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Getty Travel Grants to Attend ICOM-CC's Triennial Conference

The 19th Triennial Conference of ICOM's Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) will take place in Bejing, China, on 14-18 September 2020. Entitled "Transcending Boundaries: Integrated Approaches to Conservation", the conference will aim to bring together the knowledge, traditions, and skills of the East and the West. What are the backgrounds for our selection of conservation methods and materials? What are the features and properties we strive to achieve when working with our artefacts? In this context, with support from the Getty Foundation, ICOM-CC is offering travel grants for museum professionals to take part in the conference.


The grant is:
  • open to museum/conservation professionals employed full time in a museum, conservation institution, non-conservation institution (such as a university) with a conservation department;
  • not available to: students, freelance/short-term contract workers, self-employed professionals, retired professionals;
  • aimed at in-career professionals; professionals should have at least four (4) years working experience;
  • open to professionals from emerging countries and developing economies. These countries are specified as ICOM Category 3 & 4 countries. Only applicants from these countries are eligible; please do not apply if you do not work and reside in one of the ICOM Category 3 or 4 countries.
  • open to professionals who qualify in the above categories. It is not limited to ICOM/ICOM-CC members. Special consideration, however, will be given to individual members of ICOM and ICOM-CC, or Friend contributors of ICOM-CC, or those working for an institution that is an institutional member of ICOM.

Further details

Applications need to be submitted in English by 23 February 2020. While the grant subsidizes most of the expenses related to attending the conference, the applicant must pay for any in-home-country travel to and from the home international airport, passport fees, visa fees, required or optional travel insurance. A post-conference evaluation from each grant recipient is required as a condition of receiving a grant. For additional information about the 19th ICOM-CC Triennial Conference in Bejing, please visit For details about the call for travel grants and access to the application form, please visit