Our department


The Department of Paper and Leather Conservation
is pleased to invite you to
the 7th Conservation Conference
of the series of meetings concerning the issue of conservation

of paper and leather objects

planned leading theme:


Multicomponent objects –

 research, conservation-restoration, exposition


The conference will be held online on December 14-15, 2021

Assoc. Prof. Tomasz Kozielec, Professor of the University of Nicolaus Copernicus
Assoc. Prof. Małgorzata Pronobis-Brzezińska, Professor of the University of Nicolaus Copernicus
Jolanta Czuczko, PhD
Assoc. Prof. Alina Tomaszewska-Szewczyk
Professor Justyna Olszewska-Świetlik

Dorota Jutrzenka-Supryn, PhD

The conference theme will focus on the research, conservation-restoration and exhibition of multicomponent objects.In practice, this term refers to a wide group of cultural heritage objects, including codes, artistic craftsmanship, applied arts, ethnographic objects, works of contemporary art, etc.

These objects, composed of many different materials, often interacting in a destructive way and having an extensive, complicated form, require a multidisciplinary approach. Multicomponent objects often require conservation and restoration treatments. We would like to encourage an exchange of experience between conservators and practitioners, collection custodians as well as researchers specializing in the field of art, as well as the humanities and exact sciences.

We would like to investigate the issues from different angles:

  1. The research of multicomponent objects using the knowledge in the field of exact sciences and humanities.
  2. Options and standards of documentation of objects carried out both during conservation treatment and for the purposes of inventorying museum collections.
  3. Practices in the field of conservation-restoration methods, in particular solutions enabling treatment on materials that require specific conservation processes, especially without the possibility of dismantling.                                                         
  4. The existing problems and their solutions in your institutions when it comes to determining the methods of safe storage for this type of objects (including preventive care, guidelines for relocating collections, monitoring the condition of the objects, safe transport).
  5. Options and limitations in the exhibition of objects.


  •  full paper (20 minutes)
  •  short paper (10 minutes)

Submissions of presentations will be accepted by the Scientific Council of the Conference. The publication of the volume of a monograph on the issues discussed at the conference is planned, published by The Nicolaus Copernicus University Press (reviewed and scored publications).


until June 15, 2021

  • accepting proposals for papers with a summary (1000 - 1800 characters) to the following e-mail: zkpis@umk.pl

until August 15, 2021

  • qualification of the proposals of papers
  • further announcements on the website of the Department of Paper and Leather Conservation and via e-mail

until October 1, 2021

  • payment of the conference fee in the amount of PLN 170. Information on how to pay the fees will be provided in the further announcements


Dorota Jutrzenka-Supryn, PhD
e-mail: aurora@umk.pl
Assoc. Prof. Tomasz Kozielec, Professor of the University of Nicolaus Copernicus
e-mail: Tomasz.Kozielec@umk.pl

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