2018 Turin Congress Preventive Conservation: The State of the Art - Call for Student Posters - Deadline Extended

IIC 2018 Call for Student Posters
Monday, 10 September, 2018 to Friday, 14 September, 2018
Tuesday, 30 January, 2018

IIC is delighted to announce that the 2018 Congress will host its fifth Student Poster Session, which will give students and recent graduates the opportunity to communicate their projects in a special section of the congress poster display. The aim of this session is to provide a peer-reviewed platform for research and work on conservation projects being undertaken by students and recent graduates. This is an opportunity for those who are starting out in the field to take part in an international conference. Student posters will be displayed prominently and, as with the main poster session, there will be a programmed session giving delegates the opportunity to speak to poster authors. A PDF-format file of your poster will also be welcomed at a later stage for display on the IIC website.

We invite current students and recent graduates to submit proposals for inclusion at the 27th IIC Congress. Proposals can be on any topic and are not required to follow the conference theme. If you would like to present a poster, please send one document containing your provisional title, a 250-500 word summary of the content and 1-2 images by 30 January 2018. Please also include a short letter of support from your project supervisor. All submissions must be in English. The choice of posters for display will be made by 11 March 2018 and final texts/images will be required by 1 June 2018.

Abstracts should be submitted to: students@iiconservation.org

The location for the 2018 Congress is Turin, a city with a strong international profile and innovative industrial centre and, at the same time, a comfortable, relaxed ambience. Turin has a rich and varied cultural history from its ancient Roman past to the contemporary art scene that has transformed some of its former industrial areas. It will be 24 years since an IIC Congress last specifically addressed issues in preventive conservation in Ottawa in 1994. During that quarter of a century the field has developed enormously and preventive conservation has moved to the centre stage of museum, site and heritage management, contributing to the sustainability of organizations as well as the care of their collections. In addition to capturing developments and changes in scientific understanding and practice, this congress will focus on current issues that exercise our field.

For more information on the 27th IIC Congress, visit: http://www.iiconservation.org/congress/