Session 1 



Dr. Giovanna di Pietro

is a professor of physics and lecturer at the University of Arts in Bern (HKB). In addition to teaching, she is also an engaged researcher in conservation science, and has taken part in projects in the Netherlands, Australia and Switzerland. 



Velson Horie (BSc, FMA, FIIC, ACR, MAPM)

is an accomplished chemist and conservator. He has worked in various posts within the field of conservation; namely as an archaeological conservator, research project manager, curatorial advisor, conservation consultant on collection care, teacher and researcher, contributing to the field with numerous publications. Additionally he has been a trustee, and now is the Treasurer of the IIC. 


Dr. Stefan Brüggerhoff

is the Director of Deutsches Bergbaumuseum Bochum (GER), professor at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics (HTW Berlin), and speaker at the Leibniz Association as part of the Forschungsallianz Kulturerbe in Germany.  


Hannah Flock

is a M.A paintings conservator and PHD student of the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences. She is engaged in state of the art research on tear mending and adhesive films. 


Session 2



Sarah Staniforth

is the President of IIC. She has worked for the National Trust as the Head Conservator (2002-2004), Historic Properties Director (2005-2010), and most recently, Museums and Collections Director (2011-2014). 



Rupert Featherstone

is the Director of the Hamilton Kerr Institute (GB) and the Secretary of ENCoRE. He has worked at the British Royal Collection and in Kolkata, India (1985-2008). 


Christoph Waller

is the founder of the company Long Life for Art. He has given lectures in preventive conservation at the University of Applied Art in Vienna (AT) and HAWK University of Hildesheim (GER). 


Anja Romanowski

is a self-employed, german wall painting conservator and the general secretary of E.C.C.O.


Session 3



Mona Konietzny

graduated as a conservator (Dipl.-Rest.) in 2014 from Dresden Academy of Fine Arts (GER) and is since 2016 and assistant in the paintings and sculptures course, Department of Conservation and Restoration, in Bern University of the Arts (HKB). 



Ana Galán

has a Grade in Painting Conservation-Restoration, a Master in Cultural Heritage Management and a PhD in museology, conservation and cultural heritage. She is member of E.C.C.O. and Vice-president of ACRE, the Spanish Association of COnervator-Restorers.


Helen Hughes

is an ICON accredited conservator-restorer and a fellow of IIC. She specialises in Architectural Paint Research and was formerly the Head of Historic Interiors Research & Conservation (HIRC) Unit of English Heritage (1985-2009). She now runs her own consultancy. She has an interest in the History & Theory of Conservation and provides workshop training for communities, conservation students and heritage professionals.


Renate Poggendorf

is a graduated conservator (Dipl.-Rest.), currently the Head of Conservation of the Neue Pinakothek and Sammlung Schack at the Doerner Institute in Munich (GER), as well as Executive member of the German Association of Conservator-Restorers (VDR) as Chairwoman of the Interest Group of Conservators in Public Services.