Special Issue “Advanced Technologies in Architectural Heritage Protection“, Guest Editor Dr. Roxana Radvan. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Information:

The role of scientific research in the conservation and restoration of the built heritage is unquestionable. There, more than in other areas, we have evident and mandatory multidisciplinary contribution. The intelligent choice of the methods for analysis and diagnosis, the advantages of remote operation, the elimination of sampling and consumption of original material, and the characterization of the impact of environmental and microclimate factors in relation to the architectural features and even urban planning are topical issues in applicative research.

Identifying vulnerabilities of cultural assets and highlighting risk factors and dynamics of material behavior lie at the foundation of strategy development for good conservation, as well as for the prediction of behaviors or for the simulation and analysis of interventions.

The publication invites contributions that should reflect the most advanced concerns regarding the materials used in restoration, both traditional and new ones, and aspects related to the compatibility and behavior of materials in time. Mural paintings, decorative art in all its forms, polychromy, the particularities related to the organic or inorganic nature of materials, and the microclimate conditions are topics of interest. 

The intelligent choice of analysis and diagnosis methods, the remote operation, the elimination of original material sampling, and the non-contact and non-invasive characterization of materials and multilayer structures, of fragile surfaces, and of accelerated degradations are also topics of interest.

The use of 3D digital models which include data delivered by complementary, imagistic, spectral, etc. methods are very important thanks to a better understanding of the problem.

The journal calls for the submission of relevant case studies directly linked to the application of new principles of investigation, with new methods, setups, and instruments. The validation of scientific research solutions through case studies is a valuable certification.

More information can be found on the journal page.