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Dear IIC Fellow,

Book reviews have been a staple part of IIC’s service to its members for many years, published in Studies in Conservation.

However as the pressure on space in Studies in Conservation builds ( you will have noted the number of editions you are now receiving as a member, no less than six last year (Volume 59) and six planned for Volume 60 this year), the IIC Publications Team has made the decision to move book reviews into News in Conservation and establish a separate section for them under our Resources tab on the IIC Website.

At the same time our long-standing coordinator of book reviews, Carol Grissom, has indicated she would like to pass the baton to a new co-ordinator. We sincerely thank Carol for all she has done over many years to look after book reviews.

We are therefore seeking a new co-ordinator of book reviews from the IIC Fellowship. In particular we are looking for a Fellow who would not only be interested in continuing on Carol’s work (managing the book review process by acting as the conduit between publishers and book reviewers, resolving copyright, and sending on the reviews to News in Conservation and the web site team), but also building the process of how IIC promulgates book reviews through our various communication forums including social media.

If this interests you, please contact IIC Director of Communications, Julian Bickersteth at j.bickersteth@icssydney.com for further information.

In the short term we have been approached to review the following books:
Cennino Cennini's Il Libro dell'Arte: A new English translation and commentary with Italian transcription - Lara Broecke

Current Technical Challenges in the Conservation of Paintings - Angelina Barros D'Sa, Lizzie Bone, Rhiannon Clarricoates, Helen Dowding (eds)

If any Fellow would like to try their hand at the process without committing beyond one book, please let me know and we can forward the book.

Kind regards

Julian Bickersteth
Director of Communications