PŪ MANAAKI KAHURANGI
NEW ZEALAND CONSERVATORS OF CULTURAL MATERIALs
2022 NZCCM ANNUAL CONFERENCE & IIC CONGRESS
The 2022 Annual Conference consisted of NZCCM hosting the International Institute of Conservation (IIC) Council to present the 2022 IIC Congress which took a hybrid format this year, promoting a more sustainable and 'climate friendly' event.
The Congress theme - ‘Conservation and Change: Response, Adaptation and Leadership’.
The role of conservation in shaping, saving and sharing our cultural heritage is sometimes represented as an opposition to change, as being tied to maintaining and reinforcing the status quo. This conference aims to challenge such a pre-conception. The 29th Congress will explore how and why conservators respond to, adapt to or lead change.
The programme topics covered:
For the full programme please visit the IIC webpage: https://www.iiconservation.org/congress/wellington
FORBES LECTURE PRIZE
One of the highlights of the Congress was the 2022 Forbes Prize Lecture, delivered by Vicki-Anne Heikell MNZM. She is New Zealand’s leading Māori Paper Conservator, Field Conservator for the National Preservation Office, Alexander Turnbull Library, and formerly worked at the National Library of New Zealand and the National Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa.
The prize is named after Edward Waldo Forbes (1873–1969) who was Director of the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University from 1909 to 1944 and the first Honorary Fellow of IIC in 1958. The Forbes Prize lecture was established in 1958 and is the highest award that the IIC offers internationally.