Diamond Light Source, the Mary Rose Trust and ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, will organise SR2A-2018, The 8th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons in Art and Archaeology in Portsmouth, UK.

The conference will consist of a 4 day programme of oral presentations and poster sessions, opening with a welcome reception on the 3rd September.  During the week delegates will also have the opportunity to take a tour of the UK's National Synchrotron Facility, Diamond Light Source and explore Portsmouths Historic Dockyard, home to the Mary Rose Trust.  

The SR2A conference focuses on the innovative use of synchrotron and neutron radiation to investigate artistic and archaeological materials and artefacts. The 2018 conference will specifically focus on Technique Advancements for Synchrotron Radiation and Neutrons, Multi-technique Analytical Processes and Complementary Methods, the Impact of Analytical Techniques, Conservation & Monitoring methods, Materials & Processes and Archaeological & Paleontological Advances

The conference is open to all interested professionals, including archaeologists, conservation scientists, conservators, geochemists and material scientists, researchers with experience utilising large-scale research facilities and other analytical techniques, curators, cultural heritage managers, art historians, students and potential users of synchrotrons.

We look forward to welcoming you to Portsmouth in September!

The SR2A 2018 Local Organising Committee                                                       


Event Dates
3rd - 7th September 2018

Event Location
Portsmouth University
The Eldon Building
Winston Churchill Avenue

Event Manager
Emma Clarke


Key Dates


Open Call for abstracts and Registraion 
30th Apr Deadline for oral abstracts
21st May Author acceptance notification
22nd June Early bird registration ends
24 Aug Registration closes