The theme of the congress is the preservation and conservation of monumental cultural heritage objects. A monumental object is a notable building, space or entity comprising of its exterior, interior and furnishings. The entity could include layers and details from different eras. Monumental objects could also be prominent pieces of art, textiles or collection of objects/art, objects can as well be notable by their size or meaning to the society.
The program for NKF’s XX Congress will present about 30 presentations featuring different perspectives in the field of conservation of monumental objects and ensembles.
Congress venue is the National Museum of Finland, a monumental treasure itself. The National Museum building was designed by the Finnish architects Herman Gesellius, Armas Lindgren and Eliel Saarinen. They won the architectural competition for the project in 1902, and the building work was conducted mainly between 1905 and 1910. The museum was opened to the public in 1916.
The congress’ presentations will be published in a preprint publication. The congress’ working language will be English. For more information, visit NKF-Fi