Conference on the Conservation of Cultural Heritage
The Directorate of Conservation of Ancient and Modern Monuments (Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Afairs) and the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art (Technological Educational Institute of Athens) are honoured to invite you to participate to a conference under the theme of «Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Reviews», which will take place in Athens Greece, from 25-29 May 2015, at the “Technopolis city of Athens” and the Acropolis Museum.
This collaborative conference celebrates the 50 years from the establishment of the central Conservation Department in the Greek Archaeological Service and the 30 years from the establishment of the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art at the T.E.I. of Athens, the first department for conservation studies at a higher education level in Greece.
The aim of the conference is to disseminate and promote the progress in the field of conservation, its structures, scientists and professionals, as well as the frontiers of theory, research and practitioner approaches in Greece. Furthermore, it attempts to bring into discussion the current issues and future prospects of conservation as an interdisciplinary field with fundamental role in the preservation and promotion of the cultural heritage of our country.
This is the first time that these two major institutions in the area of culture and education line up their efforts to organize a conference in conservation, which we hope to become a key milestone for the field. The conference aspires to create a dialogue between academics and practitioners from both public and private institutions and organisations in order to discuss current challenges and future trends in conservation.
The conference will host oral and poster presentations in Greek and English, as well as parallel activities, such as visits, guided tours and workshops. Keynote speeches will be delivered in each thematic session by professionals and academics, from Greece and abroad, with distinguished presence in their respective field. Finally, within the conference framework a “Student session” has been organized, which will give current students and recent graduates or undergraduates a premier opportunity to present their dissertations dealing with the general theme of the conference.
With anticipation for your support and participation,
The Organising Committee