IIC Annual General Meeting 2020, AGM Talk & Reception

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The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Annual General Meeting 2020

Notice is hereby given that the seventieth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works will be held at the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE, on Monday 27th January 2020 at 6.00 pm.

You will be asked to consider and vote on the resolutions below. Resolutions 1 and 2 will be proposed as ordinary resolutions. Resolution 3 will be proposed as a special resolution

  1. To receive and consider the Reports of the Council and the Auditors and the Financial Statements for the year ended 30 June 2019 (downloadable from the foot of this page of the  IIC web-site).
  2. To re-appoint Moore Kingston Smith as Auditors to The Institute and to authorise the Council to fix their remuneration for the ensuing year.
  3. To consider and if thought fit to pass a Special Resolution THAT the Articles of Association produced to the meeting and signed by the Chairman for the purposes of identification be approved and adopted as the new Articles of Association of the Company in substitution for, and to the exclusion of, the existing Articles of Association (the Articles of Association in their current form and with the proposed changes are downloadable from the foot of this page of the IIC website).

You will also be asked to elect a Director of Communications and two ordinary Members of Council. Details of the candidates are set out below. The meeting may also transact any ordinary business of The Institute.

By Order of the Council
Jane Henderson

16th December 2019

This notice was sent to all eligible members on 17th December 2019 .

Explanatory Note to Special Resolution 3:

A copy of the amended articles, marked to show changes against the previous version, is available to view from the foot  of this page of the IIC web-site. In summary, the changes  are provided to clarify the processes for the election of IIC Fellows. Any other amendments are consequential or clarificatory.

Voting at the AGM

Honorary Fellows, Fellows, Individual and Early Career Members of IIC in good standing (that is, having paid their IIC membership fee for 2019- 2020) are able to vote at the AGM.

There are three ways you can vote:

  • in person at the meeting
  • logging into your IIC member account online and using the new online ballot form, which will be live, and can be used for voting in advance, until 6pm (London time -GMT) Thursday 23rd January 2020.
  • using the pdf form at the foot of this page, which you can then complete and send to the IIC office by email, post or fax.

 If you intend to vote in person at the AGM you should not, of course, make use of the online ballot or the postal or proxy voting form and if you use the online ballot please do not send in a printed ballot form.

Online voting closed at 6.00 pm (London time - GMT) on Thursday 23 January 2020.


Individual Fellows, Fellows and Honorary Fellows may appoint a proxy to exercise all or any of their rights to attend and to speak and vote at the AGM.

For paper votes and proxy votes the form can be returned by post to IIC, 3, Birdcage Walk, London SW1H, 9JJ, UK, by fax to +44 20 7799 4961 (020 7799 4961 within the UK) or may be scanned by the voter and sent by email to iic@iiconservation.org. Please remember that votes and proxy votes must reach IIC 48 working hours before the meeting, that is, by 6.00 pm (London time - GMT) on Thursday 23rd January 2020 at the latest; votes and proxies received after then will not be counted.

Completion of a proxy card or voting online will not prevent you from attending and voting at the AGM. If you appoint a proxy or vote online, and then decide to attend the AGM in person and vote there, then the vote in person will override the proxy vote or online vote.

If you are planning to attend the 2020 AGM it would be helpful if you could notify the IIC office in advance by e-mail to iic@iiconservation.org.

AGM Talk and AGM Reception

After the formal business is concluded, we will be holding the Annual AGM Talk. There will then be a reception afterwards.

The AGM Talk for 2020, 'The National Museum of Brazil LIVES!', is by Beatriz Haspo, of APOYOnline who will present findings and recommendations from the recent research mission supported by IIC to the National Museum of Brazil to explore the ongoing efforts to salvage and conserve collections and artefacts damaged by the fire in September 2018.  The damage and needs assessment was funded by the Prince Claus Fund Culture and Development programme, and co-sponsored by the Whiting Foundation.  

