Download the program og abstracts

Find peer reviewed articles from the symposium in MoK


Nordic Association of Conservators – Denmark is pleased to announce this two-day educational symposium on Analysis and imaging techniques in the conservation of art, cultural and natural heritage on October 31st – November 1st 2019.

The symposium is arranged in collaboration with the National Museum of Denmark and the scientific journal of conservation MoK (Meddelelser om Konservering).

The symposium's program will cover a wide range of methods and application of imaging- and material based techniques. The aim is to provide insight into the rapidly growing technology within the state-of-the-art of visual analysers, including several types of 3D imaging, MFT as well as the development within material-based analysis methods.


The main topics of the research presentations will be:

3D imaging and photogrammetry

3D modelling and documentation

Digital Technologies in Heritage Conservation

Archaeological material analysis

Micro fading technique, X-ray and other analysis


We are honored to present our two keynote speakers:

Dr. Alex Ball, head of Imaging and Analysis at the Natural History Museum, UK

Prof. Karin Margarita Frei, research professor in Archaeometry at the The National Museum of Denmark


The National Museum will host the event at their main address in Copenhagen:

Prince's Mansion, Ny Vestergade 10, DK-1471 Copenhagen


The organising NKF-dk members are:
Sigrid Ninel Kledal, Maj Ringgaard, Maiken Ploug Riisom and Loa Ludvigsen


Download the program


The final program for the symposium is out!


The talks will be divided into the following themes: 3D imaging and photogrammetry, 3D modelling and documentation and Digital technologies in heritage conservation.


We have gathered a fantastic group of speakers for you, but since challenges sometimes happen, we reserve the right to make changes in the program up to the final date.


You can download the program by clicking here.

Join the Lab tours

Prior to the symposium, national conservation institutions and universities kindly offer you one of the following guided tours at their conservation and/or research facilities.
All tours are at Wednesday 30th of October 2019, 14:00 -16:00.
The tours are for free, and you will have to arrange your own transport to the location.
Please sign up for one venue, as you register for the symposium. The number of participants are limited, and tours may be cancelled, if there are not enough participants.
The lab tours are arranged in colaboration with KEP (Konservatorernes Efteruddannelsespulje).


Read more about the lab tours here, before registering.



Join the symposium dinner

Come together for an enjoyable evening at the Royal Danish Theater's restaurant Ofelia.

The restaurant is set right in the water at Copenhagen's inner harbor, with a view of the Opera House and the historical Christianshavn.

Please select the symposium dinner when registrering, at you own expense. The price is 550 DKK for a three course menu with wine, coffee and tea.


You can read more about the restaurant and the Royal Theatre here.



About MoK

MoK is a Nordic peer-reviewed journal for the conservation of artistic works and cultural- and natural history objects. The intended readership includes the conservation professional in a broad sense: practising conservators of all types of objects, heritage and conservation scientists, collection or conservation managers, teachers and students of conservation, and academic researchers in the subject areas of arts, archaeology, natural history, built heritage, materials history, art technological research and material culture.
The symposium postprint by MoK will exclusive be published in English only.

Read more about MoK here.

Who is NKF?

The Nordic Association of Conservators (NKF) was established in 1950 when the rather few professional conservators operating in the Nordic countries at that time felt a natural urge to join forces in an inter-Nordic non-profit association. During the last decades the number of conservators in each of the Nordic countries have increased and the conservator education have been formalized.

Since 2001, conservation studies has been recognized as a scientific academic education in Denmark, and the School of Conservation is placed in Copenhagen being a part of the Royal Danish Academy, recognizing the fundamental practical arts and crafts skills of the profession dealing with cultural heritage objects of all sizes and materials. Still, the profession is specialized around science and scientific research.