Professional Development and Learning

Through your membership benefits you have access to an extensive range of FREE online learning resources and training programmes that will support you, whatever your career stage.

Net Zero Pilot Programme + IIC Lima Congress 2024

For members this year we have two incredible opportunities to promote climate action and positive change within the sector.

IIC Net Zero Pilot Programme is in alignment with the Race to Zero Partnership Campaign, which is part of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This pilot program, driven by the Joint Commitment for Climate Action in Cultural Heritage Conservation between IIC, ICCROM, and ICOM-CC, aims to support professionals in various institutions and freelancers in creating momentum towards meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement and accelerating the transition to a net zero sector. The program's objective is for the conservation field to demonstrate leadership by committing to the Net Zero pledge, setting targets based on scientific evidence, taking action, and reporting on the positive changes accomplished. The programme is FREE for members. Find more information and register here.

Our forthcoming hybrid 30th biennial Congress, 'Sustainable Solutions in Conservation: New Strategies for New Times' will be hosted in Lima, 23-27 September 2024, IIC members are automatically reserved a FREE online place with discounts for in-person attendance.

International Training Centre for Conservation

Our prestigious programme for mid career professionals, in partnership with the Palace Museum, Beijing is one of the most remarkable and generously funded available, attracting conservators from across the world. You can access all the past course material including ceramics and glass, textiles, paper and photograph conservation, preventive conservation and lots more here.

A new series has been launched for 2024-2026 with a course covering conservation and restoration of metal taking place in 2024 with future courses in paintings and furniture- find out more and apply here.


Professional Development Series for Authors

We have a new 'Social Media for Authors' webinar coming up on 30 May 2024, further details will be sent out to members shortly on how to register.

You can access resources and information on past IIC seminars and webinars on the IIC Community platform under 'Resources' for the following:


Reading Room + Book Club

Our range of digitised publications offer members the chance to browse the extensive archive of Studies in Conservation, read current or back copies of News in Conservation, or explore recent Book Reviews contributed by readers and members. A range of articles have also been selected by NiC Editor, Sharra Grow, and published in a 'Reading Room' on IIC's Community platform for our members along with a new Book Club coordinated by IIC Book Reviews Editor, Alexandra Taylor.

You can also explore the 'Science for Conservators' book series  with Routledge and use your 30% member discount code on e-Books. 


Watch again

Catch up with the webinar on IIC's new Open Research online publication initiative with Routledge focusing on 'Conservation and Leadership'

We have a good range of recorded events for every career stage that are available under the 'Resources' section on the IIC Community platform, and you can watch our IIC Point of the Matter Dialogues  including the incredible Culture Cannot Wait: Cultural Heritage First Aid with Humanitarian Assistance in Crises, and Stefan Michalski's personal take on a career in preventive conservation given as the prestigious Forbes Prize Lecture at the Turin Congress.


Career Advice Sessions

If you are at the beginning of your career, we are offering a series of advice sessions for IIC members throughout 2024 for students and emerging conservators. You can find out more and register here.

We also offer a recording of the whole of latest Student & Emerging Conservator Conference (S&ECC) 'Testing the Waters' which was hosted in Amsterdam in 2023. 



If you have become well-established in your career, why not consider becoming a Fellow of IIC? Fellows represent the best of our profession, from a wide range of age groups, specialisms and geographic locations. Joining this body allows you both to highlight your achievements and gives opportunities to offer your expertise back to the profession. 

We will promoting new Q&A Pathway to Fellowship - online sessions for those interested in Fellowship throughout 2024 to help demystify the process and members can also take part in the International Mentoring Programme focused on Leadership. If you would like to sign up to either of these programmes, please contact Ellie Sweetnam, to find out more.

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