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IPERION HS TNA Users Meeting #01

The Users Meeting webinars are organized by the HS Academy, a collaborative initiative between IPERION HS (www.iperionhs.eu) and E-RIHS (www.e-rihs.eu). The two European projects integrate facilities of recognized excellence in Heritage Science, offering access to a wide range of high-level scientific instruments, methodologies, data, tools and training opportunities for advancing knowledge and innovation in the field.

The 1st Users meeting will be held online on May 3rd 2023 at 3 pm (Rome time zone) using the ZOOM webinar platform. The User Group Leaders Dr. Ina Reiche (FIXLAB) and Dr. Romain Thomas (ARCHLAB) will share your experience related to the TransNational Access (TNA) projects of access to IPERION HS facilities and archives.

Dr. Ina Reiche will present the FIXLAB project “PIXE analysis on the track of the “LION MAN” and Dr. Romain Thomas the ARCHLAB project “The AORUM: the Analysis of Gold and its Uses as a painting material in 16th-17th c. Europe”.


May 3rd, at 3 pm (Rome time zone)


1 hour broken down as follows:
– 30 minutes presentations of Users projects (15 minutes for each User);
– 30 minutes for the Q&A interactive session of the participants with the Users.



Ina Reiche is research director at the French National Research Centre (CNRS) and director of the joint team of the Research federation New AGLAE with the Centre for Research and Restoration of the French Museums (C2RMF) in Paris. She is also member of the PCMTH group of the Research Institute of Chimie Paristech, PSL university (IRCP). Her interdisciplinary research background is in analytical chemistry, material sciences, art and prehistory. She specialised in research on ancient pigments as well as biominerals such as ivory and corals using non-invasive analytical and imaging methods. Since her position as the head of the Rathgen research laboratory, National Museums in Berlin, between 2014 and 2019, she has been actively involved in the research infrastructures IPERION-CH, IPERION-HS and E-RIHS and especially in the access to large scale facilities in the framework of FIXLAB. She is managing editor of the international journal Archaeometry (Wiley) and board member of the German Archaeometry Association (GNAA) as well as the president of the international scientific committee of the conference Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons in Art and Archaeology (SR2A). She will speak about her experience as FIXLAB User Group Leader with the project “PIXE analysis on the track of the “LION MAN”.

Romain Thomas is a lecturer in early modern art history at the University of Paris Nanterre. He is interested in the history of art of the Netherlands and the Germanic countries in the 16th and 17th centuries and has co-authored (with Thierry Allain and Andreas Nijenhuis-Bescher) Les Provinces-Unies à l’époque moderne. De la Révolte à la République batave, Malakoff, Armand Colin, 2019. He is also developing a material and interdisciplinary approach to art in the early modern period, with a particular interest in colour. He is principal investigator of the AORUM project (Analyse de l’OR et de ses Usages comme Matériau pictural en Europe occidentale aux XVIe et XVIIe siècle/ Analysis of Gold and its Uses as a painting material, Agence nationale de la recherche (grant agreement ANR-2022-CE27-0010), Fondation des Sciences du Patrimoine and Université Paris Lumières) as well as the PATRIMONIOCHROMIES project (with Prof. Philippe Jockey, Labex Les Passés dans le présent). He is also deputy scientific coordinator of the EquipEx+ ESPADON.


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