Working Group list

Working Group, author name and title of accepted PAPERS for the Triennial Conference.

Please note that this list may change as contributions are finalized.
The list is organized by Working Group and not by order of presentation. The conference program will be provided in due course.

Archaeological Materials and Sites

  • Efficient capture of odorous organic compounds emitted from Egyptian mummies by Metal Organic Frameworks : a new challenging conservation approach TIMBART Noelle, Agnès LATTUATI-DERIEUX, Isabelle COLSON, Nathalie STEUNOU, Patrick PIRES-CONTI, Sabine DEVAUTOUR-VINOT, Sanchari DASGUPTA
  • Study and application of polyurethane bandage in archaeological conservation SHEN Dawa, HUIHUI YANG, JING DU, NAISHENG LI, XINGLING TIAN, YUE CHEN, ZHENG JIA
  • Studying ethnographic accounts of how pottery was fired assists in determining deterioration pathways for low-fired archaeological pottery JONES-AMIN Holly
  • The impact of Protective Shelters on the Megalithic Structures of Malta: Looking at the Past Through Non-Invasive Approaches FAIETA Rosangela, Daniel Micallef, JoAnn Cassar, Josef Caruana, Mantas Valantinavicius

Art Technological Source Research

  • Research on historical sources for Joan Miró’s materials and techniques SERRAT Elisabet, Anna Vila, javier becerra
  • The Materials and Techniques Used in the Colouring of Medieval Islamic Paper EBEID Hassan, Fabiana Di Gianvincenzo, Irena Kralj Cigic, Matija Strlic
  • Variability of yellow chromate pigments identified on Czech paintings ANTUŠKOVÁ Václava, Ivana Turková, Jana Luxová, Marek Kotrlý, Radka Šefcu, Žaneta Dohnalová
  • Varnish technology during the 17th–18th century: The introduction of shellac for wood coatings ZUMBÜHL Stefan, christophe Zindel


  • Non-invasive imaging-based systems as tool for evaluation of treatments: Bathers by Henri Matisse ORTIZ MIRANDA Annette S, Loa Ludvigsen, Pauline Lehmann Banke
  • Reconstructing silk textiles through a 3D Virtual Loom GAITÁN Mar, Cristina Portalés, Ester Alba, Manolo Pérez
  • Re-contextualisation of museum objects using 3D scanning technology for rematerialisation, simulation and XR (eXtended Reality) applications GAJARE Rashmi
  • Research on the Display and Utilization of Industrial CT Analysis Data of the Sword of Liao, King of Wu WEN Yan

Education and Training in Conservation

  • Artwork, budget, sustainability, and attractiveness: a board game designed for the preventive conservation in museums LIU Yuhui
  • Cultural Heritage in Japan Facing Natural Disasters as a Result of Climate Change: Challenges and Improvements in Conservation Education and Training MATSUDA Yasunori, Kosuke Takatori, Shinnosuke Ono, Takashi Mizuochi, Takuma Niimi, Yoshiko Sato
  • Developing Empathy in Undergraduate Conservation Students Through Basketry OWCZAREK Nina
  • Developing teaching strategies based on global initiatives PLOEGER Rebecca, Aaron Shugar, Alison Murray, Kyna Biggs
  • Do Touch That Dial! Experimental Learning as a Tool in Time-Based Media Art Conservation Training SNIJDERS Evelyne, Ellen Jansen
  • Facelift & Makeovers: Educating a large audience about the mysteries and challenges of conservation MELONI Sabrina, Quentin Buvelot, Sandra Verdel
  • Planting the Seeds of Conservation: Sustaining the past by investing in our future CHASE Ellen, Laura Hoffman, Leah Bright, Matthew Lasnoski
  • Sustainable future for an endogenous conservation in Republic Democratic Congo VERBEECK Muriel, Francine Mava-Sau
  • The study and conservation of Buddhist material culture: an interdisciplinary MA course in Buddhist Art History and Conservation WONG Lori, Sujatha Meegama

