We are pleased to announce the 2nd workshop on MA-XRF, Macro X-ray Fluorescence Scanning in Conservation, Art and Archaeology. It will take place in Catania (Italy) on 15-16 October 2019.
The workshop is co-organized by the LANDIS group of the CNR and INFN of Catania and the AXES Group of the University of Antwerp.
The workshop aims to bring together scholars having or seeking to gain experience with MA-XRF scanning and related methods of analysis of works of art.
At the meeting, the current applications of MA-XRF will be summarized. The focal point of the discussions will be to consider the advantages and limitations of using MA-XRF in conjunction with other hyperspectral methods of analysis and/or in combination with micro-analytical investigations of small samples.
The program will consist of invited lectures of distinguished scientists, oral presentations and poster contributions. The official language will be English.
- 15 May 2019 - Call for abstracts
- 31 July 2019 - Abstract deadline
- 20 August 2019 - Notification to authors
- 05 September 2019 - Registration deadline
- 15 September 2019 - Final program
The meeting will be held at the Museo Diocesano, Via Etnea 8, 95100 Catania (CT). The Congress Venue is located in the middle of the town and is within easy walking distance of many hotels.
International Scientific Committee
Koen Janssens, Antwerp University, Belgium
Paolo Romano, CNR-ISPC, Italy
Matthias Alfeld, Delft University, The Netherland
Claudia Caliri, INFN-LNS, Italy
Karen Trentelman, Getty Conservation Inst., USA
John Delaney, National Gallery Washington, USA
Costanza Miliani, CNR-ISTM, Italy
Alessandra Gianoncelli, Elettra Sincrotrone, Italy
Roald Tagle, Bruker Nano, Germany
Roberto Alberti, XGLAB, Italy
Participants are encouraged to visit the website at for updated information.