MAJOR THEMES

 

Ethical Perspectives; Values and Principles at Stake 

  • Implementation of integrated strategies satisfying conservation code of practice and research code of ethics
  • Public display, conservation treatment and scientific research, is it safe? Impact of handling on integrity of cultural heritage
  • Measurements and calculations; dealing with margins of error and contamination problems

Non Invasive Spectroscopic Research and Analysis

  • Re-constructing the evidence: studies of historical objects
  • Non-invasive preservation monitoring, new developments and applications
  • Spectroscopic techniques as a conservation treatment tool in art and archaeology

Microarchaeology

  • Re-constructing the evidence: studies in archaeology
  • On-site sampling and analysis
  • Archaeometry and microanalyses

Authentication vs. Detection of Forgery

  • Scientific examination of evidence of manufacture, use and provenance
  • Complementary and comparative micro-analytical techniques refining interpretation of the past
  • Museology; identifying and determining historical values proving authenticity

Digital Imaging and Computer Science

  • Digital applications in conservation of art and archaeology
  • Reconstructing the evidence in art and archaeology using advanced digital techniques
  • Contactless scanning of objects; morphometric measurements

In addition, papers on biblical-related archaeological findings and archaeology in the Holy Land are welcome