Special Issue "Organic Materials in Heritage Science"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022.
Interests: block copolymers; nanomaterials; functional materials; soft lithography; material science for cultural heritage
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Organic materials, in form of natural resins or synthetic polymers, also including cellulosic and proteinaceous materials, are part of a wide variety of artworks, historical and archaeological objects. They may be constituent materials of cultural heritage objects, as in the case of paintings, graffiti, books and paper materials, parchments, leather artefacts, design and wooden objects, or are used for the conservation and preservation of tangible cultural heritage in form of organic (mostly polymeric) consolidants, adhesives and coatings.
In the context of heritage and conservation studies, this special issue focuses on:
- general aspects related with the development and critical assessment of organic materials for the conservation of cultural heritage, also including those used for cleaning treatments;
- identification, characterization, development of new analytical techniques and methods for diagnostics, prediction of long-term ageing of organic materials in historical, modern and contemporary artwork, and objects of cultural significance.
The aim of this Special Issue is to collect contributions highlighting recent achievements in the field of organic materials in/for cultural heritage, in form of original papers and short communications. Reviews, mini-reviews and papers reporting case studies will also be evaluated.
Do not hesitate to contact me before the submission!
Prof. Dr. Massimo Lazzari
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Heritage is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Natural resins
- Terpenic resins
- Oil paints
- Acrylic polymers
- Contemporary artworks
- Street art
- Ancient paintings
- Wooden sculptures
- Archaeological objects
- Paper conservation
- Stone conservation
- Heritage cleaning
- Restoration products
- Spectroscopic techniques
- Pyrolysis-gas chromatography