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Aleppo, one of the oldest cities in the world, is often described as the most dangerous city in the world. The destruction is considered parallel to that of Hiroshima after World War II. This industrial capital of Syria is lacking all essential... Read more
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Cultural heritage, in both its tangible and intangible forms, constitutes a record of the creativity of mankind, and it functions as a line of continuity for human beings as well as the representation of their past and present. As cultural heritage... Read more
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News in Conservation was granted an exclusive interview with Prof. Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director General, Directorate General of Antiquities... Read more
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15 Jun 2015

IIC, the International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, condemns the destruction of the ancient Assyrian site of Nimrud, Iraq, by Islamic State militants.

This city, founded in the 13th century BCE , is of inestimable cultural importance not only for Iraq, but for the development of civilisation as a whole. There can be no justification for calculated desecration of and damage to this irreplaceable site, or to other ancient archaeological sites here...

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In January 2015 IIC’s Annual General Meeting took place at the Council Room of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in London. In the course of the event, the IIC Council presented an Honorary Fellowship to John Stuart Mills.

Welcome to the February Special Edition of News in Conservation, the first to be entirely dedicated to a specific theme – Heritage in Conflict Zones. I am very grateful to the authors who accepted the invitation to contribute with inspiring and thought-provoking articles, often coming from first-hand experiences. A special thank you goes to the Syrian Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums in the person of its Director General Prof. Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim who graciously... Read more

IIC, together with ICOM-CC , the International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation, is pleased to announce a joint Declaration on Environmental Guidelines. Developed by the two organisations over the last eighteen months and finalised at recent conferences in Melbourne, Australia ( ICOM-CC) and Hong Kong (IIC), the declaration provides guidance for collecting institutions , both large and small, on how to provide sustainably responsible environmental conditions for...

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