Our Work Depends on Your Generosity
It’s difficult to comprehend just how significant it was for the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) to be founded in 1950, just after WW2. It marked not just the creation of a learned society but the start of the modern age of conservation.
Support the Future of Conservation
We believe conservation is of great value to everyone. By looking after our own and others’ cultural identity we are helping to improve the richness and quality of life for all. The way we do this is by educating, enabling and recognising excellence. This commitment drives everything we do.
A donation to IIC can be transformative:
- £150 will fund a support grant for a students or early career professional attending IIC’s biennial congress.
- £5,500 will cover the costs of a themed issue of Studies in Conservation or promote a number of Open Access articles available to conservators and cultural heriatge professionals around the world.
- £10,000 helps IIC deliver engaging programmes, such as our IIC Point of the Matter Dialogues that promote public outreach and debate on issues that are relevant to the sector.
- £25,000 would make a significant contribution to our IIC Opportunities Fund, supporting conservation in countries with emerging economies and to help make opprotunities for working in conservation more equitable for all.
How to donate
- Members can log in to their accounts to donate.
- Non-members of IIC, who would like to donate to support the profession and the next generation can get in touch with our office here or create a user account to complete a donation.
Organisational supporters may wish to consider sponsorship or partnership opportunities, further information can be found here.
You might also want to consider giving a legacy.
Donating to Support our Grants, Awards and Prizes
IIC offers a number of awards and prizes - some helping students and early career curators to get support for training and events, others to highlight some of the best work coming out of the profession.
By becoming an IIC Gold, Silver or Bronze supporter, you are donating to the IIC’s Opportunities Fund. IIC's Opportunities Fund was established in 2010 and supports membership for individuals and institutions who cannot easily afford the annual subscription fees, as well as providing needs-based learning grants and seed funding for collaborative projects focused with Band 2, 3 and 4 countries. Find out more here.
The Brommelle Memorial Fund was established in 1990 in memory of Norman Brommelle, who was Secretary-General of IIC between 1958 and 1988. The fund is used to provide assistance for students of conservation who are IIC members and wish to attend the Institute's International Congresses. Find out more here.
IIC Keck Award
In 1994, the IIC Council announced the establishment of the IIC Keck Award, generously endowed by Sheldon and Caroline Keck to commemorate their shared lives of distinguished achievement in conservation. The cash award is presented every two years at the IIC Congress. You can find out more here.
You can read more about the stories from recipients and opportunities provided by IIC in our Prizes, Grant and Awards here.