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4th – 7th July at Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF), Paris, France


Organized by the Iperion CH French node, the 2nd Iperion CH Doctoral Summer School (FID2S) will provide advanced lectures focused on research activities dedicated to the development of innovative instruments and diagnostic strategies to enhance both scientific investigation and conservation strategies of cultural heritage materials.


The lectures will be an opportunity to share information with international experts in the field of Heritage Science about recent advances regarding analysis performed with new portable techniques, large-scale facilities like neutron and synchrotron facilities or ion accelerators and the development of conservation protocols for museum collections or historical monuments.


The lectures are designed to offer the most in a very concentrated form by providing participants the opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas with scientific researchers and professional staff in the field of cultural heritage. It is also a valuable opportunity to network with participantsfrom other countries and institutions


The Doctoral Summer School is organized by the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF), an institution of the French Ministry for Culture devoted to the analysis and conservation of the cultural heritage of the French Museums, in collaboration with other research units belonging to the IPERION-CH French Node via the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) partner.


Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections (CRCC)


Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques (LRMH)


Institut Photonique d'Analyse Non‐destructive Européen des Matériaux Anciens (IPANEMA)


The lectures will be held at the C2RMF, located inside the Louvre palace, at the heart of Paris. Visits to cultural heritage institutions in the Paris area will also be organized, including Le Louvre museum, Soleil Synchrotron facility, and the Conservation department of the Institut National du Patrimoine (INP).


The France IPERION-CH Doctoral Summer School will be of interest for Master and PhD students, post-doctoral students, conservators, curators and scientists working in the fields of cultural heritage conservation and heritage science.


FID2S is also aimed at potential users of the IPERION-CH trans-national access (TNA) programs. The School will show the results achieved by two of the TNA programmes: access to mobile laboratories and access to large-scale facilities as well as work carried out within the framework of joint research activities (JRA).


Due to the small number of participants, the school will encourage an intensive interaction with the lecturers. Participants must be motivated to actively participate and must be available for the whole duration of the Summer School.


All sessions will be conducted in English and therefore fluency in written and spoken English is essential.  A certificate of attendance will be provided by IPERION-CH to all participants which can be converted into ECTS if accepted by their doctoral school.


Click HERE for further information, the programme and to download the registration form.