Session 1 

 

Moderator

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. 

 

Speaker

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 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 it 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

 

Moderator

Sarah Staniforth

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

 

Speaker

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

 

Moderator

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). 

 

Speaker

Helen Hughes

is the head of Historic Interiors Research & Conservation (HIRC) Unit of English Heritage and a Fellow of IIC. She gives workshops for communities, conservation students and heritage professionals. 

 

Renate Poggendorf

is graduate conservator (Dipl.-Rest.), head of conservation of the Neue Pinakothek and the Sammlung Schack at the Doerner Institute in Munich (GER) and is a member of the executive of the German Association of Conservator-Restorers (VDR) as chairwomen of the interest group of conservators in public services.