IADA International Symposium Oslo 2017:

From Generation to Generation – Sharing Knowledge, Connecting People.

Join us in Oslo from 3-5 May 2017 for the next IADA Symposium to explore how knowledge and experience are shared and transferred from one generation to another, and highlight the importance of preserving and publishing knowledge as well as understanding and adapting past and current practices.

Program Highlights

The first day of the conference will bring together conservators from different backgrounds and countries to explore the way knowledge is transferred nowadays between generations, by presenting various conservation schools and internships programmes worldwide, with a focus on innovative education and training models. They will also examine the role played by new platforms, such as digital meeting points and social media, in sharing knowledge between conservators, and with other heritage professionals and the wider audience. Academic writing and research in conservation will also form part of the discussion.

The second day will turn to more practical conservation issues, reflecting upon ancient artistic techniques and conservation practices, their perception in view of modern ethics and the challenges they generate today in terms of conservation.

A total of 24 lectures and more than a dozen posters will be presented in English during two full days, while the third day will be devoted to a variety of tours, visits and workshops in and around Oslo.

See programme here and Friday activities here.

Evening Reception

An evening reception organised at the National Library of Norway will give you the opportunity to meet your conservation colleagues and network with old and new contacts.


Vendors from around the world look forward to showing their latest products.


The language of the conference is English only.


The registration is closed. Should you have any questions, please email us at symposium @iada-home .org.


Information about hotels is available here.

We look forward to seeing you in Oslo!