YOCOCU 2022 Christmas Edition

We've got questions, you've got answers!

Dear Colleagues, every “end of the year” is a great time to review and look ahead. In the magic of authentic German Christmas period sweets, treats & treasures, we have the pleasure to invite you to the 8th edition of YOCOCU conference in Frankfurt from 8th to 9th December 2022! 

After the 7th edition, which was carried out remotely due to COVID-19 pandemic, we want to create a teachable moment for conference attendees and the community of the hosting city, as we did during the 6th edition in Matera. For this reason, the first day of the conference – 7th December –  will be dedicated to the local community – citizens and schools – while the scientific program will be developed from 8th to 9th December. The last day (10th December) will be dedicated to deepening specific projects or institutions connected to the Cultural Heritage sector in Frankfurt.

The YOCOCU 2022 Conference aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on multiple subjects related to Cultural Heritage. 

We decided to subtitle this edition  “we’ve got questions, you’ve got answers”. It will be devoted to talking about the current “open questions” in the Cultural Heritage sector (see below). The participants will answer the conference‘s provocative questions through oral presentations by presenting their activities, research, and projects to provide suitable solutions!  Provocative questions encourage everyone to think creatively and laterally, eliminating perceived constraints to pursue a real exchange. If your actiity/research cannot answer the specific questions, please refer to the conference topics (see below).

Open Questions

1. Pardon me. Are you applying any green strategy or product?
2. Cultural services and culture for inclusive cities: is it today a challenge or trend?
3. What is the weight of analytical investigations in the restoration and citizen enjoyment of Cultural Heritage?
4. Conservation of Urban Art: does it still make sense?
5. Virtual restoration and virtual r econstruction of Cultural Heritage vs restoration of the artwork. Is treatment still necessary or can it be replaced by virtual reconstructions?
6. Conservation of Digital Art: who has to take care of it? Is the restorer the most appropriate professional for this task?
7. Analytical investigation applied to Cultural Heritage: secondary surplus or a guide for the conservation process?
8. Can Cultural Heritage professionals help promoting recognition of the potential of Cultural Heritage for improving society?

Conference Topics

The questions are included in the following topics:

✔ Experiences in the museum.
✔ Traditional and innovative products: methodologies and materials for the conservation of Cultural Heritage.
✔ New strategies in conservation and valorization of archaeological sites and buildings.
✔ Conservation of Urban Art and other modern materials through specific chemical products.
✔ Strategies for the conservation of Digital Art.
✔ Interpretation and presentation of Cultural Heritage (exhibition design).
✔ Entertainment for education, storytelling, and Cultural Heritage.
✔ Analytical strategies to guide the conservation of Cultural Heritage.
✔ Risk assessment for the protection of Cultural Heritage from anthropogenic and disasters.

Further information about the participation in the conference are available on the left: click on the buttons!