Science for Conservation: Fundamentals and Applications

The Department of Chemistry and the Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology of Georgetown University are pleased to announce an intense (2 week), tuition-free, short-course that will be held at 109 Regents Hall on the campus of Georgetown from 22 July until 2 August 2019.  It will consist of 10 lectures, each of 3 hours duration, tentatively from 9:30 until 12:30 on Mondays through Fridays. The instructor will be Dr. Emiliano Carretti ( of the Department of Chemistry and the CSGI (Consorzio per lo Sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase) at the University of Florence.  Dr. Carretti is a well-known researcher in the fields of art conservation and conservation science; a copy of his CV and a tentative outline of the course contents are attached.

The course will be limited to a maximum of 30 participants, selected from among the applicants.  Prerequisites for the course are not defined absolutely, but organic, inorganic and analytic chemistry or equivalents based on materials science or equivalent background training are highly recommended.

Applications should be sent by email to Richard Weiss (see below) and should include the following information: 

*The name and current professional affiliation of the applicant

*Email address

 *Phone number

*A letter of recommendation from a mentor/supervisor (if a student)

*A list of courses or experiences pertinent to the course

*A brief, one-paragraph justification for attending the course

Applications will be accepted until 22 June and selection of the successful participants will be announced by 1 July.  Participants are expected to commit to attend all of the lectures. 

Access by public transportation to the Georgetown campus is available by the G2 bus and by Metro from the Rosslyn or Dupont Circle stops and then using the free Georgetown shuttle ( 

For additional information, please contact Richard Weiss at or 202-687-6013.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Event Type

Academic Events, Community


Students, Faculty/Staff, Public


Georgetown College, Institute for Soft Matter


conference, other

Event Contact Name

Richard Weiss

Event Contact Email

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