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4th International Congress on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage

New Content ItemScience, and in particular chemistry, plays an increasing important role in the sustainable preservation of our cultural heritage. As such, state-of-the-art analytical instrumentations and methods are continuously improved for the investigation of ancient materials, with the aim of understanding their technologies and degradation process.

This development is reflected by the numerous contributions to the ChemCH conference, a two-year congress organised by EuCheMS, the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences

In July 2016, ChemCH was organised for the fourth time in Brussels, with previous edition in Ravenna in 2010, Istanbul in 2012 and Vienna in 2014. A selection of the most significant contributions of the 2016 edition were compiled in this special issue of Heritage Science.

Editor: Dr Geert van der Snickt


  1. Research article

    On-site monitoring of the performance of innovative treatments for marble conservation in architectural heritage

    Innovative nanostructured treatments for stone conservation, based on dispersions of photoactive TiO2 nanoparticles, recently studied in our research group, provided interesting results after laboratory testing. ...

    Francesca Gherardi, Davide Gulotta, Sara Goidanich, Annalisa Colombo and Lucia Toniolo

    Heritage Science 2017 5:4

    Published on: 24 January 2017