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.

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Symposium venue: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong welcomes you!
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.

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'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.

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