Loïc Bertrand and Mathieu Thoury participated in the third edition of the Gordon Research Conference on Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research, which took place from 31 July to 5 August 2016 in Newry, USA. The conference focused on Probing Hierarchically Complex Historical Materials and Their Modes of Characterization and Alteration.
Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are international conferences dedicated to advancing the frontiers of scientific research in biology, chemistry and physical sciences.
The Gordon Research Conferences Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research is among the most prestigious and selective conferences in the field of cultural heritage research. It offers a framework for in-depth discussions on the latest developments of research in the field and enables to build and strengthen links between researchers.
GRCs are organized every two years. The first one to be dedicated to scientific methods in cultural heritage research was held in 2012.
During the 2016 Conference, Loïc Bertrand was appointed vice-chair of the 2018 and 2020 editions of the Conference, together with Julie Arslanoglu (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, USA). Vice-chairs are in charge of selecting speakers and contribute to the definition of the conference’s programme.