The nature of conservation practice is constantly changing. This constant change is reflected in the theme of next year’s IIC congress Preventive Conservation: the State of the Art.
Notice is hereby given that the sixty-eighth Annual General Meeting of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works will be held at the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE, on Monday 22nd January 2018 at 6.00 pm.
IIC is delighted to announce that the 2018 Congress will host its fifth 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 field to take part in an international conference. Student posters will be displayed prominently 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 will also be welcomed at a later stage for display on the IIC website.
This week IIC, the International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, welcomes Sarah Stannage as the Institute’s first Executive Director. Sarah starts her new role, focussing on strategic development of IIC, on 1 January 2018 and will join the Institute’s present staff of three.
Sarah Stannage said: “It is an enormous honour to take on this new role within an organisation that plays such an important role in promoting conservation all around the world. The dedication of Fellows and members who commit their time to support the IIC is truly inspirational. I am looking forward very much to working with Council, Fellows, members of IIC and the team at the IIC Office as we lead the organisation on the next stage of its journey”.
Conservation and museum professionals are cordially invited to join the textile conservation symposium entitled 'Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last' jointly presented by IIC, the Palace Museum in Beijing and the Conservation Office of the Hong Kong SAR.
The third thematic workshop in the IIC International Training Centre for Conservation (IIC-ITCC) series has successfully opened on 14 November. With the focus on textile conservation, 23 mid-career conservation professionals, representing a spectacular variety of backgrounds from around the world, have been selected to attend this intensive hands on workshop. The workshop is now taking place for the first time in the newly established ‘Hospital for Conservation’ at the Palace Museum, also the largest science institution for heritage conservation in China. Prior to the opening ceremony, participants were privileged to be given a preview of the Hospital guided by Dr Jixiang Shan, Director of the Palace Museum.
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