ICOM-CC/Getty International Program participants.


Working Group, author name and title of accepted PAPERS for the Triennial Conference as per April 2017.

Please note that the list may change and that the list is in order of Working Group, not in order of presentation.

Art Technological Source Research

  • Broecke, Lara: On the Trail of Lost Ingredients: the Bolognese Manuscript
  • Kokkori, Maria: Twentieth century metallic paints: formulations and use in paintings
  • Laaser, Tilly: The Illuminirbüchlein by Friedrich Brentel the Elder: a 17th century source on colourants in miniature painting
  • Phenix, Alan: ‘The Might of White’ : formulations of titanium dioxide-based oil paints as evidenced in archives of two artists’ colourmen, mid-twentieth century.
  • Reissland, Birgit: Exploring the late 19th century landscape of ink manufacturing in 90 bottles
  • Vitorino, Tatiana: Nineteenth century cochineal lake pigments from Winsor & NewtonTM: the what, the how and the why


  • franzon, maria: Layers upon layers – Integrating an imaged based mapping tool for condition documentation to a Collection Management system.
  • Golfomitsou, Stavroula: Off the record: using Data-mining to review decision-making in conservation practice
  • Lingle, Ashley: Çatalhöyük Digital Preservation Project
  • Macedo, Rita: The aim of documentation: micro-decisions of the documentation process of performance-based artworks
  • Matsuda, Yasunori: Development of multi-spectral RTI system aimed at evaluation of process of varnish cleaning
  • Tandon, Aparna: Post Disaster Damage Assessment of Cultural Heritage: Are we prepared?

Education and Training in Conservation

  • Barack, Sarah: Creating a National Outreach through Local Collections: K-12 Teacher Workshops and the American Institute for Conservation’s Annual Meeting
  • Bewer, Francesca: Art + Science at the Harvard Art Museums
  • Boccia Paterakis, Alice: ITAACI and Interdisciplinary Education in Conservation and Archaeology
  • Foskett, Sarah: An evaluation of the teaching and learning of reflective practice at the Centre for Textile Conservation, University of Glasgow.
  • Henderson, Jane: Balancing accountable assessment with holistic professional practice
  • Lambert, Simon: Using blended learning to strengthen capacity in storage reorganization in Canada, Belgium and Southeast Europe
  • Murray, Alison: Science in the Art Conservation Curriculum: Determining Threshold Concepts and Strategies for Teaching and Learning
  • simila, katriina: Celebrating Different Points of View
  • Tandon, Aparna: Building Capacity for the Post-Disaster Recovery of Museum Collections in Nepal
  • Verbeeck, Muriel: How to encourage conservators to produce knowledge. The CeROArt “lab” – looking back at 10 years of experience

Glass and Ceramics

  • Costello, Susan: The degradation of cadmium orange restoration paint on an ancient Greek terracotta vase
  • Eska, Margarete: Romans gone, skills lost? The development of glass quality as seen by nXCT of bubbles
  • Tennent, Norman: The terra cotta dome and internal glass mosaics of Giggleswick School Chapel, Yorkshire, UK: condition, diagnosis and conservation.

Graphic Documents

  • Fleming, Nicola: To treat, or not to treat, that is the question: Enhancing historical understanding of Shakespeare’s Will at The National Archives, UK.
  • Garside, Paul: Simple Analyses to Investigate the Properties of Storage Systems for Documents
  • Mizumura, Megumi: Modern Japanese Paper: Machine-made, Wood Pulp and Non-native Fibres
  • Mühlen Axelsson, Kathleen: Establishing the relation between degradation mechanisms and fibre morphology at microscopic level in order to improve damage diagnosis for parchments - A preliminary study
  • Ryhl-Svendsen, Morten: Past, Present and Future of Lead White on Danish Graphic Art Collections

Leather and Related Materials

  • Posthuma de Boer, Martine : Gilt leather conservation: a critical review to promote improved conservation strategies.
  • Ribits, Julie: Gilded Goddess: The technical examination of an anonymous Italian gilt leather painting at the Mauritshuis
  • Robinet, Laurianne: The impact of manufacturing and conservation on silver leaf tarnishing in gilt leather
  • Sommer, Dorte V. P.: Measuring the hydrothermal stability of leather and parchment - the significance of heating rate and shrinkage intervals

Legal Issues in Conservation

  • Lacerda Bachettini, Andréa : Legal Aspects Concerning the Storages in Brazil
  • Nilsen, Lisa: Implementing European standards for conservation of cultural heritage in Sweden
  • Robinson-Calver, Sharon: Crime and the Conservator: Exhibiting a Body of Evidence
  • THAKUR, BIPIN KUMAR: Linking Past and Future: Requirement of a Comprehensive and Sustainable National Conservation Policy in India


