XI Edition

42 hours tot.

2 modules purchasable individually

A summary of the course

Module 1: 15th-17th November 2022 (online)
Module 2: 22nd-24th November 2022 (in person)
Aperitivo Sociale: 23rd November 2022
Language: Italian
Max 24 subscriptions to Module 3
Certificate of attendance


  • Provide basic theoretical knowledge of the techniques examined
  • Present an overview of the state of the art and possible applications
  • Impart skills in the acquisition and processing of data
  • Share useful tools for the interpretation of data


Currently in its XI edition, the School of Infrared and Raman Spectroscopies Applied to Cultural Heritage will develop over the course of two weeks (November 15-17 and 22-24): the first, held online, will be devoted to theoretical classes and to the presentation of case studies; the second, held in person at the Centro Conservazione e Restauro (CCR) “La Venaria Reale”, will include a series of practical sessions on data acquisition, processing, and interpretation. Classes will be held in Italian language by experts from CCR, Università degli Studi di Torino, ISPC-CNR, and Laboratorio Arvedi di Diagnostica Non-Invasiva of the Università di Pavia. Participants are expected to be acquainted with the conservation science field and the main materials used in cultural heritage. The course will be held in Italian. 

Purchase options:

  • OPTION A: Online theory lesson (15th-17th November 2022) - 280 euros
  • OPTION B: Online theory lesson (15th-17th November 2022) + Practice in person @CCR (22nd-24th November 2022) - 580 euros



Entry Skills
  • basic knowledge of science of conservation and materials of cultural heritage is required



Claudia Conti

Senior researcher at the Institute of Cultural Heritage Sciences (ISPC) of the National Research Council (CNR) and in charge of the Raman spectroscopy laboratory in Milan. Her main competences concern the development of non-invasive methods of Raman spectroscopy and their application to objects of artistic interest.


Alessandra Botteon

Alessandra Botteon is a researcher at the Institute of Cultural Heritage Sciences (ISPC) of the National Research Council (CNR). Since 2013 she has been working at the Raman spectroscopy laboratory of the Institute’s  headquarters in Milan and carries out research aimed at the development of non-invasive Raman spectroscopy methods for the study of cultural heritage.


Giacomo Fiocco

Giacomo Fiocco is a post-doc researcher and supervisor of research activities at the Arvedi Laboratory of Non-invasive Diagnostics at the University of Pavia. He graduated in 2015 in Sciences and Technologies for Cultural Heritage at the University of Turin and completed his PhD in Chemistry and Materials Sciences at the same university in 2021. He specializes in the study and characterization of cultural heritage materials, in particular those related to historical musical instruments, through non and micro-invasive spectroscopic techniques.


Anna Piccirillo

Anna Piccirillo earned her PhD in Chemical Sciences from the University of Turin, Italy (2004). She has been working as Conservation Scientist in the scientific laboratories at Centre for Conservation and Restoration “La Venaria Reale” since 2014, and her main activity is the characterization of artworks materials. In her professional activity, she focuses her research on ancient modern and contemporary materials and on their degradation products. She is well skilled in FTIR spectroscopy, XRF, SEM-EDX and optical microscopy. She is actively involved in some of the research projects promoted by CCR and co-author of scientific publications on scientific journals.


Tommaso Poli

Tommaso Poli is a research technician (EP) at the Chemistry Department of the University of Turin. He has a PhD in Chemical Sciences and has been involved since the Degree Thesis (Industrial Chemistry) in the study and characterization of materials used in the conservation of cultural heritage with particular attention to polymeric materials. He actively collaborates with the Conservation and Restoration Centre “La Venaria Reale”, has participated in several national and international research projects and is the author of numerous scientific publications.


Elena Possenti

Elena Possenti is a researcher at the Institute of Cultural Heritage Sciences (ISPC) of the National Research Council (CNR). Her line of research concerns the development of new analytical protocols to evaluate the interaction and diffusion of inorganic treatments in complex stone materials. An integral part of the research activity is based on the exploration of the potential of IR vibrational spectroscopy for the reconstruction of high spatial resolution composite maps (ATR-FTIR mapping and imaging) of polychrome micrometric stratigraphies and conservative products in inorganic matrices.


Federica Pozzi

PhD in Chemical Sciences, is Director of the Scientific Laboratories of the Centro Conservazione Restauro “La Venaria Reale”. While having experience with different materials and analytical techniques, her research has focused on the analysis of pigments and dyes in artifacts of archaeological, historical, and artistic significance with Raman and SERS spectroscopies. From 2010 to 2021 she held positions at various museums and universities in the United States, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the City College of the City University of New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and The Art Institute of Chicago. 

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