7th June 2017 | Opera House | Oslo (Norway)

NANO-CATHEDRAL, which is coordinated by Professor Andrea Lazzeri, University of Pisa, Italy (INSTM), is an Innovation Action supported by the European Commission under the HORIZON 2020 Programme. The project is devoted to analysis, restoration, and protection of European architectural heritage by including outstanding and representative ecclesiastical and secular buildings in its research.

Apart from identification of existing products, selection of lithotypes, and information on the architectural sites, development of nano-materials and innovative bio-based formulations is a core issue of the work of the project. Validation will take place at laboratory scale and by practical application including but not limited to in situ tests at the buildings represented in NANO-CATHEDRAL. By taking into account a holistic concept, sustainability criteria as well as the economic, social and cultural impact will be investigated by the partners involved in the project.

In order to disseminate the project and its results in a most effective manner, trainings, workshops and conferences will be organised and are already set up by NANO-CATHEDRAL partners in Cologne, Ghent, Vienna, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Oslo and Pisa addressing participants and audiences in expert and public area.

The Open Conference of this Cycle of events took place in the amazing Oslo Opera House on 7th June 2017.

Opera House inside

Oslo Opera House – Interior


08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome | Yngve Kvame, Property Manager, Statsbygg and Nils Are Karstad Lysø, Director General, The Norwegian Opera & Ballet

09:20 People, process and project | Kari Stensrød, Senior Landscape Architect, Snøhetta, Norway

09:40 Operation and management plans for historic and listed buildings | Magnus Tenge, Senior Architect, Statsbygg

10:00 Nano Cathedral project to preserve European stone monuments | Dr. Maria Beatrice Coltelli, University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy

10:30 The restoration and stone conservation in the Cathedral Square of Pisa | Anton Sutter, Head Restorer, Opera Della Primaziale Pisana (OPAE), Italy

11:00 Break

11:30 Staining of Carrara marble – causes and colour effects, Oslo opera house | Prof. Elen Roaldset and Rune Selbekk, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway

11:50 The protection of natural stones in outdoor environment: new perspective to a difficult challenge | Dr. Lucia Toniolo, Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Italy

12:20 Three-step cleaning methodology to remove the yellowing from Cararra marble | Dr. Noni-Pagona Maravelaki, Technical University of Crete, Greece

12:40 Alum treated finds from the Oseberg collection – Wood preservation by conservation | Dr. Susan Braovak, Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo (UiO), Norway

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Successful examples of nano products application in the field of restoration and civil construction | Maider Gainza Luzea, Tecnologia Navarra de Nanoproductos (TECNAN), Spain

14:20 Innovative stone protection and stone hardener based on inorganic nano particles and silicone compound | Cristoforo Galimberti, ChemSpec, Italy

14:40 A selection of innovative basic nanomaterials for consolidation and protection of cultural heritage | Dr. Laura Niccolai, Colorrobia, Italy

15:00 Documentation and monitoring using advanced 3D scanning | Dr. Reinar Drewello, University of Bamberg, Germany

15:20 Innovative protective solutions based on nanotechnology | Dr. Christian Rone Simon, SINTEF Materials and Chemistry, Norway

15:40 Summary and discussion

16:00 End of conference


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