This fourth Gordon Research Seminar on Scientific Methods in Cultural Heritage Research is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other young research scientists with comparable levels of experience and education, to present and exchange cutting edge research solutions for problems related to the preservation of global Cultural Heritage.
Topics of interest within the seminar include, but are not limited to:
- New insights in chemical and physical imaging at multiple scales for the study of hierarchically complex materials
- Development of innovative materials, procedures, and analytical tools to support conservation strategies
- State-of-the-art materials characterization to further historical knowledge, understand degradation mechanisms, and aid in preventive preservation measures
- Use of digital technologies and associated methods for collecting, processing, and handling data
- Heritage science for 2020 and beyond: how current issues, such as Covid-19 lockdowns, have influenced research goals, techniques, and collaborations
The content of the presentations along with the format of the seminar will encourage communication among emerging professionals in the diverse fields that impact Cultural Heritage science.