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EGYPT – A group of terrorists believed to belong to the Islamic state attacked Egyptian security forces at the entrance of St. Catherine's Monastery in the south Sinai region of Egypt.

City of Bern © Bern Tourismus
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Conservation with Head, Hands and Heart

Bern, 12th & 13th October 2017

Aboriginal Rock Art, Kakadu National Park, Australia. © Thomas Schoch, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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CANBERRA - A team of researchers from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and the Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new technique that will, for the first time, allow a more precise dating of Aust

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During the last ten years, the International Trust for Croatian Monuments has been supporting, among other projects, the International Conservation Workshop on the small island of Lopud, a 45-minute boat journey from Dubrovnik.

Welcome to the new issue of NiC, the first sporting IIC’s brand-new look! The new look follows some other changes that you might (I hope!) have noticed, namely the addition of some new sections to our e-paper, including the Fellowship corner, the Book review area and IIC’s President column From the President’s Desk. This is a good opportunity to thank Will Shank, our Book Review editor whose work ensures that we have a steady stream of interesting books to add to our reading lists...
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Conservation and/or museum professionals are cordially invited to join the textile conservation symposium entitled “Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last” jointly organised by IIC, the Palace Museum in Beijing and the Conservation Office of the Hong Kong SAR.

The symposium will take place on 24-26 November at the Hong Kong Museum of History. 18 textile specialists and scholars from various institutions will present case studies and latest research findings on the conservation issues, as well as the artistic and historical aspects of textile artefacts ranging from thangkas, embroideries, archaeological textiles along the Silk Road, and royal and ethnic costumes. Details about the programme can be found at https://goo.gl/FYPkRx

30 Apr 2017
Turin - Piazza San Carlo © Enrico Aretini

Turin, 10 – 14 September 2018

Simultaneous call for papers and posters

It will be 24 years since an IIC Congress last specifically addressed issues in preventive conservation, in Ottawa in 1994. The field has developed enormously since 1994: preventive conservation has a central position in museum, site and heritage management. In addition to capturing developments and changes in scientific understanding and practice, this congress will focus on current issues that exercise our field and will look to the future. It will build on some recent IIC initiatives, including the 2008 Congress on Conservation and Access and the IIC/ICOM-CC environmental guidelines developed at the 2014 Hong Kong Congress.

8 May 2017

24-26 November 2017
Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last
The Conservation Office of the Hong Kong SAR is delighted to announce its upcoming collaboration with IIC and the Palace Museum (PM) in Beijing to host a two and a half days symposium dedicated to textiles conservation.

Besides conservation issues, the symposium will also address the artistic and historical aspects of textile artefacts ranging from thangkas, embroideries, archaeological textiles along the Silk Road, and royal and ethnic costumes across the East and West. 18 distinguished textile specialists and scholars from across the world will present case studies and latest research findings on the subjects.

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.

Don't forget that as well as the first-rate, edited Studies papers you will receive in the post you are able able to access many more online as these are published electronically before they are printed. You can find out more at the publications page of the IIC web-site.

Welcome to the February edition of News in Conservation. The big news is that NiC is changing skin and this is the last ever issue sporting the current look; from April 2017, NiC will adopt a new image to unify under a common branding all IIC’s publications and the website. To learn more about the changes all you need to do is to read IIC’s President Sarah Staniforth’s column, where all will be explained. Rest assured though – we are changing NiC’s look but the spirit of the publication...