Glass and Ceramics

  • Corrosion characteristics of Tang Jun ware glaze in Tang Dynasty from Lushan Kiln, Henan, China LI Zhimin, Jiachang Chen, Shasha Long, Xinguang Wang
  • Dilemmas and strategies for the conservation of tiled surfaces: A case for glazed tilework in Bidar, India GILL Maninder Singh
  • Reflecting like Silver – Convex Leaded Glass through the Ages EGGERT Gerhard
  • Tiffany Studios’ Hartwell Memorial Window: Innovations in Glass and Conservation Engineering SABINO Rachel, Andrew Talley, Diane Rousseau, Elizabeth McGoey, Ken Sutherland

Graphic Documents

  • Digitisation of art on paper: Attempting to represent materiality in the works of Ray Howard-Jones, a 20th century female Welsh Artist MCLEES Fiona
  • Original or fake? MALEŠIC Jasna, Klara Retko, Lea Legan
  • Permanently bright? Investigating the light stability and predicting light-induced damage of white paper in cultural heritage preservation KERN Marie, Fabienne Meyer, Georg Dietz, Giulia Vanucci, Irene Brückle, Stefan Röhrs, Thomas Prestel, Ute Henninges
  • The use of enzymatic gels for the conservation treatment of Mendelssohn’s “Green Books” DELATTRE Celine

Leather and Related Materials

  • A gravity-based suspension system with real-time monitoring for gilt leather hangings. BRANDS Godfried, Elizabet Nijhoff Asser, Eloy Koldeweij, Herre de Vries, Martine Posthuma de Boer
  • Five biblical figures on gilt leather: conservation, study, and dating. BONNOT-DICONNE Celine, Elsa Puharré, Jean-Pierre Fournet, Laurianne Robinet, Lucile Beck, Marie Heran
  • Natural Fungicides- solution for fungus prevention in the preservation of cultural artefacts KUMAR Nitin, Achal Pandya, Gabriela Krist, Satish Pandey
  • The Conservation of Boots Unearthed in Yingpan, Xinjiang YANG Hailiang, Hailing Zheng, Rulin Yang, Yang Zhou


  • Assessing and Predicting Sustainability for Maintaining Silver Collections THICKETT David, Marianne Odlyha, Paul Lankester
  • Challenges in Conservation of gold gilded repousse surfaces at Seto Machindranath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal. PANDEY Chetan
  • Conserving Church Bells; answering for whom the bells toll ODEGAARD Nancy, Gina Watkinson, Luke Addington, Ron Harvey, Starr Herr-Cardillo, Susie Moreno

Modern Materials and Contemporary Art

  • Articulating the intent in conservation: (Re)-collecting and (re)-creating Blikk (1970-2022) CHANG Jina
  • Cleaning Methods for Polyamide-12 Artworks Made by the 3D Printing Technique Selective Laser Sintering KRUITHOF Marieke, Bill Wei, Ellen Jansen, Suzan de Groot
  • Eternal Life for Land Art BEERKENS Lydia, Anne Reenders, Lisa Le Feuvre, Veronique Hoedemakers
  • Forever elastic? Comparing the effects of cold, cool and anoxic storage on the properties of rubber VAN ROOIJEN Olivia, Agnes Brokerhof
  • Out of the Blue, Into the Future STABIK Bascha, Theo Lange
  • Preserving The Preserving Machine: Sustainability in Conservation of Contemporary Art PEISA Saara
  • Repainting an outdoor sculpture by Damien Cabanes: technical and ethical issues for conservation. BOLLARD Clementine, Gilles Barabant, Nathalie Balcar
  • Sustaining Digital Film and Video Art at the Museum of Modern Art BROST Amy
  • The blue wall reliefs by Yves Klein at the Musiktheater Gelsenkirchen (1957- 1959) BLASCZYK Rabea, Gunnar Heydenreich, Nelly Paletta
  • The future of the past: preservation of Gertrude Stein, a robot sculpture by Nam June Paik VERGEER Michelle, Gwendolyn Boeve-Jones, Kimberly Frost

