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Lecture by Dr. Robert van Langh (For Public)
posted by Faculty of Arts for HKU and Public
Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Culture and Arts

Event Details

About the Speaker:

Dr. Robert van Langh

Head of the Department of Conservation & Science, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Chair of the Netherlands Institute for Conservation+Art+Science+ (NICAS), Amsterdam, the Netherlands

About the Lecture:

The Netherlands Institute for Conservation+Art+Science+ (NICAS) is a multidisciplinary research institute. The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the Rijksmuseum, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, the University of Amsterdam and the Delft University of Technology are its founding partners. NICAS brings together the humanities (especially the disciplines of art history, history, and conservation), the natural sciences (chemistry and physics) and data science (computer science and mathematics). It seeks to integrate these disciplines in a lasting framework that is geared towards solving cultural heritage research problems, resulting in a research community that operates across and beyond disciplinary boundaries.

The objective of research within NICAS is to access, understand and preserve cultural heritage objects. The research agenda focuses on three interlinked focus areas: art history (how was the object made and what did it look like?), material dynamics (how did the object change and how will it change?), conservation (what can and should we do about change?). Advanced diagnostics and data science support these focus areas: how can we detect, visualise and model what is taking place in objects? Ideally, research projects bring together as many disciplines as possible, looking at objects and processes from complementary angles.

Date/Time15/05/2018 19:00-20:30
VenueCPD-3.04, 3/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, the University of Hong Kong

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 26/04/2018 03:00(HKT) to 14/05/2018 12:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 120. Registrants will be placed on a waiting list if the registration quota is reached.

* Registration is now closed.

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