The Associazione Italiana di Archeometria (AIAr) (Italian Archaeometric Society), established in 1993, is the main Italian association of scholars and researchers working in the field of scientific applications to Cultural Heritage Assets. As specified in the Charter, its aim is to “promote and develop activities of research, education and professional for the study and protection of the Cultural Heritage, by using scientific methods. It encourages contact between researchers of the sciences and of the humanities, to face issues concerning the study, restoration and conservation of the Cultural Heritage”.
The professional figures reporting to AIAr are the following:
- professors and researchers at universities or public research organizations in the fields of physics, chemistry, geology and biology, as well as engineering and architecture;
- archaeologists, art historians and restorers who are carrying out activities of study, control, conservation and safeguard of the archaeologic and artistic heritage;
- Professionals active in diagnostics, archaeologic research, preventive and emergency archaeology, restoration, regional and urban planning.
Here at AIAr, the theoretical, methodological and research competences are always interacting with the ever-changing diagnostics, restoration and conservation needs, and this crystallizes in innovative proposals and approaches. The practical outcome are the themed conventions, organized on specific topics (masonry, mortar, glass, color, biologic material, modern art, new technologies) and the space dedicated to non-invasive techniques, technology for in situ investigation, refinement of dating techniques and forgery-identification techniques, development of complete systems to monitor conservation spaces.
In particular, the activity of young people who show interest in Archaeometry is promoted, both by funding it through awards or scholarships, and with training courses to enter the world of work.
The AIAr National Convention, which is held every two years, is by now an important date for the Italian archaeometric community; it attracts increasingly numerous and qualified presence of young researchers.
AIAr members receive the Newsletter, and Records of Conferences and Conventions; additionally, they have the opportunity to sign up at a reduced price for the journals “Archaeometry” and “Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences” and can benefit from reduced fees for membership to SIF (Italian Physical Society) and SCI (Italian Chemical Society)
Membership to AIAr can be obtained by applying to the President, after a successful check of criteria defined in art. 3 of the Charter. The President, after examining and accepting applications from candidates, is required to announce new memberships to the Board, during the regular meetings.
The application form to become an individual (ordinary/junior) or collective member can be downloaded below (in italian). The application must be signed by two referring members, and must be sent to the President:
For 2023, annual approved membership fees will be as follows:
Junior members (born after January 1st, 1993):
Form for INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP
Form for COLLECTIVE MEMBERSHIP
Payments and renewals
You can pay for both first memberships and renewals by using the following methods:
- Cash at the administration stand during the annual convention
- With a bank transfer to
A.I.Ar. ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DI ARCHEOMETRIA
IBAN: IT 46 K 02008 15004 000004115771
Specifying in the reason for payment: Name(s) Surname, membership/renewal and year