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2nd International Conference- Matter and Materials in/for Cultural Heritage, Craiova, Romania, 24-28 August 2011‏

We are pleased to inform scientists and professionals in the field of conservation and restoration of cultural heritage as well as anybody interested in this area, about the 2nd International Conference "Matter and Materials in/for Cultural Heritage" (MATCONS 2011) to be held on 24-28 August 2011 in Craiova, Romania.
The first International edition of MATCONS was organised in Craiova in 2009 and its great success convinced us to maintain the same structure consisting in Plenary Sessions on general interest topics, Parallel Sessions on specific conservation and restoration subjects, training modules, a Round Table and a thematic excursion.
During the conference, the traditional National exhibition of restored heritage objects from workshops and laboratories across Romania will be displayed.
We cordially invite you to participate in this highly stimulating and practically oriented event and would be glad to welcome you to MATCONS 2011 in Craiova.
The Conference is aimed at providing a platform for presentation and discussion on the capabilities of Chemistry, Physics, Engineering and Technology to answer specific conservation-restoration needs raised by the conservation-restoration community. The Conference will focus not only on the scientific research and its direct application to the treatment and analysis of cultural heritage but also on the practical problems of intervention facing conservators and restorers and innovative possibilities for the conservation practice. It will offer the opportunity to share methods, studies and strategies regarding conservation, to deepen the interdisciplinary aspects, as well as the development of research and education in heritage conservation, bring out the activity of young conservation professionals and encourage networking.
Plenary lectures will provide the state-of-the-art of the international research in the field of conservation and restoration.
The official languages of the Conference are English and Romanian. A simultaneous interpretation service will be provided during the Conference.
The Registration Form must be returned by e-mail to the Conference Secretariat .
Deadline for the registration is June 10th, 2011.
The registration is valid only if accompanied or followed by the copy of the Registration Fee payment.
Registration fee
Regular participant EUR 150.00
Students (Certificate required) EUR 75.00
Registration fee includes:
• Attendance to all Scientific Sessions, Round Table, Training Course, National Exhibition of Restauration
• Conference material
• Social events
• Lunches, dinners and coffee breaks
Deadline for the registration fee payment is July 1st, 2011.
Social Programme
A Piano and Opera Arias Concert will be given by Master students of the National University of Music of Bucharest.
Group visits will be organised on request at:
• Casa Baniei, the ethnographic section of Oltenia Museum
• Historical churches in Craiova
A thematic excursion will be organised on 27 and 28 August at UNESCO and protected national sites in Oltenia.
Details on social and excursion programme will be made available soon.