DAYTON, Ohio - A restoration team from the National Museum of the U.S.
October 23-27, 2017
The IIC LinkedIn group will be hosting a Dialogue with Samantha Skelton regarding her recent Studies in Conservation article, Testing the limits: The theoretical development and practical reality of a large-scale agarose gel treatment for a discolored Morris Louis, Studies in Conservation (2016) 61:sup2. 214-218.
All IIC LinkedIn group members are invited to participate in this online discussion with the author. If you are not yet a member of the IIC LinkedIn group, it’s easy and free to join using your LinkedIn account. While IIC membership is not required to participate in this event, only IIC LinkedIn group members will be able to ask questions and make comments.
Notice to all IIC Hon. Fellows and Fellows
The latest electronic ballot for election to IIC's Fellowship has just been posted on the IIC web-site and you are invited to take part in this. The ballot is open to all IIC Fellows in good standing (i.e. those whose membership fees are up to date) and to all IIC Honorary Fellows.
The ballot ends on the 31st October 2017.
All IIC Hon. Fellows and Fellows who have selected to vote electronically and for whom we hold a valid e-mail address will receive this notice. All those who have elected to receive communications from IIC in paper form will have been sent all the voting options in the form of the traditional paper ballot.
The link to these ballots on the IIC web-site is via the 'Vote' link you will see in the left hand column.
IIC is inviting applications for a new role of Executive Director. The salary will be ca. £50k for an initial three-year contract.
The Executive Director is a new role at IIC and will play a critical part in moving IIC to become a more professional, outwardly-focussed organisation. The post holder will be expected to add significant energy and professionalism to what has been a largely volunteer run organisation.
The job is located in the UK and is on a home working basis, with regular attendance at the IIC office in London.
IIC’s fourth Student & Emerging Conservator Conference will be held in Bern on the 12th & 13th October 2017. Following on from the successful 2015 (Warsaw), 2013 (Copenhagen) and 2011 (London) Student & Emerging Conservator Conferences this conference will allow those at the start of their professional journeys the chance to discuss and explore the way ahead. The title of the 2017 conference is inspired by the Swiss educational philosopher Joachim Pestalozzi, whose credo of 'Learning with Head, Heart, and Hands' is also very applicable to the conservation profession.
Action from members and NiC subscribers required.
The way that IIC sends emails has changed and it now includes an external provider: Campaign Monitor. Automated emails about membership renewals, congress submissions and emails from your account's contact forms will still be delivered by IIC's own server. Mass emails to the membership or to the subscribers of News in Conservation will be delivered by Campaign Monitor. This change was necessary to simplify the management of the thousands of emails sent from IIC each month.
You can renew on the website (renewal instructions are in red on the upper right side of the front page of this web-site), or by using the form that you will receive by post in the next few weeks.
New membership bands
IIC has introduced a new membership structure that takes effect for renewal for the July 2017 to June 2018 membership year and you can read all about these in the main article here ...
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.
IIC's new Annual Review 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 new way of conveying news about IIC's activities and future plans.