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PANNA workshop at the Vatican Museums

PANNA workshop at the Vatican Museums

On 26th and 27th May, the Vatican Museums hosted the first of the series PANNA workshops, at which the latest results of the project were presented with great success.

Prof. Antonio Paoluci, director of the Vatican Museums, opened the second day sessions.  Among the key speakers were also prof. U. Santamaria and F. Moresi Ph.D., respectively director and assistant at the Laboratory for Scientific Research (Gabinetto di Ricerche Scientifiche, G.R.S.) at the Vatican Museums. Representatives of another EU project, NANOMATCH, were also invited to share some of their results with the participants.

The first day talks were dedicated to atmospheric plasma and its application for cleaning of historical surfaces, while the second day sessions were focused on surface protection. The Nadir plasma prototype, specifically tailored for the needs of conservation and restoration, and the hydrophobic self-diagnostic coatings, developed by Chemstream, were introduced.

Here you can check the programme of the Vatican workshop.

The workshop will take place on 9th and 10th June at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, and in September, in Antwerp and Berlin.