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NEWS & EVENTS
MOXY in the IIC News in Conservation - December 2022 - January 2023
MOXY in the latest Dec 2022 - Jan 2023 edition of the News in Conservation by the International Institute of Conservation IIC.
Direct link: https://www.iiconservation.org/content/news-conservation-issue-93-december-january-2023
MOXY mission at the European Space Agency ESA - 2022
The first ever collaboration between cultural heritage and the aerospace science at ESATo explore AO effects on typical cultural heritage materials, 39 mockups were made: plaster, limestone, acrylic paint, canvas, pastel, paper were prepared and experimented on at ESA using the space environment simulator ESTEC TEC-QEE LEOX. The simulator consists of a vessel composed of three compartments separated by an electro-pneumatic valve and an orifice in the main chamber where the samples are exposed to 99% AO under low-pressure conditions, using IR CO2 laser detonation. Preliminary results were investigated in the new paper submitted for the ICOM-CC Valencia 2023 meeting, and is currently undergoing peer-review.
The MOXY project kick-off meeting at Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium - November 2022
“The Moxy project stands alone in the world as it embarks upon the development of new and non-traditional methods of art restoration that may enable cleaning of artworks not previously possible through the use of atomic oxygen” – with these words NASA scientists Bruce Banks and Sharon Miller, who pioneered atomic oxygen in art conservation, opened the MOXY project kick-off meeting via a virtual bridge between NASA Glenn Center and Ghent University, the coordinator of the new four-year European MOXY project, which started on November 1, 2022. For more details please download MOXY press release
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