Recent Advances in Glass and Ceramics Conservation

ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group Interim Meeting

25–29 May 2016,  Wrocław, Poland



There are still some places for the conference participants who wish to join our outside city tours on Sunday!

4 places in the minibus to Jelenia Góra for Glass Route
7 places in the minibus to Wałbrzych for Ceramic Route

the details available on the page Excursions


Due to concerns about our conference participants comfort-
Hereby, we kindly ask everybody  who is on any diet /e.g. vegetarian/,
suffers of food intolerances or allergies,
or has any other special requirements for food,
to submit the issue sooner to the e-mail address: 


The organizers of ICOM-CC Meeting propose the exclusive 1 hour viewing
of Panorama of the Battle of Racławice

combined with a historical multimedia seance for the Conference Participants
in May 25th 8.00-9.00am
detailed information available on the page Excursions- participation limited

There is a visit to the National Museum in Wrocław organised by ICOM-CC Meeting  
There are two tours of glass and ceramics galleries viewing
with the curator of the collection

in May 25th
1st   tour   9.00 –  9.45am 
2nd tour 10.15 -11.00am 
detailed information available on the page Excursions- participation limited




ICOM Wrocław 2016 Team would like to thank You all for a big interest in our Conference.
We are looking forward to seeing you next week in Wrocław!


Please notice the following related events:

The 6TH EXPERTS’ MEETING ON ENAMEL ON METAL will be held at the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland, 19th ‐ 20th May, 2016. Registration is still open. Please contact:

The 18th Triennial Conference of the International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) will be held in beautiful Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark from 4 to 8 September 2017. Please see: 



Conservation is becoming increasingly more international and interdisciplinary. Conservators, curators, and scientists are aware of the importance of sharing knowledge and the value of discussing advanced research to improve conservation practice. Following a sequence of successful meetings, including Nova Gorica (2007), Corning (2010), and Amsterdam (2013), the next interim meeting of the ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group will be organised in Wrocław, Poland.

Aims of the conference

  • to present relevant case studies in the conservation of glass and ceramics
  • to disseminate research results in the field of cultural heritage
  • to promote the application of new materials and technologies for conservation practice as well as tools for analysis and documentation
  • to identify further research and to provide networking for future activities

Target audience

  • conservators working in museums and in private practice
  • scientists specializing in conservation
  • students interested in glass and ceramics
  • curators and administrators in charge of museum collections or cultural heritage sites

Structure and scope
The three-day conference will include thematic sessions on research in progress and case studies related to glass and ceramics conservation and scientific investigation. A limited number of posters will be displayed. Several post-conference tours will be offered to allow participants to explore glass making as well as museum collections in Poland. Following the format of the previous meeting in Amsterdam, a Student Forum will follow or precede the conference.

The conference language will be English.