2nd International Workshop on Heritage Stones





"The organizing committee, showing a high degree of optimism, decided to organize the Workshop in presence. The sessions will be online too, in order to permit the participation also for those who will meet difficulties in attending the meeting in Torino, next October.

We are glad to inform friends and colleagues that at the moment more that 35 abstracts have been sent for the II Workshop on Heritage Stones. The acceptance mail will be sent asap."

5th-7th / 10 / 2021, Torino, Italy - Politecnico di Torino (Castello del Valentino Salone d’Onore), Università di Torino (Rettorato) - Flyer_HS application/pdf (2,14 MB)

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 - at POLITO Castello del Valentino - Salone d’Onore

8.30 - 9.30: Registration

9.30 - 10.00: Welcome Speech

10.00 - 10.40: Keynote “The red imperial porphyry: the history of use, quarries and petrology of the most important and ubiquitous stone of antiquity” - Lorenzo Lazzarini

10.40 - 11.00: Coffee break

11.00 - 12.45: Working session - Heritage Stones from Europe: Case studies

12.45 - 14.00: Light lunch

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

16.30 - 18.30: TourinStones (geoturistic field trip in Turin)

19.00: Networking aperitif-dinner

Day 2 - at UNITO Rettorato

10.00 - 13.00: Egyptian Museum visit

13.00 - 14.00: Light lunch

14.00 - 14.30: Keynote “The latest state of the art in diagnostic, recording, monitoring and management of stone cultural heritage” - Alenka Mauko Pranjić

14.30 - 16.30: Working session – Heritage stones worldwide: state of the arts and representative samples from Asia, Africa, America, Oceania

16.30 - 17.00: Coffee break

17.00 - 17.30: Poster session

17.30 - 18: Conclusions

Day 3

Vicoforte sanctuary field trip and historical quarries visit

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 are in the link below:


CONTACT:  heritagestonesto@polito.it