ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) and Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), in cooperation with the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, are organising the 19th International Course on Stone Conservation. 

The course adopts a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach and is designed for professionals involved in the conservation of historic stone structures and artifacts. The primary goal of the course is to improve the practice of stone conservation internationally by providing participants with a holistic understanding of the decay and deterioration of stone, disseminating effective conservation methodologies, and ensuring a practical understanding of appropriate repair methods and long-term management strategies.

The course will be divided into six main units over eleven weeks. These units will include topics such as:

  • Conservation principles and theories;
  • Material sciences as a tool for identification, analysis, and design of conservation treatments;
  • Mechanisms of deterioration;
  • Diagnostic techniques for identifying causes and effects of observed conditions;
  • Condition assessment methodology;
  • Developing a conservation strategy for immediate and long-term actions including prevention, maintenance, repair and treatment;
  • Practical conservation techniques, managing a stone conservation project, and the value of working within multidisciplinary teams.

The course is designed for a maximum of 20 participants. 

Application deadline
Applications must be received by ICCROM by 1 August 2014 to ensure inclusion in the selection process.

For more information about the course and application form, please consult the ICCROM's webpage: http://www.iccrom.org/nineteenth-international-course-on-stone-conservation/