Monuments in Monuments Conference, Monday 2 September to Wednesday 4 September 2019, the Engine Shed, Stirling
Are you a conservation professional? We’re inviting contributions for abstracts for our conference next year on the conservation of stone monuments and objects inside traditional buildings.
About the conference
Our Monuments in Monuments Conference is an exciting, three-day international conference that offers the opportunity for conservation practitioners to network and share experiences.
The conference aims to examine the conservation of immobile stone monuments, structures or objects inside traditional buildings, and their conservation challenges.
Bringing together international conservation practitioners from across the world, we’ll explore innovative and traditional approaches to stone conservation inside traditional buildings. We’ll also examine whether a holistic conservation approach is possible.
We’re running the conference at our dedicated conservation centre in Stirling, the Engine Shed, and delegates will also have the opportunity to visit some of the most iconic heritage sites in Scotland to explore these issues first-hand.
The key themes
We’re inviting abstract submissions under these five key themes:
- Investigation & survey: The role of imaging, heritage science, material characterisation and analysis
- Creating a protective building envelope: Materials and design approaches to the external structure that supports the conservation of internal structures
- Conservation challenges: Preventive and remedial conservation of sculptural elements inside historic spaces including:
- Environmental control
- Salt reduction
- Controlling moisture ingress
- Conservation in context: Use and adaptation of traditional buildings and their impact on internal monuments
- Stakeholder engagement: The roles and responsibilities of communities, owners, visitors and other stakeholders to achieve sustainable conservation of a ‘living’ space
We’re inviting abstracts from professionals who have an interest or expertise in stone conservation.
Your abstract should be:
- No more than 300 words
- Submitted in PDF format
If you’d like to submit an abstract, send all of the above to MiM2019@hes.scot by Thursday 31 January 2019. This is an extended deadline.
If your abstract is successful, you’ll be invited to submit a paper to present at our conference.
Please note our other deadlines:
Friday 22 February 2019: We’ll send notice of all successful abstracts
Tuesday 23 April: Deadline for full papers
Friday 31 May: Papers reviewed and returned to authors for final amendments
Friday 14 June: Receipt of finalised papers
Book your tickets and get more information here.