Lichens, Biofilms, and Gravestones - 2012 Natural history science field seminar

Offered by the Humboldt Institute in Steuben, Maine

Lichens, Biofilms, and Gravestones - July 8 - 14 with Judy Jacob, Senior Conservator, National Park Service (NY) and Michaela Schmull, Research & Curatorial Assoc., Farlow Herbarium, Harvard U. (MA)

A description of this seminar may be found at

Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Objects Conservation

The Philadelphia Museum of Art offers one Andrew W. Mellon Postgraduate Fellowship in Objects Conservation, beginning September 1, 2012 and ending August 31, 2013. The Fellowship may be extended up to three years. The applicant should be a graduate of a recognized conservation training program or have equivalent experience. The Fellow will examine, conduct research, and perform treatment on objects representing diverse cultures, time periods, and materials from all curatorial departments.

Application deadline: 
15 Mar 2012

Tra Casa e Storia: Gestire l'interfaccia tra conservazione e sviluppo di spazi vivi storici

Tra Casa e Storia

Questa tavola rotonda, l'ultimo evento della serie IIC, Dialoghi per il Nuovo Secolo, esplorerà i conflitti che emergono quando le pressioni di sviluppo, gentrificazione o rigenerazione mettono alla prova il nostro desiderio di preservare i luoghi di valore storico che sono anche casa di comunità viventi. Se un luogo ha valore sia come memoria storica che come casa, come potranno tali valori essere conservati?Quando un quartiere, distretto o regione di importanza storica sono tutelato, che cosa stiamo [veramente] conservando?

20 Sep 2010

Website migration complete

Hopefully you have already noticed that the IIC website is different. The visual appearance of the website has been updated, but the more significant changes have taken place behind the scenes.

New features

Some features of the new website which will be of interest for members and visitors are:

News in Conservation December 2011 issue published

The December issue of News in Conservation is out and ready to be downloaded. This issue is packed full of news from the world, together with interesting features contributed by our generous community. Antonina Pirrotta from Italy will introduce us to the use of advanced monitoring technologies employed by her team for the preservation of an ancient statue of the Virgin Mary. We will also learn about the Romiri Project, a multidisciplinary workshop that took place on the island of Zakynthos (Greece) in early Autumn.

Call for papers: ‘The Real Thing?’ The Value of Authenticity and Replication for Investigation and Conservation

The University of Glasgow: Research Network for Textile Conservation, Dress and Textile History and Technical Art History.
We invite contributions for a conference at the University of Glasgow on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 December 2012 which will explore issues of authenticity with reference to textile conservation, dress and textile history and technical art history. The Research Network is funded by The Getty Foundation.

6 Dec 2012 to 7 Dec 2012
17 Feb 2012

The artifact, its context and their narrative - Conference

Multidisciplinary conservation in Historic House Museums

The Artifact, its Context, and their Narrative:

A Joint Conference of ICOM-DEMHIST and three ICOM-CC Working Groups

Los Angeles, California, USA

November 6-9, 2012

6 Nov 2012 to 9 Nov 2012
1 Mar 2012

IIC 2012 Congress - The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts

A capital of cultural heritage awaits you…
Vienna lies at the heart of Europe on the mighty River Danube at the cross-roads of millennia of cultural traditions and of trade between East and West. Well known for its grand Baroque buildings and the later Jugendstil and Secession architecture, Vienna displays a wide and rich range of architectural styles and applied artistry, of paintings, drawings, metalwork, photography, sculpture and decorative artifacts in a variety of workshops and ateliers, galleries and museums. The home of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Schönberg and the Strauss family, the city is also the heart of a more intangible heritage of music, dance and theatre. Vienna is situated near other important European cultural centres – Prague, Bratislava, Budapest, Brno, this proximity reflecting Vienna’s importance as a centre of Europe’s cultural network. The beautiful Danube Valley, with its vineyards and monasteries, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

9 Sep 2012 to 13 Sep 2012


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