Art of Restoration
May 15−18, St. Petersburg

International Conference for researchers, museum workers and specialists of restoration workshops
On May 15−18, 2019 the "Art of Restoration" international conference took place at Hermitage Restoration and Storage Center. The goals of the seminar were to discuss the importance of the research in the restoration, to knew new and traditional technologies in the restoration works and to share the experience between museums and scientific institutions.
Research and development of new technologies for restoration works:
3D modeling, microplasma, laser processing and welding
Applications of basic sciences methods in restoration: microscopy,
X-ray imaging and analysis, chromatography, spectroscopy
Invited Speakers
Alex Ball
London, Great Britain
Natural History Museum
Leon-Bavi Vilmont
Paris, France
Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation
Dominique Martos-Levif
Versailles, France
Museums of France
Ismet Ok
Topkapı Palace Museum, Turkey
Vaclav Pitthard
Vienna, Austria
Historical Museum of Art
Andrei Rode
Canberra, Australia
The Australian National University
Kazuyuki Enami
Kioto, Japan
Digital Archives Research Centre, Ryukoku University
Jens Gold
Horten, Norway
Norway's National Museum of Photography (Preus Museum)
The conference program included nine sessions with speeches from restoration specialists and excursions in the Hermitage laboratories.

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Art of Restoration international conference was first held in St. Petersburg in 2017. It was attended by 160 experts from Russia, England, Germany, the Netherlands, France, USA, Turkey and South Korea.
Key dates
April 5 - End of abstract submission
April 19 - Abstract acceptance notification
April 26 - End of registration
May 15 - Start of the Conferention
May 18 - Free visit to the State Hermitage's exposition for participants
The conference was held at the Staraya Derevnya Hermitage Restoration and Storage Center. There were the collections of Western European Fine and Applied Arts departments; Russian culture history; the East Department, Department of Eastern Europe and Siberia Archeology.

Conference participants took part in a guided tour of the open storage route and see a costume gallery, furniture storage of the 16th — 19th centuries, a carriage hall, an exhibition of trellis, frescoes, painting and sculpture.
The State Hermitage
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Art of Restoration Conference:
Abstract Guidelines
  • Document format: .doc / .odt.
  • Language: English / Russian
  • The abstract text must not exceed one A4 format page. It should contain maximum half a page of the text description. The second half of the page may be devoted to references and picture(s)/graphical materials.
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May 15-18, 2019

The Staraya Derevnya Restoration and Storage Centre
St. Petersburg, Zausadebnaya Street, 37A

+7 495 933-51-51