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5th International Congress on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage

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Science, and in particularly chemistry, plays an important role in the sustainable preservation of our cultural heritage through the investigation of ancient materials with the aim of understanding their technologies and degradation process. State-of-the-art analytical instrumentations and methods, which are always being improved, allow access to information from surviving works of art and provide the tools for the diagnostic and protection of Cultural Heritage. 

EuCheMS, the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (http://www.euchems.eu/about-us/what-is-euchems/) aims to nurture a platform for scientific discussion and to provide a single, unbiased European voice on key policy issues in chemistry and related fields. The EuCHEMS Working Party on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage (ChemCH) was initiated with the 2010 International EuCHEMS congress promoting dialogue on the role of chemical science and technology for Cultural Heritage. Since then, the ChemCH conference has been organised every other year, with previous editions in Ravenna in 2010, Istanbul in 2012, Vienna in 2014 and Brussels in 2016 . The 5th ChemCH was held in Bucharest in 2018. 

Heritage Science has been a proud supporter of the ChemCH conferences since the journal was founded. As with the two previous conferences, a selection of the most significant contributions of the 2018 edition were compiled in this special issue.

Edited by Dr Elena Badea

  1. Content type: Research article

    Assessment was performed of the air quality related risk to the conservation of cultural heritage objects in one urban and one rural indoor location in Romania, with expected different air quality related cons...

    Authors: Terje Grøntoft and Octaviana Marincas

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:73

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Alum-treated wooden artefacts suffer from extreme deterioration, and the stability of these objects and the salts they contain to variations in climate conditions is an important issue. Responses of potassium ...

    Authors: Caitlin M. A. McQueen, Calin C. Steindal, Olga Narygina and Susan Braovac

    Citation: Heritage Science 2018 6:66

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