The IIWC Scientific Symposium will be open to both ICOMOS members and non-members and its theme is “New Horizons for the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage”.
The IIWC’s 2018 “New Horizons” symposium in York will be an interchange for new research and technical advancements in the conservation of wooden built heritage. “New Horizons” will be a forum to engage a diverse community of experts, professionals and practitioners with the common goal of exploring new multi-disciplinary perspectives and potentialities in the field of conservation. This holistic approach to conservation is at the heart of ICOMOS and its scientific committees and is embodied in the new IIWC 2017 ‘Principles for the Conservation of the Wooden Built Heritage’.
Themes and topics:
Education and training
Conservation statements for repair/ intervention projects
The crucial role that forest reserves play in cycles of maintenance and repair
Advances in laser technology and geospatial imaging
Structure-from-motion 3D photogrammetry
Advances in non-invasive investigation technologies, tomography, digital micro-probes
Project procurement and funding streams
Can traditional crafts such as carpentry compete economically with modern construction techniques
Waterlogged wood: recording, excavation, conservation, presentation and curation