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IIC Congress

From: Graham Voce <iic<-a>
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2008
"Conservation and Access"
IIC Congress 2008
London, UK
15-19 September 2008

Registration is now open for IIC's twenty-second international
Congress, which will take place in London, UK 15-19 September 2008.

Full details are available at <URL:http://www.iiconservation.org>

Enabling people to access and enjoy art and heritage is our shared
aim. Cultural institutions throughout the world strive to provide
and encourage physical and intellectual access to their collections
and sites. Conservators and conservation scientists play a vital
part in enabling cultural heritage to be enjoyed while not
compromising its condition or survival.

The programme will examine the central role of conservation in the
presentation and protection of the world's cultural heritage. It
will explore the many ways that heritage professionals engage in
this sharing worldwide, whether that involves people going to see
that heritage or the heritage itself travelling the globe.

An impressive range of over 40 speakers is lined up to report on
contemporary thinking, current research and examples of best
practice.

Topics will include conservation involvement in:

    safe packing and transport
    managing the exposure of vulnerable objects and sites
    collaboration in education projects and enabling handling of
        collections
    strategic conservation management and prioritising access
    the use of computer technology for access
    discovering public attitudes to restoration
    public engagement with conservation

The varied locations for conservation involvement cover the range of
archaeological sites, monuments, historic houses and churches,
museums, libraries and archives. The types of object dealt with
range from manuscripts to murals and from fossils to fireboats.

The approaches vary from technical experimentation to philosophical
analysis, yet there is a common theme of assessing risks and judging
the critical balance between access now and preservation for the
benefit of future generations.

Contact Details:

    Graham Voce, Executive Secretary
    International Institute for
    Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC)
    6 Buckingham Street
    London WC2N 6BA, UK
    +44 20 7839 5975
    Fax: +44 20 7976 1564
    iic<-a t->iiconservation< . >org


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