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Historic materials and their diagnostics

The workshop will summarise state-of-the-art in the research of historic materials and their diagnostics in order to improve and up-to-date mutual information about scientific achievements and capacity of research facilities in the pre-Accession to the EU countries and will support transition of this information to the EU countries as well as to the countries of Community’s external policy interests. It will help to select themes for medium term courses and joint or concerted research in this field and will gather data on relevant national and international funding possibilities. The workshop is aimed to influence cultural heritage research orientation and training of teachers necessary for a sound economic and social local or regional development. All this will be used for relevant networking and twinning arrangements and links among pre-Accession to the EU countries, as well as, between them and the EU countries in the area of cultural heritage research.

Description of the contents, the workplan, the steps, the approach or the methodology

The topics will be focused on determination of material characteristics, especially on small samples or “in situ”, methods of material analysis, diagnostics of damages due to repeated loading or environmental action, identification of organic bindings in paint layers, natural dyes and conservation of wall paintings, etc.

Participants

Anzalone, M (I); Bartoš, P (UK); Bayer, K (CZ); Čoldere, D (LV); Crisan, R (RO); Lavédrine, B (F); Pecchioni, E (I); Slížková, Z (CZ); Vardoulakis, I (EL); Weber, J (A)

Content of Workshop proceedings

National Presentations - State of the Art Reports
Belgium: State of the Art of Research/Diagnostics of Historical Building Materials in Belgium K. Callebaut
Finland: Practical and Analytical Methods for Evaluating Deterioration in Brick Walls T. von Konow
Greece: State of the Art: 'Parthenon of Athens: A Challenge Throughout History' L. Lambrinou
Italy: Biodegradation of Cultural Heritage: Decay Mechanisms and Control Methods P. Tiano
Latvia: Research and Investigation of Historic Materials in Latvia L. Krage
Lithuania: Historic Materials and Their Diagnostic in Lithuania E. V. Telksniene
Norway: Historic Materials and Their Diagnostic. State of the Art for Masonry Monuments in Norway A. M. Waldum
Poland: Historic Materials and Their Diagnostics in Poland P. Karaszkiewicz
Romania: State of the Art Report (Position Paper) R. Crisan
Slovak Republik: Historic Materials and their Diagnostics in the Slovak Republic M. Stillhammerová
Spain: Historic Mortars: Characterization and Durability. New Tendencies for Research A. Palomo, M.T. Blanco-Varela, S. Martinez-Ramirez, F. Puertas, C. Fortes