5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE YOuth in COnservation of CUltural Heritage YOCOCU 2016

September 21 - 23, 2016
Museum conservators, restorers, researchers, art historians, professionals and students of conservation, restoration and the management of cultural and artistic heritage
Registration period: Until June 30, 2016
Registration method: deadline expired
Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200 and 400
Submission of proposals

Submitting proposals until May 15, 2016

Format: 1 page in DOC or DOCX format in English. For further information, please download the “abstract template”. 

Please send your abstract/summary by email (subject: YOCOCU 2016 abstract) to:


General: 150€
Young people*: 80€
Youth members of any YOCOCU association: 65€
Young students and unemployed youth**: 30€
Young students and unemployed youth who are a member of any YOCOCU association: 20€

*Under 35 years of age (confirmed with either a passport or ID card)
** Students or unemployed people must submit a copy of any document that confirms their status

Accreditation with a supporting document must be sent to:


No refunds will be made once the attendance fee has been paid

Any receipts of payment must be requested beforehand

The fee includes attendance to the meetings, congressman set, digital book of abstracts, certificate of attendance, coffee during breaks, the ability to join complementary activities to the Congress and entrance to the Museum from September 21 to 24

Payment method:

Account: Banco Santander 0049 0001 53 2311826069

IBAN (international transfers) ES44 0049 0001 5323 1182 6069

SWIFT (international transfers) BSCHESMMXXX

Account holder: Fundación Museo Reina Sofía

Details of payment: YOCOCU2016 + name and surname of participant


A certificate of attendance will be issued and endorsed by the organisation, provided that enrolment has been formalised and the three days of the event have been attended, and recorded on the signature sheet available in each session

Furthermore, attendance certificates will be issued to authors who give presentations or present a poster

Certificates will be awarded on 23 September at the closing of the event


Department of Conservation-Restoration. restauracion4@museoreinasofia.es Tlf: 917741000 ext 2147

Mónica Álvarez de Buergo. Institute of Geosciences IGEO (CSIC-UCM), YOCOCU Spain Chair. yococu2016@yococu2016.com espanayococu@gmail.com Tlf. 913944902

Supported by:

Iperion, Panatec, Olympus, Illy, Programa Geomateriales and Universitá della Calabria

Endorsed by:

ICCROM, International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

Organized by
The Museo Reina Sofía’s Department of Conservation-Restoration, the YOCOCU (YOuth in COnservation of CUltural Heritage) association and the Institute of Geosciences (CSIC-UCM)
In collaboration with
Fundación Museo Reina Sofía Sofía and World Monuments Fund
Fundación Mapfre

The Museo Reina Sofía’s Department of Conservation-Restoration, the Geosciences Institute (CSIC-UCM), and the YOCOCU (YOuth in COnservation of CUltural Heritage) association have organized the fifth edition of the International Conference on Youth in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, celebrated from 21 to 23 September at the auditoriums of Nouvel Building. 

This international congress aims to form a meeting point for young professionals and experts with a broad background in the sphere of the restoration and conservation of cultural heritage, securing a platform for them to disseminate their research and share experiences.

These biannual event was successfully celebrated in different cities: Rome (2008), Palermo (2010), Antwerp (2012) and Agsu-Azerbaiyan (2014). Museum conservators, restorers, researchers, art historians, professionals and students of conservation, restoration and the management of cultural and artistic heritage of all ages were invited to attend.

During the congress several surveys, issues and topics related to the conservation and restoration field were presented, such as the development of non destructive techniques, new materials and technologies for the analyses and intervention. In addition political, economics and educative issues concerning the heritage conservation and dissemination were discussed.

Attendance has been a success: 360 professionals from 38 countries from over the world, underlining the contribution of institutions such as the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) in Baku, the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, the Liverpool John Moores University in Liverpool, La Sapienzia - Università di Roma in Rome or IPERION CH, Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure ON Cultural Heritage.

Next edition will take place in Matera, Italy, 2018.

(Download the Publication - PDF)

Publication Yococu 2016