IIC 2019 Student & Emerging Conservator Conference – The Conservator's Reflection

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The Conservator's Reflection - Cologne 2019
Thursday, 12 September, 2019 to Saturday, 14 September, 2019


Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences (TH Koeln), 12–14  September 2019.

The fifth, IIC Student & Emerging Conservator Conference will be held at the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences (CICS) on 12 - 14 September 2019.  Now is your chance to join us for one of the most important conservation events of the year!

We are delighted that CICS is bringing together students, emerging conservators and emerging conservation professionals as well as those from related disciplines from all over the world.

The conference will have the same successful format as the last four IIC-S&ECCs in London (2011), Copenhagen (2013), Warsaw (2015) and Bern (2017). There will be hosted panel discussions, studio visits and social events, all of which will offer invaluable networking opportunities. The format also allows the next generation of conservation professionals to gain valuable information and advice from our invited speakers who are already walking their professional paths.

The conference's title is “The Conservator’s Reflection”. This title is meant to be ambiguous: how do we see ourselves as conservation professionals? How are we seen by others, both by colleagues in institutions and by the general public? In addition to these panel sessions, participants will be able to visit the workrooms of the Cologne Institute for Conservation Sciences and also enjoy guided tours at some of Cologne’s finest museums and historic sites.

IIC's Student & Emerging Conservator Conferences are biennial events, initiated in 2011, with the aim of providing a meeting platform for conservation students and recent graduates to discuss their professional goals, needs and expectations at the outset of their careers with their peers and with those further on in their conservation careers, to connect internationally and to inspire the development of plans with broadened horizons.

Where is the Conference?

The conference is being held at the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences, Ubierring 40, 50678 Köln, Germany (map)  / CICS website . The conference is organsied by students at the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences with the support of a Local Organising Committee.

How do I register?

To book your place, please register and pay here - the fee is €35 and registrations are being managed by the Cologne Institute of Conservation Sciences.

The registration fee will be used to cover the costs of running the conference.


A list with accommodation suggestions are being put together by the conference hosts and will be posted shortly on the conference website.

The organisers will also try to offer accommodation with fellow students in Cologne (but this cannot be guaranteed). If you are interested, please send an e-mail to IIC-SECC2019-ACCOMMODATION@f02.th-koeln.de

More information and Questions?

More information can be found at the 2019 Conference website.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organisers by e-mail:  IIC-SECC2019@f02.th-koeln.de

We look forward to seeing you in Cologne!