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Join the Mechanics for Art Conservation online workshop to discuss the new challenges and applications of mechanics in the conservation of cultural heritage on Friday 10th December 2021 at 1 pm UK
About this event
This workshop is organised by Science and Engineering Research for Cultural Heritage Network at Imperial College London in collaboration with the University of Glasgow, as part of the dissemination plan for the EPSRC grant "The mechanisms of fatigue of viscoelastic multilayer paint systems on wood".
The event will serve as a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and museum professionals to discuss challenges and applications related mechanics in the conservation of cultural heritage.
13.00 – 13.10 Introduction to Network for Science and Engineering Research for Cultural Heritage – Prof. Ambrose Taylor (Imperial College London)
13.10 – 13.35 Understanding environmental factors in paint fatigue – Prof. Christina Young (University of Glasgow)
13.35 – 14.00 Environment, panel paintings and damage risk – Dr. Nigel Blades and Rebecca Hellen (National Trust)
14.00 – 14.25 A numerical model for predicting crack initiation in wood panel paintings under low-cycle weather-induced fatigue – Prof. Maria Charalambides (Imperial College London)
14.25 – 14.50 Crack patterns in panel paintings: modelling and experimental verification – Prof. Lucasz Bratasz (Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences)
14.50 – 15.05 Break
15:05 – 15:30 Acoustic Emission Analysis of Humidity-Induced Damage to Model Wood Structures – Dr. Eric Hagan (Canadian Conservation Institute)
15:30 – 15:55 Cracking induced in historical art objects by indoor climate variations – Prof. Akker Suiker (Eindhoven University of Technology)
15:55 – 16:20 Strain assessment in historic tapestries – Dr. Constantina Vlachou (Historic Royal Palaces)
16:20 –16:40 Any remaining Q&A, Discussion, Closing remarks
The workshop will be online held in MS Teams. To register please email Leah Adamson firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details.