Paul Gauguin. Mahana no atua (Day of the God), 1894. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.  © The Art Institute of Chicago
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CHICAGO – As part of their Public Programme offerings for the summer, the Art Institute of Chicago will be hosting a gallery talk focusing on the work of French post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguins.

Conservation and restauration work on wall paintings by Vlaho Bukovac, "blue room", retouch, Vlaho Bukovac House Museum, Cavtat. © Ana Požar Piplica
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This article focuses on the conservation and restoration work on wall paintings by Vlaho Bukovac (1855.-1922.), the founder of modern Croatian painting, which has been carried out in his birth house (today a museum) in Cavtat, Croatia.

Re-erection of the Pillar of King Yoganarendra Malla on the Patan Durbar Square © Institute of Conservation, University of Applied Arts Vienna
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Almost two years have passed since two devastating earthquakes hit the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal in April and May 2015.

Head, hands & heart © HKB 2017
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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.

Welcome to the June issue of NiC! As I was selecting material to include in this issue it became apparent, feature after feature, that this issue was going to have an uplifting feel with many positive stories shared by our contributors. NiC has never shied away from the harsh realities, we have dedicated extended issues to the horrors of wars, crimes and natural disasters. It is however also the case that often from negative events opportunities for positive outcomes may present in the...

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 of July 2017.

All IIC Honorary Fellows and Fellows have also been sent a traditional paper ballot in the post. Please make sure that you do not vote twice for the same candidate.

The link to these ballots on the IIC web-site is via the 'Vote' link you will see in the left hand column: www.iiconservation.org/vote

If you have any questions about this or would like further details or particulars on this matter please contact the IIC Office: www.iiconservation.org/contact

By order of Council

Deadline:
31 Jul 2017
Head, hands & heart © HKB 2017

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.

IIC is delighted to present its next training programme in collaboration with the Palace Museum this November in Beijing. This 9-day workshop is designed to give emerging conservation professionals who take care of textile collections a deeper insight into this fascinating field, which requires multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills to contribute to the well-being and long-term interest of the textile heritage.

Delivered by specialists with diverse experiences in the field, the workshop will begin with lectures presenting current approaches to preventive conservation and non-destructive analysis of textiles. This will be followed by lectures, practical session, case studies and group discussions focused on enabling participants to develop an understanding of the key principles and themes in the practice of textile conservation which are required to formulate and execute appropriate conservation treatments for textile objects at their institutions.

The workshop will draw on the comprehensive textile collections of Palace Museum, an institution with a longstanding reputation for the care of, and research into imperial textiles in China. It will also give participants the exceptional opportunity to explore the museum’s current exhibitions as well as its newly opened conservation studios equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

Deadline:
2 Jul 2017

Please join us for lunch from 12 noon in the Green Room, Chelsea
College of Arts in London on 26th June 2017. In the afternoon, for those
who would like to see them, we will be showing films connected to Chris'
work in the adjoining Banqueting Hall.
If you would like to join us and Christopher Clarkson's family please
follow the link to book your place: https://is.gd/Christopher_Clarkson

If you have photographs of Chris at any point in his life that you would
like share, please send a digital copy to: e.warner@arts.ac.uk and we
will try to include them in a photo montage that we will share with you
throughout the even

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We are delighted to announce that from this 2017 volume of Studies in Conservation (Volume 62) IIC's journal will be carrying even more papers in a greater number of pages. Previous volumes have been produced in six issues but this will be increased, from now on, to eight. You will receive two issue in one delivery – so that will be two Studies in Conservation sent out in one packet, four times a year. The first sending, of issues 1 and 2 of Volume 62, will be in March 2017 and then at later, equally spaced, dates throughput the year.

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