One of the paintings by Edwin Deakin. © Santa Barbara Mission Archives Library. Photos by Fine Art Conservation Laboratories
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Twenty-one famous oil paintings of the old Spanish missions of California painted by Edwin Deakin between 1897 and 1899 are part of the collection at the Santa Barbara Mission Archives Library in Santa Barbara, California under the direction of Dr

Albumen print sample immersed in distilled water for 15 minutes. ©Sherif Afifi
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Albumen prints are composite objects with complex chemical and physical structures. Different materials lead to very complicated structures, which react and respond differently to external and internal influences.

Head, hands & heart © HKB 2017
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IIC’s fourth Student & Emerging Conservator Conference was 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.

Welcome to the October issue of NiC. As I write this editorial I am listening to the live streaming of the Fourth IIC Students & Emerging Conservators Conference (SECC) which is taking place in Bern. I’m feeling so lucky to live in a time when I can be sitting at my desk in a country and be part of this event as it is taking place in a different country! Technology has truly revolutionised the way we work and live in more ways that we can think. Day one of the event is proving as...

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October 23-27, 2017

The IIC LinkedIn group will be hosting a Dialogue with Samantha Skelton regarding her recent Studies in Conservation article, Testing the limits: The theoretical development and practical reality of a large-scale agarose gel treatment for a discolored Morris Louis, Studies in Conservation (2016) 61:sup2. 214-218.

All IIC LinkedIn group members are invited to participate in this online discussion with the author. If you are not yet a member of the IIC LinkedIn group, it’s easy and free to join using your LinkedIn account. While IIC membership is not required to participate in this event, only IIC LinkedIn group members will be able to ask questions and make comments.

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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 October 2017.

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The link to these ballots on the IIC web-site is via the 'Vote' link you will see in the left hand column.

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Symposium venue: Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hong Kong welcomes you!
Conservation and museum professionals are cordially invited to join the textile conservation symposium entitled 'Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last' jointly presented by IIC, the Palace Museum in Beijing and the Conservation Office of the Hong Kong SAR.

IIC's new Annual Review is available from the IIC web-site here. This was presented at the 2017 Annual General Meeting and is the first in a new series of reviews to present IIC's activities and engagement throughout the past year. We hope you enjoy this new way of conveying news about IIC's activities and future plans.