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.

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.

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"

Katherine Curran, from UCL, partner of the NANORESTART project, gave a presentation entitled "Using solid-phase micro-extraction gas chromatography mass spectrometry (SPME-GC/MS) and fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy for the analysis of modern polymeric materials in historic collections: a case study of handbags in the Museum of London" during the  4th International Congress on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage, which took place in Brussels 6-8 July 2016.

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.

EUROCORR 2016, the annual event of the European Federation of Corrosion, will take place in Montpellier, France, from 11 to 15 September 2016.

On Monday 12th September, researchers of the National Institue of Chemistry in Slovenia, partners of the NANORESTART project, will give a presentation entitled "Development of protective coatings for bronze objects", about their work in the framework of the NANORESTART project.

The scientific program is available on the official website of the conference.

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