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Invitation: Dissertation Defense by Tjaša Rijavec

We are pleased to announce the public presentation of doctoral dissertation by Tjaša Rijavec. You are cordially invited to join us at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Večna pot 113, on Wednesday, 10th January 2024, at 2 pm in Lecture Room 1. The title of her dissertation is “Characterisation and degradation of poly(vinyl chloride) in …

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N-DAD: Non-destructive Analysis and Diagnostics

The Programme Group N-DAD addresses key challenges in analytical chemistry, such as non-destructive spatially resolved analysis and data-driven diagnostics, delivering knowledge and skills for the chemical, engineering and related sectors where clear gaps have been identified. By (i) focussing on analytical problems associated with extreme compositional and structural complexity, whether in materials research, environment, food …

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Stable Funding Grant Awarded to HSLL

The Heritage Science Lab Ljubljana was recently awarded a stable funding grant in what was an exceptionally competitive call managed by the University of Ljubljana. So-called Programme Group funding is made available to research groups with evidence of sustained excellence demonstrated through grant funding, as well as academic, professional, industrial, artistic and public engagement impact.  …

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Tibetan paper research published

HSLL researchers collaborated with Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, and the Sichuan Museum, Chengdu, China, as well as with UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, UK, in what is a pioneering piece of research into the material properties of 19th–20th century Tibetan paper. Most of the available research into Tibetan paper focuses on the earliest books from …

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Research into dating of historical books receives award

Every year, the University of Ljubljana selects the ten most prominent research achievements among the proposals received from several members of the University, based on aspects, including impact, comprehensiveness, and applicability. This year, the research into the dating of historical books using near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopic data and machine learning was chosen as one of the …

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ODOTHEKA researchers visit Egypt

Picture 1: (from left to right) Dr. Manar El-Khial, Ain Shams University, Prof. Dr. Mojca Ramšak, University of Ljubljana, Prof. Dr. Ali Abdelhalim, General Director of the Egyptian Museum, Emma Paolin, PhD student, University of Ljubljana, Prof. Dr. Abdelrazek Elnaggar, University of Ljubljana Three members of the HSLL research team, Emma Paolin, Dr. Abdelrazek Elnaggar …

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T. Rijavec invited talk at the Canadian Conservation Institute

Tjaša Rijavec, PhD student at the Heritage Science Lab Ljubljana, recently presented her research at the Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI). The CCI is a Canadian governmental institute and one of the globally leading institutions researching and advising on conservation of cultural heritage. Tjaša presented her findings on poly(vinyl chloride) objects in heritage collections both as …

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Beer brewing by-products to prepare canvases in the Danish Golden Age

Proteins from cereal grains and yeast were found in the ground layer of paintings produced in Denmark in the early 19th century by two of the best known artists from the Golden Age of Danish Painting: Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg and Christen Schiellerup Købke. These proteins probably indicate the use of a beer brewing (by-)product for …

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