The next interim meeting of the ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group will be held in Wrocław, Poland 25–29 May 2016.
The conference, focusing on recent advances in glass and ceramics conservation, aims to present relevant case studies in the conservation of glass and ceramics; to disseminate research results in the field of cultural heritage; to promote the application of new materials and technologies for conservation practice as well as tools for analysis and documentation; and to identify further research and to provide networking for future activities. As conservation is becoming increasingly more international and interdisciplinary, conservators, curators, and scientists are aware of the importance of sharing knowledge and the value of discussing advanced research to improve conservation practice.
The three-day conference will include thematic sessions on research in progress and case studies related to glass and ceramics conservation and scientific investigation. A limited number of posters will be displayed. Several post-conference tours will be offered to allow participants to explore glass-making as well as museum collections in Poland. Following the format of the previous meeting in Amsterdam, a Student Forum will follow or precede the conference.
For more information, see the conference website.