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Thursday, 14 October, 2021 - 19:00 to Saturday, 16 October, 2021 - 18:59



IIC is proud to announce that the 6th edition of the Student and Emerging Conservators Conference will follow the steps of our previous editions and take place in its due biennial date in Autumn of 2021. The Conference is FREE for IIC Student and Early Career members to attend.

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Register for your place (free to IIC Student and Early Career members)

Apply for a bursary place (until 30 September)

This year's conference “The Faces of Conservation”, is being organised by a local committee from the NOVA School of Sciences and Technology, in Lisbon, Portugal.

The ambiguous title looks to be a reflection of all of us: professionals at different career stages, working in the most diverse areas and all-over the world. Getting to know one another, the struggles and solutions we all face is the motto for this edition.

Given the current pandemic situation, this edition will bring a new online format that will help us carry on with these wonderful opportunities which started in 2011. This virtual format will also allow us to ensure the wellbeing of our global audience and open new horizons on the learning opportunities and engagement that have always characterized these conferences.


A full programme has now been announced - full details here.

14 October:
Conservation Sciences and Research. The panel for this session will talk about their experience working in conservation sciences and academia, museum and laboratory research as well as the different idiosyncrasies of the field.

15 October:
Conservation and Restoration.  Following the same panel structure as the first session, speakers will reflect on the subjective path each emerging conservator can follow when choosing a working area and hands-on environment.

16 October:
Preventive Conservation and Management.  The panel for the third and last session will discuss their varied experience in prevention and management in conservation, providing insight into the alternative paths of this field.