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CONSTGLASS conference

From: Paul Bellendorf <paul.bellendorf<-at->
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Invitation to the CONSTGLASS international conference.

The consortium of the EU CONSTGLASS project is pleased to inform you
about the international conference which will be held May 27-28,
2010 at the Vitromusee Romont (Switzerland).

The European 3-year research project CONSTGLASS "Conservation
Materials for Stained Glass Windows--Assessment of Treatments,
Studies on Reversibility, and Performance of Innovative Restoration
Strategies and Products" began in 2007, with the participation of 11
partners from 7 countries.  The research activities deal with the
evaluation of conservation treatments performed in the last five
decades on outstanding European stained glass windows from the
cathedrals of Cologne, Canterbury, Chartres, Le Mans and Bourges,
complemented by studies of glass in museum and other locations.

Studies document the degradation behavior of conservation materials,
in particular coatings, consolidants and adhesives as well as their
impact on the works of art.  Object studies and advanced analytical
and imaging techniques are being integrated into a newly-developed
documentation scheme.  Deterioration effects are being investigated
by nano-computed tomography (CT), phase-contrast CT, Raman
spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy and other methods.  The threat
of microbial impact to glass and conservation materials is being
determined.  Risk assessments, reversibility and re-treatability
trials investigate the future behavior of these conservation
materials.  New inorganic consolidants for stabilization of
internally fractured glass or fragile glass paint are being
evaluated.  The results and conclusions of the project will be
presented and discussed at the upcoming conference.

For the program of the seminar and additional information about
registration fee, contact details, deadlines or to acquire our
leaflet, please visit


Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

The CONSTLGASS consortium looks forward to hearing from you soon.

On behalf of the CONSTLGASS Consortium, Gerhard Schottner,
CONSTLGASS Project Coordinator

Paul Bellendorf
Fraunhofer-Institut fur Silicatforschung
Kompetenzfeldleiter Umweltmonitoring und Kulturguterschutz
Bronnbach 28
97877 Wertheim-Bronnbach
+49 9342 9221 711

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