The Organisers - Hong Kong 2014

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Congress Organising Committee


Shing-wai Chan - Conservation Office, LCSD


Maggie Pang - Film & Cultural Exchange Section, LCSD
Alice Tsang - Conservation Office, LCSD
Evita Yeung - Conservation Office, LCSD
Angela Cheung - Conservation Office, LCSD
Andrew Chung - Conservation Office, LCSD
Dominic Kan - Conservation Office, LCSD
Albert Lai - Conservation Office, LCSD
Wing-fai Lai - Conservation Office, LCSD
Eddy Leung - Conservation Office, LCSD
Angela Liu - Conservation Office, LCSD
Casey Liu - Conservation Office, LCSD
Athena Wong - Conseration Office LCSD
Carol Tang - Conseration Office, LCSD
Jonathan Tse - Conservation Office, LCSD

Jo Kirby Atkinson - IIC
Velson Horie - IIC
Graham Voce - IIC

Technical Committee


Austin Nevin - National Research Council, Italy


Jo-Kirby Atkinson - IIC
Bertrand Lavedrine - National Museum of Natural History, France
Sarah Foskett - University of Glasgow, UK
Shing-wai Chan - Conservation Office, LCSD, Hong Kong
Wingfai Lai- Conservation Office, LCSD, Hong Kong
Nanke Schellmann - Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria
Paul Jett - Scholar and conservator of Asian sculpture and metal artefacts (formerly of the Smithsonian Institution, US)

Editorial Committee


Joyce H Townsend - Tate Gallery, UK
Austin Nevin - National Research Council, Italy


Barry Knight - (formerly of the British Library) UK
Shayne Rivers - Victoria & Albert Museum, UK

IIC Council

President - Sarah Staniforth (National Trust)

President Emeritus - Jerry Podany (J. Paul Getty Museum)

Vice-Presidents: Julian Bickersteth (Australia), David Saunders (British Museum),
Mikkel Scharff (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts)

Secretary-General - Jo Kirby Atkinson (United Kingdom)

Treasurer - Velson Horie (United Kingdom)

Director of Publications - Joyce H Townsend (Tate)

Director of Communications - Julian Bickersteth (Australia)

Ordinary Members of Council:
Richard Kerschner (Shelburne Museum)
Valentine Walsh (United Kingdom)
Cornelia Weyer (Restaurierungszentrum der Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf / Schenkung Henkel)
Amber Kerr Allison (Lunder Conservation Center - Smithsonian American Art Museum)
Shing-wai Chan (Hong Kong Government's Conservation Office)
Madhavan Velayudhan Nair (National Museum Institute, National Museum, New Delhi)
Austin Nevin (Istituto Nazionale di Fotonica - Consiglio Nazionale delleRicerche (IFN-CNR), Dipartimento di Fisica, Politecnico di Milano)
Lorenzo Appolonia (Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta, Dep. of Cultural Heritage and Activities)
Stavroula Golfomitsou (UCL Qatar)
Barbara Reeve (Australian War Memorial, Canberra)
Tiina Sonninen (Konservointi T. Sonninen Oy)

IIC Staff

Graham Voce - Executive Secretary
Valerie Compton-Taylor - Membership Secretary
Teresa Dewane - Office Assistant

Sponsors and Supporting Organisations

IIC is most grateful to the following organisations who have so generously helped with this event in one way or another:

Bei Shan Tang Foundation logo
Bei Shan Tang Foundation (the "Foundation") was founded by the late Dr. Lee Jung Sen in 1985, a distinguished philanthropist in Hong Kong known for his support of Chinese art and culture. Dr. Lee was a long time supporter of initiatives in the field of Chinese art at many universities, research institutions, museums and cultural organizations around the world including those at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, its Institute of Chinese Studies and its Art Museum.
The primary mission of the Foundation is to promote Chinese art and culture and to support education. In this connection, it organizes and administers exchange programmes, forums and training for museum professionals as well as providing financial support for programmes in Chinese art and culture organized by museums, universities, schools and NGOs. The Foundation also provides financial support to educational institutions as well as funding scholarships for students principally from Hong Kong.
Tru Vue logo
Tru Vue has a complete line of high-performance glazing for display of private and museum collections, including Optium® Acrylic Glazing. Tru Vue is a manufacturer of glass & acrylic glazing products and a leader in UV protection, as well as anti-reflective, anti-static, and specialty glazing solutions that meet aesthetic and conservation needs for museums and galleries across the globe. For more information or samples visit
Crystal CG logo
Established in 1995, Crystal Computer Graphics Limited (CCG) strives to be a globally leading creative group of digital and visual services. CCG is dedicated to provide clients of varied sectors with high quality realistic computer visualization solutions, for purposes in publicity, design, exhibition and display, communication, entertainment and customized applications.
With presence in over ten cities of China and abroad, CCG possesses extensive experience in serving world-class events and exhibitions, including 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 2010 Shanghai World Expo, 2011 Universiade Shenzhen, 2012 London Olympic Games, as well as the animated version of the “Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” Exhibition. For further information, please browse
Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre logo
The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Art and Conservation at The Courtauld was established in 2012 with a munificent endowment from The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation of Hong Kong. The Centre reflects the Ho Foundation’s express interests in promoting education in the arts, and in encouraging cross-cultural understanding and the preservation of the Buddhist cultural heritage. The Centre builds on the research, conservation and teaching in Asia—in Bhutan, China and India—by The Courtauld’s Conservation of Wall Painting Department.
A major role of the Centre will be to provide an MA in Buddhist Art: History and Conservation. This innovative MA combines the separate studies of Buddhism, Buddhist art and its conservation to advance understanding and scholarship, and to foster appreciation of their significance and need for preservation. The Centre also organises conferences and public lectures. The publication of Art of Merit is a major contribution to understanding Buddhist art together with its conservation. For further information, please visit

Supporting Organisations

  • Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK)
  • UK Trade & Investment
  • Cultural Institute of the Macao S.A.R. Government
  • Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
  • Jao Tsung-I Academy
  • Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
  • Chi Lin Nunnery
  • Department of Architecture The University of Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Heritage Museum
  • Hong Kong Museum of History
  • Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence