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Conferences

Working Party on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage

The Working Party organizes on a biennial basis an international conference on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage which is aimed at providing an international platform for presentation and discussion on new and advanced chemical technologies applied to diagnosis, understanding causes and state of conservation, ancient production techniques, development and evaluation of restoration materials and methods for movable and immovable cultural properties.

The 1st, the 2nd and the 3rd edition of the International Congress in Chemistry for Cultural Heritage (ChemCH) took place in Ravenna (Italy) in 2010, Istanbul (Turkey) in 2012 and Vienna (Austria) in 2014 respectively.

The 4th International Congress of Chemistry for Cultural Heritage, ChemCH-2016, will take place in Brussels from 5 to 9 July, 2016. The congress will be organised by the Belgian Societe Royale de Chimie in collaboration with the Royal Institute for Cultural heritage (IRPA-KIK).