After several years spent in the implementation of research and applications in the fields of documentation, conservation and protection of tangible and intangible cultural heritage within international initiatives, WATCH, CULTECH and FOCUH (Friends of Cultural Heritage) join their efforts again to gather in the same fora, institutions, international organisations, public and private experts, scholars and independent researchers, professional associations, civil society organisations, NGOs, and other stakeholders, hosting the Eighth International Conference on Science and Technology in Archaeology and Conservation (STAC 8) in Amman (Jordan) from 21 through 25 May 2017.
The huge loss of cultural heritage registered during the last few decades should have taught that the implementation of a concrete strategy for its protection represents a priority. Instead, we assisted to a dramatic escalation of conflicts of unprecedent violence and cruelty that found the authorities concerned with the protection of cultural heritage once again unprepared.
The Eight edition of the conference will pose a special accent on the sharp increase of threats associated to the global warming, climate change, extreme natural events and human activities, often inter wined in a terrible domino effect that threatens life and cultural heritage as never before. More