Turin - Piazza Castello © Enrico Aretini
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Preventive Conservation: The State of the Art - World Class Speakers, Sessions, Networking, Tours & Debates Exploring the biggest issues that exercise our field, this year’s IIC Congress is set to attract the best minds in conservation from around the world.

Standard rate registration is now open. Register before 22 July to take advantage of this rate and secure your place at Congress- register here or for more information about the registration rates and prices for the excursions, tours and the Grand Dinner go to IIC Turin Congress 2018.

Paper Conservation © IIC-ITCC/ Palace Museum

The Palace Museum

Despite the trend of declining reliance on paper in the face of smartphone screen and e-paper displays, our history is written on paper; and our knowledge and cultural identity also rest on a variety of paper artefacts ranging from paintings, photographs, prints, manuscripts, books, etc. While chemistry is at the heart of paper conservation science, the boundary between them is fluid—paper conservators often need to address mixed collections of these artefacts held in museums, libraries and archives. With the passage of time, these massive stocks of paper-based objects are among the most vulnerable cultural heritage to handle, and the caring for which is also highly labour intensive and time consuming.

25 May 2018
International Museum Day 2018 call for images and stories

Hyperconnected Museums: New Approaches, New Publics

May 18th is ICOM International Museum Day! With more than 36,000 museums in over 150 countries and territories participating, chances are your institution has something in the works for this big day. We, here at the International Institute of Conservation (IIC), want to hear about it!

IIC is collecting images and stories from museums around the world, which demonstrate their participation on this special day. We hope to highlight several of these institutions in the June publication of News in Conservation. Help IIC spread the museum love and contact us with your images and stories at: news@iiconservation.org

The deadline for applications to the Brommelle Memorial Fund for the 2018 Congress has been extended to 22nd May! These grants are only open to students enrolled in a full-time course of conservation training leading to a recognised academic qualification. Please go to the Grants page on the IIC Turin Congress webpage to download the application form

Welcome to the April issue of NiC, my last as editor of this beloved publication! In the last six years NiC has changed, moving from a printed format to a digital one with all the challenges that the move implied. NiC has also changed skin a few times, with the latest look reflecting IIC’s new brand identity and I feel fortunate to have been the editor overseeing most of these transformations. I will leave the publication in very capable hands – Sharra Grow has in fact being part of the...
2016 - 2017 Annual review front cover

The latest issue of IIC's Annual Review, for 2016 - 2017, published at the 2018 Annual General Meeting, is available from the IIC web-site here. This was presented at the 2017 Annual General Meeting and is the first in a new series of reviews to present IIC's activities and engagement throughout the past year. We hope you enjoy this latest issue of the new way of conveying news about IIC's current activities and future plans.