Conference program

Preliminary program

The conference is planned from 2nd to 6th of September 2019.

Activities will mainly take place between 9.00 and 17.30. Two 30-minutes coffee breaks will be planned each conference day (1/morning and 1/afternoon). Lunch break will be taken every day between 12.30 and 14.00

The official language will be English.



Conference sessions

Plenary sessions

Talks will be 20 minutes. 10 minutes of question time will be included after each talk.

We believe that the inclusion of students and new graduates in Metal 2019 is essential as they represent the next generation of conservators and conservation scientists. 8 selected students or new graduates in metal conservation around the world will present their MA, MSc research project or current conservation project. Presentations will last 10 minutes and will be followed by 5 minutes of questions.

Poster session

The poster session will be preceded by flash presentations by each author to introduce their poster. Flash presentations will last 5 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions. Drinks and canapés will be offered during the poster session, allowing the participants to have a light meal.


On-site sessions

Five to six on-site sessions held in parallel will cover a specific topic, include presentations, and be accompanied by a visit of a cultural heritage site (museums, collection and heritage building).

If the session takes place at a museum, a technical visit of the permanent collections and conservation workshops will be organized. The curators of the museum, as well as objects conservators of HE-Arc CR, will animate the discussion around a selection of objects. Public transport will be organised for the trip to and from the institution.

During the conference, we will give a chance for all participants to express themselves. Therefore, roundtables will be held during the on-site sessions, discussions will be favoured during the visits to HE-Arc CR workshops, and optional technical talks will be proposed at lunch time. Our goal is to encourage multidisciplinary exchanges during the conference week.