By Xiaoji Fang, Conservation Department of The Palace Museum, Beijing, China
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IIC Wellington Congress 2022 - Hybrid
Interested in attending the IIC 29th biennial Congress (in-person and online) and boosting your CV whilst supporting a global community of conservators and cultural heritage professionals?
Sustaining Digital Heritage
Launch event: 18 July 2022 at 15:00 CET (UTC+1)/ 9:00 EDT / 18:30 IST.
The volume of digital data in the world is increasing exponentially. In 2020, 64.2 zettabytes of data were created: a 314% increase since 2015. In our growing digital world, we must sustain heritage in the digital domain. This includes ensuring that cultural and creative sectors are economically competitive and helped to thrive in a digital world.
Don’t miss the opportunity to join us for the final event of the Young Professionals Forum 2022 - Emerging skills for heritage conservation! Come and meet our partners, participants and all those who with enthusiasm and commitment have worked on this new and amazing edition!
We will also have the pleasure of hosting the winner of the last edition and selecting the new winner of the fellowship at the CCR!
By Vernon Rapley
The Victoria & Albert Museum’s Culture in Crisis programme is committed to protecting the world's cultural heritage and supporting communities that suffer cultural loss whether through conflict, criminal acts or natural disaster. The programme embraces a cross-disciplinary approach by providing a forum for sharing information, inspiring and supporting action and raising public awareness.
By Jane Henderson
Yes, I was surprised by the decision to allow the Munroe “naked” dress to be worn to the Met Gala last month. Others have offered a more detailed critique of this situation, but what followed was a very public debate on historic costumes, conservation, museums and the power of artefacts to inspire. I was therefore sad to see the ICOM Costume Committee’s rather stark response to the situation that stated, “historic garments should not be worn by anybody”.
By Chie Sano and Junko Akiyama
The recent invasion of Ukraine has caused us to consider the possible catastrophic outcomes, especially in awareness of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. While nuclear power plants should not be attacked, even in times of war, it is wise to have emergency plans in place.
The Congress Scholars 2022-23 programme, ‘Adapt: leadership and conservation in a time of change’ will begin at the IIC Wellington Congress this September.
By Stephen Hackney
On 20 April 2022, Tim Green died at the age of 68. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Hazel, and his son and daughter, Joe and Nicky, as well as his wider family, all of whom were dear to him. Tim spent his conservation career at the Tate, from his student days until his retirement in 2018. He will also be remembered fondly by friends and colleagues throughout the conservation world.