Obituary: Malcolm Gillespie

Malcolm Gillespie (1944-1918). Photo courtesy of Lee Holland

By Graham Voce

We are sad to record the passing of Malcolm Gillespie, artist and designer, who was for over ten years an important and valued part of the IIC team.  

Malcolm became involved with IIC to work on News in Conservation and produced many editions with the IIC paper’s editors, continuing to do this after the publication transitioned from a paper to an electronic format. Malcolm also designed many other items of IIC print work and was involved in the implementation of the recent IIC visual identity developments, helping to make sure that IIC continues to present an effective and modern face to the world in the ways we interact with members and the public, across electronic and print formats.  

Apart from IIC, Malcolm also worked with many publications for the United Kingdom’s Institute for Conservation (Icon) and was the lead designer on Icon’s magazine Icon News for many years.

Away from his work for IIC (and Icon) Malcolm was a talented artist and also spent much time with his family in Sussex and in France.  Malcolm was a gently wry and deeply creative man and a genuine pleasure to have worked with – we will all miss him very much indeed and his family are very much in our thoughts and prayers.  Thank you for everything you gave us, Malcom.

Graham Voce
IIC, Executive Secretary