5th International Congress on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage – ChemCH2018

  • Datum03-07-2018 - 08-07-2018
  • Tijd09:00 - 17:00
  • Adres
    • The National Research & Development Institute for Textiles and Leather
    • 93, Ion Minulescu Street, 031215 Bucharest, Romania 93
    • Bucharest



Registration is Open!

Dear Colleagues, we are pleased to invite you to the 5th International Congress on Chemistry for Cultural Heritage – ChemCH2018, which will be held in Bucharest, Romania, on July 3-7, 2018, organised by the National Research & Development Institute for Textiles and Leather through its Advanced Research for Cultural Research Group in collaboration with the National Museum of Romanian Literature, Romanian Academy Library and Central University Library of Bucharest, under the auspices of the Romanian Chemistry Society and Bucharest City Hall.
The conference is open to scientists, conservators, restorers, archaeologists, etc. to create an interdisciplinary community and a common environment for a fruitful discussion on the rôle of chemical science and technology for Cultural Heritage.

The conference will include the following issues and topics:

  • Chemical imaging
  •  Modern art materials
  •  Nanotechnologies and nanomaterials for diagnostic, conservation and restoration
  •  Materials and methods for  conservation and restoration
  •  Development of non-invasive/micro-invasive [mobile] analytical methods for artworks
  •  Alteration phenomena. Chemical interaction of environment and art works
  •  Multi & trans-disciplinary studies of cultural heritage
  •  Chemometrics on artwork studies
  •  Spectroscopic & chromatographic methods development
  • Self-boundaries for safe analysis

Abstract submission

We cordially invite you to submit your abstracts for oral presentations and/or posters before February 28, 2018. Proposals for papers and posters are invited to reflect the above mentioned issues. Abstracts can be submitted according to the instructions available on the conference website. Each participant can submit a maximum of two abstracts. The accepted abstracts will be published in the ChemCh2018 Book of Abstracts.


All participants will be invited to submit manuscripts based on their presentations for publication in a special themed issue of the open access journal “Heritage Science”.


The location for ChemCH2018 is Bucharest, a city with a strong international profile, which continues to redefine itself, merging its storied history with a modern identity. Bucharest has a rich and varied cultural history from its medieval past to the contemporary art scene that has transformed some of its former industrial areas and surprises many first-time visitors with its unique and evocative aesthetic, cosmopolitan vibe and energy.

The Conference venue is Central University Library of Bucharest, one of the most beautiful buildings in Bucharest. Opened in 1895, it was built on the land bought by King Carol I of Romania for the “Carol I University Foundation” (Fundaţia Universitară Carol I) and designed by French architect Paul Gottereau. During the Romanian Revolution of 1989, a fire was started in the building and over 500,000 books were destroyed. With the help of Federico Mayor, general director of UNESCO, not only that the building was reconstructed and modernized, but also the book fund was mainly reconstituted. The library was reopened in 2001 and hosted some of the most important conferences and events in the intellectual area.

Important dates

February 28, 2018 Abstract Submission
End of March 2018 Notification of Acceptance (oral or poster presentation)
April 30, 2018 Early Bird Registration
May 31, 2018 Final Program
July 3, 2016 Pre-registration + Welcome Reception
July 4 – 6, 2018 CHEMCH2018 Conference
July 4, 2018 Romanian Evening
July 5, 2018 Conference Dinner and Concert
July 6, 2018 Presentation of the Documentary Archimedes. The lost codex
July 7, 2018 Extra-conference Activity – Guided Tour of the Peles National Museum in Sinaia.
September 30, 2018 Submission of Manuscripts for Publication in a special themed issue of “Heritage Science”