Conservation Science 2007 will take place on
10-11 May 2007, at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
The Institute of Conservation Science, in collaboration
with the Centre for Conservation and Promotion of
Cultural Heritage of the Politecnico di Milano and
the Department of Food Science, Technology and
Microbiology (DiSTAM) of the University of Milan,
is organising an international conference, building
on the earlier ICS conference held at the National
Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, Conservation
Conservation science is an international discipline
which involves a great deal of international
collaboration among scientists coming from all over
the world. The venue has been chosen to reflect
the links between the sciences and the humanities,
and between architects and scientists. The hosting
institutions have carried out research into the
conservation of the cultural heritage for many years,
and they offer good conference facilities in the
university quarter of Milan.
The Conference will open with a plenary session
• From science laboratory to conservation practice:
the role of conservation scientists.
The discussion on what defines conservation science
will be key to the program. The opening session
will include 6 short, invited presentations.
Papers are invited on the following topics:
• Planning and monitoring conservation works
• New trends for architectural heritage: projects and
• New, non-invasive techniques for analysis
• Polymers in cultural heritage - deterioration and
Call for papers & deadlines
Abstracts of 500 words maximum, in English, should
be sent to email@example.com for selection by
the scientific committee, by 30 October 2006. Poster
abstracts should be submitted by the later date of 30
November though acceptance may be possible until 30
December, depending on the numbers received.
It is intended to publish fully refereed postprints
(Archetype) within 12 months of the conference.
Venues & social program
The Politecnico of Milan is the Conference location.
It is located nearby the underground (Line 2 green, stop
Piola); it is about 15 minutes from the Cathedral and
Central railwaiy station and 20 minutes from Linate
Registration will take place on 10th May at 9:30 am.
On 10th May a social dinner will take place.
On 11th May a guided-tour at Brera Astronomical
Museum (University of Milan) with night-sky
observations using a 19th century historical telescope in its
original dome will be offered to delegates.
A conservation visit to the Milan masterpieces is organised
on Saturday morning, in addition to a post-conference
tour of the spring scenery round nearby Como Lake.
The Conference fee will be 200 euros for delegates
(170 euros before 31.12.2006) and 75 euros for students;
this includes coffee breaks, lunches and a copy of the postprints
(not for students).
The fee does not cover the social dinner on 10th May,
which is an optional event with an additional
charge of €80.
CHAIR Graham Martin, V&A, Icon, Conservation Science
Joyce Townsend, Tate, Icon, Conservation Science section
Jim Tate, National Museums of Scotland, Icon
Conservation Science section
Lucia Toniolo, Politecnico of Milan
Maurizio Boriani, Politecnico of Milan
Pietro Pedeferri, Politecnico of Milan
Francesca Cappitelli, University of Milan
Claudia Sorlini, University of Milan
Pasquale Tucci, University of Milan, Brera Astronomical
Maria Perla Colombini, University of Pisa
Marco Martini, University of Milan Bicocca, Centre for
Bruno Brunetti, University of Perugia, EUArtech
Yvonne Shashoua, The National Museum of Denmark
Convegno segnalato da IG-IIC