A high-level Horizon 2020 conference organised by the European Commission spotlighted the latest innovations in the field of cultural heritage supported by EU funding instruments. The conference demonstrated the crucial link between preserving cultural heritage and scientific research and innovation, whether in the form of engineering and structural repairs, 3D laser scanning, or neutron resonance analysis for archaeological applications.
But chemistry and Cultural Heritage are also linked in other ways. Chemistry has been an integral part of Europe’s cultural makeup, and for this reason, EuCheMS decided to set up its Historical Landmarks Programme, which will reinforce the sense of belonging of European chemists and showcase to the public the role chemistry plays in our cultural heritage. Know a historical landmark that ought to be better recognised for its links to chemistry? You have two weeks left to submit your proposal! You can read the guidelines for the award here.
Interested in Chemistry and Cultural Heritage? Join the 5th International Congress Chemistry and Cultural Heritage in Bucharest, Romania on 3 – 7 July 2018!