In September 2016, the city of Edinburgh hosted the course “Water and Paper Conservation Principles”, organised by The Scottish Conservation Studio
IIC is pleased to announce that the 2016 IIC Keck Award is awarded to the Natural History Museum, London, UK, for their ‘Blue Whale Project’. The Award itself was presented at the 2016 Los Angeles Congress.
In September 2015, the Natural History Museum’s conservation team began the work of checking, cleaning and dismantling a 25 metre long, 4.5 tonne blue whale skeleton. The specimen had been on public display in the Mammals Hall of the Museum since 1934, and will be re-suspended from the ceiling of the Museum’s main Hintze Hall from the summer of 2017. The whale will take the place of the Diplodocus cast that has stood in the Museum’s main entrance for 35 years.
Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, Melva Bucksbaum Associate Director for Conservation and Research at the Whitney Museum of American Art, has been awarded the biennial Forbes Prize for conspicuous services to Conservation by the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, its highest honour. Carol Mancusi-Ungaro is the twenty-fourth recipient of the Prize. The Forbes Prize, which includes delivering a lecture, will be delivered and presented at the 2016 IIC Congress (22nd to 16th September 2016) in Los Angeles ( see here for more details on the Congress).
IIC members will have now received, or will receive shortly, their membership renewal notices.
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