Candidates for Election 

Amber Kerr is standing for election as Director of Communications, a post she was co-opted to by Council in May 2019; Eleonora Nagy is standing for re-election to a second three-year term as an ordinary Member of Council and Lorinda Wong is standing for election as an ordinary Member of Council for the first time

Their election statements / manifestos are printed below:

Amber Kerr

Over the last decade the IIC has expanded its presence in the realm of social media and worked diligently to expand our online presence, improve our website, and enhance our communication channels with our members and through our public relations.  It has been a great honour for me to work with the core group of volunteers and IIC personnel who have dedicated their time and expertise to advance the IIC in this capacity since the Communications Team was formed under the auspicious leadership of Julian Bickersteth several years ago.  As an originating member of this team, I was delighted to create and administer the IIC Facebook and Twitter pages as our first engagement platforms into social media, and to have then collaborated and coordinated with new volunteers to expand our outreach through Instagram and LinkedIn.  My tenured experience with this team, along with my professional dedication to this organization, is what I will build upon and draw from if elected to the position of Director of Communications.

Working with the talented and committed members of the IIC Communication Team continues to be a rewarding experience, especially given the initiatives and exciting new directions our organization is headed to in this area.  If given the opportunity to lead this group, I will dedicate myself to building on the established social media platforms to explore new ways of engaging with our members and followers; collaborate with our core team to expand our communication efforts so they are more inclusive and diverse in our digital outreach and published news sources; and coordinate with our council members, officers, and IIC personnel to reach out to our membership to enhance our internal communications through our community pages and other resources.  The IIC is expanding, and I welcome the opportunity to support our exciting initiatives through the responsibilities of this position.

Eleonora Nagy

After my first three-year term I wish to continue serving as an Ordinary Member of Council to help strengthen the conservation community, particularly the connection between private and institutional conservation, as well as widen the range of nationalities involved in IIC. Now that I have a better understanding of the Council’s activities, I would be honoured to continue my activities along these lines.

I have more than three decades of international experience in both institutional and private sectors of art conservation, both in the previous Eastern Block, and the West; western Europe and North America. Born and raised in the Eastern Block I established and successfully ran one of the first five private conservation companies in a socialist country. Working in the private sector in various western European countries, followed by earning a second degree in conservation in Canada and serving in various institutions including Tate Britain, Canadian Conservation Institute (4 years), Centre de Conservation de Quebec, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (10 years) and currently the Whitney Museum of American Art (part time) along with my running private practice has exposed me to the wide range of economical settings, approaches and practices in art conservation.

I believe that my first-hand experience in these settings on both sides of the Atlantic sensitized me to better understand different political, social and economic circumstances and education systems that govern conservators’ life and often their professional chances and goals. As an Ordinary Member of the Council these experiences become my assets to enhance and better promote conservators’ interest in different parts of the world, raising awareness of issues conservators face, sometimes in disadvantaged situations, and better connect them to opportunities IIC could provide. I wish to promote the growth of IIC and partake developing new programmes and ideas that serve conservators’ professional development and evolving needs.

Lorinda Wong

A conservator for over 20 years, I have been at the Getty Conservation Institute since 2002 in the department of Building & Sites. Committed to improving approaches and strategies for protecting and conserving cultural heritage sites, I’ve worked on projects in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. I’m a graduate of the Courtauld Institute of Art’s Conservation of Wall Paintings programme and have an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

I believe strongly in the importance of service to our profession and for this reason am seeking election to the IIC Council. A Fellow since 2016 and a regular presence at IIC Congresses, if elected to the council I would work in support of IIC’s mission to advance knowledge, practice and standards, and promote professional excellence, particularly in geographic regions where the professional balance of the worldwide conservation profession is less represented. I currently hold the position of co-ordinator of the Murals, Stone and Rock Art working group of ICOM-CC (2014-2020).

I am excited for the opportunity to be an active member of the IIC Council and to work alongside the remarkable team of committed individuals who work in support of the international community of conservation heritage professionals.

Documents for review and voting are as follows:

Online voting CLOSED at 6.00 pm (London time - GMT) on Thursday 23 January 2020.

Please note a formatting error on page 20 of the Annual Review 2018-19 was corrected on 21st January,  an amended version available to download below. 

Monday, 27 January, 2020 - 18:00