The first day of the conference will bring together conservators from different backgrounds and countries to explore the way knowledge is transferred nowadays between generations, by presenting various conservation schools and internships programmes worldwide, with a focus on innovative education and training models. They will also examine the role played by new platforms, such as digital meeting points and social media, in sharing knowledge between conservators, and with other heritage professionals and the wider audience. Academic writing and research in conservation will also form part of the discussion.
The second day will turn to more practical conservation issues, reflecting upon ancient artistic techniques and conservation practices, their perception in view of modern ethics and the challenges they generate today in terms of conservation.
A total of 24 lectures and more than a dozen posters will be presented in English during two full days, while the third day will be devoted to a variety of tours, visits and workshops in and around Oslo.