CHICAGO – As part of their Public Programme offerings for the summer, the Art Institute of Chicago will be hosting a gallery talk focusing on the work of French post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguins.
The latest electronic ballot for election to IIC's Fellowship has just been posted on the IIC web-site and you are invited to take part in this. The ballot is open to all IIC Fellows in good standing (i.e. those whose membership fees are up to date) and to all IIC Honorary Fellows.
The ballot ends on the 31st of July 2017.
All IIC Honorary Fellows and Fellows have also been sent a traditional paper ballot in the post. Please make sure that you do not vote twice for the same candidate.
The link to these ballots on the IIC web-site is via the 'Vote' link you will see in the left hand column: www.iiconservation.org/vote
If you have any questions about this or would like further details or particulars on this matter please contact the IIC Office: www.iiconservation.org/contact
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IIC’s fourth Student & Emerging Conservator Conference will be held in Bern on the 12th & 13th October 2017. Following on from the successful 2015 (Warsaw), 2013 (Copenhagen) and 2011 (London) Student & Emerging Conservator Conferences this conference will allow those at the start of their professional journeys the chance to discuss and explore the way ahead. The title of the 2017 conference is inspired by the Swiss educational philosopher Joachim Pestalozzi, whose credo of 'Learning with Head, Heart, and Hands' is also very applicable to the conservation profession.
IIC is delighted to present its next training programme in collaboration with the Palace Museum this November in Beijing. This 9-day workshop is designed to give emerging conservation professionals who take care of textile collections a deeper insight into this fascinating field, which requires multi-disciplinary knowledge and skills to contribute to the well-being and long-term interest of the textile heritage.
Delivered by specialists with diverse experiences in the field, the workshop will begin with lectures presenting current approaches to preventive conservation and non-destructive analysis of textiles. This will be followed by lectures, practical session, case studies and group discussions focused on enabling participants to develop an understanding of the key principles and themes in the practice of textile conservation which are required to formulate and execute appropriate conservation treatments for textile objects at their institutions.
The workshop will draw on the comprehensive textile collections of Palace Museum, an institution with a longstanding reputation for the care of, and research into imperial textiles in China. It will also give participants the exceptional opportunity to explore the museum’s current exhibitions as well as its newly opened conservation studios equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
Please join us for lunch from 12 noon in the Green Room, Chelsea
College of Arts in London on 26th June 2017. In the afternoon, for those
who would like to see them, we will be showing films connected to Chris'
work in the adjoining Banqueting Hall.
If you would like to join us and Christopher Clarkson's family please
follow the link to book your place: https://is.gd/Christopher_Clarkson
If you have photographs of Chris at any point in his life that you would
like share, please send a digital copy to: email@example.com and we
will try to include them in a photo montage that we will share with you
throughout the even
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We are delighted to announce that from this 2017 volume of Studies in Conservation (Volume 62) IIC's journal will be carrying even more papers in a greater number of pages. Previous volumes have been produced in six issues but this will be increased, from now on, to eight. You will receive two issue in one delivery – so that will be two Studies in Conservation sent out in one packet, four times a year. The first sending, of issues 1 and 2 of Volume 62, will be in March 2017 and then at later, equally spaced, dates throughput the year.
Don't forget that as well as the first-rate, edited Studies papers you will receive in the post you are able able to access many more online as these are published electronically before they are printed. You can find out more at the publications page of the IIC web-site.