Nanotechnologies Workshop for Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Monday, 12 February, 2018 to Friday, 16 February, 2018
Deadline: 
Friday, 1 December, 2017
Place: 
New York

NANOTECHNOLOGIES FOR CONSERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE AT PRATT INSTITUTE:
A hands-on workshop available to midcareer conservators

Professors Piero Baglioni and Rodorico Giorgi from the University of Florence Center for Colloid and Surface Science (CSGI) will present nanostructured dispersions such as nanoparticles for consolidation, micellar solutions, microemulsions, and responsive gel formulations including chemical gels, physical gels and organo gels. Through lectures and lab demonstrations participants will learn the chemistry, theory and application of each system. Participants will carry out various excercizes using mockups, sculptures, paintings and works on paper. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own objects and materials for tests and discussion during the last day of review and open labwork.

PIERO BAGLIONI received his PhD from the University of Florence in 1977 and is a Full Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and CSGI of the University of Florence. He is the author of over 250 publications in the field of colloids and interfaces and pioneered the application of soft matter to the conservation of cultural heritage. He has lectured world wide and he has produced several innovative methodologies

RODORICO GIORGI received his PhD from the University of Florence in 2000 and is currently a Permanent Researcher at the Department of Chemistry and CSGI of the University of Florence. He is the author of 60 publications in the field of conservation of cultural heritage materials. His background is in the physical chemistry of colloid and interface science and in the last decade he extended his activity on the application of nanotechnology to the conservation of cultural heritage.

WORKSHOP DATES: February 12-16, 2018

WORKSHOP HOST: Department of Math and Science, Pratt Institute

LOCATION: Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, Department of Math and Science

ORGANIZERS:
Cindie Kehlet ckehlet@pratt.edu
Sarah Nunberg snunberg@pratt.edu
Soraya Alcala soraya.alcala@gmail.com

ADMISSION: Applicants are requested to submit a statement on the applicability of the course to their work, and a brief resume listing their relevant education and employment background. Please e-mail your application to snunberg@pratt.edu and enter CSGI Workshop 2018 in the subject line.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2017

WORKSHOP COST: $550.00

TRAVEL AND HOUSING: Participants are responsible for their own travel, meals, and housing arrangements.