  • Bruhin, Stefanie: Protection of organic remains in alcaline iron desalination
  • Cano, Emilio: Assessment of the protective properties of patinas of contemporary sculpture made out of weathering steel
  • Giorgi, Rodorico: Development of an innovative film-forming cleaning system for the removal of corrosion products from copper-based artifacts
  • Lansing Maish, Susan: Roman Luxury: The Conservation of the Berthouville Silver Treasure and Four Late Roman Missoria
  • Loeper-Attia, Marie-Anne: 20 years of conservation of plated brass instruments at the Musée de la musique in Paris
  • Singh, Vandana: Investigation of traditional metal adhesive – a case study of Lac based resin used by traditional smiths of India
  • van Bennekom, Joosje: The conservation of the ‘Merkelsche Tafelaufsatz’, created by the German goldsmith Wenzel Jamnitzer

Modern Materials and Contemporary Art

  • BAGLIONI, PIERO: Nanofluids confined in chemical hydrogels for the selective removal of graffiti from street art
  • Barten, Julie: Seen From Behind: Consolidation of Painted Works on PMMA by László Moholy-Nagy
  • Beerkens, Lydia: From Pollock-drips to perfect white in Jan Schoonhoven’s Zero- reliefs
  • de Roemer, Stephanie: Accessioning and documentation of ‘Pretty much every film and video work from about 1992 until now’
  • Glanzer, Irene: A Cape for the Buddha. Notes on Pipilotti Rist’s Himalaya Goldsteins Stube
  • Laganà, Anna: The future of looking younger: a new face for PMMA. Research into fill materials to repair Poly(methyl methacrylate) in contemporary objects and photographs.
  • Lilliegren, Therese: The travelling goat made possible - Using noninvasive portable technology to investigate Robert Rauschenberg’s Monogram
  • Rivenc, Rachel: In Condensed Form: The Artist Dialogues Series at the Getty Conservation Institute
  • Ruuben, Tannar: Günter Weseler´s Breathing object – bringing it back to life
  • Stigter, Sanneke: Behaviour index of complex artworks: a conceptual tool for contemporary art conservation
  • van Basten, Nikki: (S)watch it! Identifying, replicating and restoring the original color of di Suvero’s K-piece
  • van de Braak, Katja: The effect of materials and production processes of Selective Laser Sintering on the durability and appearance of Rapid Prototyped art objects
  • Young, Christina: The Applicability of Gecko Inspired Dry Adhesives to the Structural Conservation of Contemporary Materials

Murals, Stone, and Rock Art

  • cotte, sabine: The artist at work: new material knowledge about an Australian complex mural
  • Myers, Catherine: Developing Preservation Policy. The Case of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
  • Pique, Francesca: Can paint stabilization be reversible? the case of the wall paintings in chapel 11 at the Unesco site of the Sacro Monte di Varallo.
  • Rainer, Leslie: Investigations into the 1938 restoration of Roman wall paintings in the tablinum of the House of the Bicentenary at Herculaneum
  • shekede, lisa: Exercising restraint: Conserving wall paintings within a living religious tradition in Tigray, Ethiopia.
  • wong, lori: Conserving the Wall Paintings in the Tomb of Tutankhamen: How the past informs the future
  • Woolley, Elizabeth: ‘Of only modest artistic quality’: reconsidering the significance of firm ecclesiastical wall painting in England, c. 1845-1920

Natural History Collections

  • Allington-Jones, Lu: Conservation in a Barcode Age: a cross-discipline re-storage project for pyritic specimens
  • Bernucci, Arianna: A Contemporary Approach to Dismantling and Re-displaying a Historic Blue Whale Skeleton
  • Grenda-Kurmanow, Magdalena: Conservation versus genetics. Challenges of conservation planning for historic herbaria
  • Peters, Renata F.: Bridge over Olduvai Gorge: capacity building and conservation of lithics and fossils
  • Sybalsky, Julia: An Investigation into the Lightfastness of Metal-Complex Solvent Dyes for Use in the Restoration of Faded Taxidermy and Fur

Objects from Indigenous and World Cultures

  • Delgado Vieira, Ana Carolina: Saving the present in Brazil: perspectives from collaborations with Indigenous museums.
  • Dignard, Carole: A Comparison of Ethanol and Methanol Vapour Treatments for Reshaping Birch Bark
  • Lennard, Frances: Re-evaluating student treatments of barkcloth artefacts from the Economic Botany Collection, Kew
  • Mildwaters, Nyssa: Capturing motion in Māori cloaks: Logistics, decision-making and perceptions.
  • Odegaard, Nancy: Outcomes in the Conservation of Basketry: a review and reflection based on survey and treatment.
  • Pandozy, Stefania: Conserving World Cultures at the Ethnological Materials Conservation Laboratory of the Vatican Museums
  • Smith, Catherine: Identification of New Zealand plants in artefacts: insights from polarised light microscopy
  • Tjiong, Amy: Tissue Issues: Reconsidering Winter Gut


