1st June – IPERION Webinar #03 – MOLAB: (MObile LABoratory) & Islamic Manuscripts

1st June – IPERION Webinar #03 – MOLAB: (MObile LABoratory) & Islamic Manuscripts

The webinar takes place online and will introduce participants to the MOLAB platform.

Registration: http://www.iperionhs.eu/webinar-3-registration/

The MOLAB (MObile LABoratory) is the IPERION HS platform that provides access for the Heritage Science (HS) community to key mobile laboratories and to the associated scientific expertise. It is composed of a set of mobile equipment and related competencies, for in-situ non-destructive measurements of artworks, collections, monuments, and sites made available for access through IPERION-HS. The value of MOLAB is twofold: first, the possibility of applying a multi-technique integrated approach that overcomes the intrinsic limitation of individual methods; second, the ability to analyse heritage objects without the need to move them. MOLAB started in 2004 with only two providers and now features 17 facilities across 10 countries offering access to 48 different instruments. The new MOLAB platform within IPERIONHS includes mobile laboratories with competencies in-ground and aerial remote sensing as a key to enable interdisciplinary research in new fields and application scenarios.

Kristine Rose-Beers, Head of Conservation at the Chester Beatty in Dublin (Ireland) will talk about “Manuscript materiality and MOLAB: investigating the Islamic book at the Chester Beatty”. The presentation will offer a user’s perspective on working with the IPERION HS MOLAB team at the Chester Beatty in Dublin. Two projects have used the portable and non-invasive analytical techniques provided by MOLAB to investigate the materials of Qur’an manuscripts and advance understanding of Islamic manuscript material. Both projects were driven by the conservation team, and have required multidisciplinary collaboration including conservators, historians, and scientists. The results from these projects have added considerable new information to our understanding of these manuscripts: in particular, Islamic manuscript materiality in the early 8th century and the palette of a mid-16th century Qur’an from Shiraz. David Buti, responsible for MOLAB Helpdesk at CNR (Italy), will present “MOLAB: Bringing science to heritage objects of research“. His presentation will give an overview of the MOLAB history and the current offer of services; it will also focus on the lifecycle of MOLAB proposals and projects, from the user support to the physical access.

1st June 2021 at 3 pm CEST

You will learn

  • What MOLAB is
  • How to access MOLAB
  • How MOLAB can improve your research

Key topics we’ll cover
Heritage Science and Mobile Laboratories

1 hour (40 minutes + 20 minutes Q&A)


Kristine Rose-Beers
Kristine Rose-Beers ACR is Head of Conservation at the Chester Beatty Library and an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation. She specialises in the conservation of Islamic manuscript material, with a particular interest in the importance of materiality and codicology to contemporary conservation solutions.
Kristine graduated from Camberwell College of Arts in 2002 and has worked at Cambridge University Library, the Chester Beatty, and as Assistant Keeper (Manuscripts and Printed Books) at the Fitzwilliam Museum, before returning to Dublin in 2015. Kristine has taught and lectured internationally and is a member of The Islamic Manuscript Association and the Kairouan Manuscript Project.

David Buti.
David Buti is a researcher fellow at the Institute of Heritage Science (ISPC) of the Italian National Research Council, Italy. He oversees the User Helpdesk of the Transnational Access Activities of IPERION-HS and he is access manager of the MOLAB platform within the Italian node of ERIHS. He obtained a PhD in Conservation Science at the University of Florence, in collaboration with the CNR-ISTM and the Centre SMAArt. His PhD research focused on the investigation of Mesoamerican manuscripts and their constituent materials. After his PhD, he got a six-year position as a conservation scientist at the National Gallery of Denmark – Center for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS) expanding his competencies and investigating several kinds of artworks – from old masters to contemporary art – characterizing artist materials, understanding degradation processes and assisting conservators and art historians.




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.

Related news: https://pti-pais.csic.es/doctorate-summers-school-iperionhs-heritagescience/ 

IPERION HS 1st DSS – Programme online


4th May – IPERION Webinar #02 – FIXLAB: Key Fixed Research facilities Access.

The second webinar will take place online on May 4, 2021, at 3 pm CET. Ina Reiche and Rémi Petitcol will present FIXLAB: research on ivory, followed by hints and tips on FIXLAB access.

FIXLAB is the IPERION HS platform that provides access for the Heritage Science (HS) community to key fixed research facilities and to the associated scientific expertise.
Access is offered to researchers in Heritage Science to help address the major questions raised by the materiality of Heritage Science artefacts in terms of their genesis, manufacturing processes, alterations, conservation and preservation. The unique FIXLAB services offered to the HS community embrace advanced state‐of‐the‐art instrumentation; dedicated facilities with teams of experts in the field of micro‐analysis of HS artefacts; novel developments resulting from IPERION HS joint research activities to improve access progressively; development of both new sample‐positioning devices at a micro‐scale and software tools for the integration of imaging data.

Ina Reiche, research director at the French National Research Centre, will present the topic “Palaeolithic ivory artefacts investigated by particle physics”, while Rémi Petitcol, European Policy Officer at the French Center for Research and Restoration of Museums of France (C2RMF), will talk about “FIXLAB: a catalyst for Heritage Science”.

You can register here: http://www.iperionhs.eu/webinar-2-registration/ 

4th May 2021 at 3 pm (CET)

You will learn

  • What FIXLAB is
  • How to access Transnational Access to FIXLAB
  • Hints and tips on using FIXLAB
  • How FIXLAB can improve your research
  • A positive experience on FIXLAB: A research on ivory from Ina Reiche: “Palaeolithic ivory artefacts investigated by particle physics».

