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General Sessions

Opening Session

On May 22, 2024, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm, we will offer a fast-paced session of 12-minute talks centered on the meeting theme.

Concurrent Sessions

On May 23, 2024, from 2:00-5:30 pm, we will offer multiple tracks of talks centered around the meeting theme. Presentation length should be 20-22 minutes to allow about 8 minutes for questions and discussion.


  • Imaging Encounters with the Surprising and Unexpected

  • Corporal Materials in Art: Preservation and Ethical Challenges

  • When Conservation Destroys

  • 3D Digital Technologies: Finding a Place for Advanced Manufacturing in Cultural Heritage

  • Embracing Intangible Dimensions: Sharing Knowledge and Community Empowerment in Conservation, Collection Care and Conservation Science (NEW Joint Session)

Related Programs

On May 21, we will hold a one-day symposium on Art in Transit 2.0. In addition, we will hold a concurrent general session on May 23 connected to the symposium. For more information and to submit an abstract for the symposium, go to the Pre, Post, and Lunch Session page.

The Emerging Conservation Professionals Network will present "State of the Union - The Life Cycle Assessment of a Conservator" during the 2024 Annual Meeting, exact time TBD. A survey, more information, and a separate call for abstracts to follow.