Prof. Christian Degrigny, conservation scientist at HE-Arc CR
Christian Degrigny received a PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of Paris IV in 1990 on the electrolytic stabilization of aluminium based aircraft remains recovered from subaquatic environments. As an engineer in electrochemistry he specialized in the use of electrolytic processes for the diagnosis and treatment of historic and archaeological metallic objects. He has worked in public and private sector successively as conservation scientist, director of studies of a conservation school (EVTEK – Finland), director of a diagnosis laboratory (Malta Centre for Restoration) and lecturer in different conservation programs (Amsterdam_NL, Oslo_NO, West Dean_UK, Malta_MT and Neuchâtel_CH). He was coordinator of the ICOM-CC Metals working group during two periods (2002-2005 and 2005-2008), co-leader of the EU PROMET project (Innovative conservation approaches for monitoring and protecting ancient and historic metals collections from the Mediterranean basin), organizer of the Indoor Air Quality conference in Chalon-sur-Saone (FR) in 2010 (IAQ2010) and was national delegate and member of the steering committee of EU COST Actions G7 (Artwork conservation by laser), G8 (Non-destructive testing and Analysis of Museum artefacts) and TD1201 (Colour and Space for Cultural Heritage). He is currently French delegate and member of the Steering Committee of EU COST Action TD1406 (I2MHB – Innovation in the Intelligent Management of Historic Buildings) as well as Swiss delegate of EU COST Action CA16215 (PortASAP – European network for the promotion of portable, affordable and simple analytical platforms). Furthermore he acts as a topic editor for e-preservation Science. He also instigated the on-line BROMEC Bulletin of Research on Metal Conservation, a unique newsletter informing metal conservation professionals on research in progress. Since 2004 he is lecturer and project leader at UR-Arc CR. In parallel, he is co-managing an historic building in Burgundy, France: château de Germolles. He is author of more than 50 papers published in international journals, conference proceedings and books.
Laura Brambilla obtained a PhD degree in chemical sciences from the Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy, in 2012. Her PhD thesis, carried out in collaboration with the Politecnico di Milano, focused on the setup of methods for the monitoring of corrosion processes and characterization of corrosion products of bronze and gilded bronze artefacts. The case study of her PhD thesis was the “Porta del Paradiso” of the Baptistery of Florence, Italy, a gilded portal dating from the XV century.
After the PhD she continued the collaboration with Politecnico di Milano and she participated to Italian national projects in the field of cultural heritage. Since April 2013 she is a project leader of the UR-Arc CR. She is the project leader of the CANS project (Conservation of cAns in collectioNS), an interdisciplinary research project dedicated to the conservation of food cans in museums and collections. Since September 2017 she is assistant professor at the HE-Arc CR.
Edith Joseph obtained a PhD degree in chemistry on the application of FTIR micro-spectroscopy to cultural heritage materials in 2009. From 2003 to 2009, she joined Prof. Mazzeo at the Microchemistry and Microscopy Art Diagnostic Laboratory (University of Bologna, Italy). She fully engaged within the Eu-ARTECH project (6FP) on the development and evaluation of new treatments for the conservation-restoration of outdoor stone and bronze monuments. From 2010 to 2012, her Marie Curie fellowship at the Swiss National Museum aimed at the development of biological protective treatments for copper, iron and silver artefacts (Biological patinA for arcHaeological and Artistic Metal ArtefactS-BAHAMAS). In 2013, she was granted with an Ambizione fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland), about the use of “Microbes for Archaeological Iron Artworks-MAIA”. She is currently an Assistant Professor and head of the research laboratory LATHEMA, Laboratory of Technologies for Heritage Materials. In parallel since June 2012, she is project leader of the UR-Arc CR. She is author of more than 30 papers published in international journals and books. In addition to above activities, she was MC Substitute Member for Switzerland to COST Action COSCH, is a topic editor for Microorganisms pro- and against cultural heritage, Frontiers in Microbiology (Frontiers) and reviewer for Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry (since 2009) and Annals of Microbiology (since 2013).
In addition to the members of the steering committee, other HE-Arc CR staff members involved are:
The editing committee is composed of:
The program committee will assist the editorial team in their work and in deciding the final program of the conference.