grupo de Agroquímica Ambiental del Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiología de Sevilla (IRNAS-CSIC) ha trabajado conjuntamente para crear un aditivo biocida, es decir, que mata a los microorganismos, que pueda ser incorporado en materiales para reconstruir monumentos y edificios antiguos.

Fuente: Universidad de Córdoba

Acceso artículo científico

 


Convocatoria de Acceso Transnacional a infraestructuras de investigación en el campo de la ciencia del patrimonio, 2 de noviembre

Anuncio de la primera convocatoria de Acceso Transnacional a infraestructuras de investigación en el campo de la Ciencia del Patrimonio para investigadores, instituciones públicas y empresas, a través del Proyecto IPERION HS, en el cual participan los grupos LLHS-IQFR, COPAC-CENIM, el IPCE y el CENIEH  de la PTI-PAIS.

El Proyecto «Integrating Platforms for the European Research Infrastructure ON Heritage Science (IPERION HS)», financiado por el programa de investigación e innovación Horizonte 2020 de la Unión Europea (H2020-INFRAIA-2019-1), ha lanzado la primera convocatoria de Acceso Transnacional que permitirá a los investigadores europeos y no europeos provenientes del mundo académico y de la industria el acceso transnacional a una amplia gama de instrumentos científicos, metodologías, datos y herramientas de alto nivel para promover el conocimiento y la innovación en el campo de la ciencia del patrimonio.

Así, IPERION HS proporciona acceso, totalmente gratuito a los usuarios, si sus proyectos son seleccionados gracias al programa H2020, una amplia cartera de servicios y actividades distribuidos en 16 países de Europa y los países asociados con el objetivo de proponer soluciones a las necesidades de la comunidad de la ciencia del patrimonio.

La actividad combinada promueve el desarrollo de investigación avanzada en el examen y conservación de obras de arte, ofreciendo a los usuarios el acceso a recursos únicos para investigaciones de los materiales en obras arte, a través de las plataformas transnacionales: ARCHLAB, FIXLAB y MOLAB.

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‘Illuminating Cultural Heritage: From research to preservation’ Europe Science Open Forum (ESOF2020)

In the frame of the Horizon2020 project ACCELERATE, an online ESOF2020 session on Cultural Heritage had been organised in collaboration with project partners on 06 September 2020.

The session brought together 4 scientific experts in the field to discuss various aspects of the need and the use of cultural heritage research, as well as its applications.

Among others, the topics of the discussion included:

  • Examples of cultural and natural heritage items that the speakers have worked on, and the techniques used for the research study. Some of these examples includes Leonardo da Vinci’s Horse & Rider statue, fossils and more.
  • How cultural heritage can be protected using technology.
  • How different disciplines have successfully worked together to preserve cultural heritage.

Overview

Cultural heritage surrounds us everywhere and contributes in shaping the identity of every nation. It is very important to ensure the right preservation of the cultural heritage as it represents the history of society, which contributes to education, the economy, cultural awareness and more.

Taking into account several factors such as the weather, components of the elements and their change through the years, the development of innovative ideas is a major pillar for Cultural Heritage management.

During the ACCELERATE online event at ESOF2020, the speakers presented and discussed examples of cultural heritage items to understand how our ancestors produced these objects, what are their functionalities, what materials have been used and which environmental factors degrade them.

Moreover, it was shown how large scale infrastructures such as synchrotrons and neutron sources are helping to solve those riddles. The translation of knowledge from fundamental physics and materials science into cultural heritage was also highlighted during the session.

Session recording: Watch the session here.

 


Call for papers: Icon Archaeology Group Emerging Professionals Webinar 2020, deadline 2nd November 2020

The Icon Archaeology Group is planning a Webinar for Emerging Professionals to present projects and research related to archaeological conservation. The focus will be on projects or research that have enabled the expansion of a particular skill or knowledge area.

The topic has been kept purposefully broad, but we want to understand how the project chosen has enhanced your skills as a conservator. Examples could focus on projects which have expanded practical hand skills, research skills, or ethical thinking. This online event is an opportunity for students and early career professionals to increase their confidence through presenting ideas in a friendly setting.

Please send abstracts by 2 November 2020 to archgroup.icon@gmail.com with the subject EP Webinar.

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Call for papers: Annual Conference of the Swiss Association for Art Conservation and Restoration (SKR/SCR), deadline 10th October

In our profession, we frequently work with objects that have a home in complicated settings. Finding the perfect solution for a sustainable result is rarely possible, and we have the additional challenge of finding ways – quite often compromises – to safeguard the cultural artefacts in our care while also meeting the demands of various interest groups.

Examples can be found in every area of our profession: museums with tight budgets and space constraints must find an overarching solution for individual objects in very heterogeneous collections; important decorative friezes on buildings are exposed to unfavourable physical conditions; the need to find object-friendly solutions under time pressure (e.g. after a disaster or in the case of archaeological rescue operations).

We invite you to present how you found your way out of this kind of dilemma.

SCR is dedicating its 2021 conference to this topic, with the aim of shedding light on the various issues from a wide range of perspectives. For the event, we are seeking speakers (conservators and restorers, archaeologists, art historians, cultural heritage conservators, architects) with experience in the complexities of this topic to present examples from their professional life. The talks may be theoretical or practical in nature.

The conference takes place in Zurich on 26–27 March 2020.

The presentations may be held in Italian, French, German or English. No simultaneous interpreting service is planned. The abstracts of the presentations will be published in the conference catalogue in the original language and in an English translation. There are no plans to otherwise publish the individual talks.

The presentations are limited to a duration of 20 minutes. We invite you to send an abstract of up to one page by 10.10.2020 to: anjo.weichbrodt@skr.ch.

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