4th – 8th July – CHEMCH – 6th International Congress Chemistry for Cultural Heritage 2022

4th – 8th July – CHEMCH – 6th International Congress Chemistry for Cultural Heritage 2022


Announcement and agenda here.

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ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – University of Bologna, Ravenna
Palazzo dei Congressi, 48121 Ravenna (ITALY)
and ONLINE: (online platform to be defined)

4-8 July 2022


The 6TH International Congress on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage, organized by the University of Bologna – Microchemistry and Microscopy Art Diagnostic Laboratory (M2ADL) in collaboration with the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) and its Division of Environmental and Cultural Heritage Chemistry, is particularly aimed at providing an international platform for presentation and discussion on all the above mentioned issue.


ChemCH 2020 topics

  • Chemical imaging and spectral imaging
  • Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials for diagnostics, conservation and restoration
  • Sustainable materials and methods for conservation and restoration
  • Development of non-invasive / microinvasive analytical methods for artworks
  • Alteration phenomena: chemical interaction of environment and artworks
  • Data processing and chemometrics for cultural heritage investigations
  • Self-boundaries for safe analysis
  • Multi and transdisciplinary studies of cultural heritage
  • Chemical aspects of biological alteration phenomena
  • Environmental chemistry aspects in heritage conservation

• Session 1: Advanced diagnostic techniques applied to cultural heritage (Chemical
imaging, Development of non-invasive / microinvasive analytical methods for

Dr. Costanza Miliani, Director of the CNR institute of Heritage Science, Naples (IT)

• Session 2: Data processing for cultural heritage investigations (Big data,
Chemometrics, Artificial intelligence)

Prof. Haida Liang, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham (UK)

• Session 3: New materials and methods for the conservation of cultural heritage
(Sustainable materials and methods for conservation and restoration)

Prof. Giuseppe Lazzara, Department of Physics and Chemistry, University of Palermo (IT)

• Session 4: Interaction and degradation of cultural heritage and Preventive
Conservation (Alteration phenomena: chemical interaction of environment and
artworks, Chemical aspects of biological alteration phenomena, Environmental
chemistry aspects in heritage conservation)

Prof. Matija Strlic, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana (SLO)

• Session 5: Relevant case studies (Multi and transdisciplinary studies of cultural

Prof. Katrien Keune, University of Amsterdam, Conservation & Science Department of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (NL)



XXVII National Spectroscopy Meeting – 5 to 8 July. (Málaga)

XXVII National Spectroscopy Meeting – XI Iberian Spectroscopy Congress will be a fully face-to-face edition, and will take place in Malaga from 5 to 8 July.


The International Conference will be organized in collaboration with Sociedad de Espectroscopía Aplicada (SEA), Sociedad Española de Química Analítica (SEQA), Sociedade Portuguesa da Química (SPQ) and Sociedade Portuguesa da Bioquímica (SPB).
The principal goal of the meeting is to contribute to spread the latest developments in the spectroscopy field in fundamental aspects and applications, motivating the participation of senior and young researchers and students Following the tradition of previous editions presentations will establish a forum to stimulate exchange of knowledge and scientific collaborations.

The Spectroscopy Committee, as well as other Scientific Societies collaborating with the RNE, will provide scholarships to students to facilitate their participation in the meeting.

The call for abstracts is currently open until 8 April.  9 May.


Spectroscopy and Molecular Structure – Biomolecular Spectroscopy – Cultural Heritage – Chemical Analysis and Speciation – Food analysis – Instrumentation – Plasmonic – Sample Preparation – Sensors – Surfaces and Interfaces – Spectroscopy in Education


  • Oral Communication
  • Poster Communication
  • Poster flash Communication


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: 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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