Travel Scholarship to Attend the IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium

  • Scholarship application deadline: April 30, 2017

Conservation and museum professionals are cordially invited to join the textile conservation symposium entitled “Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last” jointly organized by IIC, the Palace Museum in Beijing and the Conservation Office of the Hong Kong SAR.

The symposium will take place on November 24-26, 2017 at the Hong Kong Museum of History. 18 textile specialists and scholars from various institutions will present case studies and latest research findings on the conservation issues, as well as the artistic and historical aspects of textile artefacts ranging from thangkas, embroideries, archaeological textiles along the Silk Road, and royal and ethnic costumes. The program can be downloaded via the link here.

We are now offering travel scholarships for conservators, scientists, researchers, curators or other professionals in the field to attend the symposium. Guidelines and requirements for each scholarship are available at the event website: Please direct your completed application form and enquiries about the scholarships to the Organizing Committee ( by the deadline on Sunday, April 30, 2017.