The society hosts and promotes a wide variety of meetings and conferences:

“New Trends in Cultural Heritage Biodeterioration” – Coimbra, Portugal, 5th – 7th September 2018

The IBBS 2018 meeting, “New Trends in Cultural Heritage Biodeterioration”, will take place at the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in the world (established 1290) from 5th — 7th September 2018.


Coimbra was founded by the Romans as Aeminium and is located in the centre of Portugal. It still contains well preserved remains from ancient times, such as the visitable cryptoporticus, an underground gallery built around the 1st century AD, the 13th Century Gothic Monastery of Sta Clara-a-Velha, the 12th Century Romanesque Cathedral of Sé Velha, and the 11th Century Church of S. Tiago. Coimbra was formerly a walled city, and some remains of this wall are still visible.

The UNESCO World Heritage site of “University of Coimbra, Alta and Sofia” is one of the most visited monuments in Portugal. Home to the very characteristic Fado de Coimbra, and bathed by the Mondego river, Coimbra is a very welcoming and tourist-friendly city.

We look forward to welcoming you there in 2018. Contact Nuno Mesquita for more information —