IIC's 27th Biennial Congress

Turin - Piazza Castello © Enrico Aretini

Preventive Conservation: The State of the Art

During the last quarter of a century preventive conservation has developed greatly, moving to the centre stage of museum, site and heritage management. The 27th Biennial Congress attracted the best minds in conservation from around the world. Hundreds of people from over 53 countries came together to generate discussion and explored the biggest issues that exercise our field.

The Congress is now over, but you can get a flavour of what happened on our blogs  covering most sessions which you can view here . Many also tweeted about the Congress at #IICTurin2018

We were also pleased that XpectralTEK supported two Poster Prizes. The prizes were presented at the Closing Ceremony on Friday 14 September 2018,  further details will be available shortly promoting the winning and commended posters.

A special feature of this year's Congress was the joint IIC ‘Point of the Matter’ Dialogue on Wednesday 12 September 2018, 11am to 12.45pm - Culture Cannot Wait: Integrating Cultural Heritage First Aid with Humanitarian Assistance in Crisesorganised in collaboration with ICCROM (the International Conservation Centre in Rome). You can read more about the Dialogue on our blog here and we will shortly have a recording of the session available to view.

Read all about it here.

10 Sep 2018 to 14 Sep 2018

XXI International NKF Congress ICC-Nordic Group - Cultural heritage facing catastrophe: Prevention and recoveries

The Icelandic section of the Nordic Association of Conservators is pleased to announce the XXI NKF Congress - Cultural heritage facing catastrophe: prevention and recoveries to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland 26 - 28 September 2018. The programme is now available at

Early bird registration closes on June 26th. The number of participants is limited, don’t miss the unique opportunity. Please make your arrangements soon.

26 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018
26 Jun 2018

Getty Conservation Guest Scholar

The Conservation Guest Scholar Program at the Getty Conservation Institute supports new ideas and perspectives in the field of conservation, with an emphasis on the visual arts (including sites, buildings, objects) and the theoretical underpinnings of the field. The program provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries in areas of interest to the international conservation community.

Applications for the 2018-2019 residency period are now available. The deadline is November 1, 2018.

Application deadline: 
1 Nov 2018

Gels Session at AIC 2019 - Call for Papers

Call for Papers: AIC 2019 Annual Meeting New Tools and Techniques: Let's talk about gels!

Seeking papers for a session on gels at The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works May 2019 Annual Meeting to be held in Uncasville, Connecticut.

13 May 2019 to 17 May 2019
22 Sep 2018

Head of Conservation and Treatment Development

Location: Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU

Job description
The National Archives’ Collection Care Department has a strong and growing reputation for its outstanding expertise in the conservation of archival collections. Looking after one of the largest and most important archival collections in the world, with documents from William the Conqueror to HM Queen Elizabeth II, from Domesday to the Treaty of Versailles, from Shakespeare to Darwin, the conservation team provides up to date solutions to the most complex conservation problems.

Application deadline: 
30 Sep 2018

Symposium: Lieux et processus de production Matériaux pauvres – Matériaux nobles

La SFIIC en partenariat avec le CICRP, le MUCEM et le MUSEE DE LA MUSIQUE
Avec le soutien du département du pilotage de la recherche et de la politique scientifique, direction générale des patrimoines.
Atelier(s) d’artiste(s): Lieux et processus de production Matériaux pauvres – Matériaux nobles

4 Oct 2018 to 5 Oct 2018

Graduate Internships

Graduate Internships at the J. Paul Getty Trust support full-time positions for graduate students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) offers twelve-month residences in four areas: Buildings and Sites, Collections, Publications and Science.

Application deadline: 
1 Nov 2018


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