Murals, Stone, and Rock Art

  • Application of visualization in the treatment of wall paintings detachment in Qutan Temple, Qinghai Province HEQIANG Niu, Fu Youxu, Wang Wanfu, Wu Fasi
  • Change and continuity : significance and physical history in the conservation of the 16th C. CE Great Siege wall paintings, Valletta, Malta PORTER Jennifer Herrick, Chiara Pasian, Mariia Gorodetska, Naomi Ruiz, Stephanie Parisi, Teal Patterson
  • Innovating traditional recipes: manufacturing sustainable watercolour formulas for wall paintings in the Prince’s Palace of Monaco PRÉVÔT Sophie, Carolina Vatteroni, Julia Greiner
  • Painting technique of wall paintings in the Sakyamuni temple, Mangyu, Ladakh. MENON Sreekumar
  • Stuck like glue – wood tar as a medieval stone adhesive EBERT Bettina, Torbjørg Bjelland
  • The convergent cleaning and consolidation of a Carrara marble monument THORN Andrew
  • Three-dimensionality in paleolithic cave-art: use of natural rock shapes as an artistic technique ASIAIN Raquel, Pedro Saura

Objects from Indigenous and World Cultures

  • Conservation of museum objects through the revitalization of traditional knowhow MONOT Lucie
  • Conserving the archive extra muros: A rare musical instrument as a social trigger for performance within and beyond the archive COOK Rosie, Luqmanul Chakim, Margaret Kartomi, Nicole Tse
  • Maguey paper manufacture: Reproduction of the pre-Hispanic technique. SÁNCHEZ ALONSO Itzel
  • Moving toward sustainable conservation — Experience of the Museum of Archeology and Ethnology (MAE-USP) DELGADO VIEIRA Ana Carolina, de Souza Santos Paulo, Vásquez Salvador Pablo Antonio
  • Sustainable conservation of Loong the oldest processional dragon JONES-AMIN Holly, Doug Lougoon, Leigh McKinnon, Marica Mucic, Penny Tripp, Reyhane Mirabootalebi
  • Sustaining Acoma Textile Traditions KASTAN Marina, Allison McCloskey, Dakota Hoska, Sarah Melching


  • “Thinking of the big picture” – a practical solution for matt paint consolidation of large-scale Southeast Asian banner paintings at the Walters Art Museum. FRENCH Karen, Gillian Quinn
  • A Valencian masterpiece in Utrecht: technical analysis of a painting by Joan Reixach. ALBRECHT Marya, Gert van Gerven, Melissa Daugherty
  • Different values of religious painting ensembles and their relation to conservation practice HUPKES Marjolein, Julie Fassbinder
  • Frans Pourbus and Louis XIII at LACMA: a possible early example of an artist transfer ALBERTSON Gerrit, Laura Maccarelli, Yosi Pozeilov
  • From Purple to Brown: Using Degradation Products in Reconstructions of a Complex Smalt Paint Mixture in The Night Watch to Study Color Change CARTER Jessica, Annelies van Loon, Emilie Froment, Katrien Keune
  • Issues in the assessment of acidity and salinity of hydrosensitive painted surfaces. The acquisition of reliable pH and conductivity data for the design of cleaning strategies and scientific models. AGUADO Elena, Chiara Bianchi, Marian García
  • Monitoring the deformation of a historic painting on wooden panel (16th century panel painting) : effect of the frame, the cradle and microclimate variations. JULLIEN Delphine, cecilia gauvin, jean-christophe dupré, lorenzo riparbelli, marina bousvarou, pierre stepanoff
  • Nanomechanics of linen canvases treated with novel nanocellulose-based materials MADSEN Ida Høj, Alexandra Bridarolli, Cecil Krarup Andersen, Héctor Corte-León, Laurent Bozec, Marianne Odlyha
  • Recycling: the materials of Jan Schoonhoven’s reliefs VAN DER WERF Inez, Lydia Beerkens, Ruth Hoppe, Saskia Smulders, Suzan de Groot
  • Rembrandt’s Eyes WADUM Jorgen
  • Richard Bergh “Konstnärsforbundets Styrelse”. Painting techniques in a contemporary context and their impact on conservation. CACERES JARA Luis Fernando, Kathrin Hinrichs Degerblad, Kriste Sibul, Mikkel Scharff, Tom Sandström, Troels Filtenborg
  • Selective cracks: mapping damage resulted from pigment-medium interaction in 3 Neo-Plastic oil paintings. FUSTER-LÓPEZ Laura, Ana María García-Castillo, Costanza Cucci, Francesca Caterina Izzo, Maite Martínez-López, Marcello Picollo, Miguel Ángel Herrero-Cortell
  • Stress-strain behaviour of gelatine, sturgeon glue and methylcellulose at fluctuating relative humidity SOPPA Karolina, Stefan Zumbühl
  • The Three Ps in a Sustainable Practice: Persistence, Patience, and Perseverance KERR Amber, Bartosz Dajnowski

