• The Time Machine

  • 29 September 19:00 - 23:00
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  • A Non-Invasive Analysis: hop onto the Time-Machine, join our scientist on a journey of discovery!

    Join Heritage Malta at the National Museum of Archaeology, Malta to be a part of this unique event, giving you the chance to find out how scientists explore and investigate cultural heritage objects. New technology which is built on the principles of physics, allows scientists to do this without so much as touching the actual object.

    See how Heritage Malta’s micro-XRF system is used to analyse elements non-invasively, and discover how new imaging systems have changed the way scientists are able to study cultural heritage. Take the opportunity to do some investigating yourself, including samples of pigment analysis, detecting pigment deterioration and identifying an artist’s palette. Younger science enthusiasts will have the chance to understand how different forms of matter interact with materials enabling scientists to use them for different imaging applications.

    Come and see how this technology, unique to Heritage Malta, is utilised in support of historical research and/or conservation treatments. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to travel through time while discovering how this specialist set up works.

    The Science in the City festival-European Researchers’ Night is supported by the European Commission’s Research and Innovative Framework Programme, Horizon 2020 (H2020, 2014-2020) by Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions.

    The event is organised by University of Malta, Malta Chamber of Scientists and the RIDT - University of Malta Research Trust, in partnership with the Ministry for Education and Employment, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services , Digital Economy and Innovation- Silvio Schembri, JUGS Malta, Studioseven Malta, Malta-EU Steering & Action Committee (MEUSAC), MCST, Esplora Interactive Science Centre, Kunsill Lokali tal-Belt Valletta, Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology, PBS, BPC International, Notte Bianca Valletta, Spazju Kreattiv, AquaBioTech Group, Central Bank of Malta, Wasteserv and a number of other partners.The festival has been recognized by EFFE International Jury to receive the EFFE Label 2017-2018

    A full programme can be viewed on www.scienceinthecity.org.mt
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