IV Technoheritage Congress about Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Seville, 26-30th March 2019

The Technoheritage 2019 Conference, specifically named “IV Congress about Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage” took place in Seville (Spain) in dates from 26th to 30th March 2019.

Attendants to Technoheritage 2019

Attendants to Technoheritage 2019

The Conference is organized by the Technoheritage network, a national initiative for joining efforts in restoration and conservation of Cultural Heritage, derived by leading research groups from public institutions and universities, but also by private companies. GATV research group from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid is a member of this community and network of excellence.

Emilio Cano, Blanca Ramírez from CSIC, María Martín Gil from IPCE chairing the Technoheritage meeting

Emilio Cano, Blanca Ramírez from CSIC, María Martín Gil from IPCE chairing the Technoheritage meeting

The conference offers an interdisciplinary and international forum for discussions on all aspects of Cultural Heritage, including digital technology for the sustainable management, knowledge and social innovation, new emerging topics in Cultural Heritage such as Digital Information Model (BIM and GIS, for example) for the prevention, conservation and management of heritage, innovative monitoring techniques and social value in the management of information.

Pavillion of Uruguay (Seville), venue of the Conference

Pavillion of Uruguay (Seville), venue of the Conference

Juan Pedro López from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid performed an oral presentation entitled “Development of software tools for the automatic generation of false-colour composites with hyperspectral image capturing” based on the computer vision works in the environment of conservation of cultural heritage in collaboration with IPCE (Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España), with the cession of materials for the development of this research. The other authors of this presentation included Carmen Vega and José Manuel Menéndez.

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Kick-off Meeting of the MIPAC-CM in Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, 14th February 2019

The kick-off of the project MIPAC-CM took place on 14th February 2019 in the school E.T.S.I de Telecomunicación de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid with members belonging to the research groups participant: the coordinator Emilio Cano coming from COPAC (Corrosión y Protección de Metales en Patrimonio Cultural y Construcción) from Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalúrgicas (CENIM) by the Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC); and José Manuel Menéndez and Juan Pedro López from Grupo de Aplicación de Telecomunicaciones Visuales (GATV) in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). MIPAC-CM Project belongs to the programme for synergic Research and Development Projects in interdisciplinary scientific areas of the plan Madri+d from Comunidad de Madrid with funding from European Social Fund (ESF) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Members of the group COPAC from CSIC and GATV from UPM in the kick-off of MIPAC-CM Project

Members of the group COPAC from CSIC and GATV from UPM in the kick-off of MIPAC-CM Project

The Project MIPAC: Monitorización por Procesado de Imagen y Ciencia Ciudadana para la Conservación de Materiales del Patrimonio Cultural (Monitoring through Image Processing and Citizen Science for Material Conservation of Cultural Heritage) has the main goal of developing an innovative solution based on the use of metallic dosimeters, image processing and Citizen Science with mobile applications for offering a low-cost tool for assessing the level of conservation of Cultural Heritage museum collections.

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GATV is now member of the Network of Excellence TECHNOHERITAGE for the Cultural Heritage Conservation, 11th February 2019

The Grupo de Aplicación de Telecomunicaciones Visuales (GATV) from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid is now member of Technoheritage, Red de Ciencia y Tecnología para la Conservación del Patrimonio (Network of Science and Technology for the Cultural Heritage Conservation), a Network of Excellence for research in the fields of conservation of art and cultural heritage using the most innovative technologies in chemistry, image and communication.

Importance of the Cultural Heritage Conservation

Importance of the Cultural Heritage Conservation

The 4th International Congress Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage is organized by the network in collaboration with Universidad de Sevilla and Universidad Pablo de Olavide, and will take place in Seville 26-30th March 2019. Technoheritage is an interdisciplinary and international forum for discussions on all aspects of Cultural Heritage. The conference presents a special session focused on topics such as the application of digital technology for the sustainable management, knowledge and social innovation. The conference shows a high-quality scientific programme that includes new emerging topics in Cultural Heritage such as: Digital Information Model (BIM, GIS, and BIM & GIS integration) for the prevention, conservation and management of heritage; the role of innovative monitoring techniques and social value in the management of information for the conservation of Cultural Heritage. GATV will present in the conference their last developments in collaboration with IPCE (Instituto del Patrimonio Cultural de España).

Technoheritage is a network funded by the call of “Networks of Excellence” HAR216-81748-REDT, AEI-MINECO
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