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Conference on non-destructive investigation and analysis

From: Rachel Weiner <conventions>
Date: Monday, September 17, 2007
Non-destructive Investigation and Analysis
9th International Conference
Jerusalem, Israel
May 25-28, 2007

The success of twenty years of Art conferences throughout Europe has
set the background for Art2008. The main objective of Art2008 is to
bring together experts in nondestructive evaluation and material
analysis with professionals from the fields of preservation of
cultural heritage, archeology, art history and architectural
researchers of ancient structures.

For full details and information see


The conference will address the following topics:

    Techniques to measure and evaluate environmental damage and
    degradation processes (on stone, leather, parchment, paintings,
    wood, ivory, bone, metals, glass)

    Measurement of the extent of damage caused by corrosion;
    atmospheric pollution; biodegradation

    Development of analytical techniques for the study of the
    composition and decay of museum objects (ion beam analysis;
    irradiation and diffraction techniques; radiography and
    tomography; fluorescence spectroscopy)

    Measuring the effectiveness of newly developed protection,
    preservation and conservation procedures (slowing deterioration
    and damage; innovative coating; proper storage conditions and
    controlled environment: temperature, humidity, lighting, gas

    Techniques to identify materials, provenance of raw materials
    and production details of objects (origin and supplies; studies
    of ancient production techniques; identify trade routes)

    Authenticity and authentication of art and archeological objects
    (questions of origin; identification of fakes and forgeries),
    investigation and verification of ancient recipes (ancient
    manufacturing techniques; classification of artifacts; carbon 14
    dating; DNA methods applications)

    Special case studies relating to the technology applied to
    artifacts and structures that emphasize ancient Israel's
    contribution to world heritage (Jewish, Christian and Islamic)

Abstracts are invited on all conference topics. Deadline for
abstract submissions: November 30, 2007. For further instructions
and information please see conference website.

The official language of the conference is English.

There will be a commercial exhibition at the conference. For further
information please contact meetings [at] isas__co__il meetings [at] isas__co__il>

Organization: The conference is under the auspices of:

    ISRANDT - The Israel National Society for NDT
    AIPnD - Italian Society for NDT Monitoring Diagnostics
    I.C.R. - Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities -
    Central Institute of Restoration

and in coordination with:

    ASNT - Israeli Section
    Israel Antiquities Authority
    Israel Ministry of Tourism
    Israel National Committee of ICOM
    Israeli Society for the Conservation and Preservation of
    Cultural Property (in formation)
    Jewish National and University Library, Israel
    Romanian Physical Society
    Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Dept. of Quality
    Assurance and Reliability
    The Israel Museum
    Yad Vashem

Conference PCO and Secretariat:

    ISAS International Seminars
    POB 574
    Jerusalem 91004, Israel
    +972 2 6520574
    Fax: +972 2 6520558
    conventions [at] isas__co__il

For further information, abstract submission details, deadlines,
registration, accommodation and tour details and program updates:


Prof. Amos Notea

Conference Chairman

Rachel Weiner
ISAS International Seminars
+972 2 6520574
Fax: +972 2 6520558

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Received on Monday, 17 September, 2007

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