- Art Technological Source Research
- Education and Training in Conservation
- Glass and Ceramics
- Graphic Documents
- Leather and Related Materials
- Legal Issues in Conservation
- Modern Materials and Contemporary Art
- Murals, Stone and Rock Art
- Natural History Collections
- Objects from Indigenous and World Cultures
- Photographic Materials
- Preventive Conservation
- Scientific Research
- Sculpture, Polychromy and Architectural Decoration
- Theory and History of Conservation
- Wet Organic and Archaeological Materials
- Wood, Furniture and Lacquer
ICOM-CC Conference Session 2007
Managing a Finite Resource Balancing conservation and Use of Collections ICOM-CC is the largest of the International Committees of ICOM with over 1500 members worldwide from every branch of the museum and conservation profession. ICOM-CC aims to promote the conservation, investigation and analysis of culturally and historically significant works and to further the goals of the conservation profession. ICOM-CC is built up of specialist 22 Working Groups, which actively communicate with their members through newsletters, meetings and at the ICOM-CC Triennial Meeting. The Triennial Meeting brings the membership of ICOM-CC together to report and to review current research. Over 1000 papers have been published in the Meeting Pre-prints in the past twenty years.
During the ICOM General Conference in Vienna ICOM-CC would like to invite interested ICOM members to a special session addressing the following topics:
- Is it short-term political agendas or the long-term specialist's view that governs what we preserve and how?
- How do we value and understand the process of preservation compared to the 'value' of the object?
- What parameters do we utilise when balancing the costs and benefits of conservation both today and in the long term?
- How do we assess and manage the huge pressures put on objects and conservators to meet the growing demands of visitors, travelling exhibitions and the long term preservation collections?
- Collections should be used - not consumed?
- Do the levels of funding for collections care reflect the economic value of those collections to society?