Conference “Why Save Historic Timber Structures” and 15th Int’l Wood Conservation Symposium
The Symposium will involve site visits to areas of historic timber architecture in the Historic Areas of Istanbul WH Site and the Bosphorus, a tour of the rich wooden heritage of the mountainous Eastern Black Sea Region, and will conclude with a visit to the Princes Islands and the Rum Orphanage, one of the three largest timber structures in the world, now at risk as a result of disputed ownership and lack of maintenance.
The one-day conference will be held in Istanbul, with the support of the Governorship and Metropolitan Municipality.
Membership of IIWC is not required to participate in the symposium.
A full programme and registration form can be obtained from the ICOMOS International Wood Committee and the Turkish Timber Association