Seminars on PREventive COnservation and Monitoring of the Architectural Heritage
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The UNESCO chair will be established at the RLICC (K.U.Leuven) in collaboration with Monumentenwacht Vlaanderen (MWVl) and the University of Cuenca (Ecuador).  It aims at identifying research and educational activities in the field of preventive conservation, maintenance and monitoring of monuments and sites, so as to contribute to
  1. Identifying the particularities of preservation policies and practices;
  2. Developing new appropriate tools and techniques to improve preventive preservation strategies;
  3. Developing legal frameworks, policies and exemplary field applications considering the variety of cultural and social contexts.

On the 24th of March, at the inauguration ceremony keynote speeches will address the nature and importance of preventive conservation. On the 25th of March, three thematic seminars will be organized to promote academic exchange on topics related to preventive conservation, maintenance and monitoring of monuments and sites. International best practices in this field will also be presented. 

Tentative program

24 March 2009, University Hall, Naamsestraat 22, Leuven, Belgium
10.00 - 13.00    Inauguration ceremony
13.00 - 14.30    Walking lunch
14.30 - 18.00    Keynote speeches on topics of Preventive Conservation
19.00 -     Official dinner

25 March 2009, Arenberg Castle, Kasteelpark Arenberg 1, Heverlee, Belgium
09.00 - 12.00    Thematic seminar A: recording, documentation and information system for monitoring for preventive maintenance
12.00 - 14.00    Lunch/Demonstration of inspection by Monumentenwacht Vlaanderen
14.00 - 16.30    Thematic seminar B: legislation and economy
16.30 - 19.00    Thematic seminar C: social aspects

Call for posters

Participants to the seminars are welcome to present their research and best practices as posters at the inauguration. A limited number of these who request the possibility for oral presentation will be selected to present their contribution at the seminars on the second day.
Further details and updates will be available at the chair’s website http://precomos.org/ and the website of RLICC http://sprecomah.eu/rlicc . There are a limited number of grants available for participants to the seminar, in first instance for participants who are selected for oral presentation.


Mrs Hannelore De Keyser, Program Officer
Raymond Lemaire International Center for Conservation, K.U.Leuven
Kasteelpark Arenberg 1, bus 2431
B-3001 Leuven (BEL)
Tel.: +32 16 32.17.48
Fax.: +32 16 32.19.83
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We like to inform you that a related conference Heritage Care through Active Citizenship: European Conference on Civil Society Organisations active in the Field of Heritage takes place in Mechelen, Belgium on March 23-24, 2009. Participants interested to participate in this conference on March 23 can contact the organisers (see http://www.heritageorganisations.eu ).
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First Announcement: Inauguration UNESCO Chair on Preventive Conservation, Maintenance and Monitoring of Monuments and Sites

The Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (RLICC) at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven is pleased to announce the inauguration of the UNESCO Chair on Preventive Conservation, Maintenance and Monitoring of Monuments and Sites on 24-25 March 2009 in Leuven.



The Sprecomah 2007-2008's conclusions have been posted, please follow this link to access the contents >>

Important documents containing examples of practices in preventive conservation are available here