Photographic Materials

  • A characterization of photo linen: Defining an atypical silver gelatine developing-out material KUNST-VAN DER GULIK Kayleigh
  • A contribution to an innovative, future-oriented knowledge infrastructure for the conservation and accessibility of modern and contemporary photograph collections in The Netherlands WALDTHAUSEN Clara
  • Carl August Steinheil, a pioneer of daguerreotypes in Germany: Non-destructive investigation of production and processing methods PAMPLONA Marisa, Élia Roldão, Clarimma Sessa, Cornelia Kemp, Eva Mariasole Angelin, Marisa Pamplona, Martin Jürgens
  • Conservation in Support of Access: The Johnson Publishing Company Photo Archive LOUGH Krista, Michèle Gates Moresi, Rachel Rivenc, Shannon Brogdon-Grantham, Steven Booth
  • Edge Lining of Photographs: A Display Technique for a 7-meter Print and Other Oversized Works in the Inaugural Exhibition of M+, Hong Kong GARCIA CELMA Marta
  • Identification of early color photographs of Ducos du Hauron in Lille Museum BOUST Clotilde, Anne Wohlgemuth, Aude Dobrakowski, Eric Laval, Laurence Clivet
  • Size matters while navigating change. The reprinting of Rineke Dijkstra’s Beach Portraits MARCHESI Monica
  • The Gevaert sample collection in FOMU: research and database JENNÉ Thomas, Alexander Derveaux, Ann Deckers
  • Think Outside the Box: Local and Sustainable Solutions for Photographic Enclosures in Lebanon TABET Rachel

Preventive Conservation

  • A Climate Balancing Act – Negotiating Environmental Conditions for Loans Between Different Climate Zones VILLANUEVA Margarita, Adriana Páez Cure, Agnes Brokerhof
  • A Comparion of Preservation Metrics Expressing Mechanical, Chemical and Biological Damage COSAERT Annelies, Renaud Gérard
  • A free web-based tool to support sustainable risk management of cultural heritage using the ABC Method COELHO Carla, José Luiz Pederzoli, Marcos José Pinheiro, Simon Lambert, Stefan Michalski, Wagner Silva
  • A new approach towards a national plan for sustainable preservation and care of collections in Denmark JOHNSEN Jesper Stub, Kristiane Strætkvern, Lise Ræder Knudsen, Signe Lillebæk
  • A new Archives Act, a new perspective: from ticking boxes to deliberate management BEENTJES Gabrielle, Femke Prinsen, Marco Martens, Rick Kramer
  • Ambient Temperature and Humidity Field Simulation for Environmental Monitoring in Museum Exhibition Space TANG Ming, Weixin Qian, Anmei Shi, Huan Zhang, Jing Liu, Min Liu
  • Developing a collection center facility in Vestland, Norway: Challenges and perspectives COSIC Natalija, Ida Areklett Garmann
  • Developing a Collection-Wide, Object-Focused Risk Assessment: from COVID-19 Response to Comprehensive Management Tool GARSIDE Paul, Cordelia Rogerson, Karen Bradford, Sarah Hamlyn
  • Early recovery after floods for large collections : towards a toolbox for quicker resilience COLLANGES Françoise, Elke Otten, Marjolijn Debulpaep
  • Modelling and rapid assessment of risks to contemporary art collections displayed in non-museum spaces KARSTEN Irene, Marianne Breault
  • Optimization of the Protection of the Kröller-Müller Museum’s wax-resin lined Van Gogh paintings from Shocks and Vibrations KRACHT Kerstin, Madeleine Bisschoff, Margje Leeuwestein
  • Opto-technical monitoring and hygrothermal simulation of cultural heritage as a risk assessment tool for critical relative humidity values inside buildings due to global warming HOLL Kristina, Leander Pallas, Martin Krus, Paul Bellendorf, Thomas Löther
  • Reviewing Processes, Relaxing Parameters QUABECK Nina
  • The necessity for new climate guidelines for cultural heritage in South Korea KIM Seojin, Bart Ankersmit, Byeong-moon kwak, Ho-cheol Ryu, Marc Stappers, Tae-hee Kim
  • Total immersion- learnings from a catastrophic gallery flood BICKERSTETH Julian, Ashleigh Ralph, Fiona Tennant, Kay Soderlund
  • Xerophilic fungi added to the inventory list – Fungal growth in an Artist Studio Museum calls for a discussion on the preventive conservation framework and the risk of fungal growth BASTHOLM Camilla Jul, Andreas Bjerre, Anette Aalling, Anne Mette Madsen, Jane Richter

