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Heritage Science Sverige Forum 2020

The National Forum for Heritage Science was held for the third year in a row, on 17–19th November 2020.

This time you could participate in the conference by attending short presentations, dialogues and a workshop – all online via Zoom in English.

Our aim through the Heritage Science Forum is to make heritage science visible as a research area, highlight current issues and initiatives in the same area and promote increased collaboration between different organizations and research disciplines.

Location: Digitally in Zoom
Day and time: 17–19th of november 2020, at 2-4 PM.

Want to know more about the Heritage Science Forum?

Read about what was presented during the conferences 2018 and 2019.

About Heritage Science

Heritage Science is an internationally established and expanding research area that combines humanities, natural sciences and technology.

In 2018, the national network ”Heritage Science Sweden” was established. The goals of the network are to bring together different actors for a closer and stronger collaboration on cultural heritage issues. The National Heritage Board acts as the convening party for the network.


Programme Heritage Science Forum 2020

Tuesday, November 17th 2020, 2.00–4.00 PM

2.00 PM – Welcome: Opening of the conference

Heritage Science Sweden.
Stefan Nilsson, Swedish National Heritage Board

Heritage Science international infrastructure.
Marei Hacke, Swedish National Heritage Board

2.20 PM – Session 1: Remedial conservation

Nanomaterials for the consolidation of iron-tannate dyed textiles.
Nicoletta Palladino, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology

Examination of a 14th century crucifix:
Changes, construction and  a possible reliquary.

Susanna Barros, Barros kultur och konservering

Electrolytic cleaning of silver threads:
Effects of electrolyte on the condition of silk.

Karin Hindborg, Konservatorsateljén

3.00 PM – Break

3.10 PM – Session 2: Preventive conservation

Lobster tail and cake:
An anoxic contemporary conservation challenge.

Therese Lilliegren, Moderna Museet

Promote preservation through the choice of storage materials:
Presenting a new standard on how to measure emission effects of storage materials on paper-based objects.

Thea Winther, Swedish National Archives

New materials for preventive preservation:
Progress in the EU APACHE project.

Elyse Canosa, Chalmers University of Technology

4.00 PM – End of sessions

Wednesday, November 18th 2020, 2.00–4.00 PM

2.00 PM – Opening of the sessions

2.05 PM – Session 3: New research on runes

Everlasting Runes:
A research platform for runic inscriptions.

Magnus Källström, Swedish National Heritage Board

Runes, Ogham and Pictish symbols on Orkney and Shetland.
Laila Kitzler Åhfeldt, Swedish National Heritage Board

2.30 PM – Session 4: Technical art history

Italian Paintings in the Nationalmuseum:
Market, musealization, materiality.

Lena Dahlén, Sara Ferrari and Cecilia Heisser, Nationalmuseum

An international collaboration for the analysis of
Vincent van Gogh´s Olive Grove paintings.

Malin Borin, Gothenburg Museum of Art and Tom Sandström, Swedish National Heritage Board

3.00 PM – Break

3.10 PM – Session 5: Visualisation Technology

Andrée´s last diary:
Revealing hidden text through contemporary technology.

Bea Uusma, Karolinska Institutet and Magnus Mårtensson, Swedish National Heritage Board

a 3D management tool for Vasa.

Håkan Thorén, The Vasa Museum

4.00 PM – End of sessions

Thursday, November 19th 2020, 2.00–4.00 PM

2.00 PM – Opening of the sessions

2.05 PM – Session 6: Heritage science for historical research

In the hands of Queen Christina and Cardinal Azzolino:
elemental analysis of the 17th century inks in the Azzolino collection.

Anna Lagerqvist Alidoost, Swedish National Archives

Making in context: reconsidering Anders Zorn´s oil paintings.
Emma Jansson, Stockholm University

Cultural heritage in Antarctica.
Gunnar Almevik, University of Gothenburg, Dag Avango, Lund University – Faculty of  Engineering, Jonathan Westin, University of Gothenburg – Centre of Digital Humanities.

2.50 PM – Session 7: Heritage science resources in Sweden and

Heritage Science meets Environmental Archaeology:
in reality and virtually.

Philip Buckland, Umeå University

The SciLifeLab Ancient DNA facility:
a community resource.

Magnus Lundgren, Uppsala University

The Craft Laboratory.
Gunnar Almevik, University of Gothenburg

3.30 PM – Workshop and summary

4.00 PM – End of sessions