24th biennial IIC Congress The Decorative: Conservation and the Applied Arts will take place from the 10 to 14 September 2012 in Vienna , Austria.
The 2012 Congress will focus on a topic that is uniquely well-suited to Vienna’s wealth and breadth of decorative and applied arts heritage. Ornament and decoration have been evident in human endeavour since the beginning of human history, ranging from the bold clarity of ancient Egypt to the great period of Jugendstil and the Vienna Secession around 1900 and on to the exuberant revivals of today. Wherever civilisations have developed, many of their forms of cultural expression can be considered as ‘decorative’ or ‘applied’ arts. The congress topic coincides with Vienna’s Klimt 2012 celebrations, on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gustav Klimt.
Location: Campus of the University of Vienna
More information on official web site.