16-18 October 2019
Palazzo Chiaramonte Steri, Sala delle Capriate
UTC timezone

Scientific programme

Preventive conservation in museums, libraries and archives:

scientific collections as a case study

Palermo, Palazzo Chiaramonte Steri, 16 - 17 October 2019

Museo della Specola, Palermo Observatory, 18 October 2019

Wed, 16 October

 

9.00 Registration

9.30-11.00 Welcoming addresses

Prof. Fabrizio Micari, Rector, University of Palermo

Dr. Fabrizio Bocchino, Director, INAF-Palermo Astronomical Observatory

Prof. Stefana Milioto, Director, Dept. of Physics and Chemistry, University of Palermo

Prof. Paolo Inglese, Director, Sistema Museale di Ateneo (SIMuA), University of Palermo

Dr. Antonella Gasperini, in charge of INAF Service for Libraries, Museum and Third Mission, INAF-Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory

Arch. Lina Bellanca, Superintendent, Soprintendenza Beni Culturali ed Ambientali di Palermo

Dr. Eleonora Della Valle, Director, Soprintendenza Archivistica della Sicilia-Archivio di Stato di Palermo

11.00 - Coffee break

 

Session I (in English): Introduction to preventive conservation. The contribution of science

 (Chair: Melania Zanetti)

 

11.30 -  Dario Camuffo (CNR – ISAC, Padua)Climate effects on museum collections  - Video Talk - Slides

12.00 - Poul Klenz Larsen (National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen)The microclimate of historic buildings  and its stabilization  - Video Talk - Slides

12.30 – Maria Carla Sclocchi (Istituto centrale restauro e conservazione patrimonio archivistico e librario - ICPAL, Rome) - Imbalances of the microclimate and opportunistic guests: a peculiar mould is established in the libraries - Video Talk - Slides

 

13.00 – Lunch (not provided)

 

14.30 -  Oscar Chiantore (Dept. of Chemistry, University of Turin) – Monitoring and sampling methods of volatile organic compounds in museum showcases  - Video Talk - Slides

15.00 - Christian Degrigny (Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restauration, Neuchâtel) – Metal artefacts in scientific collections: corrosion, protection and conservation  - Video Talk - Slides

15.30 - Caroline De Stefani (London Metropolitan Archives, London) - Displaying of archival documents: the trade-off between accessibility and risk mitigation  - Video Talk - Slides

 

16.00 Coffee break

 

16.30 - Melania Zanetti (AICRAB, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice) –  Preserving our cultural heritage: activities and interventions - Video Talk - Slides

17.00 - Rosa C. Ponterio (CNR, Messina) - Tailored nano-materials in diagnostic of cultural heritage - Video Talk - Slides

17.30 – M. Luisa Saladino (Dept. STEBICEF, INSTM UdRUniversity of Palermo) - Preventive conservation of stone by using nanostructured materials - Video Talk - Slides

 

20.00 - Gala dinner

 

Thu, 17 October

 

 

Session II (in Italian): Preventive conservation in Italy: scientific collections as a case study (Chair: Aurelio Agliolo Gallitto)

 

9.00 - Paolo Brenni (CNR, Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica, Florence) - An overview on conservation problems in Italy - Video Talk - Slides

9.30 - Giorgio Strano (Museo Galileo, Florence) -  Preventive conservation strategies at Museo Galileo  - Video Talk - Slides

10.00 - Laura Ronzon (Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci”, Milan) – Collection management at the Leonardo da Vinci National Science and Technology Museum. A critical assessment  - Video Talk - Slides

10.30 - Anna Giatti (Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica, Florence) – APACHE: an European project for preventive conservation  - Video Talk - Slides

 

11.00 Coffee break

 

11.30 Discussion on sessions I-II (chair: Paolo Brenni)  Video

 

13.00 Lunch (not provided)

 

Session III (in Italian): Preventive conservation of scientific collections: some attempts in Sicily (Chair: Rosa C. Ponterio)

 

14.30 - Aurelio Agliolo Gallitto (Dept. of Physics and Chemistry, University of Palermo) – Comparative study of 19th-century woods in the Historical Physics Collections at the University of Palermo by thermogravimetry coupled with FTIR spectroscopy  - Video Talk - Slides

15.00 - Marco Di Bella, Giada Genua (freelance book conservators) – Collection care at the Historical Library and Archive of the Palermo Astronomical Observatory: start and developments - Video Talk - Slides

15.30 - Giuseppe Lazzara (Dept. of Physics and Chemistry, University of Palermo) – Nano-clays for paper protection  - Video Talk - Slides

 

16.00 Coffee break

 

16.30-18.00 Discussion on session III (chair: Ileana ChinniciVideo

 

Fri, 18 October

 

The last session of the workshop will be at the museum of the Palermo Observatory. Due to logistics reasons, we have to split the participants into three groups.

Please, select the turn you prefer to come to the Museo della Specola here:

https://doodle.com/poll/2eqr4pykgzi5f6i2 

Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.

Location: Astronomical Observatory of Palermo          

 

9.00 - Entry group I (meeting point at the entrance of the Royal Palace, Piazza del Parlamento 1)

9.30 - Maria Rosalia Carotenuto (INAF-OAPa) - A preventive conservation project for the "Museo della Specola" of Palermo,  INAF-SiMuA_UniPa (including visit)

            10.30 - Coffee break group I

11.00 - Exit group I

 

11.00 - Entry group II (meeting point at the entrance of the Royal Palace, Piazza del Parlamento 1)

11.30-12.00 Coffee break group II

12.00 - Maria Rosalia Carotenuto (INAF-OAPa) - A preventive conservation project for the "Museo della Specola" of Palermo,  INAF-SiMuA_UniPa (including visit)

13.00 - Exit group II  

 

13.00 Lunch (not provided)

 

15.00 - Entry group III (meeting point at the entrance of the Royal Palace, Piazza del Parlamento 1)

15.30 - Maria Rosalia Carotenuto (INAF-OAPa) - A preventive conservation project for the "Museo della Specola" of Palermo,  INAF-SiMuA_UniPa (including visit)

            16.30 - Coffee break group III

17.00 - Exit group III - end  of workshop