No. 108 (2023): Art and Architecture Conservation Training in Europe: Relevant Experiences and Mastering Conservation Methods

Wall painting in the church of Saint Leonard in Mala Ligonja (Slovenia), fragment. Photo by Eva Marija Fras, 2020
The cultural heritage and its definition, according to the paper conservator and conservation theorist Salvador Muñoz Viñas, experiences the Big Bang – its limits are rapidly expanding and involving more and more new media, technologies and values. The proliferation of objects considered to be part of the cultural heritage contributes to the natural “heritage growth” – today’s works of art and culture in the future will unavoidably be placed in the heritage category. Along with the definition of the cultural heritage, the scale and variety of conservation objects is also increasing, bringing along new challenges to the conservator’s profession. Thus, schools of higher education where young conservators are trained face a difficult task – to prepare new-generation conservation professionals who would be able not only to apply the acquired knowledge and skills diligently and responsibly and solve the dilemmas of conservation ethics independent- ly, but also to adapt to the increasing variety of objects under conservation.

The Conservation Department of the Vilnius Art Academy organized the international conference “Art and Architecture Conservation Training in Europe: Relevant Experiences and Mastering Conservation Methods” on April 22–23, 2021. The

participants of the conference – students and their academic supervisors from nine different European universities – presented art critical and technological research and case studies about already finished or just recently started to be processed conservation objects. The obvious success of the conference and the lasting value of the presentations and shared experiences led us to the decision to publish part of the presented research in this publication.

Editors of this issue: Dalia Klajumienė, Indrė Užuotaitė

Editor Jūratė Šamelienė

Editor, Proofreader Kerry Kubilius

Translator Aušra Simanavičiūtė

Designer Jurgis Griškevičius

Release date: 2023
Pages: 272
Format: 170 x 240
Covers: Paperback

Print run: 200

eISSN 2783-6843 | ISSN 1392-0316

The publication is sponsored by the National Development Programme of Lithuanistics (2016–2024) at the Research Council of Lithuania, agreement No. S-LIP-22-23

Published: 20/03/2023