Since the very beginning of conservation and restoration concepts and practice, different branches of Chemistry for Cultural heritage, such as physical, analytical, organic, inorganic, and environmental chemistry, have been playing a pivotal role in diagnosis, understanding causes and state of conservation, studying ancient production techniques, developing and evaluating restoration materials and methods, guiding conservators in the planning and execution of conservation-restoration interventions of both movable and immovable cultural heritage as well as in the education and training of conservation professionals.
The last decades have seen the introduction of new and advanced chemical technologies applied to the different fields mentioned above, which have marked a substantial improvement in the capability of the Chemistry discipline to answer specific conservation-restoration needs raised by the cultural heritage preservation international community.

The 7th International Congress on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage, organized by the Slovak University of Technology, Slovak National Museum in collaboration with the Slovak Chemical Society (SCHS), and its Division of Chemistry in Cultural Heritage, Slovak National Gallery (SNG) under the patronage of Slovak Commission for UNESCO is aimed at providing an international platform for presentation and discussion on all the above-mentioned issues.

Thank you all!

 

Important dates and deadlines

March 10, 2024  Oral/poster abstract submission deadline
March 31, 2024  Notification of acceptance for oral presentation/poster
May 15, 2024 Payment deadline for presenters
May 31, 2024 Publication of the Final Program
June 15, 2024 Deadline for registration
July 2–5, 2024 CHEMCH 2024 Conference

Topics of the conference

The main topics of the congress will be:
• Development and improvements of analytical methods (non-invasive/micro-invasive, (mass)spectroscopy, chemical imaging, separation methods,…) considering also safety aspects
• Multispectral and hyperspectral methods in heritage science
• Chemical processes causing changes and degradation of cultural heritage artifacts
• Chemical aspects of biological alteration phenomena
• Environmental chemistry aspects in heritage conservation
• Nanotechnologies, green/sustainable materials, and methods for conservation and restoration.
• Data treatment, chemometrics, machine learning/artificial intelligence for cultural heritage investigations
• Cross-disciplinary visions for heritage science, conservation and restoration
• Multimodal investigations and case studies

Organizers

The 7th International Congress on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage, organized by the Slovak University of Technology, Slovak National Museum in collaboration with the Slovak Chemical Society (SCHS) and its Division of Chemistry in Cultural Heritage, Slovak  National Gallery (SNG), under the patronage of Slovak Commission for UNESCO

Congress Chair
Radko TINO, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia

International Scientific Committee
Elena BADEA, University of Craiova, Romania
Maite MAGUREGUI, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain
Matija STRLIC, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Barbara LYDZBA-KOPCZYNSKA, University of Wroclaw, Poland
Rocco MAZZEO, University of Bologna, Italy
Meric BAKILER, Mimar Sinan Fine Art University, Istanbul, Turkey
Lucia BURGIO, Victoria & Albert Museum, UK
Anna VILA ESPUNA, “la Caixa” Foundation, Spain
Oliver HAHN, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und prüfung, Germany
Daniela IACOPINO, Tyndall National Institute, Ireland
Koen JANSSENS, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Edith JOSEPH, Haute Ecole Arc Conservation Restauration, University of Applied Sciences
and Arts Western Switzerland, Switzerland
Katrien KEUNE, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Netherland
Hartmut KUTZKE, Norwegian Chemical Society
Jasna MALEŠIC, National and University Library, Slovenia
Maria João MELO, NOVA School of Science and Technology, Portugal
Silvia PRATI, University of Bologna, Italy
Milena REHÁKOVÁ, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Katarína VIZÁROVÁ, Slovak University of Technology, Slovakia
Jana SANYOVÁ, Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique (IRPA), Belgium
Tomasz SAWOSZCZUK, Cracow University of Economics, Poland
Domagoj SATOVIC, Academy of Fine Arts, Croatia
Kaj THURESSON, Sweedish National Heritage Board, Sweden
Ljiljana DAMJANOVIC-VASILIC, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Dubravka JEMBRIH-SIMBÜRGER, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria

 

Organizing Committee
Radko TIŇO, Slovak University of Technology
Milena REHÁKOVÁ, Slovak University of Technology
Katarína VIZÁROVÁ, Slovak University of Technology
Peter BARTA, Slovak National Museum
Nina LALÍKOVÁ, Slovak National Museum
Eduard BELUŠÁK, Slovak National Museum
Katarína KUČÍKOVÁ, Slovak University of Technology
Izabela LUKAČOVIČ VAJOVÁ, Slovak University of Technology
Ida SKOTNICOVÁ, Slovak University of Technology
Soňa MALEČKOVÁ, Slovak University of Technology
Vladimír DVONKA, Slovak University of Technology

 

