Support for students and bringing together seasoned experts is how IIC keeps ahead in a rapidly changing world, and has been doing so since 1951. We are expanding opportunities for development, forums for exchange and continuing support to strengthen conservation. All these are funded by members’ efforts. IIC achieves its long term past and future through the support of members like you. We make and share IIC’s mission.
In planning your future, consider legacy giving to IIC for the future of heritage preservation.
An investment in IIC will change the future: for example
- £612 will provide 2 years membership to an institution in an area where conservation is under-resourced.
- £900 will support a student attending IIC’s biennial congress.
- £5,500 will support a themed issue of Studies available to conservators around the world.
- £10,000 will fund the next “Dialogue for the New Century”.
- £25,000 will fund the Congress preprints to make advances in conservation even more widely available.
Opportunities for conservation around the world
The Department of Conservation at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia has been given 2 years membership so that the students can increase their professionalism through working with IIC.
Currently 12 institutions are being supported. There are more institutions with similar needs, but there is not the cash to pay for all those who would benefit. The Opportunities Fund needs a major injection to ensure its long term success.
Students are the seed corn for conservation
Student conferences, student poster sessions and students at our congresses are being supported by IIC funds. Although 19 grants were given for the Vienna Congress, pressure is increasing as the number and merit of these emerging professionals make increasing demands. The innovative Brommelle Memorial Fund needs constant topping up for the up and coming conservators.
Debate – Where do we go next?
Dialogues for the New Century are vigorous public debates addressing pressing issues in heritage conservation. From conservation of contemporary art to preservation of historic films and saving frozen archaeological remains, leaders in the field debate potential responses with the audience. Transcripts and translations of these Dialogues, available online, have become a valuable resource for all those planning for the future. If these exciting promoters of change are to continue, the costs have to be found from donations.
Publishing the best, forward looking, papers
Conservation advances best when the best knowledge is made widely available, one of IIC’s core aims. Publication which goes beyond the well established has required support in the past and will continue to need it in the future. IIC will need additional funding to extend its publication reach, both in topic and geographically.
When it comes time to consider a lasting legacy don’t just think about a gift…
think about making a difference.
Think about IIC
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