Heritage Science and Conservation Summer School

When
27-08-2019 10:00 to 30-08-2019 17:07
Where
De Sterre, Krijgslaan 281, blok S2, 9000 Gent
Language
English
Website
https://www.ugent.be/doctoralschools/en/doctoraltraining/courses/specialistcourses/ns/summer-school-stone-and-environment-2019.htm
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This four-day workshop for students, early-career researchers, and professionals will cover the principles and methods for understanding stone weathering and conservation within their environment. An international team will lecture on material characterisation, laboratory and specialised testing, climate change, air pollution, modelling approaches, and on-site evaluation. This will be contextualised within wider challenges of research and relevance, and supplemented by local excursions to share insight, discuss practical challenges, and opportunities for innovation.

At the department of Architecture and Urban Planning there are 4 ongoing PhD-projects focusing on the conservation of heritage buildings, using hygrothermal modelling, climate change models, and advanced X-ray imaging. As part of the organising and scientific committee, Prof. Nathan Van Den Bossche will give a lecture on the relation between meteoreologic data and hygrothermal behaviour of brick walls. This summer school is a joint initiative in collaboration with University of Oxford, the Belgian Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, and the Belgian Building Research Institute.

https://www.ugent.be/doctoralschools/en/doctoraltraining/courses/specialistcourses/ns/summer-school-stone-and-environment-2019.htm

 

Heritage Science and Conservation Summer School