Scientific Research

  • A novel method for paper durability evaluation based on gas chromatography-mass spectrometry DING Li, Jianhui Liu, Qin Yang, Zheng Lee
  • DISCOLL – A Research Application for Modeling the Discoloration of Paper-based Collections LIU Yun
  • Dry Methylcellulose Foams: investigation of simple foaming and drying methods for applications in the field of conservation and restoration BUNZ Sophie, Magdalena Ritler, Nadim Scherrer, Soppa Karolina, Stefanie Bründler
  • Enrichment and detection of silk residues based on immunological techniques ZHENG Hailing, Hailiang Yang, Yang Zhou
  • Fixed to last: the response of organic adhesives to changes in humidity RAVA Amarilli, Aviva Burnstock, Emma Richardson
  • Green atmospheric plasma-generated monoatomic oxygen technology for contactless atomic scale cleaning of works of art MARKEVICIUS Tomas, Agnieszka Suliga, Anton Nikiforov, Ilaria Bonaduce, Nina Olsson, Pil Rasmussen
  • Paper dating using NIR spectral data of a historical library collection COPPOLA Floriana, Claudio Conversano, Jasna Malešic, Jernej Markelj, Luca Frigau, Matija Strlic
  • Using Digital Capture and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to Rank the Impact of Cleaning on Feather Preservation ELKIN Lisa, Julia Sybalsky, Michaela Paulson, Robert Waller

Sculpture, Polychromy, and Architectural Decoration

  • Conservation Of Polychrome Wooden Sculptures At Seto Machindranath, Kathmandu SHARMA Ayushi, Aditi Nagar, Satish Pandey
  • From digital documentation to conservation strategies: the polychrome architectural painting of Baolunge, Anhui, China BAO Aidi, Yaya Lin, Yu Zheng
  • Historical casts as a valuable witness for art historical research and sustainable conservation treatments of sculptures DE ROY Judy, Sam Huysmans
  • Red Glazes from Brazilwood Dye – Findings in Late Medieval Polychromy TAUBE Elisabeth, Astrid Roth, Jana Sanyova
  • The importance of aesthetics for the sustainability of the polychromed eucharistic tower from Jérôme Duquesnoy (1604) DE CLERCQ Camille


  • A 1000-year-old story told over 70 metres: a multidisciplinary approach for the future conservation and display of the Bayeux Tapestry. GAUVIN Cécilia, Elodie Aparicio Bentz, Gilles Tournillon, Leïla Sauvage, Raphaëlle Déjean, Thalia Bajon Bouzid
  • A vacuum of research? Examining textile vacuuming techniques RILEYBIRD Awyn, Catherine Matsen, Jocelyn Alcántara-García
  • Combining Paintings and Textile Conservation Approaches in the Treatment of a Silkwork Picture CAMP Annabelle, Laura Mina, Matthew Cushman
  • Natural Surfactants obtained from Sapindus Mukorossi and Acacia Concinna for Washing Historic Textiles TEMPLETON Rini Hazel, Satish Pandey
  • Research on styles of archeological costume during restoration WANG Shujuan, Rulin YANG
  • To Wash Away or Stay Away: A Controlled Study of the Fastness of Indigo Carmine Dyes GARCIA Laura, Julie H Wertz
  • Zooming in and zooming out. Understanding of old treatments through a holistic approach: Oseberg textile artworks studied from the conservation perspective LUKESOVA Hana

