For those of you who want to mix up your Cultural Heritage with science you can travel to the wonderful land of Tuscany for a three-day workshop at Ampere Summer School entitled “Analyzing Cultural Heritage using portable magnetic resonance. Information about this was sent to me by my art chemistry professor (for the Art History side of my degree) It’s for conservators, restorers, art historians and scientists interested in learning how portable non-invasive magnetic resonance can help understand the material composition, condition and technology of works of art. The workshop includes lectures, hands-on experiments, participant contributions, a panel discussion and an on-site demonstration of a historical wall painting. For more info you can go to the website (http://www.mc.rwth-aachen.de/aw/cms/MC/Themen/~wgi/volterra_summer_school/?lang=en) and click on the tentative program pdf.

While not particularly librarian-ish, it is interesting how cultural heritage can cross all manner of disciplines.

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