The Organising Committee invites all interested researchers, practitioners and producers to contribute with their research and technical knowledge, and to join us in Lisbon to actively participate in the event that we are committed to turn into an unforgettable experience.


In the sequence of the 2008 Symposium on this same subject, LNEC is organizing a new event to update what has been achieved in this relevant field of heritage science. The event will also honour Dr. José Delgado Rodrigues on his 50th year of activity as researcher and consultant, during which he contributed in many ways to broaden the scientific and technical knowledge in the field of stone consolidation, which is, perhaps, the most complex and difficult subject in stone conservation, and the one in which more research efforts have been invested to solve the challenging problems of the daily conservation practice.
The motivation of this symposium is to gather researchers, practitioners and producers in a dedicated forum where this topic will be the exclusive subject for presentations and discussions. We aim, in this way, to go deeper into the subject giving the stage to experienced agents and to young newcomers into the field, discussing the past and recent experiences, and bringing new ideas and proposals for the future.


Organizing Committee
Dória Costa (LNEC), Chair
João Manuel Mimoso (LNEC)
Marluci Menezes (LNEC)
Sílvia Pereira (LNEC)

Scientific Committee
José Delgado Rodrigues (LNEC), Chair
Alison Heritage
Ana Ferreira Pinto
Antônio Gilberto Costa
Eliane del Lama
Elizabetta Zendri
Enrico Sassoni
Francesca Gherardi
George Scherer
Lorenzo Appolonia
Maria Jesus Mosquera
Milos Drdacky
Pagona Maravelaki
Susanna Bracci
Teresa Rivas

Advisory Committee
A. Elena Charola (Smithsonian Museum Conservation Institute), Chair
(to be completed and indicated at a later time)