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The ChemCH Congress, originally scheduled for July 2020, has been postponed to July 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to ensure wide participation in exchanges and dialogue, the congress will be organised in a hybrid form, hosting lecturers and participants both in presence and online.
Since the very beginning of conservation and restoration concepts and practice different branches of Chemistry, such as physical, analytical, organic, environmental chemistry and chemistry for cultural heritage, has been playing a key role in diagnosis,
understanding causes and state of conservation, studying ancient production techniques, developing and evaluating restoration materials and methods, guiding conservators in the planning and execution of conservation-restoration interventions of both movable and immovable cultural heritage as well as in the education and training of conservation professionals.
The last decades have seen the introduction of new and advanced chemical technologies applied to the different above-mentioned fields of application, which had marked a substantial improvement in the capability of the Chemistry discipline to answer specific conservation-restoration needs to be raised by the conservation-restoration international community.
The 6th  International Congress on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage, organized by the University of Bologna – Microchemistry and Microscopy Art Diagnostic Laboratory (M2ADL) in collaboration with the Italian Chemical Society (SCI) and its Division of
Environmental and Cultural Heritage Chemistry. It aims at providing an international platform for presentation and discussion on all the above-mentioned issues.

The main topic of the congress will be:

The main topic of the congress will be:
 Chemical imaging and spectral imaging
 Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials for diagnostics, conservation and restoration
 Sustainable materials and methods for conservation and restoration
 Development of non-invasive / micro-invasive analytical methods for artworks
 Alteration phenomena: chemical interaction of environment and artworks
 Data processing and chemometrics for cultural heritage investigations Selfboundaries for safe analysis
 Multi and transdisciplinary studies of cultural heritage
 Chemical aspects of biological alteration phenomena
 Environmental chemistry aspects in heritage conservation

If you plan to attend the Congress, please send a message to the following email addresses: s.prati@unibo.it, giorgia.sciutto@unibo.it, confirming your interest and include your contact information. An early estimation of attendance will be helpful for scheduling purposes.

For further information and deadlines please, visit https://eventi.unibo.it/chemch2022

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