IAEA Workshop on Innovative Accelerator Science and Technology Approaches to Sustainable Heritage Management

Dear Colleagues,

IAEA is organizing the workshop on innovative approaches of accelerator science and technology for cultural and natural heritage and its sustainable management. The workshop will be held on 13-16 June in hybrid format. 

The event is intended both for young and experienced scientists, archaeologists, conservators, curators, art historians, and heritage science stakeholders including policy makers and funding agencies actively involved in the field of characterisation, treatment and management of cultural and natural heritage objects.

Objectives

The overall objective of this Workshop is to provide a forum for nuclear scientists, conservators, curators, art historians, archaeologist and heritage science stakeholders including policy makers and funding agencies to present and discuss recent developments in accelerator-based techniques and data science as well as exchange ideas and build collaborations on innovative approaches of accelerator science and technology for cultural and natural heritage and its sustainable management.

The key topics of the workshop are:​

  • Application of accelerator science and technology for characterization and treatment of heritage objects and materials;
  • Interpretation, presentation and dissemination of the scientific results: case studies and success stories;
  • Safe analysis of heritage objects; Best practice and Irradiation Passport for Art;
  • Detecting intellectual property crime as forgeries and fighting illicit trade of art objects with nuclear techniques;
  • Access to research infrastructure, and international as well as regional collaborations and networks;
  • Sustainable Heritage Management policies and modalities;
  • Open Science and dissemination of knowledge;
  • Research priorities, Resources, and funding structures for heritage science;
  • How to make science tangible? – Public awareness of how science and heritage work together in a tangible way – novel methods in education and outreach

Please visit the workshop website for further information.

IAEA workshop announcement