The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands RCE), the Rijkmuseum Amsterdam and IPANEMA organize an expert Technical Meeting on Developing Strategies for Safe Analysis of Painting and Paint Materials under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and with the support of the European initiative IPERION CH. It will take place from 27 to 30 June 2017 at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (Netherlands).
The event will gather physicists, chemists, conservators, curators and conservation scientists, radiation specialists, material scientists and accelerator scientists with the following objectives :
– Discuss the possible effects of ionizing radiation on paintings and paint materials during photon, electron and ion beam analysis, in view of artwork conservation, diagnostics, technical art history, and restoration ;
– Suggest safer procedures and improved practices for monitoring and mitigation strategies, with the aim of minimizing damage formation ;
– Define best practices to document the history of irradiation of samples and objects ;
– Explore the potential of future international collaborations and develop round-robin comparisons on radiation effects on paint materials.
The Meeting will aim at fostering exchanges between heritage researchers and professionals (curators, conservators and stakeholders), and preparing recommendations to the IAEA and its Member States.
Invited and contributed oral papers will be presented in sessions devoted to special topics with subsequent discussions.
Registration and abstract submission are now open.
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