Issued by IIC AUSTRIA since more than 30 years, the Restauratorenblätter - Papers in Conservation are an open forum for professionals dealing with current topics related to the protection of cultural heritage.

The call for papers for volume 35 of Restauratorenblätter - Papers in Conservation is open. It is dedicated to the topic of "imMATERIALity". Unpublished contributions dealing with ongoing or completed projects are welcome.  Conservators and restorers, experts for the preservation of monuments, heritage scientists, cultural scientists and professionals in related fields are invited to share their knowledge about the broad thematic focus of ‘material‘. This can include positions on information carried by materials, material language and literacy, immateriality, processuality or ephemeral works.

Abstracts containing starting point, central issue, main contents, methods and (expected) results in German and English (200-300 words) must be sent to by April 15th 2017.

More Information is available here.

Please send your abstract in German and English (not more than 200 words each language) to by 31st March 2017 at the latest. Subsequent steps are described in the author´s guidelines on the IIC webpage

With kind regards
IIC Austria



Dear Members, 

we are happy to announce that the new issue "Restauratorenblätter - Papers in Conservation 34" is going to be published by the end of february 2017 and will be mailed to all members.





Dear Colleagues,
the Institute of Conservation from the University of Applied Arts Vienna led by Prof. Dr. Gabriela Krist, head of the Institute and former president of IIC-Austria, has worked closely with Nepalese people and the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust (KVPT) on the conservation and preservation of cultural heritage in Kathmandu since 2010.
Due to the devastating earthquake in the Kathmandu Valley in April 2015 we ask our members and benefactors to support the donation appeal of the Institute. 

The consequences of this natural disaster are devastating – thousands of people lost their lives, even more were made homeless. Many monuments and important cultural heritage was destroyed and the reconstruction will take decades.

Also four colleagues from the KVPT and their families lost their houses in the earthquake. After living in tents and under tarpaulins for the first weeks they started building shelters with simple materials to protect themselves from the monsoon.

They have always warmly welcomed the Austrian team, so we are trying now to support them and are collecting money to help them rebuild their homes.

All donations will be directly delivered to Nepal in September 2016 at the latest and handed over to these families by the Institute.
 Already in September 2015 donations were handed over - there was great joy and gratitude. Please do not stop to donating money, your help is still greatly appreciated. After the working trip is before the working trip! Even the smallest donation helps!

Donation Account:
IBAN: AT08 1200 0512 6020 0213
Keyword: Patan (ID170111)



In the Museum Aktuell number 220, Paul-Berhard Eipper, president of IIC-Austria, gives information about IIC Austria and the relaunch of the Restauratorenblätter. The interview is available here (in German only).


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