1 hour (40 minutes + 20 minutes Q&A)

Key topics we’ll cover
Heritage Science and Fixed Laboratories


Ina Reiche
Ina Reiche is research director at the French National Research Centre in a joint team of the Research Institute of the Paris’ Technical Institute of Chemistry and the Centre for research and restoration of the French Museums in Paris. Her interdisciplinary research background is in analytical chemistry, material sciences, art and prehistory. Since her position as the head of the Rathgen research laboratory between 2014 and 2019 CNRS she is actively involved in the research infrastructures IPERION-CH, IPERION-HS and E-RIHS and a current user of large scale facilities in the framework of the FIXLAB access to perform integrated research in heritage sciences. She is managing editor of the international journal Archaeometry (Wiley), board member of the German Archaeometry Association and of the French National Archaeometry research network as well as the president of the international scientific committee of the conference Synchrotron radiation in art and archaeology.

Rémi Petitcol
Rémi Petitcol is a European Policy Officer at the French Center for Research and Restoration of Museums of France (C2RMF), with a background in Political Science and EU Law. He specializes in solutions for the integration of the Heritage Science community, with a focus on establishing E-RIHS. His role in IPERION HS is to provide legal and institutional advice on policies, including the Access Policy.

Registration here.


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:
You can register here: http://www.iperionhs.eu/webinar-registration/ «

I hope it is of your interest.



Related content:

Webinar: What is IPERION HS

21st April – IPERION and E-RIHS Webinar – Know the program on Heritage Science

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 

21st April – IPERION and E-RIHS Webinar – Know the program on Heritage Science

As we already announced, the first of a series of webinars on practical heritage science will being the April 21st. Organized by IPERION HS and E-RIHS:

«IPERION HS and E-RIHS are organizing a series of short and practical webinars, a key source of state-of-the-art information on #HeritageScience research, facilities, policy and impact. It contributes to the development of a vibrant heritage science community and is intended for anyone involved in interdisciplinary #heritage research. One short webinar per month! The typical length of a webinar will be 30 min, followed by Q&A.
Read the full IPERION HS Academy programme

See directly the programme here:


The first webinar will take place online on 21th April, 2021 at 10 am CET. Matija Strlič and Jana Striová will present what #HeritageScience is and how IPERION HS can answer heritage science research questions.
Registration is open: http://www.iperionhs.eu/webinar-registration/ «

Related content:


Webinar: What is IPERION HS

The webinar takes place online and will introduce participants to the field of Heritage Science facilities in IPERION HS, a European project devoted to building a distributed research infrastructure in the field of Heritage Science: E-RIHS (http://www.e-rihs.eu/).
The focus will be placed on what IPERION HS is and what can do for researchers, conservators and professionals working in the field of Heritage Science.

You can register here: http://www.iperionhs.eu/webinar-registration/ 

21st April 2021 at 10 am (CET)

You will learn

  • What Heritage Science is
  • What IPERION HS is
  • What IPERION HS offers
  • How to access IPERION HS services

Key topics we’ll cover
Heritage Science

1 hour (40 minutes + 20 minutes Q&A)


Matija Strlič – Professor of Heritage Science
Matija Strlič is Professor of Analytical Chemistry at University of Ljubljana and Professor of Heritage Science at University College London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the International Institute for Conservation. His role in the IPERION HS Academy is to enable the development of a vibrant user community.

Jana Striová – Heritage Scientist
Jana Striová is Heritage Scientist at Italian National Research Council, with academic background in Analytical Chemistry and Material Science, as well as in Science for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Management of Research Infrastructures. She coordinates the team developing an integrated and user-oriented approach to access the IPERION HS facilities and the training events for the Heritage Science community.


Oferta de contrato en el Laboratorio Láser de Ciencia del Patrimonio, Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano del CSIC

Categoría: Empleo , Noticias

El contratado/a deberá realizar tareas de investigación competitiva de alto nivel en el marco del Proyecto Europeo interdisciplinar IPERION HS (http://www.iperionhs.eu). Este proyecto reúne a miembros de 23 países que tienen establecidos nodos nacionales de investigación en Ciencia del Patrimonio y a más de 60 instituciones agrupadas como terceras partes.

La persona contratada realizará tareas encaminadas al desarrollo metodológico e instrumental para la conservación preventiva de objetos del patrimonio cultural y al establecimiento de estrategias de monitorización para su análisis seguro. Dichos desarrollos estarán basados en la aplicación de técnicas avanzadas de análisis de materiales, incluyendo microscopía óptica no lineal, espectroscopías láser y otras. Además, dará apoyo científico-técnico a usuarios del Laboratorio Láser de Ciencia del Patrimonio, establecido en el Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano del CSIC, en la modalidad de acceso transnacional. Las visitas de usuarios darán lugar a colaboraciones científicas en base a proyectos evaluados por un comité internacional de expertos.

Finalmente, y en el marco de las actividades de Networking, el contratado/a colaborará con otros investigadores en la formulación de estrategias de innovación, sostenibilidad, interoperabilidad y explotación de las actividades del Proyecto y de cara a la futura European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (http://www.e-rihs.eu/).

Las tareas indicadas se desarrollarán en paralelo a lo largo del Proyecto IPERION HS. El contrato dará comienzo en febrero de 2021 con una duración de 12 meses prorrogable otros 12.

Los interesados deben enviar una carta de motivación y un Curriculum Vitae a:

Dra. Marta Castillejo, marta.castillejo@iqfr.csic.es indicando en el asunto “Contrato IPHS”.

Se valorará la experiencia previa en las técnicas mencionadas y la posesión del Título de Doctor. La contratación se hará a través de la Bolsa de Empleo del CSIC por lo que el candidato/a deberá inscribirse en dicha Bolsa para cumplimentar el proceso de selección.


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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