Bruges has welcomed 400 delegates to the sixth edition of the Technart conference which is running 7-10 May 2019 at the medieval St John’s Hospital (Oud Sint-Jan), one of the oldest European infirmaries.
The biannual conference is organised by the University of Antwerp and Musea Brugge (Municipal Museums of Bruges) and is promoting the use of analytical techniques in the field of cultural heritage.
Under discussion will be studies on pigments, lithic materials, metals, glass, ceramics, resins and fibres and also chemometrics, forensic applications, art history, archaeology and conservation science.
“We are very pleased to host a congress amidst the stunning Flemish works of art such as the works of Hans Memling and Jan Van Eyck,” said the city’s Alderman for Tourism Philip Pierins.
“Bruges is home to many museums with internationally renowned collections such as the works by the Flemish Primitives. This means that the city has a lot to offer for museum congresses,” added Sarah Cornand, Sales Manager of CVB Meeting in Brugge. “We are very pleased that Technart chose Bruges as host city for this congress”.