Workshop General Information

General information regarding the venue, accommodations, and transportation


The Nanotechnologies for Cultural Conservation: Current Trends and Practices workshop will take place at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley.

The newly expanded Allentown Art Museum is a major repository of the Samuel H. Kress Memorial Collection. It houses fifty Old Master paintings, the majority of which are Italian, from the fourteenth through seventeenth centuries, as well as a choice collection of Italian Renaissance frames. Many of these works have been conserved under the supervision of Dianne Dwyer Modestini, making the workshop especially relevant. Under David Mickenberg, the Priscilla Payne Hurd President and CEO, the Museum has initiated exciting exhibitions and programs to engage scholars, educators, artists, and the public in the Kress Collection. The Museum has become a major cultural center for the Lehigh Valley, the third largest population center in Pennsylvania.  A map and directions to the Museum are available online.


Rooms are reserved at the Renaissance Hotel and the Holiday Inn, both within walking distance of the workshop venue.  A discounted rate is available for workshop participants.


Allentown is located less than two hours from New York and Philadelphia, and is within a few hours of Washington, D.C.  Allentown is easily accessible by the Lehigh Valley International Airport (Allentown) as well as bus.  Traveling from Philadelphia, Bieber Tourways is recommended; from New York Bieber or Transbridge Lines.  If you are traveling by car, parking is available within walking distance.


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