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Luiz A C Souza

Federal University of Minas Gerais
Associate Professor - Coordinator of LACICOR - Conservation Science Laboratory
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Dr. Luiz Souza holds a M.Sc. in Chemistry, with experimental work developed at the IRPA – Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique (Brussels, Belgium, 1986-87), where his work has focused on stone degradation and conservation techniques. The experimental work for his Ph.D. in Chemistry was performed under a Research Fellowship at the Scientific Department of the Getty Conservation Institute (Los Angeles, USA, 1992-94). Since 1989 Prof. Souza is a teacher and researcher at the CECOR – Center for Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Movable Properties, a pioneer institution, in Brazil, dealing with conservation training, research, and specialised Conservation Science services, stablished at the School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais. During the period 1990-2000 Dr. Souza has been the Director of CECOR. From 2000-2004 Dr. Souza has been the Graduate Program Coordinator at the School of Fine Arts, and during the period 2009-20013 Dr. Souza has been the Director of the same School. He has been member of the ICOM-CC Directory Board for three mandates (1993-96, 1999-2002, 2002-2005), and a member of the Council of ICCROM for the two terms (2007-2011, 2011-2015). From February 2014 through January 2015 Prof. Souza performed his Post-Doctoral fellowship at the Centro di Eccelenza SMAArt - Scientific Methodologies Applied to Archaeology and Art, a CNR - University of Perugia initiative, with a grant from the CAPES Brazilian government agency. In Brazil he is the leader of the LACICOR – Conservation Science Laboratory, at School of Fine Arts of the Federal University of Minas Gerais. Permanent Address: LACICOR - Laboratório de Ciencia da Conservação - Escola de Belas Artes - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais - Av. Antonio Carlos, 6627 - Belo Horizonte - MG - CEP 31270-901 - Minas Gerais - Brasil