Monumental Treasures - Preservation and Conservation
XX NKF Congress
XX NKF Congress Monumental Treasures -Preservation and Conservation is now successfully behind us. Congress has received great feedback for its presentations and arrangements. Your participation was excellent and most appreciated making this remarkable congress possible – thank you very much!
The Nordic Association of Conservators Finnish section is happy to announce the XX NKF Congress to be held in Helsinki, Finland on 21-23 October 2015.
The theme of the congress is the preservation and conservation of monumental cultural heritage objects. A monumental object is a notable building, space or entity comprising of its exterior, interior and furnishings. The entity could include layers and details from different eras. Monumental objects could also be prominent pieces of art, textiles or a collection of objects/art. Objects can as well be notable by their size or meaning to society.
This congress is meant for conservators, contractors, curators, archeologists, architects and all professionals working in a cultural heritage field.
The programme for the XX NKF Congress will present about 30 presentations discussing conservations topics including: Textiles, Interiors, Exteriors, Buildings, Small and Large Objects, and featuring different perspectives in the field of conservation of monumental objects and ensembles.
Included in the presentations we will hear about a number of vast restoration and conservation projects, completed and on-going, and the cooperation between the various people within the fields of conservation and preservation of cultural heritage. We will also hear presentations from smaller and detailed projects by archeological, art, textile and paper conservators. Invited speakers will lead us in overall themes and discussions on conservation and cultural heritage values. The presentations are nicely divided into their own sessions.
A majority of the presenters are from the Nordic countries. In addition we will hear about conservation projects completed in the United Kingdom, Estonia, Spain and the USA.
The Congress venue is the National Museum of Finland, itself a monumental treasure. The National Museum building was designed by Finnish architects Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen. The museum is located north of the centre of Helsinki and is easy to reach by public transportation or on foot.
The congress’ working language will be English.
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