The next and fifth IIC Student & Emerging Conservator Conference will be held at the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences (CICS) from the 12–14 September 2019.
IIC's Student & Emerging Conservator Conference biennial series, initiated in 2011, aims at providing a meeting platform for conservation students and recent graduates to discuss their professional goals, needs and expectations at the outset of their careers, to connect internationally and to inspire the development of plans with a broadened horizon.
CICS is delighted to invite and thus bring together students, emerging conservators and emerging professionals in allied disciplines from all over the world.
The conference will have the same format as the last four successful IIC-SECC Conferences in London (2011), Copenhagen (2011), Warsaw (2015) and Bern (2017) have had. Panel discussions, studio visits and social events will offer invaluable networking opportunities. The format further allows the next generation of conservation professionals to gain valuable career information and advice from our invited speakers who have already walked that path.
The conference's title is “The Conservator’s Reflection”. This title is meant to be ambiguous – How do we see each other as conservation professionals? However, also, how are we seen by others, both in institutions and by the public? To enable the participation of students and emerging conservators, we can arrange free accommodation with fellow students in Cologne; please send us an email if you are interested at IIC-SECC2019@f02.th-koeln.de Furthermore, a list with accommodation suggestions will be posted on this website.
We look forward to seeing you in Cologne!