Session 1: Mineralogical research and museums
Systematic and regional mineralogy; nomenclature and classification; new minerals;
symmetry and crystallography; crystal morphology; meteorites; gem minerals and
aggregates; cave minerals; analytical techniques and methods.
Session 2: Archaeomineralogy and cultural heritage
Archaeological mineralogy; archaeogemmology; archaeometry.
Session 3: Collection management and development
Trends in mineralogical or complex geological and natural history museums; acquisition;
conservation; unique samples; databases; computer and video applications.
Session 4: Museums, environment and society
History of mineralogical collections and museums; education; specific exhibits
(archaeomineralogy; ecomineralogy; ethnomineralogy; biominerals and medical mineralogy;
technical mineralogy); minerals and the arts; public relations; geoheritage and geotourism.