Gels Conference

Date: 16 Oct 2017 – 18 Oct 2017   Location: Emmanuel Centre, London

A huge Thank You to everyone that came to the conference, we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did.

We will be uploading videos of the conference presentations, which can be watched here.

The conference proceedings are published as printed pre-prints available here, contact the Archetype Office at

The papers and posters shown in the conference programme covered topics on the theory of Gels, recent developments in Gel technologies, clearance and residues, systematic evaluation of Gel properties and effects, preparation and practical issues with case studies concerning: wall paintings, easel paintings, contemporary art, textiles, archaeological objects, paper, sculpture, mixed media, traditional materials and more.

This 3 day conference, Gels in Conservation, was organised by IAP in association with Tate and was held at The Emmanuel Centre in London.It was a gathering of conservators, conservation and other scientists, and students of conservation to present and discuss the theory and practical use of gels in various branches of conservation (paintings, paper, wall paintings, textiles, museum objects etc).


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