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Registration fees

BEFORE APRIL 15th 2024
SLOVAK CHEMICAL SOCIETY MEMBERS AND EUCHEMS MEMBERS 350€
NON-MEMBERS 450€
STUDENTS (CERTIFICATE REQUIRED) 250€
ONE DAY REGISTRATION (PER DAY) 200€

AFTER APRIL 15th 2024
SLOVAK CHEMICAL SOCIETY MEMBERS AND EUCHEMS MEMBERS 400€
NON-MEMBERS 500€
STUDENTS (CERTIFICATE REQUIRED) 300€
ONE DAY REGISTRATION (PER DAY) 250€

The Registration Fee includes participation in all scientific sessions, conference materials, coffee breaks, lunches, and conference dinner.

Travel Information

Venue

Winter Riding Hall, Bratislava Castle, Bratislava, Slovakia

gpsGPS   N 48°8′31.865” E 17°6′0.752”

Google 48.14218476031205, 17.100209026290266

Transport

By Car

The entrance to Castle Garage lot is from Palisady Street (GPS 48.142873, 17.098738).

From the main train station

As far as the public transportation is concerned, please walk to the Kaprpatská street and take bus 44 and get off at the stop named „Hrad“ (Castle). You need to buy ticket for 45 minutes at bus stop in front of railway station – there is an orange ticket machine for coins. You can also buy ticket directly in the bus by tapping your credit card on the ticket machine labeled “Kartuj” For more information, please visit: http://www.dpb.sk .

From the airport

As far as the public transportation is concerned, please use bus number 61 from the Bratislava airport and go to the bus stop named „Tipos Aréna“ (15 stops), than change to troley bus number 47 and after 10 stops and get off at the stop named „Hrad“ (Castle).  You need to buy ticket for one hour at bus stop in front of arrival hall of the airport – there is an orange ticket machine for coins. For more information, please visit: http://www.dpb.sk/. You can also buy ticket directly in the bus by tapping your credit card on the ticket machine labeled “Kartuj” For more information, please visit: http://www.dpb.sk .

From the main bus station

As far as the public transportation is concerned, please use the trolleybus number 42 from the bus station „Mlynské nivy“ and go to the stop named „Hodžovo nám.“ (4 stops), than change to the trolleybus number 44 or 47 and get off at the stop named „Hrad“ (Castle).  You need to buy 30 minute ticket. There is an orange ticket machine for coins in front of the building of the bus station. For more information, please visit: http://www.dpb.sk/. You can also buy ticket directly in the bus by tapping your credit card on the ticket machine labeled “Kartuj” For more information, please visit: http://www.dpb.sk .

Taxi/Cab

Of course you can also use the services of Taxi Carriers. More than 20 licensed taxi companies are registered in Bratislava. Before the taxi starts driving, check if the driver has the taximeter on. When paying, you can round the amount up to the nearest euro cent or the whole euro. It is better to order a taxi by phone than to stop it on the street. The starting amount is between EUR 5 and EUR 15. The taxi driver is obliged to issue a receipt to the customer if he she so requests. All taxis have multiple fares: lower when ordering by phone, higher when stopping a taxi on the street or boarding a taxi stand. The taximeter in the taxi shows two values: the fare rate and the total cost of the trip.

Taxi mobile apps

Hopin Taxi

Download iOS app: http://goo.gl/Rrv559
Download Android app: http://goo.gl/lc4oWo

Bolt

Download iOS app: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bolt
Download Android app: https://play.google.com/store/

Accomodation

Organizers of the conference recommend to book the accommodation in advance at:

Hotel Akademik

Vazovová 1
811 07  Bratislava
Reception desk phone: +421 918 664 027
https://www.stuba.sk/sk/studentov/studentske-domovy-stu-v-bratislave/hotel-akademik.html?page_id=3328 , elena.trochtova@stuba.sk

 

Hotel Tatra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nám. 1 mája 5
811 06 Bratislava
Tel.: +421 2 592 72 111
Mob.: +421 948 840 441
http://www.hoteltatra.sk , rezervacie@hoteltatra.sk; frontdesk@hoteltatra.sk

Of course, Bratislava offers a wide range of accommodation options, from cheaper guesthouses, airbnb, to luxury hotels such as Falkensteiner, Kempinski, Arcadia, Carlton, and others. The castle is located on the castle hill near the city center (approx. 10 minutes on foot) and is easily accessible by public transport and taxi. With the help of online booking platforms, every participant of the conference can find accommodation that will suit his/her possibilities and needs.

Contacts

If you plan on attending the congress, please send a message to the following email addresses: katarina.kucikova@stuba.sk, and silvia.staskova@stuba.sk, confirming your interest and include your contact information. An early estimation of attendance will be helpful for scheduling purposes.