The XIth edition of “Doina Darvaş” Conservation-Restoration Conference, having the theme Restoration – acquittal of a duty or profitable investment?, that took place during the 1st – 3rd of November 2017, intended to draw the attention, through the selected scientific contributions, on the accomplishments and novelties in the domain, as well as on the priorities, considering the current decline of the heritage protection due to insufficient funding, the alarming decrease in the number of professionals and the lack of understanding of both the importance and the profitability of the heritage rescue activity.
The main sections of CONScience 2017 were:
- Professional training in the service of heritage knowledge and salvation
- Good practices in movable heritage preservation
- Monuments rescue – a national emergency.
With the same occasion the exhibition Restitutions, made with objects conserved and restored within “Dimitrie Gusti” National Village Museum was opened for the public, while the traditional round table of the conference had the theme Restoration – between professionalism and imposture.
The selected papers will be published in RESTITUTIO, the Conservation-Restoration Bulletin, no. 11, that will be issued in 2018.