Call for abstracts: 13th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone Glasgow, 6th-10th September 2016

Before and after treatments (photo credit: Inspire Conservation
June 1, 2015

13th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone

Glasgow 6th-10th September 2016

2nd Announcement and Reminder :  Abstract Deadline 1st July 2015


The University of the West of Scotland is delighted to be hosting the 13th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, in Glasgow, next year. We have additional institutional support from Historic Scotland, the British Geological Survey and the University of Glasgow as part of our local organising effort.


The Congress is a quadrennial event that is the main networking and dissemination focus for practitioners and researchers who work on stone deterioration issues in cultural heritage conservation.

It attracts over 200 delegates and publishes proceedings that contain over 150 contributions.  It truly represents and captures the state-of-the-art in the field of stone conservation.

How to get involved:

A first announcement inviting abstract submissions was made earlier this year, but now we are following this up with this second announcement to publicise the Congress.

As before, abstracts on any topic related to stone conservation are welcome. In particular we invite submissions under the following themes:

1.  Stone damage phenomena:  causes and consequences

2. Methods for investigation: in-situ to in-vitro

3.  Stone conservation: from principles to practice

4.  Other inorganic, porous building materials: characterization, repair and compatibility issues

5.  Digitalisation and documentation in stone conservation

6.  Case studies and projects


More information on how to submit your abstract is available at

The conference website can be found at

Any queries should be directed to