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The French section of the IIC (SFIIC) Presents: CORÉ Journal Reborn

Image courtesy of SF-IIC

Since the first issue, published in 1996, Coré has its place in the French landscape of journals dedicated to the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. In 2016, due to difficult circumstances, the new board of the SFIIC decided to stop its publication. Once a better functioning dynamic was restored, convinced of Coré's place in the professional community, the SFIIC set out to relaunch its publication under a renewed format, with a bi-annual online publication.

Winner announced for our First-Time Author Essay Prize

Ann Marlene Gagnon wins the prize for her first piece for Studies in Conservation, awarded by IIC and Taylor and Francis.

For the past year, the International Institute for Conservation and publisher Taylor and Francis have been running the First-Time Author Essay Prize to encourage early career conservators to make submissions of significant new work to Studies in Conservation, the leading journal for the conservation profession.

Behind the scenes of the IIC Congress

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, where many of the meetings of the local organising committee were held (image courtesy of National Galleries Scotland).

By Isobel Griffin

Organising a big conference is always challenging, as anyone who has attempted it will report. However, put this challenge into the context of a global pandemic and it takes on a whole new dimension! Fortunately, I had no idea of what lay ahead when I was asked to become involved with planning the 2020 IIC Congress, due to issues with the original proposal. Edinburgh was one of the alternative locations suggested, and I was asked to investigate its suitability. Time was of the essence, so as the Scots would say, I tried not to delay in ‘getting oan wae it’.

Update: Rebuilding Zagreb after the 2020 Earthquake

The interior of the Orthodox Church after the earthquake; photo by the author, March 28, 2020.

Thanks to the dedication and generosity of fellow conservators in Croatia, the April-May 2020 issue of “News in Conservation” featured a first look at the earthquake devastation in Zagreb. Once again our Croatian colleagues, in partnership with the IIC Croatia Group amidst their rescue efforts, have been willing to give the global conservation community an update with a more detailed assessment of the damage and heritage rebuilding plans moving forward.

By Dragan Damjanovic

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