Preventive conservation and the environment: Summary of IIC Hong Kong Congress panel discussion

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Journal Article


Jo Kirby Atkinson;


Studies in Conservation, Volume 61, Number sup1, p.3-11 (2016)


When the technical programme for the IIC Hong Kong Congress, held on 22–26 September 2014, was drawn up, a discussion on environmental conditions for the display and storage of cultural heritage objects, with a particular emphasis on the concerns and opinions of local conservators and within the East Asian conservation community in general, was planned from the outset. As the Congress took place the week after the International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) Triennial Congress held in Melbourne, during which the ICOM-CC and IIC Draft Declaration on Environmental Guidelines was produced and discussed, the discussion session also provided an ideal opportunity to introduce the draft to a different audience and obtain their comments and opinions. This is a summary of the panel discussion, held on Thursday, 25 September 2014, which was recorded on film and may be seen in full by following the links from the IIC website (