IIC Congress 2010: Call for Student Posters

IIC Congress 2010: Conservation and the Eastern Mediterranean, 20 – 24 September 2010, Istanbul

The twenty-third IIC Congress will take place in the spectacular and historic city of Istanbul, the European Cultural Capital for 2010. In conjunction with the Sakıp Sabancı Museum, the many Congress events will focus on the conservation of moveable and immovable heritage in or from the Eastern Mediterranean. This will include material held in collections around the world, the care and conservation of works of art, artifacts and sites, and the preservation of architecture, all reflecting the influences that have made this region one of the world’s richest centres of heritage. The conference will bring together the international professional community to present and exchange ideas, to debate conservation practices and cutting-edge research, to consider exciting new developments and thought-provoking challenges, and to make new connections between this region and all corners of the world.

Below you will find the Call for Posters; the Congress papers are already under consideration by the Technical Committee (under the leadership of Sharon Cather) and will make for a series of important and informative presentations; the posters will augment these, allowing displays of ideas, research and work that will add to the value of the event.

We are also delighted to announce the first Student Poster initiative, which will give students and recent graduates the opportunity to communicate their projects in a special section of the congress poster display.

We will be opening booking in February 2010, and the full details of the Congress will be available from the Congress section of the IIC web-site as well as regular updates in News in Conservation. We very much look forward to seeing you there!

Call for posters

Poster presentation is particularly well suited to material with a strong visual impact. Posters are displayed prominently throughout the meeting and during the week there will be a dedicated session, giving delegates the opportunity to speak to poster authors. An extended abstract will be published in the conference papers to provide a permanent record and point of contact. A pdf-format file of your poster would also be welcome at a later stage to enable display on the IIC web-site.

If you would like to present a poster, please send us your provisional title and a 100-word summary of the poster content by 14 December 2009. The choice of posters for display will be made by 15 January 2010 and final texts will be required by 31 March 2010. Submit your abstract to the Istanbul Congress page of the IIC web-site: http://www.iiconservation.org/congress/

Call for Student Posters – a new departure

IIC is delighted to announce that the 2010 IIC Congress will host its first Student Poster Session.  The aim of this new session is to provide a peer-reviewed platform for research and work on conservation projects being undertaken by students and recent graduates. This is a new opportunity for those who are starting out in the conservation arena to take part in conservation’s international showcase.  Student Posters will be displayed prominently throughout the meeting and, as with the main poster session, there will be a programmed session giving delegates the opportunity to speak to poster authors. A pdf-format file of your poster would also be welcomed at a later stage to enable display on the IIC web-site.

We invite current students and recent graduates to submit proposals for inclusion at the 23rd IIC Congress.  If you would like to present a poster, please send us your provisional title and a 100-word summary of the poster content by 14 December 2009. The choice of posters for display will be made by 15 January 2010 and final texts / images will be required by 31 March 2010. Submit your abstract to: iicstudentposters2010@googlemail.com

Graham Voce

Executive Secretary

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