Florence Workshop on Scientific Instrument Conservation and Restoration

14 - 15 December 1998
Florence, Italy

With the generous support of the Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza and the Opificio delle Pietre Dure a workshop will be held under the auspices of the Scientific Instrument Commission in Florence, 14-15 December 1998. The subject will be the Conservation and Restoration of Scientific Instruments: Issues of Principle and Practice. The details of the programme are being worked out in Florence, but the intention is to bring together people professionally active in the field, with several objectives: to institute better cooperation between institutions, to encourage the formation of a pool of shared practical knowledge, to prepare some form of agreement regarding aims and good practice, and to secure and disseminate both general agreements and practical advice by publications.