Special Issue "Looking for a Sustainable Cleaning of Cultural Heritage: Agenda 2030"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Surface Characterization, Deposition and Modification".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 17110
Interests: cultural heritage; cleaning; consolidation; water-repelling; tempera paints; non-invasive techniques
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We would like to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue of Coatings on “Looking for a Sustainable Cleaning of Cultural Heritage Agenda 2030”. The United Nations has stated that cultural heritage protection is part of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, through the Target 11.4, under SDG11: “strengthen efforts to protect and safeguard the world's cultural and natural heritage” to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. This Special Issue is based on reviews and research focused on the extraction of different patinas, deposits, coatings, or crusts from cultural heritage elements. Cleaning must be a delicate procedure that does not damage valuable substrates and avoids possible harmful effects and cleaner remains. In the current international framework, scientific research on cleaning methodologies of cultural heritage must ensure a high level of sophistication in order to develop guidelines for sustainable cultural heritage.
This Special Issue is focused on multidisciplinary approaches to developing new sustainable methodologies to clean and preserve our cultural heritage elements. In particular, the topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
- Characterization of coatings, patinas, crusts, or deposits to be removed from cultural heritage elements;
- Limitations of traditional cleaning procedures;
- New cleaning strategies and procedures on cultural heritage;
- Non-invasive analytical techniques to monitor the cleaning of cultural heritage;
- Case studies.
Dr. Santiago Pozo-Antonio
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: M. Bertasa, C. Ricci, A. Scarcella, F. Zenucchini, P. Croveri and D. Scalarone, et al.
Title: Investigating the potential of the Er:YAG laser for the cleaning of cemented dust from limestone and painted surfaces
Authors: Lucia N. Melita, Katarzyna Weglowska, Diego Tamburini and Capucine Korenberg
Title: The effect of the Er:YAG laser radiation on organic materials: an analytical study on the cleaning mechanisms for the removal of adhesives, coatings and consolidants
Authors: Lucia N. Melita and C. Korenberg