22nd IIC Congress, London 2008
Conservation and Access
The 22nd IIC international Congress will take place in London, UK, 15-19 September 2008. The subject will be ‘Conservation and Access'.
Encouraging physical and intellectual access to collections and sites is a major aim for cultural institutions. Conservators and conservation scientists play an important part in enabling our shared cultural heritage to be enjoyed while ensuring the safety and sustainability of access through appropriate protective measures.
The Congress will examine the role of conservation in the presentation and protection of the world's cultural heritage. It will explore the ways that conservation professionals engage in the worldwide sharing of art and heritage, whether through people going to see that heritage or the heritage itself travelling the globe.
Contributions to the Congress should report on contemporary thinking, current research and examples of best practice in advancing access to cultural heritage while managing the risks. Possible topics include conservation involvement in permanent displays, temporary exhibitions, packing and transport, storage and handling, risk evaluation and decision support, and the interpretation of collections and sites.
Call for papers
Those interested in presenting a paper may submit a proposal over the web at the following address:
Further details may be found on the main front page of the IIC site www.iiconservation.org (follow the link to Congress). A form can be obtained directly from the IIC office which can then be filled in and returned by post or fax to the IIC office for submission.
Work should not be presented and/or published elsewhere before the date of the congress. The language of the conference and its publication will be English.
Deadline for receipt of summaries: 30 April 2007. The Technical Committee will send responses by the end of June. Draft manuscripts will be required by 30 September 2007 and the Technical Committee will make their selection by the end of November. Final manuscripts will be due on 15 January 2008.