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Call for papers! Monuments in monuments, 2019 Conference

From: Thursday 31.01.19
at 9:00am
To: Thursday 31.01.19
at 9:00am

The Engine Shed, Stirling

Event description: 

The conservation of immobile stone monuments, structures or objects within traditional buildings present specific conservation challenges as a result of conditions faced by both the internal and external structure. Monuments in Monuments 2019 will examine the interaction and conflicts raised when conserving stone structures in this context and examines whether a holistic conservation approach is possible.

The conference is hosted by Historic Environment Scotland at the Building Conservation Centre, the Engine Shed, in Stirling. The conference brings together international conservation practitioners to discuss innovative and traditional approaches that address the challenges of stone conservation within traditional buildings. The conference will blend speaker lectures, posters and industry partner stalls with field trips to some of the most iconic heritage sites in Scotland to view these issues in situ.

Key themes:

Investigation & survey: role of imaging, heritage science, material characterisation and analysis;
Creating a protective building envelope: materials and design approaches to the external structure that support the conservation of internal structures;
Conservation challenges: preventive and remedial conservation of sculptural elements inside historic spaces through

  •    Environmental control
  •    Salt reduction
  •    Controlling moisture ingress
  •    Consolidation
  •    Cleaning
  •    Repair

Conservation in context: use and adaptation of traditional buildings and their impact on internal monuments;
Stakeholder engagement: roles and responsibilities of communities, owners, visitors and other stakeholders to achieve sustainable conservation of a ‘living space’.

Abstract submissions are welcome. They should be:

  •     No more than 300 words
  •     Submitted in PDF format via email at:
  •     Deadline – 31st of January 2019