2014 Conference on Synchrotron Radiation in Art and Archaeology in Paris

Seven laboratories from CNRS, ministry of Culture and MNHN (IPANEMA at SOLEIL, C2RMF, LAMS, MNHN Prehistory Department, LAPA, LRMH, CRCC) join with PATRIMA and the Louvre Museum to organize the SR2A-2014 (Sixth International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation in Art and Archaeology) in Paris. The conference will consist of three full days of oral presentations and poster sessions in the heart of the Louvre museum, Paris (France) from 10th to 12th september 2014.
The central theme of the SR2A series of conferences is the innovative use of methods employing synchrotron and neutron radiation (and related types of radiation) for the investigation of artistic and archaeological materials and artifacts. Since the first edition of the conference in 2005, SR2A has become a forum for discussion and presentation of up-to-date activities regarding the use of penetrating forms of radiation for non-destructive inspection and analysis of materials from the past. A specific focus will be put on New methods and analytical processes, Conservation and alteration, and Processes and chaines opératoires at the Paris conference.
The conference is open to all interested professionals, including archaeologists, conservation scientists, conservators, geochemists and material scientists, researchers with experience utilising large-scale research facilities and other analytical techniques, curators, cultural heritage managers, art historians, students, potential users of synchrotrons, etc. The Louvre venue is intended to provide an unprecedented opportunity for professionals from Europe and worldwide to meet and share their expertise and experience. The conference language is English. Proceedings will be published.
Registration will open Summer 2013.