Conference Programme

The conference programme is a dynamic ensemble of paper and poster presentations, with daily Young Conservation Professionals’ (YCP) presentations and panel discussions featured.
Beads with filigree-adornment, silver. KM2570:4
Beads with filigree-adornment, silver. KM2570:4
Header image: KM2570:4
Beads with filigree-adornment, silver
1100–1200, Crusade Period – Middle Ages
The necklace belonging to the assemblage found in Joensuu, Halikko, is comprised of 36 silver beads with filigree-adornment. The assemblage also includes three silver crosses with chains.
Picture: Conservation Division, National Museum of Finland

The conference programme is a dynamic ensemble of paper and poster presentations, with daily Young Conservation Professionals’ (YCP) presentations and panel discussions featured. The aim of the organisers has been to keep the programme light and enjoyable for the presenters and delegates, while offering the most informative and inspiring content.

The overarching theme for the conference is ”Sustainability in Conservation of Cultural Heritage”, which we believe to be a vibrant topic reflecting professional and personal priorities of today: eco-friendly treatment approaches, cross-disciplinary collaborations, social justice, conservation education, as well as data science, computational techniques and visualisation.

We invite and urge presenters to think of their work as conservators and cultural heritage professionals in a different way, and steer strongly towards innovative approaches in conservation under the umbrella of sustainability.

The preliminary conference programme will be announced by the end of February 2022. It will include five days of conference sessions, as well as workshops and tours.

The conference programme is a dynamic ensemble of paper and poster presentations,

The conference programme is a dynamic ensemble of paper and poster presentations, with daily YCP presentations and panel discussions featured. The aim of the organisers has been to keep the programme light and enjoyable for the presenters and delegates, while offering the most informative and inspiring content.

The theme for the conference is ”Sustainability in Conservation of Cultural Heritage”, which we believe to be a vibrant topic reflecting professional and personal priorities of today: eco-friendly treatment approaches, cross-disciplinary collaborations, social justice, conservation education, as well as data science, computational techniques and visualisation

We invite and urge presenters to think of their work as conservators and cultural heritage professionals in a different way, and steer strongly towards innovative approaches in conservation under the umbrella of sustainability.

Sessions


Monday

Session 1

Technical studies 

Chair: Katharina Schmidt-Ott

  • 10:30 – 10:55: Akira Fujisawa (Japan): A Diagnostic Study of the Cast-Bronze Great Buddha Statue in the Kotoku-in Temple, Japan
  • 10:55 – 11:20: Anusha Kasthuri (Sri Lanka): Technical Study and Conservation of a Large-scale Metal Buddha Statue

Workshops

Coming soon

Tours

Tours (Saturday 10th September)

Various tour options will be provided for those who wish to explore more of Finland and its cultural heritage. Tour packages will be designed to satisfy various themes and points of interest, and sites to visit include, but are not limited to:

  • Olavinlinna – castle
  • Hämeen linna – castle
  • Suomen merimuseo – Maritime Museum (Kotka)
  • Seurasaari
  • Tamminiemi (Presidential residence)
  • Hvitträsk (Artists’ residence)
  • Louhisaari
  • Langinkoski
  • Vankila (Prison)
  • Turun Linna – Castle and Aboa Vetus/Ars Nova Centre and Forum Marinum (Maritime centre)

In addition, Metropolia conservation students will plan some walking tours in Helsinki for conference participants. The topics will be outdoor sculptures, architecture and obviously the Finnish sauna. These walking tours will be available on the conference website for every conference participant free of charge.