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Two at a time: climatisation and pollutant absorption IIC seed money bears fruit

Liquids from glass deterioration induce corrosion on brass. Due to the pollutant formaldehyde, copper (green) and zinc (white) formates are formed. © Andrea Fischer, ABK

By Gerhard Eggert

Saturated aqueous salt solutions (water containing the maximum amount of a salt soluble) have been used to create a fixed relative humidity (RH) in display cases. Museum handbooks from the ‘70s and ’80s—including those by Thomson or Stolow—devote some pages to their use. The last article on these salt solutions’ practical use appeared in 1991, and then there was nothing more. Why?

Best of 2022

Best of 2022

We are grateful to everyone who has helped make this year a success, and there are a lot of people to thank, from our volunteers, editors and organising committees to our funders and supporters, and our amazing members.

Book Review: Migrants: Art, Artists, Materials and Ideas Crossing Borders

Book cover for Migrants: Art, Artists, Materials and Ideas Crossing Border. Image provided by Archetype Books.

Reviewed by Joan Francis

Migrants: Art, Artists, Materials and Ideas Crossing Borders
Edited by Lucy Wrapson, Victoria Sutcliffe, Sally Woodcock and Spike Bucklow
Archetype Books: London, 2020
Paperback / 230 pages / 128 illustrations / £45.00


Invito Energia Torino 2022_IG-IIC

Intesa Sanpaolo, the Conservation and Restoration Centre La Venaria Reale and the Association IGIIC - Gruppo Italiano International Institute for Conservation, on the occasion of the 2022 exhibit of Artissima, are pleased to invite you to the
live streaming digital conference.

18 NOVEMBRE 2022 DALLE 16.00 ALLE 18.00

Oltre la fotografia.
L’immagine fotografica tra produzione,
creazione e conservazione.

17 Nov 2022 to 18 Nov 2022

IIC Wellington 2022 Congress: Excerpts from the Blog

The four in-person Digital Engagement Volunteers at the IIC Wellington 2022 Congress. Image by Nyssa Mildwaters.

In this issue the event reviews section is, not surprisingly, dedicated to the IIC Wellington 2022 Congress. Below are excerpts from the thoughtful and personal essays written for the IIC Congress Blog by our stellar Digital Engagement Volunteers, without whom the Congress could not have run so smoothly. Please enjoy their insightful and inspiring perspectives on the week’s presentations and events; you can enjoy the entire Blog on the Congress information website.

(from review by Ahmed Shayo)

Student Meeting + Networking Event at the IIC Wellington 2022 Congress

Image of New Zealand on a globe. Image by Sharra Grow

Review by Alexandra Taylor


Opening up the Zoom chat propelled this year’s IIC Congress Student Meeting into action. With a simple click, Amber Kerr, Meaghan Monaghan and Alexandra Taylor welcomed 46 participants into the fray... and it was quickly established that convening online for just such a meet-and-greet made the world that much smaller.

Photomechanical Prints: History, Technology, Aesthetics, and Use symposium

The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) is now accepting proposals for the upcoming Photomechanical Prints: History, Technology, Aesthetics, and Use symposium taking place at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, October 31-November 2, 2023.

The deadline for submissions has been extended until Friday, November 18, 2022. Proposals are welcome across disciplines and a broad range of subjects that reflect the diversity of the field.

31 Oct 2023 to 2 Nov 2023
18 Nov 2022

This is the ECPodcast: by and for emerging conservation professionals

ECPodcast logo. Image courtesy of Liz Hébert.

By Elizabeth Hébert

Tune into any episode of the ECPodcast and you will hear, “This is the ECPodcast: by and for emerging conservation professionals,” playing over a catchy piano jingle. The podcast was started a little over two years ago by Liz Hébert, a masters student studying paintings conservation at the University of Amsterdam. Episodes have covered a range of topics that pertain to ECPs (emerging conservation professionals), from writing a thesis to working a second job. Read on to learn about what it takes to put a podcast together, and what’s coming up next in Season 2.


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