20/09/2010 - 24/09/2010
IIC was delighted to present the 23rd biennial IIC Congress, its first in the culturally rich and vibrant city of Istanbul. It was being held in partnership with the Sakıp Sabancı Museum and was held in the Sabancı Centre, situated near the heart of the city, and took place against the background of the varied and enticing Istanbul: European City of Culture 2010 programme.
- Technical programme part 1: Monday to Tuesday 20th & 21st September
- Visits within and beyond Istanbul: Wednesday 22nd September
- Technical programme part 2: Thursday & Friday 23rd & 24th September
A full programme of social events was planned, including two receptions and the Congress Gala dinner was held in the dramatic location of Istanbul’s historic cisterns. There were poster displays and a trade show by suppliers and service providers.
Parallel meetings included those for students and another for representatives of IIC regional Groups.
Conservation and the Eastern Mediterranean
The Congress focused on the conservation of moveable and immovable heritage in or from the Eastern Mediterranean. This included material held in collections around the world, the care and conservation of works of art, artifacts and sites, and the preservation of architecture, all reflecting the influences that have made this region one of the world’s richest centres of heritage.
The conference brought together the international professional community to present and exchange ideas, to debate conservation practices and cutting-edge research, to consider exciting new developments and thought-provoking challenges, and to make new connections between this region and all corners of the world.
An impressive range of over 40 speakers reported on contemporary thinking, current research and examples of best practice. Topics included:
- Site and urban conservation and management
- Conservation and research of textiles, sculpture, leather, and manuscripts
- Conservation of painted interiors and decorative surfaces
- Conservation of mosaics, wall paintings and tomb art
- Reviews of conservation history and techniques.
What registration brought you
The registration fee covered attendance throughout the event, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments every day of the technical programme, the printed Congress Preprints (and CD), prior on-line access to the abstracts and papers, and attendance at the evening receptions. There was an additional fee for the Congress Gala dinner and for the excursions on the Wednesday. Accompanying persons were welcome to the receptions at no cost; extra places on the excursions or at the Congress Gala dinner were available at the same cost as the main applicant to those events.