- Luciana Randazzo - Università degli Studi di Palermo
- Natalia Rovella - Università di Bologna
- Silvestro Antonio Ruffolo - Università della Calabria
The session is focused on the techniques and methodologies used to study the artifacts of cultural relevance, achieving crucial information about their characterization, and the conception of new strategies, tools and materials for more effective restoration and conservation based also on the investigation of the meaningful artifact-environment interaction. Moreover, this session is aimed at promoting and stimulating discussions among scientists from different backgrounds, involved in Cultural Heritage studies, such as geologists, mineralogists, chemists, physicians and conservation scientists. In-depth interdisciplinary studies exploring diagnostic methods, alteration and/or deterioration phenomena, prevention and conservation treatments are encouraged, in order to offer valuable information to archaeology, art history and conservation and to support the preservation and restoration of Cultural Heritage. Topics include, but are not limited to monitoring and characterization of deterioration features of Cultural Heritage new methods and instruments for the characterization of natural and artificial stone materials, diagnosis and conservation treatments forthcoming developments in conservation and restoration knowledge: nanotechnology, biotechnology and green conservation materials new tools and methods for mapping damage forms assessment of efficiency, compatibility, and reversibility of new conservation treatments and methods.
Building materials, stone decay, damage assessment, monitoring, environmental parameters, conservation, restoration