EPJ Plus Focus Point on New Challenges in the Scientific Applications to Cultural Heritage

In recent years, the collective efforts of scientists in the application of new technologies and methodologies to different class of archaeological material are receiving significant benefits from advances in technology.

At the same time new strategies and, in particular, networking skills and resources encouraging interaction between both humanities and sciences researchers are of crucial importance to face issues concerning the study, restoration and conservation of artworks and archaeological contexts.

Indeed to achieve the goal of better knowledge of our cultural heritage and in particular in the characterization, evaluation and preservation of historical remains and archaeological sites, an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach plays a crucial role in addressing issues related to the collection, interpretation and validation of the data collected with the different physical, chemical, biological and mechanical methodologies and their associated instrumentation.

Moreover, the archaeometric approach allows describing the works of art through points of view that are not directly observable to the naked eye or provided by historical-artistic information (analysis of the constitutive materials, dating, internal structure, superimposed restorations on the original, etc.).

This Focus Point on “New Challenges in the Scientific Applications to Cultural Heritage”, that collects selected invited and refereed original contributions from the AIAr conference "Cultural Heritage: large facilities, and networks of laboratories”, concerns different application of innovative technologies and methodologies to different classes of materials (masonry, mortar, glass, colour, biologic material, modern art, etc), by using non-invasive techniques, technology for in situ investigation, dating and forgery-identification techniques, development of complex systems and monitoring of conservation space.

All articles are are available here and are freely accessible until 28 May 2019. For further information read the Editorial.

This was our first experience of publishing with EPJ Web of Conferences. We contacted the publisher in the middle of September, just one month prior to the Conference, but everything went through smoothly. We have had published MNPS Proceedings with different publishers in the past, and would like to tell that the EPJ Web of Conferences team was probably the best, very quick, helpful and interactive. Typically, we were getting responses from EPJ Web of Conferences team within less than an hour and have had help at every production stage.
We are very thankful to Solange Guenot, Web of Conferences Publishing Editor, and Isabelle Houlbert, Web of Conferences Production Editor, for their support. These ladies are top-level professionals, who made a great contribution to the success of this issue. We are fully satisfied with the publication of the Conference Proceedings and are looking forward to further cooperation. The publication was very fast, easy and of high quality. My colleagues and I strongly recommend EPJ Web of Conferences to anyone, who is interested in quick high-quality publication of conference proceedings.

On behalf of the Organizing and Program Committees and Editorial Team of MNPS-2019, Dr. Alexey B. Nadykto, Moscow State Technological University “STANKIN”, Moscow, Russia. EPJ Web of Conferences vol. 224 (2019)

ISSN: 2100-014X (Electronic Edition)

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