2nd International Workshop on Heritage Stones


Dear participants,

please, find in the following the general guidelines for all the in presence attendees at  the II Workshop on Heritage Stones.

According to the prevailing health and safety measures as of September 1st, 2021 (DL 111/2021) and following the official communication of the Rector of  Politecnico di Torino, all attendees upon entering the Conference venue are required :

- to have and display the COVID-19 green certificate, the so-called "Green Pass";

-to agree with the safety procedures of Politecnico di Torino

All the attendees can enter the Conference venue only if they have previously registered to the event online and the use of a face mask is mandatory.

Please, before travelling, visit the web page

We will appreciate if you can fully comply to these guidelines in order to avoid potential risks and undesirable situations.

Looking forward to meeting you in  Turin!

5th-7th / 10 / 2021, Torino, Italy - Politecnico di Torino, Università di Torino -  FINAL PROGRAM application/pdf (468.86 kB)

Following the I Workshop on Heritage Stones in Salamanca in October 2018, Torino (Politecnico and University) will host the II International Workshop on Heritage Stones 2021, supported by the IUGS Heritage Stone Sub commission. Three days of seminars, round tables and field trips will be organized to promote the heritage stones and their proper preservation, thanks to the participation of scientific experts and young researchers.

Oral presentations will be selected by the scientific committee among the received abstracts.

The participation of young researchers (minor than 35) is recommended in order to encourage the working session among Heritage Young Researchers.


DAY 1 - POLITO Castello del Valentino - Salone d’Onore

8.30 - 9.30        Registration

9.30 - 10.00      Welcome Speech

10.00 - 10.40    Keynote Lorenzo Lazzarini

10.40 - 11.00    Coffee break

11.00 - 13.00    Working session - Heritage Stones from Europe: Case studies

13.00 - 14.00    Light lunch

14.00 - 16.00    Working session - Historical quarries: uses, protection, regulatory limits, resources

16:15 - 16:30    Coffee break

16.30 - 19.00    TourinStones (geoturistic field trip in Turin)

19.00  Networking aperitif-dinner

DAY 2 

10.00 - 13.00    Egyptian Museum visit

13.00 - 14.00    Light lunch (free)           

POLITO Castello del Valentino - Salone d’Onore

14.00 - 14.30    Keynote Gurmeet Kaur

14.30 - 16.30    Working session – Heritage stones worldwide

16.30 - 17.00    Coffee break

17.00 - 17.30    Poster session

17.30 - 18:00    Conclusions


9:30 - 18:00  departure POLITO Castello del Valentino - Visit of Sacra di San Michele, Arch of Augustus in Susa and quarry

Bus - lunch in tipical osteria


The Organizing Committee of the II International Workshop on Heritage Stones has the pleasure to inform the scientific community about the Resources Policy - Virtual Special Issue, titled "Natural Stones and Cultural Heritage promotion and preservation", with the aims to collect scientific and interdisciplinary papers focused on topics connected to Natural Stones and  Cultural Heritage. Further informations            

CONTACT:  HeritagestonesTO@gmail.com



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