Closing date approaching: 30 April - Travel bursaries for attending the IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium

Conservation and/or museum professionals are cordially invited to join the textile conservation symposium entitled “Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last” jointly organised by IIC, the Palace Museum in Beijing and the Conservation Office of the Hong Kong SAR.

The symposium will take place on 24-26 November at the Hong Kong Museum of History. 18 textile specialists and scholars from various institutions will present case studies and latest research findings on the conservation issues, as well as the artistic and historical aspects of textile artefacts ranging from thangkas, embroideries, archaeological textiles along the Silk Road, and royal and ethnic costumes. Details about the programme can be found at https://goo.gl/FYPkRx

We are now offering travel scholarships for conservation and/or museum professionals to attend the Symposium. Guidelines and requirements for each scholarship are available at the event website. Please direct your completed application form and enquiries about the scholarships to the Organising Committee (Casey Liu: cpcliu@lcsd.gov.hk) by the deadline on Sunday 30 April 2017.

Registration for the symposium will start in the second quarter of 2017 – Join us in Hong Kong to catch up with your colleagues and make new connections!

Deadline: 
Sunday, 30 April, 2017