Synchrotron Radiation in Art and Archaeology


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The program of SR2A-2012 will consist of invited lectures, oral contributions, a poster session and discussion sessions. Session topics will be either method-oriented or problem-oriented. In particular, we welcome contributions that cover the full range of the SR2A scope: challenges from the cultural heritage field, methods developed in the SR domain and new insights through multidisciplinary interactions.

Oral and poster contributions are welcomed on the following material types:

• Paintings, paints, drawings, etches
• Metal ware, stones
• Stained, enamelled and vessel glass and ceramics
• Soft materials (tissues, textiles, wood, bones, biomaterials)

on the use of the following methods of investigation:

• X-ray based methods (absorption, fluorescence, scattering, diffraction, ...)
• Macroscopic and microscopic imaging using X-rays, THz, IR, neutrons, ...
• Related techniques

and about the following problems:

• Degradation and alteration
• Technology of preparation and (creative) use of materials
• Authentication and provenancing and related issues
• Damage assessment and evaluation of treatments in Fine Arts Collections and archaeological materials

Oral contributions
Oral contributions will have a duration of 25 minutes, including 5 minutes for questions. Only computer projection facilities will be provided. Presenting authors should contact the chairpersons of their session in advance of the start of their session to signal their presence. They also are requested to familiarize themselves with the controls of the projection system and place their presentations in the appropriate folder BEFORE the start of the session.
The use of the authors own laptops for projection is not encouraged; if absolutely necessary, the presenting authors themselves are responsible to ensure in advance that the projection from their own computer takes place successfully.

Posters will be viewed during one Poster Session, at which the authors are requested to be present for questions and discussion.

Size - Poster Boards 1.00 meter wide and 1.50 meters high will be available. The recommended format for posters is ISO A0 portrait (0.84 m x 1.19 m). Material to affix the posters will be provided.

The proceedings papers of the conference will be published as a themed issue of TBD, to appear in the year after the meeting.

Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically via the TBD system and should comply with the Instructions for Authors of TBD. The same refereeing procedure as for regularly submitted papers will be followed by the TBD editorial office.


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

5:00 PM 8:30 PM Welcome Reception Institute of Fine Arts

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

9:30 AM 5:00 PM (Presentations - details TBA) MMA

Thursday, June 7, 2012

9:30 AM 5:00 PM (Presentations - details TBA, poster session, and guided tour of MMA) MMA

Friday, June 8, 2012

9:30 AM 2:00 PM (Presentations - details TBA, and poster session) MMA

2:00 PM 5:00 PM Choice of guided tours at IFA-CC and MMA Conservation Laboratory IFA-CC, MMA

6:00 PM 9:00 PM Public Lecture - Evening Closing of MMA MMA