Special Issue "Cultural Heritage - Materials, Techniques and Knowledge Perspectives on a Common Identity"
A special issue of Heritage (ISSN 2571-9408).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 November 2018)
Prof. Dr. João Pedro Veiga
Department of Materials Science, CENIMAT/i3N, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Campus de Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
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Interests: cultural heritage; ceramics; glasses; stone; mortars and binders; majolica; tiles; glazes; built heritage; x-rays; synchrotron radiation; EXAFS; XANES; crystal chemistry; crystallography; structural analysis; climate action
Dr. Anne Bouquillon
Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF) UMR 171, Paris, France
Interests: material characterization; X-ray diffraction; SEM analysis; ceramics; surface analysis; EDS; ion beam analysis; chemical weathering
This Special Issue of Heritage encourages the submission of contributions presented at the E-MRS 2018 Spring Meeting Symposium on Cultural Heritage (CH), held in Strasbourg, France, 18-21 June, 2018.
The Symposium dealt with tangible and intangible, natural and manmade, movable and immovable assets inherited from the past. Access, preservation and education on CH are essential for humankind evolution representing an irreplaceable source of life, inspiration and unity. There is a need for further studies and research to better understand the dynamic relationship between heritage conservation and the various dimensions it involves, from Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Economical Sciences and Digital Sciences to the use of advanced and large-scale research infrastructures, as well as implications of sustainable development, with particular attention on the effect of natural hazards and climate change on CH.
This Special Issue of Heritage intends to be a common ground where challenges and solutions in the knowledge of arts, archaeology and ancient technology can be answered by the application of methodologies, techniques and solutions generally used in Materials Science and other related fields in Cultural Heritage studies. This Special Issue will stimulate and encourage scientific research devoted to the sustainable development of CH and to the positive contribution of cultural heritage management towards a sustainable environment, by promoting innovative research and practices and improving the compatibility of current materials and methods and the development and application of emerging solutions.
Contributions are welcome to provide a multidisciplinary forum for cutting-edge scientific and technological issues in art, archaeology and all cultural heritage concerns and perspectives involving the large and varied community of international experts.
Topics (not exhaustive) to be covered include:
- Sustainable solutions—materials and methodologies
- Multi-scale imaging and observation
- Modelling and theoretical approaches
- Ecological sustainability
- Dating and authentication
- Climate change
- Case Studies
- Social impact
- Tourism and economy
Prof. Dr. João Pedro Veiga
Dr. Giuseppina Padeletti
Dr. Anne Bouquillon
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