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13th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone


The 13th International Congress will be hosted by the University of the West of Scotland in Glasgow from 6th-10th September 2016.

The Congress encourages submissions on any topic relevant to stone conservation. Contributions under the following themes and sub-themes are suggested: 

Theme 1  Stone damage phenomena:  causes and consequences
Biological, physical, chemical, natural, anthropogenic, salt and moisture related deterioration processes.

Theme 2  Methods for investigation: in-situ to in-vitro 
Including, and not limited to:  in-situ methodologies, sampling and non-destructive technologies, sample preparation, laboratory investigation.

Theme 3  Stone conservation: from principles to practice
Values in stone conservation.
Conservation philosophy applied to stone; science versus conservation.
Practical conservation actions: experience and development of materials, treatment products, techniques and tools.
Durability and sustainability versus reversibility.

Theme 4  Other inorganic porous building materials: characterization, repair and compatibility issues
Understanding the nature, behaviour and conservation of artificial stone, mortar, plaster, render, brick and concrete.

Theme 5  Digitalization and documentation in stone conservation
Integration of digitalization within stone conservation science; new sources of information;.
Sustainable documentation.

Theme 6  Case studies and projects
Statements of general purpose and results of completed and ongoing case studies and projects.


The Call for Papers is open until 1st July 2015.

For further information visit the conference website or email SC16@uws.ac.uk


The above information was sourced from the event organiser, John Hughes, and the conference website: https://sites.google.com/site/sc16test/home

SUBMITTED BY: admin admin AUTHOR: John HughesORIGINAL PUBLISHED DATE: 5/1/2015

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