Conference Overview

canvasThe mechanical and structural behavior of paintings is an important field encompassing a number of topics in conservation ranging from their measurement and evaluation; how to record and document the condition and changes occurring; and how to monitor, analyze and predict potential problems. The interim meeting will bring together a diverse range of experts and professionals to address the various issues, methodologies, research and solutions currently being used.

The conference will feature 26 presentations and will include sessions on Tools & Documentation, Painting Support, Paint Layers, Conservation as well as a special session on environmental guidelines.

29-30 September 2016

The conference will take place over two days (29-30th September 2016) and is organized by the Documentation, Paintings and Preventive Conservation Working Groups of ICOM-CC in association with the Institut National du Patrimoine (INP) and the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne.


Colbert Auditorium, Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art (INHA), 2 rue Vivienne, Paris 75002, France

Conference Program

The full conference program is available here.


Registration is required for the conference, but is free of charge. Registration information is available here.

Contact Us

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