Seg, 2022-05-16 08:50 - 17:30
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Conference and Workshops on Nano-Materials

16th May 2022 


Online conference & Live in-person workshop, at FCT NOVA, Caparica, Portugal


Nano-materials exhibit characteristics that are peculiar and different than those of bulk materials. This can result in enhanced chemical, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties that are advantageous for numerous applications.
The meeting organized by the EU funded project APACHE, the conservation company NEON Art Conservation and the Department of Conservation and Restoration from NOVA School of Science and Technology aims to explore the world of Nano-systems applied to the conservation of cultural heritage, creating a workshop that focuses on two essential sections:

  • Lectures and presentations on the theoretical, research and implementation aspects of Nano-materials
  • Two practical workshops around the application methodologies and the use of some Nano-systems


This event is free of charge, but has a limited number of participants. For registration, click here.

Registration deadline for workshop: 15th February. You will be notified by email about acceptance by February 28, 2022. Due to a large number of applications, acceptance notifications will be made by 15th March.

Registration deadline for conference: 10th May.

All activities will be held in English.




8:50 - 9:00

Welcome and opening speech

9:00 – 9:20

Antonio Mirabile

EU funded APACHE project: objectives, dissemination and first results

9:20 – 10:00


Piero Baglioni

Nano-science and its contribution to the conservation of Cultural Heritage

10:00 – 10:40

Piero Baglioni

Gels, emulsions and nanomaterials: theoretical aspects

10:40 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:40

Gabriella Di Carlo

Innovative protective materials for the conservation of metal works of art

11:40 – 12:30

Antonio Mirabile

The use of Nano-systems in the conservation of cellulose-based artworks. Case studies

12:30 – 13:00

Discussion and questions


Two parallel practical activities

(NOVA School of Science & Technology)

14:00 – 17:30

(With a coffee break)


Piero Baglioni and Antonio Mirabile

Innovative materials for cleaning, consolidating and protecting works of art: a practical introduction and demonstration on the use, reuse, recycling and handling of the novel materials.

Testing and experimenting nanomaterials, on mock-ups or expendable case studies on organic materials such as paper, fabric, leather, painting.

*This session is open to a maximum of 20 conservators 

14:00 – 17:30

(With a coffee break)


Gabriella Di Carlo

Application of innovative protective materials from non-toxic solvents for the conservation of copper and silver alloys.

*This session is open to a maximum of 10 conservators  


Piero Baglioni is full professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Florence, and MIT affiliate. He has been appointed as Visiting Scientist/Professor by the Department of Chemistry of the University of Houston, the Weizmann Institute, the College de France, and the MIT. He is the Director of the National Consortium for Colloid and Nanoscience (CSGI). He is the major Italian contributor to “Soft Matter” with more than 350 publications on books and on largely diffused international journals. He is also the author of 25 patents. He produced several innovations in the field of both inorganic and organic colloids.


Dr. Gabriella Di Carlo is Researcher at CNR-ISMN and her main research interests include synthesis and surface studies of advanced materials with tailored nano-chemical, structural and morphological features to be used for sensors, delivery e micro-electronic devices. Another field of interest is the identification of the degradation causes acting at micro and nano-scale in order to define the most appropriate conservation strategies. She works on the synthesis and validation of innovative materials with stimuli responsive properties for a long-lasting and safe conservation of metals. She has authored about 70 publications on international ISI journals with an H index of 24 (Google Scholar).


Antonio Mirabile began his career in 1988, he is a paper conservator and a consultant in preventive conservation. He studied Book and Paper conservation in Florence, Italy, and Preventive Conservation in Paris, France, where he actually lives. In France he is accredited by French Ministry of Culture to conserve and restore the cultural heritage belonging to the Musées de France. He works regularly for public and private collections.  As UNESCO expert he worked in various paper conservation and preventive conservation projects. As partner of EU funded project Nanorestart he is involved in the scientific identification of dyed-based inks used in contemporary drawings, in the development of innovative methods in order to improve conservation treatments and in the transfer of novel materials and methods to conservators.. He is the author and co-author of about 50 articles and wrote two handbooks published by UNESCO. He is an active member of INCCA, ICOM and the Blue Shield.


For more info, send an email to: events.neonartconservation@gmail.com