Every two years an award is offered to the individual or group who, in the opinion of IIC Council, has done most to further public appreciation of what the conservation profession achieves. The award consists of a certificate and a cash prize of £1000, presented at the biennial IIC Congress.
Details of previous award winners can be found on the IIC website at the Keck Award pages.
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 Lecture will be delivered at the 2016 IIC Congress will take place from 12th to the 16th September 2016, in Los Angeles.
Location: Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BE
IIC is holding a half-day meeting on copyright as it relates to use by conservation professionals for scholarly publications, newsletters, web-based publications including news and information sharing, etc.
The format will be that of an IIC round table discussion: a panel of four speakers will give short presentations, and there will be a lengthy discussion session, which will be recorded. The speakers will represent:
• DACS - on copyright in images
• IIC’s publisher Taylor & Francis Routledge – on writing for scholarly publications, and the things every author should know about copyright
• Tate Legal’s Intellectual Property Manager – on works still in copyright, and their use in publications, website, teaching and reviewing events
• The J Paul Getty trust – on copyright in books and from the US perspective.
IIC is seeking a volunteer to support the IIC Web Master to allow further expansion of its on-line activity.
Whilst the details of the role will depend on the skill, experience and available time of the successful applicant, it is desirable that the assistant is conversant with the technical aspects of website building and maintenance, including Drupal administration and setup, php programming, LAMP, cPanel and SQL software.
For more details, please contact Graham Voce, Executive Secretary at the IIC Office.
EwaGlos, an illustrated glossary of conservation terms for wall paintings and architectural surfaces is now available online.
The book is the result of a European project containing English definitions with translations into Bulgarian, Croatian, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Spanish and Turkish. Edited by Angela Weyer, Pilar Roig Picazo, Daniel Pop, JoAnn Cassar, Aysun Özköse, JeanMarc Vallet and Ivan Srša (series of publications by the Hornemann Institute 17), the book can be downloaded free of charge from: http://dx.doi.org/10.5165/hawk-hhg/233 and http://dx.doi.org/10.5165/hawk-hhg/234