INTERNATIONAL COURSE CERAMIC MATERIALS IN BUILDING HERITAGE: CONSERVATION PROBLEMS AND INTERVENTION
Ceramic material is certainly a key element in the cultural heritage, particularly in historical buildings, from antiquity to the present. Ceramics applied to architecture involves specific problems when addressing preservation, as well as conservation and restoration interventions. Knowledge about the origin and selection of suitable raw materials and better understanding of the technology used for the manufacture of ceramic parts involves important implications for the conservation of these materials. This course is coordinated and co-organized by YOUTH IN CONSERVATION OF CULTURAL HERITAGE Association YOCOCU-Spain, co-organized by Geosciences Institute IGEO (CSIC, UCM), Spanish Society of Ceramics and Glass.(SECV) and the Ceramic and Glass Institute (ICV), sponsored by ECERS, the Journal of European Ceramic Society Trust and SECV. The main goal of the course is to offer a training program of short duration focused on the ceramic material used in architectural heritage, including structural and decorative elements. Raw materials and technologies used for manufacturing, alteration and decay processes, characterization techniques for study and analysis, as well as new trends in conservation treatments will be addressed.