Conservation Science and Technology

Conservation Science and Technology addresses the study of monuments, artefacts, collections and archaeological finds, aiming to elucidate their interaction with the environment and subsequent degradation processes, as well as to provide sustainable conservation/ restoration solutions. Further to the above practices, research in Conservation Science focuses on traditional crafts and their development, as well as on the skills involved in craftsmanship, through the investigation of production technology, materials’ properties and the durability of the assets of our Mediterranean Cultural Heritage.

Conservation Science and Technology session attempts to provide an open forum for discussing projects, involving mainstream conservation issues (degradation processes, durability aspects, etc) with technological aspects of material culture, the development, influences and differences between traditional crafts within Mediterranean region.