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Interdisciplinary scientific workshop : "Heritage materials and material heritage on the Saclay territory"

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An interdisciplinary scientific workshop entitled "Heritage materials and material heritage on the Saclay territory" was held on 10 March 2016 at the Ecole polytechnique in Palaiseau.

This workshop was opened by Anne-Solène Rolland, Director of Research and Collections at Louvre museum and closed by Jacques Biot, President of Ecole polytechnique. It gathered around forty speakers who presented their work during four sessions whose topics were “Materials and conservation”, “Large facilities”, “Methods and data” and “Heritage and social representations”. Two roundtables, entitled “Methods and materials” and “Corpus and series”, gathered people from different backgrounds and enabled to initiate and pursue discussions. Lastly, Uwe Bergmann (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford, United States) introduced himself and presented the work carried out at Stanford.

The workshop gathered 152 participants from more than 30 institutions and laboratories, most of them being located on Saclay territory.

The event was a success thanks to the interest of participants to raise the interdisciplinary debate and the discussions enabled to address and question all aspects of material heritage.

In the context of the setting-up of the University Paris-Saclay, of E-RIHS (European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science) and of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, this workshop was the first step towards new synergies and future collaborations.

The organisers and the Scientific Committee of the workshop planned to reflect upon the follow-up of the workshop. Several proposals should emerge during the spring.

To download the programme of the event (in french) :


To download the summary of the contributions (in french) :

Summary of contributions

The workshop was co-organised by IPANEMA (CNRS, MCC), IECI (Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines) and the LinX (Humanities and Social Sciences department at Ecole polytechnique). The workshop received support from CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay (Chemistry department, Humanities School, Doctoral School Interfaces), Ecole polytechnique, Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin, Labex Patrima and Fondation des Sciences du Patrimoine, Maison des Sciences de l’Homme of Paris-Saclay and the Federation of Physical Chemistry of Paris-Saclay.