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PANNA workshop in Venice

PANNA workshop in Venice

The FP7 research project PANNA (Plasma And Nano for New Age "soft" conservation) is drawing to its end after three years of fruitful work. The PANNA initiative, which received funding from the EU, is due to end in November 2014.

During this final year, several events have been organised to disseminate the project's results at a European level. Workshops have already been held in Rome, Sofia, Berlin, and Antwerp. Due to the growing interest, another workshop on the possibilities of atmospheric plasma in the cleaning of historical surfaces will be held on 30 October in Venice.

The event is organised in collaboration with the Regional Department/Special authority for historical, artistic and ethno-anthropological heritage of Venice (Soprintendenza speciale per il patrimonio storico, artistico ed etnoantropologico e per il Polo museale della città di Venezia e dei comuni della Gronda lagunare) and is directed towards professionals, reserachers, and policy makers involved in the preservation of the cultural heritage.

You can find the workshop brochure here.

The PANNA consortium involves 9 partners (research institutes, technological and restoration SMEs) from Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, and Italy. Its aim has been to develop a "full-life" protocol that comprehends the entire conservation process: surface cleaning with plasma, protective coatings deposition and their removal.

The PANNA project's objectives and some of its key achievements can be viewed here