The next Salone dell’Arte e del Restauro will be on 16-18 May ’18 at the Palazzo dei Congressi, Florence (I). This year’s edition presents an important new element: alongside the usual event, an international conference Florence Heri-tech has been organized (deadline for abstracts submission 15 Nov ’17). The international scientific community will gather to discuss about conservation, diagnostic and fruition strategies for cultural heritage. Thus a novel approach, never attempted before by a conservation fair where usually only talks about case studies or new devices are presented.
This new combination will give conservators and museum personnel, who generally attend conservation fairs, the opportunity to be confronted with the newest research results and for scientists to get to know better their end-users. We genuinely hope that this cross will further develop so as to help this field which would certainly benefit from an increased shared scientific approach in conservation and authentication issues.