Sustainable Solutions for Conservation: new strategies for new times

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The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) and the Research Center for Heritage Conservation at the Universidad de Ingenieria & Tecnologia (UTEC) in Lima, are pleased to issue a call for proposals for the 30th biennial IIC Congress 2024 to be hosted in person and online in Lima, Peru, with hybrid Regional Live Hubs in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay.

Building on the success of the IIC 2022 Wellington Congress, we are delighted to announce that the Congress in 2024 will take a similar hybrid format, promoting a more sustainable and climate-friendly event. By offering the Congress in a hybrid form IIC aims to make this event as accessible and inclusive as possible, extending our global reach from Africa to Asia-Pacific, as well as offering the opportunity for in-person events, networking and experience of the unique culture and heritage that Peru has to offer.

The Congress theme is 'Sustainable Solutions for Conservation: New Strategies for New Times'.

The field of conservation has undoubtedly developed unequally and inequitably around the world, and it is not uncommon for countries with some of the richest heritage to be amongst the least developed. These discrepancies are widely recognized to have become more extreme with climate change and during the recent global pandemic, where limited resources are restricted even further. Sustainable conservation strategies are desperately needed to create safe and more affordable approaches that will increase protection for the world’s heritage and provide greater resilience to future world events and crises.

By proposing South America as the host for the 2024 IIC Congress and Lima as the main venue, our starting point will be the challenges associated with conserving Peru’s rich cultural heritage, but we’ll also look outwards to the similar challenges facing many other countries around the world. We would like this Congress to act as a catalyst to improve the IIC’s visibility and relevance to the region, as well as create a lasting legacy of connecting professionals and training programmes globally.

The call for proposals is now closed. Selected authors have all been contacted, further information and instructions for authors can be found here.

If you have any questions about the Congress please email the Congress team at: