Icon Network newsletter IV
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THE ICON-NETWORK ASSOCIATION
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Within the framework of the project Icon Network (2007-2009), funded by the European Union and national resources, the exhibitions "Icons and People in the War Years" and "Icons and People. Heirlooms of Refugees", as well as three icon conservation workshops and conferences, were organized.
The partners of the project, L’Atelier de Conservation-Restauration d’Œuvres Peintes, France, The Valamo Art Conservation Institute, Finland, and The Byzantine & Christian Museum, Greece, have founded in 2009 the Icon Network Association, in order to continue their work for the protection and dissemination of cultural heritage, beyond the limits of the initial project.
The mission of the Icon Network Association is to develop, share and preserve knowledge concerning icons, in terms of art history, conservation and scientific research.
To create an open forum for researchers, restorers, museums,
Our future plans
The Icon Network Association is currently planning the organization of conferences and workshops, as well as the systematic distribution of information concerning research and conservation of icons.
The exhibitions already held will become travelling, so as to reach a large scale of public. For this purpose, we invite cultural institutions and museums to contact us, if they wish to host one of the above exhibitions.
We’re also working for the completion of the on-line Icon Network database (www.icon-network.org), by uploading all the information about museums with icon collections, exhibitions and events in the field of art conservation and research worldwide. The document contribution can come from scientists and specialists working on the fields of study, exhibition and conservation of icons.
The Icon Network Association is an non-profit organization, which relies on the generosity of its members to contribute with resources and information concerning icons.