Conference 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.

Interactive Program

Conference program (PDF)

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Conference sessions

Plenary sessions

Talks will be 20 minutes. 5 minutes of question time will be included after each talk.

10 students and new graduates (YCP) that represent the next generation of conservators and conservation scientists will present their MA, MSc research project or current conservation project. YCP presentations will last 10 minutes and will be followed by 5 minutes of questions.

Flash presentations for posters

Flash presentations will precede the poster session. The aim is that each author introduces his/her poster. Flash presentations will last 3 minutes (2 slides without animations) and will be without questions.



Off-site sessions

Wednesday, September 4 ¦ 14:00-17:00h

Seven off-site sessions will cover a specific topic and be accompanied by a visit of a cultural heritage site (museums, collection and heritage building).

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.

Poster session

Wednesday, September 4 ¦ 19:00h

Meet the authors of the posters, who will be standing by their posters to present their work at the Neuchâtel Town Hall, Rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville 2.

List of posters (PDF)

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. Our goal is to encourage multidisciplinary exchanges during the conference week.