Metro Archaeo 2022

In occasione del “2022 IMECO International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage”, che si terrà a Cosenza dal 19 al 21 Ottobre 2022, è stata proposta una special session dal titolo “Wall paintings in the history: Materials, techniques, diagnosis and conservation”.
Ecco la lettera di invito per l’invio dei contributi.

Dear colleagues,
We kindly invite you to submit an abstract at our special session #6 “Wall paintings in the history: Materials, techniques, diagnosis and conservation” (, for the next 2022 IMECO International Conference on Metrology for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, which will be held in Cosenza from 19th to 21th October 2022.
In many places around the world people have ever left signs of their own existence through wall paintings (also known as murals) to paint a picture of society, to tell stories, values and changes. From prehistoric time until today, artists have developed several techniques for their “mural canvases”, from graffiti in prehistoric caves to frescoes in Roman buildings, from fresco and secco medieval and Renaissance wall paintings up to oil and acrylic paintings of modern street art murals.
This special session will guest contributions showing interdisciplinary researches focused on the implementation of binder and pigment materials, the development of new paintings techniques over time, and the issues aimed at the protection of murals from the perspective of diagnosis, documentation, treatment, and monitoring.
Contributions focusing on the application of both consolidated and non-invasive techniques for diagnosis will be welcome, as well as those addressed to conservation scopes, such as the application of new materials (i.e., consolidant products and protective anti-graffiti coatings) or the development of new methods (i.e., biotechnology) in the cleaning of wall paintings.
This session aims at facilitating the exchange of information among experts, conservators, scientists and historians from different disciplines in the fields of diagnostics, conservation, art history, chemistry, engineering and biotechnology. It is also addressed to stimulate the debate on the necessity of integrated multi-analytical approaches for investigating and preserving this valuable testimony of human life, culture and tradition.
The deadline for abstract submission is the 15th May.

Sincerely, The Conveners
Maria Francesca Alberghina [University of Calabria]
Cristina Maria Belfiore [University of Catania]
Chiara Germinario [University of Sannio]
Celestino Grifa [University of Sannio]

Scroll to top