  • Burnstock, Aviva: Insoluble surface spots, metal soaps and challenges in the conservation of Goya’s Portrait of Francisco de Saavedra
  • Burnstock, Aviva: Water sensitivity of modern oil paintings
  • Fife, Gwendoline: Miracle Mystery: research and treatment of the Mirakeldoeken, a 16th century tüchlein by Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen.
  • Fuecker, Beate: Softwoods, Tendons, Double Grounds: Panel Supports for Painting in Late Medieval Nuremberg
  • Fuster, Laura : Glue-Paste Linings: an evaluation of some biological, chemical and mechanical aspects of a traditional technique.
  • Hendriks, Ella: Valuing Van Gogh's colours: from past to future
  • Howard, Helen: Pietro Lorenzetti: an unusual gilding technique
  • Markevicius, Tomas : New Approaches To An Old Problem: Precision Mild Heat Transfer Method based on Conductive Nanomaterials for Nuanced Treatment of Contemporary and Modern Art Works
  • Ormsby, Bronwyn: An investigation of options for surface cleaning unvarnished water-sensitive oil paints based on recent developments for acrylic paints
  • Rajkowski, Raymonda: Investigating Vynol: Australia’s first artist's acrylic and vinyl-acrylic emulsion paints
  • von Hedenström, Andrea: Questions of Color: A Technical Study into Franz Marc’s Masterpiece Grazing Horses IV (The Red Horses)

Photographic Materials

  • Gschwind, Rudolf: Color Negatives at the Demise of Silver Halides
  • Parshall, Nichola : Rebuilding Holtermann’s Triumph: from Plate to Pixel
  • Silva, Joana: New approaches for monitoring dye fading in chromogenic reversal films: UV-Vis spectrophotometry and digitization

Preventive Conservation

  • Antomarchi, Catherine: Team up and Re-group, Re-use and Re-vive! Lessons learnt from Re-Org workshops around the world
  • Brokerhof, Agnes: Value Management Scan: Setting Priorities in Management and Care of Collections
  • Cannon, Alice: Towards the ‘collectively subjective’: the challenges of estimating value loss during collection risk assessments
  • Cannon-Brookes, Stephen: New developments in understanding daylight exposure in heritage interiors
  • Dillon, Catherine: A clean sheet: A bottom-up and mixed methods approach to understanding visitors’ perceptions of dust, dirt and cleaning
  • Ekelund, Stina : The development of a methodology to understand climate induced damage in decorated oak wooden panels
  • Ford, Bruce: A reality-check for microfade testing: five case studies
  • Grau-Bové, Josep: Diagrams of equal area coverage: a new method to assess dust deposition in indoor heritage environments
  • Henderson, Jane: Trends in effective communication of IPM data
  • Johnsen, Jesper Stub: Risk assessment for the relocation of the historical Viking ships from Bygdøy, Oslo, Norway
  • Larsen, Poul Klenz: The microclimate within a neolithic passage grave
  • Lloyd, Helen: Direct Preventive Conservation - using information from the past to prevent small issues in the present from becoming big problems in the future
  • Padfield, Joseph: Assessing how filtering or changing lights affects the relative colours seen in works of art: utilizing TM-30-15 calculations.
  • Ræder Knudsen, Lise: Performance of Danish low-energy museum storage buildings
  • Strlic, Matija: Data mining in collections: from epidemiology to demography

Scientific Research

  • bembibre, cecilia: Smelling the past: a case study for identification, analysis and archival of historic pot-pourri as a heritage smell
  • Curran, Katherine: Volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from plastic materials used for storing and displaying heritage objects
  • Degano, Ilaria: The Saltzmann collection: a reference database for South American dyed textiles
  • Lee, Judith: The chemical characterisation of water sensitive modern oil paint swatches by Winsor & Newton
  • Lukomski, Michal: Atomic force microscopy for analyzing adhesion of paint and plastic surfaces
  • MAHGOUB, HEND: Quantitative chemical near-infrared hyperspectral imaging of Islamic paper
  • Morigi, Maria Pia: X-Ray Computed Tomography in-situ? Yes, it is possible!
  • Müller, Katharina: In situ non-invasive study of paint layers on Early Netherlandish paintings: new insights into the paintings’ history by portable CXRF
  • Robinet, Laurianne: Influence of manufacturing and alteration on skin-based artefacts characterized by nonlinear optical microscopy
  • Shashoua, Yvonne: Sustainable future alternatives to petroleum-based polymeric conservation materials
  • Tissot, Isabel: Silver-copper alloys corrosion mechanisms – new perspectives for the conservation assessment of cultural heritage objects

