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CREATE - Colour Heritage & Conservation

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venue: Università Degli Studi Di Milano, italy

dates: 19-24 October 2009
funded by: marie curie fp6


The CREATE team at the CFPR are preparing for their 'Cultural Heritage & Conservation' postgraduate training course, being hosted by the Università Degli Studi Di Milano, Italy, between 19 - 24 October 2009.

65 delegates from over 15 different countries and a range of backgrounds in the arts and sciences have been accepted onto the course, and will receive living and travel grants to attend.
This event will look at recent digital techniques used for the data acquisition, collection, restoration, presentation and preservation of coloured artefacts: including paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles, works on paper, film, etc …


Topics to be covered include:
- Digital capture, scanning, infrared and ultraviolet methods for non invasive capture of paintings and ancient artefacts;
- Preservation of colour, inkjet, paintings, methods of lightfast testing, standards for accelerated and real-time testing. Ink and paper, materials chemistry;
- Film digitalisation techniques and standards. Digital movie and picture restoration: colour, dust, stain, scratches;
- Painting, inks and surfaces chromatic and spectral characterisation. Methodologies of restoration control and assessment.

The course will be delivered through a mixture of lectures and workshops; full details are on the programme page of the website.


The training course is the sixth in a programme of seven events organised by CREATE (an acronym for Colour Research for European Advanced Technology Employment) and funded by the European Community through Framework 6 (FP6) Marie Curie Actions, which is an initiative dedicated to the promotion and exchange of research and knowledge for researchers in the early stages of their research career.

The last CREATE event will take place in Gjøvik University College, Norway in June 2010. There will be 100 funded places for researchers, and the event will showcase many researchers’ achievements over the past 4 years. We aim to review the milestones achieved and set new objectives for the future. For details on how to apply, contact Alison Davis or go to the CREATE website (see details above).


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If you have any questions about CREATE, contact:
Alison Davis - tel: +44 (0)117 3284938

email: alison2.davis@uwe.ac.uk