Welcome to ABM
A Cross-Disciplinary Hub for Biological Materials Research in Cultural Heritage
ART BIO MATTERS (ABM) provides a stimulating forum in which to explore current and new directions in the study of biological materials found in cultural heritage collections. Communication and partnerships are facilitated by a robust website, dedicated Slack channel, and interactive Art Bio Matters Meetings.
While the core disciplines of ABM are science, curatorial/cultural history, and conservation, ABM welcomes other stakeholders involved in cultural heritage studies. A key aspect of the forum is the opportunity to discuss research at any stage of completion among a balanced community of experts in a format designed to promote collegial dialogue and debate.
The virtual ABM 2021 meeting brought together a balanced community of specialists in a dynamic forum for open dialogue and debate. The goal of the ABM 2021 meeting was to nurture and grow the community that had been established in 2018.