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Event: IIC 2016 Los Angeles Congress

This September, the IIC and INCCA members from around the world will collaborate to explore the conservation of contemporary culture at this years annual IIC Congress 2016. Willard is pleased to announce that we shall be Silver Sponsors of this year’s congress taking place 12–16 September 2016 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles.

Conservation of contemporary works of art presents a range of practical, theoretical and, indeed, philosophical challenges – it’s always new, always different, always stimulating. Those working in the conservation profession must approach these artworks in a different way, perhaps from the point of view of mechanical engineers or anthropologists or manufacturers of plastics, or many other, perhaps unfamiliar, angles. These various approaches will all be discussed and explored at this year’s event which will also be hosting a jam-packed programme of exciting events.

Highlights of the congress include:

Technical Programme: Four-and-a-half days of paper presentations examining the Congress theme.

Excursions: A variety of tour options that explore the familiar and the exclusive in and around Los Angeles.

Social Events: Three events to allow you to meet your conservation colleagues and network with contacts old and new: two receptions and a Grand Event at Los Angeles’s most important museums and cultural centres, the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA), the Broad, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) as well as at the Congress venue, the historic and elegant Millenium Biltmore Hotel.

Posters: 32 Posters and 20 Student Posters will be on display in the Trade Fair.

Trade Fair: Suppliers from around the world look forward to helping you solve your conservation challenges.

Parallel Meetings: Parallel meetings are scheduled for students, IIC Fellows, representatives of IIC Regional Groups and Congress grant recipients.

Forbes Prize Lecture: Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, Melva Bucksbaum Associate Director for Conservation and Research at the Whitney Museum of American Art, has been awarded the biennial Forbes Prize for conspicuous services to Conservation by IIC, its highest honour. Carol Mancusi-Ungaro’s delivery of this lecture will be one of the highlights of the week. Carol is the twenty-fourth recipient of the Prize. You can read more about the Forbes Prize Lecture here.

If you haven’t already, register for the congress here.

For more information on the event including excursions, receptions, the venue and much more click here.

If you are already attending or planning to go, look out for our leaflets in your official congress tote!


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