GRIEG workshop 2024

International symposium: Preventive conservation of paintings in heritage institutions
Date: 9th April 2024
Venue: Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Main building (Matejko sq. 13)

Participation in the symposium is free of charge. To participate in person, please register in advance at

The event will be broadcast online on our YouTube channel: click here to watch.

Program of the symposium:

9:00WelcomeAleksandra Hola (Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts)
9:10Conservation and research on paintings at the Opificio delle Pietre DureSandra Rossi, Cecilia Frosinini (Opificio delle Pietre Dure)
9:40Daylight Reduction at the Yale Center for British ArtMark Aronson (Yale Center for British Art)
10:10Sustainability-conscious management of art collectionsMichał Łukomski (Getty Conservation Institute)
10:50Environmental management at the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage ResearchLena Stoveland (Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research)
11:20Coffee break 
11:45What do we know about objects’ vulnerability to environmental variations?Łukasz Bratasz (Jerzy Haber Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences)
12:15Search for new approaches to lower the carbon footprint of exhibitionsReyahn King (Touring Exhibitions Group), 
Anna Siddall (Arts Council England)
12:35Lunch break (lunch is not provided) 
14:00How the Rijksmuseum is saving energy by developing a more sustainable museum climatePaul van Duin (Rijksmuseum)
14:30A new shared museum storage facility in the Warsaw areaPaulina Florjanowicz (National Institute for Museums)
14:50HERIe: a preventive conservation platformŁukasz Bratasz (Jerzy Haber Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences)
15:15Discussion panelChair of the panel: Jorgen Wadum (WATS – Wadum Art Technological Studies)
16:00The end of the symposium