Forum -2

“Forum on Advanced Materials Science and Technology for Cultural Assets”

The material aspects of cultural assets targets multidisciplinary fields of material processing and analysis. In the field of material processing it goes beyond the technological aspect and depends on sophisticated nature of human perception, sight (spectroscopic) and other senses. In the filed of material analysis it includes a challenge in non-destructive analysis of compound materials.

This forum is intended to offer a venue to materials researchers from different disciplines. Their common objective is developing and applying scientific methods to understand and improve the research and knowledge on cultural heritage as well as to conserve cultural resources.


The subject of discussion

  1. New and traditional materials instruments for conservation and maintenance of Cultural Heritage and Resources, in important cultural heritage assets.
  2. Development of innovative technologies for monitoring, analysis, preservation, protection, and restoration of Cultural Heritage and Resources, including fundamentals of digital imaging  needed to create digitized images.
  3. Policy Proposal for conservation and maintenance of Cultural Heritage and Resources.



Forum-2 Program

Speakers (tentative)

Prof. Ari Ide-Ektessabi (Kyoto University, Japan)
Prof. Majid Sarmadi (University of Wisconsin, USA)
Ms. Yoko Sanekata (Sen-oku Hakuko Kan Museum, Japan)
Dr. Jay Arre Toque (Sabia Inc​., Japan​​)
Dr. Chelsea Lehmann (University of New South Wales Art & Design, Australia)
Prof. Toshio Nakamura (Nagoya University)
Prof. Gikan H. Takaoka (Koyasan University, Japan)
Dr. Min Kim (Research Institute of Sungbo Cultural Heritage, Korea)
Dr. Ibrahim El-Rifai (Kyoto University, Japan)
Prof. Naohide Tomita (Kyoto University, Japan)

Date of Forum;

August 30 (Wed) and 31 (Thu)


Prof. Ari Ide-Ektessabi (Kyoto University)