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Forum Restauro e Conservazione  /  Fiere, Congressi e Convegni  /  Cancun Mexico 16-20/09 - LASMAC 2009
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Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico
August 16-20, 2009
“2nd Latin-American Symposium on Physical and Chemical Methods in Archaeology, Art and Cultural Heritage Conservation”

LASMAC 2009 & IMRC09
The 2nd Latin-American Symposium on Physical and Chemical Methods in Archaeology, Art and Cultural Heritage Conservation (LASMAC 2009) will be carried out with the Archaeological and Arts Issues in Materials Science Symposium as part of the International Material Research Congress 2009 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico from August 16 to 20, 2009. The objective of this joint symposium is to present and to discuss the most recent and new Latin-American researches for the study of the cultural heritage and the historical past using the most diverse techniques and scientific methodologies, including non destructive methods, nuclear techniques and ion beam accelerators, optical and electronic microscopy, imaging techniques, experimental archaeology, archaeo-magnetism and paleo-magnetism, all kind of chemical methods, dating, deterioration studies and conservation procedures. This forum is open to conservators, physicist, chemists, engineers, archaeologists, art historians and other specialists involved with the scientific study of the cultural heritage and archaeological and historical collections. This meeting will open a space for the collaboration between different groups and specialists, as well for network in the American continent and with European facilities. The LASMAC has been integrated to one of the most Mexican outstanding meetings for materials characterization related to archaeology, history, arts and conservation, the Archaeological and Arts Issues in Materials Science Symposium that has been organized since more than ten years ago as part of the International Materials Research Congress. Besides the Latin-American area, this invitation has been sent to colleagues from Spain and Portugal in order to provide an Ibero-American frame, as well as to the main research groups in other countries of Europe, the USA and Canada working in this kind of studies.
The symposium will include invited lectures of 30 minutes as well as oral presentations of 15 min, selected by the Scientific Committee of the Symposium. Several sessions of posters will be organized and the three most relevant works will be awarded. Some courses of 6 hours may be carried out during the first day of the meeting. A special publication with the most outstanding contributions -after a referring process- will be prepared. The papers will be published in a CD with an ISBN and then they will be send to the symposium participants.

Main Topics
- Methodologies for the characterization of materials for archaeology, history and cultural heritage using physical and chemical techniques.
- Studies on ancient technologies and manufacturing of objects and materials.
- Provenance and sourcing of manufactured and raw materials.
- Dating techniques and their applications.
- Deterioration and conservation of materials and collections.
- Pollution effects on cultural heritage.

Important dates
1st. Announcement: January 12, 2009
Abstracts submission: before May 30, 2009 Early registration: July 17, 2009
Papers submission: October 30, 2009

Inscription fees*
Professionals 350 USD Students 125 USD before July 17, 2009
*A limited amount of fellowships is provided please, contact the organizing committee.

Dr. José Luis Ruvalcaba Sil, Instituto de Física, UNAM. Chair
Dr. Jesús Arenas Alatorre, Instituto de Física, UNAM. Secretary
e-mail: Fax: +52 55 56225009
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