After several years of research work in the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage at Yale University, Dr. Łukasz Bratasz wins the first place among 22 successful candidates of the ‘Polish Returns’ programme coordinated by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA).
The first edition of the programme attracted 108 applications. The laureate specializes in the scientific investigation of cultural heritage objects, an interdisciplinary research field answering questions formulated by art historians and conservators, in their essence from the area of humanities. The aim of the project worth 0.6 M$ is to develop physical model of pictorial layers of paintings, to elucidate mechanism of crack formation in the layers as well as better exploitation of the heritage science potential by Polish museums. The project will strengthen the position of Institute’s heritage science group in the international research network. On November 14, Łukasz Bratasz participated in the press conference - during which the outcome of the programme was announced – in which Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Science and Higher Education Jarosław Gowin participated together with NAWA’s director Łukasz Wojdyga.