Webinar #02: FIXLAB
The webinar takes place online and will introduce participants to the FIXLAB platform.
FIXLAB is the IPERION HS platform that provides access for the Heritage Science (HS) community to key fixed research facilities and to the associated scientific expertise.
Access is offered to researchers in Heritage Science to help address the major questions raised by the materiality of Heritage Science artefacts in terms of their genesis, manufacturing processes, alterations, conservation and preservation. The unique FIXLAB services offered to the HS community embrace advanced state‐of‐the‐art instrumentation; dedicated facilities with teams of experts in the field of micro‐analysis of HS artefacts; novel developments resulting from IPERION HS joint research activities to improve access progressively; development of both new sample‐positioning devices at a micro‐scale and software tools for the integration of imaging data.
Ina Reiche, research director at the French National Research Centre, will present the topic “Palaeolithic ivory artefacts investigated by particle physics” and Rémi Petitcol, European Policy Officer at the French Center for Research and Restoration of Museums of France (C2RMF), will talk about “FIXLAB: a catalyst for Heritage Science”.
4th May 2021 at 3 pm CEST
You will learn
- What FIXLAB is
- How to access FIXLAB
- How FIXLAB can improve your research
Key topics we’ll cover
Heritage Science and Fixed Laboratories
1 hour (40 minutes + 20 minutes Q&A)
Ina Reiche is research director at the French National Research Centre in a joint team of the Research Institute of the Paris’ Technical Institute of Chemistry and the Centre for research and restoration of the French Museums in Paris. Her interdisciplinary research background is in analytical chemistry, material sciences, art and prehistory. Since her position as the head of the Rathgen research laboratory between 2014 and 2019 CNRS she is actively involved in the research infrastructures IPERION-CH, IPERION-HS and E-RIHS and a current user of large scale facilities in the framework of the FIXLAB access to perform integrated research in heritage sciences. She is managing editor of the international journal Archaeometry (Wiley), board member of the German Archaeometry Association and of the French National Archaeometry research network as well as the president of the international scientific committee of the conference Synchrotron radiation in art and archaeology.
Rémi Petitcol is a European Policy Officer at the French Center for Research and Restoration of Museums of France (C2RMF), with a background in Political Science and EU Law. He specializes in solutions for the integration of the Heritage Science community, with a focus on establishing E-RIHS. His role in IPERION HS is to provide legal and institutional advice on policies, including the Access Policy.
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