5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE YOuth in COnservation of CUltural Heritage YOCOCU 2016

September 21-23, 2016
Museo Reina Sofìa, Madrid (Spain)

The Museo Reina Sofía’s Department of Conservation-Restoration, the Geosciences Institute (CSIC-UCM), and the YOCOCU (YOuth in COnservation of CUltural Heritage) association have organized the fifth edition of the International Conference on Youth in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, celebrated from 21 to 23 September at the auditoriums of Nouvel Building. 

This international congress aims to form a meeting point for young professionals and experts with a broad background in the sphere of the restoration and conservation of cultural heritage, securing a platform for them to disseminate their research and share experiences.

These biannual event was successfully celebrated in different cities: Rome (2008), Palermo (2010), Antwerp (2012) and Agsu-Azerbaiyan (2014). Museum conservators, restorers, researchers, art historians, professionals and students of conservation, restoration and the management of cultural and artistic heritage of all ages were invited to attend.

During the congress several surveys, issues and topics related to the conservation and restoration field were presented, such as the development of non destructive techniques, new materials and technologies for the analyses and intervention. In addition political, economics and educative issues concerning the heritage conservation and dissemination were discussed.

Attendance has been a success: 360 professionals from 38 countries from over the world, underlining the contribution of institutions such as the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) in Baku, the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, the Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, La Sapienzia – Università di Roma in Rome or IPERION CH, Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage.