IIC 2018 Turin Congress


During the last quarter of a century preventive conservation has developed greatly, moving to the centre stage of museum, site and heritage management. The 27th Biennial Congress attracted the best minds in conservation from around the world. Hundreds of people from over 53 countries came together to generate discussion and explored the biggest issues that exercise our field.

The Congress is now over, but you can get a flavour of what happened on our blogs  covering most sessions which you can view here .

Many also tweeted about the Congress at #IICTurin2018

We were also pleased that XpectralTEK supported two Poster Prizes. The prizes were presented at the Closing Ceremony on Friday 14 September 2018,  further details will be available shortly promoting the winning and commended posters.

A special feature of this year's Congress was the joint IIC ‘Point of the Matter’ Dialogue on Wednesday 12 September 2018, 11am to 12.45pm - Culture Cannot Wait: Integrating Cultural Heritage First Aid with Humanitarian Assistance in Crisesorganised in collaboration with ICCROM (the International Conservation Centre in Rome). You can read more about the Dialogue on our blog here and we will shortly have a recording of the session available to view.


Programme Overview

Technical Programme Part 1 Monday & Tuesday 10th & 11th September
morning of 12th September
Visits to Venaria Reale & Congress Grand Dinner Afternoon and evening of Wednesday 12th September
Technical Programme Part 2 Thursday & Friday 13th & 14th September
Guided visits and tours Late afternoon, Thursday 13th September


The full programme is available to download alongside information on special tours and social events including receptions in two of Turin’s Royal palaces, plus the Congress Grand Dinner at the splendid Palace of the Venaria Reale, just outside the city. We held a poster display, including students’ posters and exhibition by suppliers and service providers. Details of papers, posters and student posters are available here.