14. International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone

Keynote Lectures

Climate Change and Stone Buildings



Prof. Peter Brimblecombe, PhD

City University of Hongkong, (China)


Restoration Mortars for Historic Masonry

Requirements and Experiences


Dr John Hughes

University of the West of Scotland, Paisley



Salts in building materials:

What we know and what we still don’t know


Prof. Dr. Michael Steiger

University of Hamburg




Live and let die? 

Biofilms on Stone: Possibilities, Limits and Risks of Combating


Prof. Dr. Katja Sterflinger-Gleixner

University of Vienna (Austria)



Risk  number:

Documentation and objective assessment of environmental damage on marble and sandstone sculptures


Prof. Dr. Rolf Snethlage

Naturstein, Bauchemie und Bauphysik in der Denkmalpflege, Bamberg



Stone conservation challenges at Notre-Dame

after the fire of April 2019


Véronique Vergès-Belmin

Conservation scientist, Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques, Champs-sur-Marne (France)



Stone Conservation:

How Far We’ve Come – So Far to Go


George Wheeler, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer

Columbia University, New York (USA)