Studies in Conservation 2018 Resource Page

George Cooper, Taylor & Francis Managing Editor for Jounrals Exhibition Hall, IIC Turin 2018 Congress. Image taken by Sharra Grow.

Check out the Studies in Conservation 2018 resource page on the Taylor & Francis website:

Here you can find free articles, open access articles, and supplemental material. These Studies in Conservation supplements, sponsored by the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, will be of special interest to those attending inArt2018, ChemCH 2018, and related conferences.

Symposium and Call for Papers: Conserving Canvas Symposium

With funding from the Getty Foundation as part of its Conserving Canvas initiative, the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (IPCH) at Yale University will hold an international symposium on the conservation of canvas paintings on October 15-18, 2019, in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. The symposium will address historical approaches to and theories of the structural treatment of canvas paintings; current methods, materials, and research, both practical and scientific; and the challenges facing the structural conservation of modern and contemporary works.

15 Oct 2019 to 18 Oct 2019
12 Nov 2018

Head of Finance and Membership Services

We are looking for a Head of Finance and Membership Services to join our ambitious organisation.

This is an exciting new role working with the Executive Team, the Head of Finance and Membership Services will be responsible for the overall financial management, including grant and donor funding management, membership services, business analysis and reporting of IIC in line with our charitable status, purpose and values as a prestigious Learned Society and professional membership organisation.

Application deadline: 
20 Sep 2018

Book Review: Conservation Issues in Modern and Contemporary Murals

Book cover for Conservation Issues in Modern and Contemporary Murals, edited by Mercedes Sánchez Pons, Will Shank, Laura Fuster López. Image courtesy of Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Review by Dr. Zsuzsanna Wierdl

"Conservation Issues in Modern and Contemporary Murals"
Edited by Mercedes Sánchez Pons, Will Shank, Laura Fuster López,
New Castle upon Tyne, UK, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2015
English and Spanish / $107.95 / Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781443872331

In Memoriam: Karen Finch, FIIC

Karen Finch working with students at the Textile Conservation Centre. © Textile Conservation Foundation

By Frances Lennard

Dr Karen Finch, OBE who died aged 96 on 15 April 2018, was a pioneer in the field of textile conservation.

Publish 3D models in "Studies in Conservation"

A 3D model of an archaeological site in Iraq © Jason Herrmann, published in Journal of Field Archaeology

By George Cooper

Routledge, Taylor & Francis, publisher of IIC’s peer-reviewed journal Studies in Conservation, have partnered with 3D content platform Sketchfab to develop an exciting new feature for articles published online. 3D models can now be published in the main text of an article. The pilot program makes Routledge, Taylor & Francis the first major publisher to incorporate 3D models within the HTML version of online journal articles, making Studies one of the first publications in conservation to offer this feature.

Iconic Cormac’s Chapel at the Rock of Cashel re-opens to the Public

Interior of Cormac’s Chapel at The Rock of Cashel. Image taken by Barry Nangle © The Office of Public Works (OPW)

On the 3rd of July, 2018, The Office of Public Works (OPW) Commissioner, John McMahon, welcomed the official re-opening of Cormac’s Chapel, an Irish Romanesque style building which forms part of the Rock of Cashel complex, following an extensive conservation project.


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