12-16 September 2016
Welcome to Los Angeles!
Los Angeles: home to Hollywood and cinematic legend, to a long celebrated music industry that has formed the backdrop to the lives of millions and to a dynamic, cutting edge artists’ community, the city is also home to hundreds of museums and galleries – from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Norton Simon Museum and the Hammer Museum to the LA Museum of Contemporary Art and the newly opened Broad Museum of Contemporary Art.
Arguably one of the great creative cities of the world, Los Angeles is the location for the 2016 IIC Congress, organised in collaboration with INCCA, the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art, Saving the Now: Crossing Boundaries to Conserve Contemporary Works. Reflecting one aspect of the rich and varied history of the city’s architectural styles, the congress will be held at the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel, situated in the centre of the vibrant downtown and arts district.
Contemporary art is an engaging, dynamic and constantly evolving field of creativity, presenting a kaleidoscope of images, patterns, sounds and experiences to observers and participants: the challenge to conservators is the very diversity of concepts, materials and technologies used in their production. The profession finds itself having to adapt to an expanding range of materials and techniques, as well as values and demands, including those of the artist or creator, while attempting to maintain existing ethics, philosophies and best practices. One factor underlying this is the uncertainty of knowing which aspects of contemporary culture will be valued by future generations. There are serious questions to be asked as to what the conservation profession should take as its guiding principles and apply in practice with such complex works and underlying issues.
IIC and INCCA, international organisations with members worldwide, are coming together to offer opportunities for conservators of contemporary culture to engage with the stimulating and sometimes demanding issues that may be encountered while considering and working with ethics, values and conservation approaches from a variety of cultures, disciplines and geographical regions.
Call for Papers and Posters
The deadline for submission of proposals for papers and posters to be presented at the 2016 Congress has now been passed. A requirement of submission is that one of the authors of each selected paper or poster must attend the Congress to present the work to the audience.
Details of the guidance and processes may be found on this web-site - please go to the IIC Congress site at this link here .
We look forward to seeing you in Los Angeles!