The Icelandic section of the Nordic Association of Conservators is pleased to announce the XXI NKF Congress – Cultural heritage facing catastrophe: prevention and recoveries to be held in Reykjavík, Iceland 26 – 28 September 2018.
The theme of the congress is the impact of natural and man-made catastrophes on cultural heritage and recoveries.
During the last few years, the Nordic countries have experienced many disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, building explosion and fires, which have had a serious impact on their cultural heritage as have many other countries around the world. An awakening has taken place in the preventative actions illustrated by the amount of professional documentation on the internet. The congress will be an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences and/to improve the protection of the cultural heritage.
This congress is meant for conservators, curators, and all professionals working with the preservation of cultural heritages.
The program for the XXI NKF Congress will consist of lectures and will be divided into three main topics:
- Preventives measures; Risk assessments and technical solutions
- Case studies of catastrophes and emergency responses
- Long term recovery.
Information on abstracts are to be found on https://www.nkf2018.is/abstracts/
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