Turin, 10 – 14 September 2018
Simultaneous call for papers and posters - deadline extended to 5 June!
It will be 24 years since an IIC Congress last specifically addressed issues in preventive conservation, in Ottawa in 1994. The field has developed enormously since 1994: preventive conservation has a central position in museum, site and heritage management. In addition to capturing developments and changes in scientific understanding and practice, this congress will focus on current issues that exercise our field and will look to the future. It will build on some recent IIC initiatives, including the 2008 Congress on Conservation and Access and the IIC/ICOM-CC environmental guidelines developed at the 2014 Hong Kong Congress.
The location for the 2018 Congress is Turin, a city with a varied cultural history, a strong international profile and innovative industrial centre and, at the same time, a comfortable, relaxed ambience. We are delighted that our partners in the 2018 Congress are the City of Turin, the Italian Regional Group of IIC (IGIIC), Turismo Torino e Provincia and the Centro per la Conservazione ed il Restauro “La Venaria Reale”, which, most appropriately, is housed in one of the Savoy palaces, La Venaria Reale.
We now invite paper and poster proposals that address the issues defining the state of the art in preventive conservation and latest practice. A full list of suggested topics and themes and full details for submission can be found at the main IIC Congress web-site page here: https://www.iiconservation.org/congress
Please note that this is a simultaneous call for paper and poster proposals: there will be no later separate call for posters. IIC invites you to submit your proposal for a paper or poster in English in about 500 words (3500 characters) via the website: https://www.iiconservation.org/congress
If you have an IIC account, please log in first, if not, please register on the front page of the site for an IIC account before submitting a proposal. Please do not include any illustrations with your proposal submission and please indicate if your proposal is for a paper or for a poster. As stated in our newsflash, the deadline for the receipt of proposals has been extended now to the 5th of June 2017 (from 8 May).
We look forward to seeing you in Turin!