The temporary conservation studio in the Old Library. © Image used with kind permission of the Masters and Fellows of Magdalene College Cambridge
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A major challenge for emerging conservators is how to continue developing their skills and experience after completing formal training.

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Conservation with Head, Hands and Heart

Bern, 12th & 13th October 2017

Please join us for lunch from 12 noon in the Green Room, Chelsea
College of Arts in London on 26th June 2017. In the afternoon, for those
who would like to see them, we will be showing films connected to Chris'
work in the adjoining Banqueting Hall.
If you would like to join us and Christopher Clarkson's family please
follow the link to book your place:

If you have photographs of Chris at any point in his life that you would
like share, please send a digital copy to: and we
will try to include them in a photo montage that we will share with you
throughout the even

Turin - Piazza San Carlo © Enrico Aretini

Turin, 10 – 14 September 2018

Simultaneous call for papers and posters - deadline extended to 5 June!

It will be 24 years since an IIC Congress last specifically addressed issues in preventive conservation, in Ottawa in 1994. The field has developed enormously since 1994: preventive conservation has a central position in museum, site and heritage management. In addition to capturing developments and changes in scientific understanding and practice, this congress will focus on current issues that exercise our field and will look to the future. It will build on some recent IIC initiatives, including the 2008 Congress on Conservation and Access and the IIC/ICOM-CC environmental guidelines developed at the 2014 Hong Kong Congress.

5 Jun 2017
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Welcome to the new issue of NiC, the first sporting IIC’s brand-new look! The new look follows some other changes that you might (I hope!) have noticed, namely the addition of some new sections to our e-paper, including the Fellowship corner, the Book review area and IIC’s President column From the President’s Desk. This is a good opportunity to thank Will Shank, our Book Review editor whose work ensures that we have a steady stream of interesting books to add to our reading lists...

We are delighted to announce that from this 2017 volume of Studies in Conservation (Volume 62) IIC's journal will be carrying even more papers in a greater number of pages. Previous volumes have been produced in six issues but this will be increased, from now on, to eight. You will receive two issue in one delivery – so that will be two Studies in Conservation sent out in one packet, four times a year. The first sending, of issues 1 and 2 of Volume 62, will be in March 2017 and then at later, equally spaced, dates throughput the year.

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