The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) welcomes expressions of interest to host the 2022 Congress.
Since 1961, the IIC Biennial Congress series has grown to become a major international event in the cultural heritage and conservation calendar. Our congresses have a reputation for academic quality, provocative thinking, and engagement within the sector as well as wider arts, scientific and technical fields.
Over a 5-day period the Biennial Congress embraces peer reviewed papers and poster presentations, conversations, debates, a technical and social programme, exhibition of industry and associated partners as well as networking and meeting sessions for over 500 participants.
As well as promoting the discipline of conservation and cultural heritage within hosting countries, holding the IIC Congress can significantly increase the international profile of the host institution and provide development opportunities for staff, students and the profession locally.
Recent Congresses have taken place in Turin (Italy), Los Angeles (USA), Hong Kong, Vienna (Austria) and Istanbul (Turkey). The 2018 Congress held in Turin—Preventive Conservation: The State of the Art—was a great success, bringing together over 500 heritage professionals to discuss the latest developments in preventive conservation and to consider how the field might develop in the future.
This is the chance to bring together an international group of conservators, scientists, academics, curators, registrars and other professionals—including those well established in their career and those just at the beginning. In selecting a venue for 2022, the IIC Council will be mindful of the need for a location that is accessible for our international membership and offers a relevant heritage backdrop to the event.
Further details of previous Congresses can be found here: https://www.iiconservation.org/congress/
Download the pdf below for full details of how to apply. The closing date for EOI proposals to be submitted is 30 April.