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Murals, Stone, and Rock Art Working Group
Triennial Programme 2017-2020

Working Group Activities and Projects 2017–2020:

Specific themes for investigation/ideas

  • Methods and techniques to assess and evaluate the influence of cleaning on painted surfaces on stone and plaster supports
  • Environmentally driven causes of deterioration and environmental control measures for sites with in situ murals, stone, rock art and mosaics
  • Raising awareness of rock art conservation




  • Plans for Interim Meeting/Workshop, “Living with Salts” (with University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Italian Switzerland SUPSI, Potsdam Fachhochschule and the University of Malta, Malta, 2019)
  • Encourage an exciting Working Group program at the next Triennial Conference in Beijing


  • Improve communication, update website, Facebook page


  • Membership actions (increase membership in all subject areas covered by the Working Group; encourage greater participation from less represented geographic regions, such as Asia)
  • A review in the form of a literature/bibliography list of past Interim Meeting publications by the Working Group
  • Work on obtaining author signatures on global permission forms for digital posting of past ICOM-CC Triennial publications
  • Consider a name change for Working Group


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