Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary (M)
Session Sub-categoryIS
Session IDM-IS05
Title Geomaterials in cultural heritage: weathering, investigation techniques, and conservation
Short Title Geoheritage
Date & Time
PM2 Wed, 24 MAY
PM3 Thu, 25 MAY
PM3 Wednesday, 24 MAY
Main ConvenerName Miguel Gomez-Heras
Affiliation Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Co-Convener 1Name Chiaki T. Oguchi
Affiliation Institute for Environmental Science and Technology, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University
Co-Convener 2Name Akos Torok
Affiliation Department of Engineering Geology and Geotecnics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Co-Convener 3Name Celine Elise Schneider
Affiliation University of Reims-Champagne-Ardenne
Session Language E
Scope The safeguard and valorization of cultural heritage is bound to a deep knowledge of the component materials that, for many artifacts and sites of archaeological and historical interest, include diverse geomaterials, i.e., natural stone, ceramics, mortar, pigments, etc. The related research approaches involve applied geosciences, for example, mineralogy, geomorphology, geochemistry, engineering geology, but also geoarchaeology, conservation science, materials science, and others. This session focuses on the following aspects of geomaterial research for cultural heritage: investigation techniques, particularly involving non-destructive and non-invasive methods, applied in indoor and outdoor field studies or in the laboratory; development of novel devices, protocols, and techniques of data treatment; characterization of weathering patterns, mechanisms, and kinetics; modelling and simulation of decay processes; conservation treatments, monitoring, and documentation. The session welcomes contributions presenting original research, case studies, and experimental methods.
Presentation Format Oral and Poster
Collaboration Joint with EGU
Japanese Geomorphological Union