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Symposium on atmospheric plasma cleaning

From: Patrick Storme <patrick.storme<-a>
Date: Saturday, July 26, 2014
PANNA Symposium
8-9 September 2014

On September 8-9, 2014, the University of Antwerp, Faculty of Design
Sciences, Conservation Studies organises a two-days symposium on the
application of atmospheric plasma in cultural heritage buildings and
objects.  The two days consist of lectures about plasma, cleaning
possibilities and coatings followed by demonstrations with the newly
developed atmospheric plasma torch.

Program Day 1: Lectures on plasma technology, cleaning applications,
case-studies on stone, metals, mural paintings, icons, followed by

Program Day 2: Lectures on the protection of CH objects, the 'full
life protocol', new developed coatings, diagnostic properties,
case-studies on stone and metals, followed by demonstrations

A more detailed flyer can be sent on simple e-mail request.

This symposium is the closing session of the European project PANNA
(FP7) "Plasma and Nano for New Age soft conservation' (No. 282998)".
The goal of this project is to develop a new plasma torch which
performs better compared to existing torches.  It is also
specifically designed to treat cultural heritage objects in a
full-life protocol.  This workflow ensures different materials to be
cleaned with plasma at very low temperatures and subsequently to be
protected with an intelligent coating system. Studied materials are
stone (uncoated, graffiti), wall paintings (varnish layers, soot
deposition) and metals (oxides on silver and bronzes). Participants
are invited to bring own samples for testing.

Participation is free, but it is mandatory to subscribe
patrick.storme<-a t->uantwerpen< . >be

The lectures are given to a group of maximum 70 participants, the
demonstrations in the lab are only accessible for a maximum of 12
persons. Livestream video will be provided to ensure a larger group
can view the demonstration sessions.  Languages will be English and

Please indicate if you want to be present personally at the lab
demonstrations (we will set a maximum of two persons per institution
or company).  Please also indicate if you prefer to be present at
Day 1 (Plasma cleaning) and/or Day 2 (Coatings).

Please subscribe before September 1, 2014.

We hope to welcome you in Antwerp.

The organisation of this symposium by the University of Antwerp,
Conservation Studies is realised in cooperation with Chemstream
BVBA, as both are the Flemish partners in the EU-project PANNA.

On September 2-3, 2014 similar lectures and workshops are given in
Berlin (Germany), followed by a general dissemination day on
September 4, 2014.  If these dates or location is more convenient,
you are also welcome to participate.

More information on the project is to be found on


Patrick Storme
Cultural Heritage Researcher
Faculty of Design Sciences
Conservation Studies
University of Antwerp
Blindestraat 9
B-2000 Antwerp

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Received on Saturday, 26 July, 2014

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