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Conference and workshop on atmospheric plasma and self-diagnostic coatings in restoration

From: Sabrina Buchhorn <s.buchhorn<-a>
Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
"Plasma and Nano for New Age soft conservation"
Workshop and Conference
EU-PANNA Project FP7 No. 282998
2-4 September 2014

The goal of this project was developing a new plasma torch to clean
cultural heritage objects better than the existing torches and new
protective coatings for different surfaces.  The new plasma torch
prototype enables the removal of different materials at very low
temperatures, a new protective coating can be applied and removed by
plasma when/if necessary ("Full-life protocol").  Studied materials
are stone (uncoated or with graffiti), wall paintings (varnish
layers, soot deposition) and metals (oxides on silver and bronzes).

On 2-3 September, 2014 a workshop (limited to 30 participants) on
the use of atmospheric plasma and self-diagnostic coatings in
restoration will be held in the Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg,
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Museum Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection),
Berlin, Germany.  Participants are invited to bring samples for
testing.  On 4 September 2014 a conference (limited to 100
participants) will be held in the same venue.  Both events are
addressed to conservators, architects, restorers, researchers,
policy makers and museum staff.

During the 2-day workshop, the participants will learn what the
"Full-life protocol" is and how it is applied in practice in the
conservation and restoration of cultural heritage objects.  They
will also take part in a demonstration of atmospheric plasma
cleaning using the portable plasma system developed within the PANNA
project.  In the conference the results of the project will be
presented and some invited speakers will talk about related subjects
(see detailed program on the PANNA Project website).

Participation is free, but it is mandatory to register until 20
August 2014: s.tesche<-a t->smb< . >spk-berlin< . >de

Both events are organised by the Rathgen-Forschungslabor -
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin.

More information on the project is to be found on


Sabrina Buchhorn
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preussischer Kulturbesitz
Schlossstr. 1A
14059 Berlin
+49 30 266 42 7120
Fax: +49 30 266 42 7110

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