More about membership: benefits, responsibilities, discounts and charitable funds

Membership of IIC brings many benefits, including:

• Eight issues of Studies in Conservation*, the leading international journal in our field.
• Access to members' areas of the IIC website, including free downloads of all earlier IIC papers and articles from IIC's Congresses back to the first, in Rome, 1961, from Studies in Conservation back to issue no. 1 of Vol. 1 in 1952, and all issues of Reviews in Conservation from issues 1 to 10.
• Discounted fees at IIC biennial Congresses.
• Invites to participate in our Point of the Matter Dialogues
• Opportunities to progress to become a Fellow of IIC – a mark of your seniority and expertise in the profession.

*Please note that Student Members receive electronic access to Studies in Conservation rather than printed copies

Membership discounts outside Western Europe and North America

IIC made two important changes to its membership fee structure, effective from 1st July 2017.
IIC has long wished to make membership more affordable for colleagues who live and work in countries where salaries are substantially less than those in Western Europe and North America. We have introduced a a system of banded membership rates that follows the classification of countries based on per capita income used by UNESCO and the International Council of Museums (ICOM).

• Membership fees will be held at the 2017–2018 level for those in the more affluent countries within band 1.
• 25% discount for band 2 countries
• 50% discount for those from band 3 or 4 nations.

We very much hope that this will not only make membership more affordable for existing IIC Fellows and Individual Members, but will also encourage greater participation in IIC from countries where average incomes are lower, and which are not currently part of our international network.
This discount does not apply to student members, as their membership fee is already close to the minimum needed to cover costs.

Discounts for those already belonging to a regional or local conservation organisation

A second discount will be offered to those who also belong to their regional or local conservation organisation, in recognition of their complementarity with IIC. This 10% discount will be offered to all Fellows and Members (including students), who indicate that they also belong to their national or regional body (including IIC regional groups) when they take out or renew their IIC membership.

For information on discounts which may apply on your membership please see: Membership discounts

Finding others in IIC - the IIC Membership Directory

As a member of IIC you will be part of an international community of heritage conservation conservators and restorers. You may well want to see who among your colleagues is also a member of IIC or find out who is a Fellow or Individual member, or a student member, in your country - or another country, or with a particular domain or area of work and research. You can search the Membership Directory here. Please note that this search facility is only available to logged-in members of IIC.

IIC Fellowship

IIC Fellows are senior members of the profession who are elected by the existing body of Fellows. In addition to Individual Members' rights, each Fellow has the right to stand for and nominate candidates for membership of the IIC Council and to nominate other Fellows. Details about Fellowship of IIC can be found on the Fellowship page.

Conditions and Responsibilities of IIC membership

By joining IIC all members signify that they are in full agreement with and will abide by the Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association of IIC.

Institutional access

Institutional subscribers of IIC are offered a choice in how they manage access to IIC resources. Institutions with a limited number of staff may choose to nominate a short list of users as Sub- Members, who will be able to set up accounts on the IIC website (registering for an IIC account is free). Alternatively, those with many potential users can choose to share a range of IP addresses which will automatically have access. Please give these details to the IIC Office when renewing your subscription and contact the IIC office if you need to discuss your requirements further.

Member Data Privacy

All personal contact, payment and other information entered by IIC members is treated in complete confidence. IIC is a subscriber to the UK Information Commissioner's Data Protection Registry. See IIC's Privacy statements for additional details on privacy.

How your IIC membership can help others

In addition to supporting the work of IIC itself, membership means that you can also help to support others in the international conservation community. You can do this by contributing to IIC’s other Funds when first joining IIC or when you renew each year on the web-site here; alternatively please contact the IIC Office for more ways of giving: Contact Page. Here’s how we help others in our community:

The Opportunities Fund

IIC supports conservators and institutions who cannot afford the cost of membership through its Opportunities Fund. The fund is maintained through the generous contributions of IIC's members, and allows successful applicants to receive membership of IIC without charge, for a defined time. By donating in this way you become an IIC World Member; your donation will be used to help support this valuable initiative for years to come. More information about the Opportunities Fund, including an application form for supported members can be found here: Opportunities Fund.

The Brommelle Memorial Fund

IIC’s Brommelle Memorial Fund invests in the future of conservation by financially helping student members of IIC to take part in IIC’s conferences. Over the years we have seen many students move into the community and build on the research, experience and personal links that conference attendance can provide. More information about the Brommelle Memorial Fund can be found here: Brommelle Memorial Fund.

The Keck Award Fund

The Keck Award, set up to recognise the individual or group who has in the opinion of the Council contributed most towards promoting public understanding and appreciation of the accomplishments of the conservation profession. This cash award supports those working to increase public awareness of the work we do and thus benefits all of us in the conservation community. More information about the Keck Award Fund can be found here: The Keck Awards.