European Chemistry Thematic Network
Working Group on Chemistry and Cultural Heritage
Chemistry and Conservation Science
2nd Summer School 2008
University of Palermo, Italy
20th to 27th July 2008
Funding and Sponsors
The Summer School is addressed mainly to 2nd and/or 3rd cycle European and Mediterranean
Basin chemistry and conservation science students interested in conservation science, e.g.
wishing to acquire a solid knowledge, on the ways natural & material sciences are applied in
the safeguarding and how experimental techniques are used in the authentication and in the
diagnosis of the degradation of material heritage.
A multinational team of experts from Erasmus, Tempus and Mediterranean Basin countries
will deliver theoretical and experimental lectures on important aspects of the topic, covering
both basic information and research case studies.
The courses will be held in English.
Aims of the school are:
- to acquaint non-specialized chemistry and science students with this rather recent discipline;
- to permit conservation science students encountering specialists and improve their expertise
and skills;
- to provide networking opportunities between North European and Mediterranean countries.
The European Chemistry Thematic Network will meet
most of the cost of the School.
The following institutions have offered economical
- University of Palermo
Lectures on the following topics are
-Conservation science;
-Separation techniques;
-Metal corrosion and electrochemistry;
-Laboratory and portable instruments;
-Advanced laboratory techniques;
-Information technologies (IT).
The following practical sessions are foreseen:
-Small Angle X-ray Scattering;
-Transmission Electron Microscopy;
-Nuclear Magnetic Resonance;
-Liquid Chromatography coupled with Mass
-µ-Raman Spectroscopy;
-Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffraction;
-Portable instrumentation (XRF, EIS, µ-Raman,
At the moments, staff members from universities and
institutions from the following nations have registered as
Austria; Czech Republic; France; Germany; Greece; Italy;
Libya; Republic of Macedonia; Morocco; Portugal; Spain;
Tunisia; Turkey; United Kingdom.
The application form can be found in .doc format on and must be sent within 31st May
2008 by e-mail at [email protected]
ECTN will cover travel, registration, accommodation in
double room (with private bathroom) at the University
hostel, lunches and dinners at the University canteen, two
social programs and the didactic material.
Scientific Commitee
Live WebCast
The Summer School make possible the virtual attendance of the offered courses via
For further information on any aspect of the Summer School please contact:
Eugenio Caponetti
Dipartimento di Chimica Fisica “F. Accascina” and Centro Grandi Apparecchiature;
Università di Palermo
90128 Palermo, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Prof. L. Campanella
Prof. E. Caponetti
Prof. M. Fajardo
Prof. G. Paolucci
Prof. G. Silvestri
Prof. A. Smith
Prof. E. Varella
Organizing Committee
and Secretarial Staff
Prof. E. Caponetti
Mr. F. Caruso
Prof. D. F. Chillura Martino
Prof. M. A. Floriano
Dr. M. L. Saladino
Mr. A. Spinella
Background image: particular of the “Dancing Satyr” bronze statue from Archivio Fotografico della Soprintendenza del Mare – Regione Sicilia

Chemistry and Conservation Science 2nd Summer School 2008