The subject areas of the hands-on sessions of the workshop are


Morning session:  Hard nanomaterials and conservation

  • Formulation and use of nanoparticle dispersions
  • Comparison of consolidation organic and inorganic technologies
  • De-acidification of wood and paper
  • Conservation of panel and mural paintings
  • Environmental and user safety

Afternoon session:  Soft nanomaterials and cleaning

  • Micellar solutions, microemulsions, and organic gels
  • Cleaning of contemporary plastic and painted surfaces
  • Stabilization of canvas and painted layers
  • Removal of unwanted modern materials
  • Enhanced protection of gallery and outdoor display