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. This year’s 26th Biennial Congress is set to attract the best minds in conservation from around the world. Hundreds of people coming together to generate discussion and explore the biggest issues that exercise our field.

Early rate registration is now open. Register before 17th May to secure your place at Congress for the best price.


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


A full programme of tours and social events is planned 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.

There will be a poster display, including a students’ poster display, and exhibition by suppliers and service providers. Parallel meetings will include those for student participants, for members of the IIC Fellowship, for representatives of IIC Regional Groups and one for grant recipients.

A special feature of this year's Congress will be a joint IIC ‘Point of the Matter’ Dialogue, organised in collaboration with ICCROM (the International Conservation Centre in Rome).