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Launching day of the DIM Matériaux anciens et patrimoniaux

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The launching event of the DIM (Key Research Sector) Matériaux anciens et patrimoniaux on Friday 24th of March 2017 from 8.45 am to 1 pm at the Grand Amphithéâtre of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle. This event will gather the members of this network dedicated to the study of ancient materials.

The scientific project of the DIM and its research axis will be presented, as well as prospective actions in terms of dissemination and social and economic valorisation. A specific session will address the call for project 2017-1, to be launched in the coming days.

Jean-Paul Demoule, distinguished professor of later European prehistory at Paris 1 University (Panthéon-Sorbonne) will give a talk entitled "Matériaux du passé et interdisciplinarités au présent".

The DIM (Key Research Sector) Matériaux anciens et patrimoniaux network gathers almost 80 laboratories and more than 600 researchers from Ile-de-France Region. Twenty enterprises and museum, and the three SATT (societies for accelerating technology transfers) of the Region are associated to the project.
The originality of this research network relies on its strong multidisciplinary dimension (physics, chemistry, informatics, biology, history, art history, archaeology). It also integrates economic and social players in the area of cultural and natural heritage and its valorisation.

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