Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage – 2021 International Conference (Milano-Italy) 20-22 October

Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage – 2021 International Conference (Milano-Italy) 20-22 October

We present you the International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage that will be in Milano, Italy, October 20-22, 2021.

Get the updated program.

Extended submission deadline for papers: May 31th, 2021.


  • Methodologies and measurements for diagnostics and conservation;
  • Geomatics for Cultural Heritage research and management;
  • Non-destructive techniques for archaeological diagnostics;
  • 3D recording and modelling for Cultural Heritage;
  • Metrology in landscape archaeology;
  • Metrological approaches to the study of written Heritage;
  • Metrological approaches in architecture and visual arts;
  • Bioarchaeology and palaeodiet measurements;
  • Archaeometry;
  • Archaeozoology;
  • Archaeobotany;
  • Metrological analyses of raw materials;
  • Computer science and 3D survey;
  • Metadata and digital management in archaeology;
  • Ancient scientific instruments.


«The word metrology has a long tradition, deriving from the Greek word for measure. The knowledge about anything is complete only when it can be expressed in numbers and something is known about it. Measurements play a fundamental role in every field of investigation and present day scientific and technological progress has resulted from progress in the field of measurements.
Metrology, the science of measurements, includes all aspects both theoretical and practical with reference to measurements, whatever their uncertainty, and in whatever fields of science or technology they occur. Consequently the field of valorisation, characterisation and preservation of Cultural Heritage too is deeply related to the metrological issues for the collection, interpretation and validation of data collected with the different analytical, physical-chemical, mechanical techniques, digital technologies, new ICT tools, etc…
Measurements deriving from the large number of analytical methodologies and tools, molecular and elemental spectroscopic techniques, chemometrics, chemical reactivity and modeling, etc., nowadays available are of interest for the conference. Data on the impacts of natural and anthropogenic environmental stressors, the decaying pathways of the different materials in the surrounding environment, the development of new remediation processes as cleaning, consolidation, rehabilitation, etc., based on the chemical knowledge can be considered.»

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Programme online for IPERION HS 1st Doctoral Summer School 13-16 July 2021


The announced IPERION HS Doctoral Summer School has released a draft  programme. Some members of PTI-PAIS will participate. Emilio Cano (CENIM)  will present his paper «In-situ electrochemical impedance spectroscopy for the study of metallic cultural heritage».

Download here the pdf of the programme.

An updated version will be released in June 2021.

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New materials for the conservation of cultural heritage in concrete 23-24 April 2021


WHEN: April 23-24, 2021.

WHERE: Online.

The Italian/English and English/Italian translation will be available.

The Workshop is address to: 

  • Conservation Professionals.
  • Professional Councils.
  • Students of Universities.
  • Specialty Craftsman and Restorers in Concrete Heritage.
  • Public Administrations.
  • Researchers working in Cultural Heritage conservation.
  • Conservation products manufacturers.


  • certificate of participation will be issued at the end of the webinar.
  • Credits for the Order of Engineers will be granted only to members of the Province of Chieti.

19-23 April – IPERION HS – 1st Anual Meeting

The first annual meeting of IPERION HS is finnaly here.

The presentantions and workshops of the eight work packages while take place during all this week, from the 19th to the 23rd. There is also a public webinar the April 21st. You can learn more about the public webinar of HS Academy here:

Don’t forget to register yourself:
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I hope it is of your interest.



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Doctorate Summer School on Heritage Science – Registration Open

The 1st HS-DSS (Heritage Science Doctorate Summer School) will be held virtually from 13 July to 16 July 2021. It is aimed at providing examples of excellence in Heritage Science for conservation and collection care research and access. The HS-DSS will be taught online ( all sessions will be conducted in English) and comprise four intensive days of lectures and virtual study visits, during which participants will become acquainted with the multidisciplinary skills of the IPERION HS consortium and knowledge accumulated by the partners.

The registration has just recently opened.

For further information and the registration please, visit:

IPERION HS – Information and registration 

Job offer: Conservation Scientist for the Museum M+ in Hong Kong

Reporting to the Head, Conservation & Research, the successful candidate will work in the Analytical Science Lab in the Conservation Department and will be responsible for developing and implementing a conservation science program in support of research and understanding of the growing M+ Collections and their sustainable use, valuation and preservation.

You should possess a Ph.D. in chemistry or other physical science or equivalent combination of diploma with proven experienceConservator with a Master degree in conservation from a recognised college / university and with a proven experience in conservation science will also be considered.

– Also you should have a minimum of 5 years of experience in a museum conservation science laboratory is required.

First opened gallery in 2017 of M+ museum on West Kowloon Cultural District

M+ is a museum dedicated to collecting, exhibiting, and interpreting visual art, design and architecture, moving image, and Hong Kong visual culture of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Detailed information about the requirements, the responsabilities and the application contact are inside this document here.

Interested in exploring some of the collections of the Museum? Check this beta version with +6.500 results.

Live Roundtable Discussion for the Launch of Conservation Principles for Concrete of Cultural Significance, 2nd Dec 2020 10:00 to 11:30 am (Los Angeles time)

This  free virtual event bringing together a multidisciplinary group of professionals to discuss the importance of conserving historic concrete and the importance of using a sound conservation methodology to guide practice.


Over the last two hundred years, concrete has been used to produce a remarkably rich and diverse legacy of buildings and structures increasingly recognized for their cultural significance. With growing recognition of this heritage comes the need for protection and conservation; however, concrete conservation is still a relatively new field with limited availability of guiding resources.

Conservation Principles for Concrete of Cultural Significance (2020) synthesizes current best practices in general repair of concrete and cultural conservation by providing a framework for architects, engineers, conservators, contractors, and stewards to make sound, informed decisions for conserving culturally significant concrete buildings and structures. Available in PDF format for free download.

Free, Advanced Registration Required

Further infomation

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: 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:

Further information

Special Issue of Heritage «Effects of Salts on the Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Decay and Measures», deadline 30th June 2021

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue of Heritage focused on “Effects of salts on the conservation of Cultural Heritage: decay and measures”. Salt weathering is considered as one of the most frequent and serious problem that affects porous materials used on Cultural Heritage. The damage caused by the presence of soluble salts can endanger, in the case of cultural heritage, the historic-artistic value of the property, since it is a non-renewable resource with unique and irreplaceable value or even put its perpetuation at risk, due to the development in the worse scenarios of structural problems. For this reason, achieve a deep knowledge about the causes that favor the damage caused by this agent, and also knowing and understanding the physical operation and the efficacy of the different techniques that are currently available for salts removal or for minimizing their impact, are both crucial aspects to achieve an effective protection.

According to the above considerations, this Special Issue is based on reviews and researches focused on analysing the different aspects related to the damage that this agent can cause when crystallizing in a material and the strategies or techniques that can reduce or remove their damage. In particular, this Issue covers the following topics of interest:

  • Source of salts.
  • Transport phenomena in porous media.
  • Crystallization pressure in the built environment.
  • Environmental conditions that promote the phase change of salts.
  • Influence of previous surface treatments (for example: consolidation) on the degree of damage caused by salts.
  • Improvements in protocols and procedures of current treatments.
  • New sustainable desalination strategies or techniques.
  • Non-invasive analytical techniques to monitor salt weathering.
  • Case studies dealing with salt weathering and/or their treatment.

This special issue will also be open to other topics, which have not been recorded in the previous points specifically, but are related to the main topic of this issue (salt weathering).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Further information