Nanotechnologies for Cultural Conservation: Current Trends and Practices

Nanotechnologies for Cultural Conservation:
Allentown Art Museum/Lafayette College
October 30-31, 2015
The workshop includes discussion of cutting-edge advances in art conservation from leaders in the field, a public lecture and hands-on workshop led by Piero Baglioni, pioneer of nano-based conservation technologies and director, Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo Sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase-CSGI. The Keynote lecture will be given by Dianne Dwyer Modestini, Senior Research Fellow and Paintings Conservator for the Samuel H. Kress Program at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts. There will also be poster presentations and a discussion forum for conservation practices. It is hosted by the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley and the IDEAL Center of Lafayette College, and sponsored by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation. The workshop can host up to 100 conservators and museum professionals from ninety institutions holding works from the Kress Foundation, as well as those from educational institutions, museums, galleries, and libraries across the Northeast. Students in the conservation field are also welcome. Awards of up to $250 to defray expenses will be offered to twenty participants who submit questions for discussion and prepare poster presentations on the state of their collections. The workshop thus will serve as a professional forum for evaluating conservation practices and encouraging exchanges. Online registration (August 10—October 16, 2015) and a complete description is found at

There is a $50 registration fee, which includes materials, lunch, coffee breaks, and museum admission. Awards up to $250 to defray expenses are available (application deadline: September 15).

More complete information, including the schedule, transportation and hotel logistics, and the registration form, can be found at

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