A review about the four-day workshop on Nanotechnologies in Conservation held at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn last January, was posted by Jessica Walthew to the AIC blog.

The workshop focused on some of the technologies CSGI developed for conservation of cultural heritage: gels, microemulsions, and nanoparticle solutions. Conservators specializing in varied disciplines from institutions and private practices on the east coast attended the workshop.

Some of NANORESTART partners, together with the Center for the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage “La Venaria Reale” and IGIIC are organizing a workshop aimed to explore the world of nanosystems applied to the conservation of cultural heritage, creating a conference that focuses onthree essential sections:

  • Four practical workshops around the application methodologies and the use of some nanosystems
  • Lectures and presentations on the theoretical, research and implementation aspects of nanomaterials
  • A final debate on the validation protocols involved when a new material is proposed to the world of conservation

The event will take place in Turin (Italy), Venaria Reale - CCR Centro Conservazione e Restauro La Venaria Reale, Thursday, 11th-12th May 2017.

For further information, please, visit this link.

NANORESTART partners recently presented some contributions, both talks and posters, at the ECIS 2016, the 30th international conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society, held in Rome 4th-9th September.

Here is the full list of works presented:

Piero Baglioni (CSGI), "A Journey through Time and Length Scales in Colloid Science"
Krzysztof Kolman (CUT), "pH-controlled assembly of nanoparticle-polyelectrolyte complexes and their application to modern art restoration"
Michele Baglioni et al. (CSGI, NMD), "Nanofluids and chemical hydrogels for the selective removal of overpaintings and undesired graffiti from street art"
Rodorico Giorgi et al. (CSGI, CNR-DSCTM), "Film-forming gels for the removal of corrosion products from copper-based artifacts"

In January 2017, Piero Baglioni and Rodorico Giorgi (CSGI) lectured on the EU-funded project NANORESTART, during  a four-day workshop on Nanotechnologies in Conservation at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY.

The workshop focused on some of the technologies CSGI developed for conservation of cultural heritage: gels, microemulsions, and nanoparticle solutions. Conservators specializing in varied disciplines from institutions and private practices on the east coast attended the workshop.

For further information, please visit www.conservators-converse.org.

NANORESTART partners (CSGIT-UCC and CNR-DSCTM) will be presenting an overview on some of the recent achievements in the frame of the project at the conference Nanoinnovation, held in Rome  20th-23rd September 2016.

This is the list and the titles of the talks:

Piero Baglioni (CSGI), "NANOmaterials for the RESToration of works of ART"
Rodorico Giorgi (CSGI), "Nanofluids for the removal of graffiti from Stree-Art mural paintings"
Daniela Iacopino (T-UCC), "Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) for Characterization of Inks for Cultural Heritage and Forensic Applications"
Marino Lavorgna (CNR-DSCTM), "Polymeric Smart Coatings for the Active Protection of Modern Bronze Artefacts"

More information about the session dedicated to NANORESTART can be found here.

Researchers from UCL have recently published a paper on the Heritage Science Journal about the preservation of rapid prototypes, which is one of the main goal of NANORESTART project.

The paper is entitled "Preserving rapid prototypes: a review", and it is authored by Carolien Coon, Boris Pretzel, Tom Lomax and Matija Strli?.

It has received attention and featured in the following blogs and websites:
http://www.3dfocus.cn/news/show.php?itemid=472
https://t.co/TuvUyQGaW2
http://www.tctmagazine.com/3D-printing-news/scientists-artists-team-up-explore-modern-art-preservation/

The paper can be access for free from the Heritage Science Journal website.

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