Conservators head west
Biennial conference of the International Institute for Conservation will be held in Los Angeles in 2016
By Emily Sharpe. Web only
Published online: 30 January 2014
The International Institute for Conservation (IIC) will hold its 2016 conference in Los Angeles, the organisation’s president Sarah Staniforth announced on Tuesday, at its annual general meeting in London.
The institute has picked a hot topic as the theme for its biennial congress: conservation issues related to the use of modern materials. The vast number of new media available to artists presents an interesting challenge for conservators because some of these materials are unstable and treatments are often untested. Issues can also arise when conservators try to balance the desires of the artist with the needs of the work entrusted to their care.
Staniforth said that she expects a “big turnout” for the event, which will be held at the historic Biltmore Hotel from 12 to 16 September 2016. The conference is being organised in collaboration with the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA).
This year’s event will be held in Hong Kong from 22 to 26 September. For more information, visit: www.iiconservation.org
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