November 9, 2015 - Modena

New results from scientific investigations

10:00 AM

Registration

Introduction

The Riace bronzes: Recent work on the clay cores
S.T. Levi, V. Cannavò, R. Jones, D. Brunelli (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, University of Glasgow - UK)

Chemistry and origin of the metals in the Riace bronzes
G. Artioli, I. Angelini, G. Guida, M. Vidale (University of Padua, ISCR - Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione e il Restauro - Rome)

1:00 PM

Buffet: light lunch

2:30 PM

The construction technique of the Riace bronzes: status quaestionis
M. Micheli, M. Vidale (University Roma 3, University of Padua)

The 14C dating of the Riace bronzes and other large bronze statues
L. Calcagnile, G. Quarta (CEDAD - Centro di Datazione e Diagnostica, University of Salento)

General discussion
Coordinated by Pamela Vandiver (University of Arizona - Tucson - USA)

 

November 10, 2015 - Padova

Science, art, archaeology

12:00 PM

Donatello’s bronzes: brief scientific introduction and guided tour of the Renaissance collections at the Civic Museums of Padua.

3:00 PM

Roundtable on the bronze statues of the classical antiquity with archaeologists, art historians and conservators (Soprintendenza Archeologica del Veneto, University of Padova, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Civic Museum of Padua).
List of participants: Vinzenz Brinkmann, Jacopo Bonetto, Simonetta Bonomi, Armando De Guio, Francesca Ghedini, Ulrike Koch-Brinkmann, Giovanni Leonardi, Sara, Levi, Daniele Manacorda, Maurizio Paoletti, Monica Salvadori, Andreas Steiner, Francesca Veronese, Pamela Vandiver, Massimo Vidale.

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