Conference: The Evolution of Specialisations in Conservation-Restoration. New challenges and professional profiles
Conservation-restoration continues to evolve in the 21st century, adding a more diverse and unique artistic heritage to work with. Recent typologies and materials have raised new challenges for the profession, resulting in a paradigm shift that transversally affects the entire sector. In response to this, new working methodologies are being developed based on scientific research and technological advancements.
As a result of globalization, the need for sustainability, new materials, special collections and heritage sites, among other reasons, the different specializations and interdisciplinary works are evolving and are broadening traditional training and research approaches.
The growing maturity of the profession, guided by its code of ethics, must allow conservators-restorers to adapt themselves to this new paradigm and be capable of guaranteeing the safeguarding of this entire heritage. Therefore, it is essential to showcase the work of many professionals involved in particular specializations that are neither part of traditional academia nor have a significant presence in current training programs.
The XVII Technical Meeting is addressed both to all conservators-restorers and to those working on related fields, who are interested in particular and unique specializations, either by their materials or their typologies; specializations that have not usually found enough exposure through the regular outlets.