Preliminary list of papers and posters now available! Early Bird ends on June 15th!

Preliminary list of accepted papers and posters can now be downloaded from the Conference Programme page. Reminder: the early bird registration rate ends on June 15 so don’t miss out!
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We are excited to share that the preliminary list of accepted papers and posters is now available and can be downloaded from the Conference Programme page.

A reminder that registration for Metal 2022 is open and the early bird registration rate ends on June 15 so don’t miss out on registering at the best rate!

For those of you that cannot attend the conference in-person please remember that for the very first time in the history of the Metals Working Group, virtual attendance will be offered to follow the main sessions.

We have an incredible program with authors from 26 countries offering a unique overview of the state of research in the field of metal conservation worldwide. The contributions to be presented at the conference truly reflect the ongoing dialogue between conservation practice and conservation research. The program includes presentations from Young Conservation Professionals (YCP), a dynamic poster session and Flash poster presentations. 

In addition, we are very excited to announce that Caitlin Southwick, Founder and Executive Director of Ki Culture and Sustainability in Conservation will give a keynote presentation on sustainability in our field to open our conference week. The program also features several special lectures by invited speakers throughout the week. Further details will be announced shortly.

The social program is also online and tickets available for the conference dinner at Hirvihaaran Kartano, a superb 19th century manor house near Helsinki. Post conference tours to Medieval Häme and the Maritime Centre Vellamo/Maritime Museum of Finland have also been added!

We also have two great one-day pre-conference workshops that are open for registration. Note that space for each workshop is limited to 20 participants, so please register quickly! 

Workshop 1 will cover The Cleaning of Silver Objects with a Basic Solution of Sodium Glycinate, taught by João Cura D’Ars de Figueiredo Junior, Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at the School of Fine Arts at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil. 

Workshop 2 is on Oxygen Consumption, and will be co-presented by Nicola Emmerson and David Watkinson from Cardiff University, Henning Matthiesen, The National Museum of Denmark, and David Thickett, English Heritage.