Third IIC-ITCC course concludes in Beijing

© Casey Liu

The third IIC International Training Centre for Conservation (IIC-ITCC) course took place in Beijing from 14-22 November 2017. With the focus on textile conservation, 23 mid-career conservation professionals, 12 from China and 11 from around the world, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Egypt, Finland, France, New Zealand, Serbia and Vietnam, attended this intensive hands-on workshop which took place in the newly established ‘Hospital for Conservation’ at the Palace Museum, also the largest science institution for heritage conservation in China.

From Jerusalem to Istanbul: A tradition that lives through time by Venizelos Gavrilakis + Vaia Karagianni

© Venizelos Gavrilakis, Ieri Parakatathiki

On the enchanting Bosporus straits, on the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to the Goddess Demeter or, according to historical records, most probably to the Egyptian Mother of Gods Isis, we came across an extraordinary religious and historic artifact. It is preserved and attentively looked after within a Byzantine church dedicated to Saint Demetrius, whose history is revered in one of the most beautiful suburbs of the European side of Istanbul, Kuruçeşme.

A microbiological challenge in the protection of the sandstone Angkor monuments in Cambodia By Ji-Dong Gu + Yoko Katayama

© Ji-Dong Gu

The Khmer Empire was thriving at its peak in the 9-12th centuries CE with a large territory in South Asia including what is now Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and other countries. A large number of temples were built under different kings and some of the best known today include Angkor Wat and the Bayon temple of Angkor Thom in the Siem Reap area of Cambodia.

Book review: Art: Authenticity, Restoration, Forgery. David A. Scott

2016, Los Angeles: The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 500 pps., ISBN 978-1-938770-08-1. Available from the publishers in soft cover print and as aKindle eBook
Bool reviewed by Robyn Sloggett, The Grimwade Centre, The University of Melbourne

Internships at Hamilton Kerr Institute

The Hamilton Kerr Institute for the conservation of easel paintings is a department of the Fitzwilliam Museum and a postgraduate teaching institution with an international reputation for its high-quality programmes of instruction for students and interns. It also operates an active and wide-ranging research programme. The Institute undertakes the conservation of easel paintings for the Fitzwilliam Museum, and also for external public and private collections. Its clients include the University of Cambridge, the National Trust and the Royal Collection.

Application deadline: 
31 Jan 2018

Architectural Aluminum conference - design & preservation/restoration of historic & contemporary buildings, structures, sculpture & works of art

This conference/training program, organized by Technology & Conservation, the MIT Museum, and the Boston Society of Architects' Historic Resources Committee, will be held on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA. The conference schedule, with topics and speakers along with the "call for posters" and registration form is available at the Boston Society of Architects' Historic Resources Committee's website:

24 Mar 2018 to 25 Mar 2018

Association for Materials & Methods in Paleontology 2018 Annual Meeting

The Association for Materials & Methods in Paleontology is pleased to announce that abstract submission and early registration for the 11th Annual Meeting held in Lincoln, Nebraska on April 24-28, 2018 is now open! Complete details can be viewed online at

24 Apr 2018 to 28 Apr 2018
1 Feb 2018

ENCoRE Conference 2018 - Call for Papers

ENCoRE Conference Torino, Italy 23 May 2018 - Call for Papers In celebration of the 20th anniversary of ENCoRE the ENCoRE conference (on 23 May 2018) preceding the General Assembly (24-25 May 2018) will be devoted to:
The Impact of Conservation-Restoration Education on the Development of the Profession. Papers are invited on topics related to the developments in past decades including current trends.

23 May 2018
15 Jan 2018

2018 Turin Congress Preventive Conservation: The State of the Art - Call for Student Posters

IIC 2018 Call for Student Posters

IIC is delighted to announce that the 2018 Congress will host its fifth Student Poster Session, which will give students and recent graduates the opportunity to communicate their projects in a special section of the congress poster display. The aim of this session is to provide a peer-reviewed platform for research and work on conservation projects being undertaken by students and recent graduates. This is an opportunity for those who are starting out in the field to take part in an international conference.

10 Sep 2018 to 14 Sep 2018
15 Jan 2018


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