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Wood Conservation Course

Every other year since 1984 the International Course on Wood Conservation Technology (ICWCT) has been organised by the Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

'Hands on' at the International Course on Wood Conservation Technology. Photo: Directorate for Cultural Heritage

The course is held in cooperation with International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

The next course

The next ICWCT will be held in May/June 2018.

The course announcement and application form will be available on ICCROM’s website in May 2017.

The aim of the course

The aim of ICWCT is to promote cultural understanding and research in the field of wood conservation, and to be a valuable resource for the work of the individual participants in their respective countries. The course is directed towards professionals who have been working for some years within the field of wood conservation.

The ICWCT covers a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Theoretical and practical aspects of wood conservation are given equal consideration throughout the course. The course concludes with a written exam, which awards university credits if passed.

Both national and international experts in the field of wood conservation will give lectures on different topics such as wood anatomy, window conservation, the stave churches and climate change. The course will also include practical exercises, workshops, field studies and museum visits.

The main part of the course will take place at the premises of Riksantikvaren (the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage) in Oslo. 


If you have any questions regarding the course, please contact Anne Nyhamar, E-mail: any@ra.no

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