Recent Advances in Glass and Ceramics Conservation 2022: the 6th Interim

Meeting of the Glass and Ceramics Working Group

9-11 November 2022, Lisbon, Portugal & Online

The ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group, VICARTE Research Unit and Department of Conservation and Restoration from the NOVA School of Sciences and Technology (FCT NOVA) are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 6th Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group. 

The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, in a hybrid format, with options for both in-person and online attendance and presentation. This is a new format for our Working Group, and we are thrilled to expand our reach and increase access to the glass and ceramics conservation community. We will be monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic carefully, and the in-person option and specific venue will be confirmed as soon as possible.

Selected papers will be peer-reviewed by members of a dedicated scientific committee and published as digital preprints. The digital preprints will be provided to meeting attendees - both in-person and online - and will also be available after the meeting on the ICOM-CC Publications Platform and for print on demand at Please note that, for the publication, all authors will be required to transfer the copyright of the contribution to ICOM-CC.

Conference goals

  • Create an opportunity for gathering the global glass and ceramics conservation community
  • Foster an inclusive and welcoming space for discussion and exchange of ideas
  • Increase access to peer-reviewed research in the field of glass and ceramics conservation
  • Promote networking for future collaboration and activity


All aspects of the conservation, study, and research of glass- and ceramics-based cultural heritage are welcome, and papers may explore a wide variety of topics. We would like to specifically invite authors to consider submitting papers on the following themes:

Diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in the field of glass and ceramics conservation, across the globe and in respective countries and cultures

Is your work advancing these goals? Do you have ideas for how glass and ceramics conservation practice can change/evolve/contribute? We’d love to hear about it. 

Sustainability within our profession

Have you undertaken projects that advance environmental sustainability? Sustainability of ourselves and the profession? 

Online teaching and virtual learning

A global pandemic has pushed us to re-think teaching and hosting internships; if you have innovative solutions to share,
please do. 

Modern and contemporary glass and ceramics

There are many challenges specific to the conservation and care of modern and contemporary glass and ceramic collections. We want to foster communication among those working in this arena and help share their research.

Adhesives and consolidants and loss compensation for glass and ceramics conservation

Always an area of interest for research and innovation: what are recent advances you can tell us about?

Standards of preventive care, particularly for glass collections

Every collection is unique, and each has its own set of limitations and challenges; the more we share, the more we can advance our collective understanding of “best practices.”

Glass deterioration

Any exciting developments in how we can assess stages and mechanisms of deterioration?

We will also feature a dedicated Student Session. Students currently enrolled (or enrolled at the time of this announcement) in a conservation training program are invited to submit abstracts for this session. Selected student contributions will be published in the proceedings as extended abstracts.

Submission details

Please submit abstracts of 400 words or less for consideration (no images or graphs). The work must be original and not previously published. Include the title, author name(s), professional title(s), affiliation(s), and contact email address(es). In the case of multiple authors, please list all authors, professional titles, affiliations, and contact emails for each author, indicating the corresponding author. 

Please also indicate if you are submitting an abstract to the dedicated Student Session. 

A specific call for Posters is forthcoming.

NEW DEADLINE - Abstracts due: 14 June 2021

To submit:  Please visit the online submission platform EasyChair,, and follow the steps to create an account and submit your abstract.

Additional dates:

23 July 2021: Abstract selection, notification of authors

14 January 2022: Manuscript due

For more information, you can email direct inquiries to