Online Workshop

Held on 10th December 2021, our online workshop brought together researchers and practitioners from academia and museum professionals to share the IMPASTOW project findings and to promote wider discussion of challenges and applications related to cultural heritage.

Screenshot from the online workshop, 'Mechanics for Art Conservation', held on 10 December 2021 to showcase IMPASTOW project research and related work (credit: Leah Adamson, Events Officer IMSE)
Screenshot from the ‘Mechanics for Art Conservation’ online workshop held in December 2021 to bring together researchers in the field and to showcase IMPASTOW project research (credit: Leah Adamson, Events Officer IMSE)


1.00 Introduction to Network for Science and Engineering Research for Cultural Heritage – Ambrose Taylor (Imperial College London)

1.10 Understanding environmental factors in paint fatigue – Christina Young and Valentina Risdonne (University of Glasgow)

1.35 Environment, panel paintings and damage risk – Nigel Blades and Rebecca Hellen (National Trust)

2.00 A numerical model for predicting crack initiation in wood panel paintings under low-cycle weather-induced fatigue – Maria Charalambides (Imperial College London)

2.25 Crack patterns in panel paintings: modelling and experimental verification – Lucasz Bratasz (Polish Academy of Sciences)

2.50 – 3.05 Break

3.05 Acoustic Emission Analysis of Humidity-Induced Damage to Model Wood Structures – Eric Hagan (Canadian Conservation Institute)

3.30 Cracking induced in historical art objects by indoor climate variations – Akker Suiker (Eindhoven University of Technology)

3.55 Strain assessment in historic tapestries – Constantina Vlachou (Historic Royal Palaces)

4.20 – 4.50 Any remaining Q&A, discussion, closing remarks