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WORKSHOP Surface Treatment Strategies for Outdoor Painted Sculpture

This workshop series aims to provide conservators with the practical and theoretical tools to design effective treatment strategies for outdoor painted sculpture. Through its Outdoor Sculpture project, the GCI has developed strong relationships with conservators specialized in the treatment of outdoor painted sculpture, as well as paint industry professionals, paint applicators, and artists' estates and foundations. The curriculum for this series of workshops results from the combined expertise and interaction of this diverse range of professionals.

Business Skills for Conservators and Heritage Consultants

Business Skills for Conservators and Heritage Consultants

In this course we will explore:

· Pragmatic ways of creating a business plan that is practical and easy to use in the day-to-day running of your business. You will learn how to create a business plan that is creative, adaptable and dynamic.

· How financial forecasting can be used to make good business decisions. You will learn how to estimate your business costs, budget, do cash flow forecasts and create cash flow statements.

We’ve lost the right to be pessimistic: The time to act is now

Zeitz Museum windows. Photo by Martyn Smith/Flickr (2017). Licensed under CC BY 2.0

By Marina Herriges
IIC Associate Editor for Reframing Conservation Through Sustainability

I normally open the newspaper for a quick glance while I have my breakfast. One recent morning a particular headline drew my attention: “We’ve lost the right to be pessimistic.” This article discussed a well-known outdoor brand and the founder’s perspective on the fast-approaching climate crisis, its impacts and how important and overdue our individual and societal answers to this issue are.

In Memoriam Mel Houston

Image of Mel Houston. Courtesy of Clare Meredith

By Isobel Griffin

Mel Houston died on 1 January 2023, having established a career as one of the UK’s leading preventive conservators. Friends and colleagues have helped to put together a record of Mel’s career and achievements.

New rates, incentives and discounts for IIC Members

We know these are tough times economically and with many organisations increasing membership subscriptions, we wanted to make sure IIC's membership subscription rates remain fair and affordable for all.


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