IIC dialogues explore emerging issues in the modern world and the relationship of those issues to the preservation of cultural heritage. Each event benefits from a variety of expertise, in a broad spectrum of disciplines, contributing unique perspectives on a specific topic.
IIC Wellington Congress: Kōrerorero: Conversations that Matter
Our Point of the Matter Dialogue is Kōrerorero: Conversations that Matter, with Māori conservators in conversation on topics such as working with taonga, carrying māturanga overseas, the impact of histroic trauma, ethical repsonsbilities to community, what you don’t learn at university and the blockages that there can be in the profession. This dialogue took place on Wednesday 7 September 2022, as part of the IIC Wellington Congress 2022, the recording is available to view on the IIC Congress platform.
IIC Climate Dialogues:
Climate Action and Covid: What is the Heritage Impact?
The speed with which governments have responded to the COVID pandemic shows how an existential threat to humanity such as climate change could be dealt with. But in the short term, what are the effects of the pandemic on heritage? The significant reduction in air pollution is helping preserve historic building fabric, the massive downturn in tourism is allowing a re-assessment of sustainable visitor numbers for heritage sites, the need for couriers to travel in person rather than virtually for block-buster exhibitions is being questioned.
Meanwhile, the supercharged use of digital platforms is providing massive opportunities for access to a wider audience on line. But what happens next as world economies seek to recover, and what can be the role of the arts, culture and heritage in driving climate action? This Dialogue, organised in collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland, as part of IIC's 2020 Edinburgh Congress explored these crucial questions.
The panel was chaired by Dr Ewan Hyslop, Historic Environment Scotland. The speakers were:
"Watch Parties" were hosted for the recorded live streams throughout 2020 on Facebook and can be viewed online.
The programme was organised by the IIC in partnership with the Americal Institute for Conservation in collaboration with ICOMOS, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Smithsonian National Collection Program, and Earth Optimism.
IIC Turin Congress Dialogue: Culture Cannot Wait
Our Point of the Matter Dialogue, "Culture Cannot Wait: Integrating Cultural Heritage First Aid with Humanitarian Assistance in Crises”was delivered at our Turin Congress in September 2018.