Lorentz Workshop

Green Conservation Materials for European Heritage 

22 - 26 November 2021

Venue: Lorentz Center @Snellius

 

Designing greener approaches for the preservation of Cultural Heritage artifacts unanimously represents today a crucial challenge. To address this challenge, conservation chemistry needs to rely on a multidisciplinary network of skills coming from different chemical backgrounds.

The aim of this workshop is to offer to the conservation chemistry community the opportunity to establish a dialogue among the main actors working on this field, and redirect and adapt the current common practices towards more sustainable approaches.

Official Page: HERE

 

Info

Avenue: Lorentz Center @Snellius, Niels Bohrweg 1 & 2, 2333 CA Leiden, The Netherlands
Date: 22 - 26 November 2021

 

Scientific Organizers

Arianna Traviglia, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Center for Cultural Heritage Technology
Giulia Franceschin, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Center for Cultural Heritage Technology
Alessia Artesani, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Center for Cultural Heritage Technology
Katrien Keune, Rijksmuseum and Van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
Loic Bertrand, École Normale Supérieure de Paris-Saclay and Université Paris-Saclay  

 

Partner

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
Rijksmuseum
Van’t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences
École Normale Supérieure de Paris-Saclay
Université Paris-Saclay

 

Sponsor

The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS

 

 


PROGRAM

(scaricaquiil programma in formato PDF)

Calendar

Monday: Green conservation, the way forward

09:30-10:00 Arrival and registration

10:00-10:15 Welcome by Staff Lorentz Center

10:15-10:30 Welcome by organizers, introduction to the workshop objectives and participants

10:30-12:00 Meet the participants: interactive game on green conservation

12:00-12:30 Presentation of the program of the week; workplan for delivering the “Green Conservation Manifesto”

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-14:45 Keynote and Questions: Sustainable practices for leveraging cultural heritage to effectively make industry wide impact [30 min]

14:45-15:00 Coffee/Tea break

15:00-15:45 Keynote and Questions: “Most recent and natural practices used for the conservation” [30 min]

15:45-17:15 Topical parallel group discussions: What is green conservation?

17:15-17:45 Blackboard: Integration of the conclusions of Day 1 in the “Green Conservation Manifesto”

17:45 Welcome reception

  Calendar

Tuesday: Bio based methods and green restoration

09:00-09:30 Opening Day 2

09:30-10:00 Reporting back Day 1 and overview Day 2.

10:00-10:45 Keynote and Questions: “Application of bio-based methods for green conservation” [30 min]

10:45-11:15 Coffee/Tea break and attended Poster session

11:15-12:00 Keynote and Questions: “Identification of novel chemical procedures for green restoration” [30 min]

12:00-12:30 Poster session

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:30 Parallel topical group discussions: What are the [chemical] challenges for green conservation in the cultural heritage field?

15:30-16:00 Blackboard: Integration of the conclusions of Day 2 in the “Green Conservation Manifesto”

16:00-16:30 Coffee/Tea break and attended Poster session

16:30-17:30 In conversation with experts in the field: Reducing the environmental footprint of museums.

19:30 Workshop dinner

 Calendar

Wednesday: Developing green strategies to protect cultural heritage materials

9:00-9:30 Opening Day 3

09:30-10:00 Reporting back Day 2 and overview Day 3

10:00-10:45 Keynote and Questions: How nanomaterials can be defined green [30 min]

10:45-11:15 Coffee/Tea break

11:15-12:00 Keynote and Questions: How can chemistry provide effective protective strategies against environmental conditions [30 min]

12:00-12:30 Blackboard: Integration of the conclusions of Day 3 in the “Green Conservation Manifesto”

12:30-14:00 Lunch break

14:00 Field visit with colleagues of the Faculty of Archaeology, Material Culture Studies of the University of Leiden

 

Calendar

Thursday: Advanced technologies for green conservation in cultural heritage

9:00-9:30 Opening Day 4

9:30-10:00 Reporting back Day 3 and overview Day 4.

10:00-10:45 Keynote and Questions: Digital applications for saving resources in Cultural Heritage conservation [30 min]

10:45-11:15 Coffee/Tea break

11:15-12:00 Keynote and Questions: Spectral and structural imaging as a way to characterize art works and conservation treatments [30 min]

12:30–14:00 Lunch break

14:00-15:30 Parallel topical group discussions: How to assess green conservation treatments with innovative analytical approaches?

15:30-16:00 Blackboard: Integration of the conclusions of Day 4 in in the “Green Conservation Manifesto”

16:00-16:30 Coffee/Tea break

16:30-17:30 Assembling the “Green Conservation Manifesto”

 

Calendar

Friday: Industrial implications and finalisation of the manifesto

9:00-9:30 Opening Day 5

09:30–10:00 Reporting back Day 4 and overview Day 5.

10:00-11:00 Keynote and Questions: Unlocking sustainable conservation of Cultural Heritage with bio-based organic coatings [30 min]

11:00-11:30 Coffee/Tea break

11:30–12:30 Last contributions to the “Green Conservation Manifesto”: Manifesto dissemination strategies

12:30–14:00 Lunch break

14:00-14:30 Farewell