Sculpture, Polychromy, and Architectural Decoration

  • de Bellaigue, Diana: Revealing the Archetype: The Journey of a Trecento Madonna and Child at the National Museum of Scotland
  • De Clercq, Camille: The Brussels Town Hall Sculpture - A colourful past retrieved
  • Ebert, Bettina: Composite wainscot block constructed medieval sculptures: a question of quality?
  • Kausland, Kristin: Nailing it! The identification of Northern Netherlandish altarpieces through common features in their methods of construction
  • mercier, emmanuelle: Brussels–Copenhagen (1967–2017): A story of the history of polychrome sculpture
  • nunberg, sarah: Conservation of a White Louise Nevelson Installation: Treatment Choices Based on Ethical Discussions and Technical Studies
  • Sæter, Lise: Visual and technical study of the Kumla altar (c. 1439), Swedish History Museum, Stockholm
  • Streeton, Noëlle: Decoding damages to late-medieval cult sculpture from Norwegian churches
  • Tom, Cybele: Overpaint Removal from a Quattrocento Polychrome Bas-Relief: Challenges in Interpreting Painted Sculpture


  • Brennan, Julia M: Before They are Gone Expanded: Capturing Traditional Textile Preservation Knowledge in Southeast Asia and Latin America
  • Carlson, Julia: A Sticky Situation: A Different Method for Removing Adhesive from a 16th Century Carpet
  • Ishii, Mie: Developing fabrics for textile conservation made with traditional techniques within the cultural property preservation policy in Japan.
  • Javér, Anna: Paracas textiles colour and condition - Investigation of mordants and degradational state of Paracas textile collections in Peru and Sweden.
  • Nicastro, Viola: The use of gels for adhesive removal for the conservation treatment of the valances of Queen Anne Throne Canopy
  • Ringgaard, Maj: Analysis of textiles dyes– What do we see?
  • Scharff, Annemette Bruselius: Evaluating transmission electron microscopy (TEM) as a method for assessing the condition of archaeological wool
  • Wertz, Julie: Authenticating Turkey Red textiles through chemical investigations by FTIR and UHPLC

Theory and History of Conservation

  • Ashley-Smith, Jonathan: A Role for Bespoke Codes of Ethics
  • Brajer, Isabelle : The effect of credentialism on the cost of conservation treatment
  • Ekelund, Stina : Red, white or blue – an evacuation priority marking system on paintings in Dutch museums and its applicability in conservation today
  • Hölling, Hanna B.: Time and Conservation
  • Macedo, Rita: From the periphery to the centre: Community engagement and justice in conservation decision making
  • O'Grady, Caitlin : The Model Conservator - Unpicking the Past – How Archaeological Conservation Developed as a Field and University Discipline
  • Scaturro, Sarah : A materials- and values-based approach to the conservation of fashion
  • Stoner, Joyce Hill: The Impact of Paul Philippot on the Theory and History of Conservation/Restoration
  • te Marvelde, Mireille: Past Treatments With a View to the Future: Early Twentieth-Century Restoration and Scientific Investigation of the Eight Group Portraits by Frans Hals in Haarlem
  • van Duijn, Esther: Changing views, altering practices – a brief overview of two hundred years of paintings conservation at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Wet Organic Archaeological Materials

  • Hunt, Sarah: Identifying and monitoring emissions from PEG treated wood at the Mary Rose Museum
  • Jensen, Poul: Development and use of a diver held underwater wood tester
  • Klügl, Johanna: Towards a description of the degradation of archaeological birch bark
  • Shashoua, Yvonne: Any one for a nice cup of tea? The use of bacterial cellulose for conservation of waterlogged archaeological wood

Wood, Furniture, and Lacquer

  • Burkart, Lisa: Stool No. 60: Alvar Aalto’s Transparent Wood Coatings from 1930 to today
  • Matsen, Catherine: When science reveals craft practices: Recent findings in the py-GC/MS analysis of Chinese export lacquer
  • Mogensen, Johanne Bornemann: Two mid-19th century Chinese lacquered folding screens still in use – Research and Conservation
  • Sawicki, Malgorzata: Formation of metal soaps on brass-based coated frames: nitrocellulose revisited
  • van Duin, Paul: The construction of late seventeenth-century Netherlandish furniture. Typology, materials, authorship and durability.

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