20/11/2021

Monitoring Ageing Processes of Paper Artefacts by Means of Imaging Spectroscopy webinar, presented by Roberto Padoan from Artlab Australia.

Conservator working on papal bullRoberto Padoan stabilising tears and missing areas of a papal bull from the collections of the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide.

The South Australia and Northern Territory division of the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material (AICCM) are opening up a series of Chinwag Webinars on conservation experiences, projects and research to all the AICCM members and invited external attendees. 

Chinwags are designed to be monthly short informal moments for conservators and conservation scientists to share their experiences, findings, questions and solutions encountered during their work. Presentations can be of 15/20 minutes followed by questions and answers.

The first Chinwag of this series is:
Monitoring Ageing Processes of Works of Art on Paper by Means of Imaging Spectroscopy, presented by Roberto Padoan, Principal Conservator Paper & Books at Artlab Australia.

Can this object go in an exhibition? For how long? Has this exhibition caused a damage to the object? How can I asses in a quantitative way the risk of a damage that has already occurred or that might occur in the future? This presentation aims to offer a possible path to answer these questions. A report on some practical experiences in the use of quantitative hyperspectral imaging for the monitoring of ageing process in works of art on paper and archival material during exhibitions.

To register for the webinar