Preventive Conservation: The State of the Art - IIC 2018 Congress

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Closing date extended to 5 June 2017 – Simultaneous call for papers and posters for Preventive Conservation: The State of the Art – Turin, 10 – 14 September 2018

Preventive conservation is a vital and ever-developing field at the centre of museum, site and heritage management, contributing to the sustainability of organisations as well as to the care of their collections. An IIC Congress last addressed issues in preventive conservation in Ottawa in 1994 and much has changed since then: new methods of investigation and analysis; a greater understanding of materials and how they may change or decay with time; developments in conservation practice. For conservators, conservation scientists and all those concerned with preventive conservation there are still as many questions as answers, still matters of concern to be discussed; many of you working in the field have something to say and exciting research to bring to us. To enable you to do this, we have extended the closing date for the call for papers and posters to 5 June 2017!

There’s a list of possible topics on the IIC Turin Congress page and even this list is not exhaustive. The matters of genuine concern in the field of preventive conservation are the matters you raise: they will be the focus of the 2018 Congress. We will build on recent IIC initiatives, including points raised during the 2008 Congress on Conservation and Access and the IIC/ICOM-CC environmental guidelines developed at the 2014 Hong Kong Congress; most importantly, we will also look to the future.

Please don’t delay! Visit the IIC Turin Congress page to see the list of possible topics, log in to the site and submit your proposal now! The deadline for the receipt of proposals is now 5 June 2017! Please note that this is a simultaneous call for paper and poster proposals: there will be no later separate call for posters.

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