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ARTECHNE – Technique in the Arts, 1500-1950


4 December 2018
NH Conference Centre Koningshof, Veldhoven - Room 58

ARTECHNE focus session ‘Chemistry of Cultural Heritage in a Historical Perspective’ at CHAINS 2018, 4 December

On 3, 4 and 5 December, more than 1.500 chemists from science and industry gather together for the 6th edition of CHAINS. On all three days of CHAINS are focus sessions programmed. These interdisciplinary 80 minutes sessions address various ‘hot topics’. The programme committee has selected 27 focus sessions out of many nominated topics by the scientific community. On 4 December, ARTECHNE team members Mariana Pinto and Maartje Stols-Witlox will present papers in their focus session, titled ‘Chemistry of cultural heritage in a historical perspective’. The session will be chaired by Sven Dupré. More details below:

  1. Mariana Pinto (UU): Chemists in the Field of Archaeology in the Nineteenth-Century
  2. Maartje Stols-Witlox (UvA) Recipes for Change: the Chemistry of Historical Restoration Recipes
  3. Maarten van Bommel (UvA) Discoloration of Cultural Heritage: Towards a Chemical Understanding of Fading of Artworks