Event Name 5th Meeting X-ray and other techniques in investigations of the objects of cultural heritage
Start Date 14th May 2014
End Date 17th May 2014
Duration 4 days

The preservation and conservation of our cultural heritage is a significant contemporary worldwide concern. Advanced scientific methods and techniques are essential for the identification of materials present in historic objects of cultural heritage and processes occurring therein. These methods can also help to give a deeper understanding of the technology and craftsmanship of old masters. Modern analytic methods are important in studies of authenticity and can be applied as diagnostic techniques in practical conservation.
The aim of the conference is to promote the development and use of X-ray and other modern techniques in order to extract information from objects of cultural heritage. The conference is also a forum to bring together scientists whose major expertise is in a high-tech field and museum professionals (art historians, conservators and curators) whose particular responsibility is the organization and preservation of collections, and to disseminate the newest results in the area of scientific investigation of art objects.

The first session of the conference entitled “Role of crystallography in science, art and everyday life” was opened for general public and was preceded by presentation of the Plus Ratio Quam Vis Medal to Professor Henk Schenk, past President of the International Union of Crystallography.

The conference was attended by over 90 participants.

A photo gallery of the event is available at http://www.chemia.uj.edu.pl/nauka-i-badania/konferencje/x-ray/gallery

Location Krakow
Contact dr Alicja Rafalska-Lasocha
URL http://www.chemia.uj.edu.pl/nauka-i-badania/konferencje/x-ray
Category conferences