Theory, History, and Ethics of Conservation

  • ‘Reflexive autoethnography’: Subjectivity, emotion and multiple perspectives in conservation decision making HENDERSON Jane, Ashley Lingle, Phil Parkes
  • Assembling a sustainable past: The role of conservation, expertise, and institutions in transforming archaeological heritage O’GRADY Caitlin
  • Co-creation and partnership as key to embed environmentally sustainable practices in conservation learning and teaching for future practice. HERRIGES Marina, Karen Thompson
  • Death Re-enlightened: The Conservation of the Wet Anatomical Preparations of Frederik Ruysch, the Rembrandts among Fluid Preserved Specimens. VAN DAM Andries, Abbie Vandivere, Carol Pottasch
  • Gallery tone: The preference for tinted varnishes in the Mauritshuis and their discontinuation KISNER Paul, Abbie Vandivere, Marie Mundigler, Sabrina Meloni
  • Needlewomen, Gender Notions, and the Occupation of Textile Conservation SCATURRO Sarah
  • Social changes and their impact on heritage intervention policy GONZALEZ Virginia Fernanda, Constanza Ludueña
  • The Early Years Establishing a Formal Academic Training in Art Conservation at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna EYB-GREEN Sigrid, Catherine Bouvier, Magdalena Schindler, Wolfgang Baatz
  • The First Conservation Laboratory of Turkey: The Kimyahane (House of Chemistry) YARLIGAS Vildan
  • The power of creativity in nurturing sustainable development TRIÃES Ricardo, Ânia Chasqueira, Andreia Nogueira
  • Wax-resin lined – or not? The transition from glue-paste lining to wax-resin lining in the Frans Hals Museum in the 19th century TE MARVELDE Mireille, Herman van Putten, Liesbeth Abraham
  • Wholeness and heritage: medieval polychromy and loss compensation in Scandinavia STREETON Noëlle L.W.

Wet Organic Archaeological Materials

  • Non-destructive dendrochronology: Analysis of the influence of conservation agents in the wood structure with laboratory-based and synchrotron CT. STELZNER Ingrid, Damian Gwerder, Elias Hamann, Jörg Stelzner, Jorge Martinez-Garcia, Marcus Zuber, Philipp Schuetz, Sebastian Million
  • Salt efflorescence on leather objects from the Vasa ship SANDSTRÖM Johanna, Francoise Mystere Amombo Noa, Helena Berg, Lars Öhrström, Marei Hacke, Tom Sandström
  • Wet Archaeological Leather Conservation: A survey of contemporary practice in the Nordic Countries. RANDERZ Ellen, Elizabeth Peacock

Wood, Furniture, and Lacquer

  • A multi-analytical approach to the characterization of Chinese yellow and green carved lacquer layers CHANG Julie, Michael Schilling
  • Conservation of the Red Sandalwood Pagoda During Qianlong Period in the Hall of Mental Cultivation in the Palace Museum (Beijing) XIE Yangfan, Le Wei, Xueyan Zhang, Daran Qin, Hanwen Liu, Yan Xun
  • Developing conservation practices for cleaning gilded surfaces: applications for PVOH-borax organogel complexes in the treatment of two gilded frames TOBIN Genevieve, Malgorzata Sawicki
  • Lai rod nam, Thai lacquer decoration on wood court of King Sanphet VIII, Wat Sai BUNTEM Radchada
  • The need for solarization in treatment of insect-infested wooden artefacts in Nigeria museums: A case study of National Museum, Lagos OKPALANOZIE Ogechukwu, Ibrahim Kamndu
  • Unravelling a 17th century masterly prison escape: the quest to identify the original Hugo Grotius’ bookchest DOMÍNGUEZ-DELMÁS Marta, Francien G. Bossema, Jan Dorscheid, K. Joost Batenburg, Paul van Duin, Robert van Langh