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PortASAP - European network for the promotion of portable, affordable and simple analytical platform is a COST Association supported platform of scientists working in different fields, end-users and instrument manufacturers that aim to match need of low-cost analytical techniques with expertise.

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The training school took place over two days in June at the National Museum of Slovenia. The event was international, in terms of both trainers and trainees. 15 trainees of various (in most cases scientific) backgrounds and experience with cultural heritage analyses attended. (Read more)

Training school – DIY Arduino-based platform for monitoring Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

|1 - 2 July & September 2021 | Virtual School (hosted @INL, Braga Portugal)

You can now apply to the Training School - DIY Arduino-based platform for monitoring Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) through the form available in  this link. The deadline for application is the June 6th 2021. (Read more)

Materia Viva is a conservation laboratory in the South West of France. It specialises in the treatment of archaeological and historical artefacts, including metals. In recent years, Materia Viva has started to clean silver artefacts which are often tarnished.

HE-Arc CR has developed the open-access DiscoveryMat application and open source Pleco electrolytic pencil to analyse historic metal artefacts and their corrosion products.

The purpose of the meeting / workshop was to demonstrate the possibilities of the analysis tools in a conservation laboratory and to see if these portable and easy-to-use systems meet the expressed needs.

C. Degrigny brought his instrumentation from the Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restoration, Neuchâtel while the local Metrohm agency provided a DropSens potentiostat. The artefacts were provided by Materia Viva. (Read more)

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