Conditions and Responsibilities of IIC membership
By joining IIC all members signify they have a current or previous profession or employment directly connected to the purposes of IIC, and that they are in full agreement with and will abide by our:
- Articles of Association
- Code of Conduct for Participants at IIC Events, Meeting and Programmes
- and Memorandum of Association of IIC
- and that you are happy to receive membership communciations from IIC by electronic means, including by email.
Please note you are able to change your communication preferences at any time in your account settings or by contacting the IIC Office at email@example.com
Benefits vary slightly by membership type - you can choose your package here. However, the rest of this page gives an overview of our offer - and also the discounts we offer to make IIC membership affordable across a truly global community.
Benefits of membership
- Becoming part of our impressive and growing network of members with access to the Members' areas and Members' Directory on the IIC website.
- Substantial discounted fees at IIC Events and Biennial Congresses.
- Preferential access to IIC Grants, Awards and Funding.
- Invitation to attend IIC's Professional Development Series (free to members).
- Eight issues of Studies in Conservation, the leading international journal in our field including access to a major archive of content, research and papers dating back to 1952 including articles from IIC's first Congress in Rome, 1961. (Students receive digital access to Studies in Conservation and archive). Free downloads of the most recent papers in Studies in Conservation, which are published online 6-9 months before they appear in the printed journal.
- Opportunity to participate in IIC’s Mentoring Programme (open to Early Career, Individual Members and Fellows).
- Access to IIC's Community platform and ability to contribute to IIC's Special Interest Communities
- Voting rights at IIC's Annual General Meetings (for Early Career, Individuals and Fellows) alongside the chance to take part in consultations and surveys around membership and contribute your views on the state of the profession.
- Opportunities to progress to become a Fellow of IIC – a mark of your seniority and expertise in the profession.
Membership discounts outside Western Europe and North America
IIC wants 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 2018–2019 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, Individual and Early Career 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. From 1 July 2021 this discount also applies to Student members.
Discounts if you already belong to an IIC Regional Group or a recognised national conservation organisation
You also get a discount if you belong to a regional or local conservation organisation, in recognition of its complementarity with IIC. This 10% discount will be offered to all Fellows and Members (including students), who indicate that they already belong to a national or regional body (including IIC regional groups) when taking out or renewing membership. There is more information here.
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 can search the Membership Directory here to find colleagues with shared interests. Please note that this search facility is only available to logged-in members of IIC.
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.
IIC Membership Year
IIC's membership year runs from each 1st July to the following 30th June.
Institutional members of IIC are offered a choice in how they manage access to IIC resources. You can either nominate five staff to create their own individual account which will be linked to your institution's subscription (registering for an IIC account is free), which we recommend for smaller institutions, or alternatively, for larger institutions with many potential users you can nominate five IP addresses which will automatically provide access to member only content. Please give these details to the membership team when renewing your subscription and contact the Membership Secretary via firstname.lastname@example.org 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.