On Friday evening, Piero Baglioni will inaugurate the program with a public lecture that presents the compelling importance of cultural heritage preservation. He will illustrate the “before, during, and after” of major works conserved through nanotechnology and will explicate basic principles in terms accessible to a lay audience.

On Saturday, the Lafayette College and CSGI team will lead morning and afternoon sessions of hands-on participation that will explicate both the chemistry and the application of nanomaterials for cultural conservation for professionals and advanced students. Carefully designed experiences will show the difference between traditional methodologies of restoration and the nanomaterials pioneered at the CSGI to clean, consolidate, and preserve paintings.

ProgramsSMDuring lunch, Dianne Dwyer Modestini, Conservation Consultant to The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and Senior Research Fellow and Paintings Conservator for the Samuel H. Kress Program at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, will provide commentary and context for the conservation practices employed for the Kress Collection in her keynote lecture.

The day will conclude with a tour of the outstanding Samuel H. Kress Memorial Collection at the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley and a closing reception.

Workshop Schedule
The workshop schedule opens with registration on Friday October 30 at 5:00pm and closes with a reception Saturday October 31 at 4:00pm.
Invited Speakers
We are pleased to announce the following invited speakers:
Piero Baglioni
Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo Sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase-CSGI
Dianne Dwyer Modestini
Samuel H. Kress Program at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts
Poster Presentations
Conservation: Challenges and Opportunities in Your Collection
Awards of up to $250 are available to support travel and registration for twenty participants. Applicants are required to present poster presentations (36″ x 48″) highlighting works in your collection that have received or present opportunity for conservation. Applications must be submitted by September 15, with notification made by September 25. Guidelines for posters should be viewed with focus on facilitating discussion between speakers and participants using case studies. Poster discussions will take place during coffee breaks, workshop sessions, and lunch.