IIC is delighted to announce that the 2016 IIC Congress will host its fourth Student Poster Session, which will give students and recent graduates the opportunity to communicate their projects in a special section of the congress poster display. The aim of this session is to provide a peer-reviewed platform for research and work on conservation projects being undertaken by students and recent graduates. This is an opportunity for those who are starting out in the conservation field to take part in conservation’s international showcase. Student Posters will be displayed prominently throughout the meeting and, as with the main poster session, there will be a programmed session giving delegates the opportunity to speak to poster authors. A pdf-format file of your poster would also be welcomed at a later stage to enable display on the IIC web-site.
Authors of proposals submitted for the IIC 2016 Los Angeles Conference should have received news regarding their abstracts. If you have not received news about selection, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
IIC 2016 Congress Technical Committee
A year to the day after the 2014 IIC Hong Kong Congress, the IIC International Training Centre for conservation (IIC-ITCC) was successfully launched on Sunday 22 September in Beijing.
The inaugural programme, jointly organised by IIC and the Palace Museum of China (PM), was focused preventive conservation and linked issues. The programme is being led by a teaching team of 9 distinguished speakers from IIC and the Palace Museum. Sarah Staniforth, President of IIC, Dr Jixiang Shan, Director of the Palace Museum and Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Secretary for Administration of Hong Kong Government, together officiated at the opening ceremony and unveiled a commemorative plaque for the training centre.
IIC, the International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, condemns unreservedly the murder of Khaled Asaad, head of antiquities at Palmyra.
Mr Asaad was head of antiquities at the ancient ruins of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for more than fifty years. He was involved in the early excavation and conservation-restoration work at the site and carried on this work for four decades until his retirement in 2003. He worked with UNESCO and the European Commission on Palmyra-related projects. His most important discovery was that of the city’s major road networks and a number of tombs around the ruins. A scholar of Aramaic, Mr Asaad wrote more than 20 books on Palmyra and the Silk Road and his work was fundamental for an understanding of this city, an important trading hub in Antiquity between the Far Eastern and Mediterranean countries.
If you have not already renewed your IIC membership for 2015 - 2016 please use the IIC web-site to renew: follow the Renewal instructions on the right hand side of the front page. We will be sending out renewal reminder forms by post to members who have not already paid their membership fee; if you use the paper form to renew please do not renew on the web-site as well.
The membership rates for 2015 - 2016 have been held at the same level as for the previous year!
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IIC continues to grow and develop – through your efforts and support. We value your involvement very much. By renewing your membership for 2015, you continue to be part of the exciting and developing community that is IIC, the International Institute for Conservation.