Columbia University's Historic Preservation Program will host the Twelfth International Conference on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone—the fortieth anniversary of the conference first hosted by Professor V. Romanovsky in La Rochelle, France. Last held in the United States in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1982, the conference is scheduled for June 4–8, 2012, on the university's campus in New York City. The conference will offer the traditional themes related to stone deterioration and conservation, as well as the following provisional themes: conservation of cast stone; selection of adhesives and pinning materials for the structural repair of stone; laser cleaning in the United States; "greening" stone conservation; approaches to stone conservation in the East and in the West; engineering issues in stone conservation; stone conservation issues in modern and postmodern architecture; and field evaluation techniques employed by conservators.

Because of its long-term interest in advancing stone conservation, the Getty Conservation Institute will be assisting in the publication of the conference proceedings.

For further information, please contact George Wheeler at: gw2130@columbia.edu.


PLEASE NOTE: This conference is now called the 12th International Conference on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, and the revised dates are October 22-26, 2012.