Wood (Conservation of)

ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Wood (IIWC)

The ICOMOS International Wood Committee (IIWC) was established in 1975. The objective of IIWC is to promote international cooperation in the field of preservation of wood in buildings and structures and to advise on the development of ICOMOS programs in this field. IIWC provides a forum for the interchange of experience, ideas, knowledge, and the results of research. It aims to coordinate existing studies, promote further studies, extend technical cooperation and to establish links with specialised institutions or industrial organisations in appropriate fields.


Principles for the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage, Adopted at the ICOMOS General Assembly in Delhi, 2017


New Horizons in the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage 21st IIWC Symposium, York 2018 – Symposium Proceedings (links to PDF of 19MB)


Proceedings of the 22nd International Symposium OF THE IIWC, Bilbao, Spain, September 30th 2019 – October 2nd 2019 (links to PDF of 14MB)


Proceedings of the 1st IIWC Wooden Heritage Course, San Sebastian, Spain, October 3rd – 5th 2019 (links to PDF of 3MB)