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.

Preliminary Programme

Transportation to the conference dinner, tours and excursions will be provided by Metal2022.

Preliminary programme for the Metal 2022 Conference.
Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
AM 8:00–9.00 Registration and Coffee Tours and Daytrips
AM 9:00–10.30 Workshop 1 Workshop 2 Welcoming and Opening remarks Session 3 Special Lecture Session 6 Session 9
Session 5
Keynote Speaker
AM 10:30–11:00 Coffee
AM 11:00–12:30 Session 1 Session 4 Session 5 Session 7 Session 10
YCP Session YCP Session YCP Session YCP Session YCP Session
PM 12:30–13:30 Lunch
PM 13:30–15:00 Session 2 Session 4 Session 6 Session 8 Proposals for Metal 2025
Special Lecture
Poster Flash
1–10
Poster Flash
11–20
Poster Flash
21–30
Poster Flash
31–40
PM 15:00–15:30 Coffee
PM 15:30–17:00 Session 2 Panel Discussion – Sustainability in Conservation Tour of the Collections and Conservation Centre
17:00–19:00
Tour of the Metropolia School of Conservation
16:00–18:00
Tour of the National Museum
16:30–18:00
Special Lecture
Evening Welcome Reception
18:00–20:00
Conference Dinner
19:00–22:00
Poster Session
19:00–21:00
Farewell Reception
19:00–22:00
Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
SESSION NUMBERSESSION TITLES
1Technical Studies
2Analytical Investigation
3Preventive Conservation
4Corrosion Studies
5Protection 
6New developments in Conservation Practice
7Conservation Treatment – Case Studies
8Composite Objects
9Modern Metals
10Sustainability in Conservation