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International Congress on the
Deterioration and Conservation of Stone

At the invitation of the ISCS Board and with the agreement of the Organizing Committee of the 12th International Congress on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone, held in October 2012 at Columbia University in the City of New York, the papers of this congress have been made available on the ISCS website. Please note that most of the papers are watermarked as 'Draft' and authors are invited to confirm with the Editor Dr George Wheeler that their paper is in its final form. Please use the link on the left to access the congress programme and papers. It is anticipated that the full Proceedings of the congress will be published as a book in due course.

In offering this on-line facility, it is emphasised that the ISCS is not responsible for the editing of the New York conference papers. The views and conclusions of the papers are the sole responsibility of the author(s).

The venues and years of international congresses on the Deterioration and Conservation of Stone are listed below. The accessibility of papers presented at these congresses is variable. Formal Proceedings in book form were published for several meetings. Where proceedings are not generally available it may prove possible in due course for ISCS to offer on-line versions of papers via this website, subject to the agreement of the congress organisers and publishers and when resources permit.

13th Congress:
Paisley in 2016
12th Congress:
New York in 2012
11th Congress: Torun in 2008
10th Congress: Stockholm in 2004
9th Congress: Venice in 2000
8th Congress: Berlin in 1996
7th Congress: Lisbon in 1992
6th Congress: Torun in 1988
5th Congress: Lausanne in 1985
4th Congress: Louisville in 1982
3rd Congress: Venice in 1979
2nd Congress: Athens in 1976
1st Congress: La Rochelle in 1972