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Save the Date for S.O.S. (Save Our Stuff!)

Save the Date!

ICPC S.O.S. (Save Our Stuff!) June 9, 2017 in Homestead, IA

We have a great lineup planned for this year’s conference, including our keynote speaker, Jessica Peel-Austin. Jessica, Manager of Interpretation and Collections at Brucemore, who will be presenting “Brucemore’s Grant Wood Sleeping Porch: More than a Porch, More than a Painter.” In 2013, Brucemore began the process of conserving and re-interpreting its 1925 Grant Wood sleeping porch. Jessica’s presentation will follow the journey that Brucemore staff made – taking the porch from a fragile state at risk of loss to a stable, vivid example of the early work of Iowa’s most famous artist that illustrates how one family’s love of the arts helped a community to develop.

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2017 SOS-flyer for download

2017 Call for S.O.S. Presentations

Call for Presentations
Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium

Save Our Stuff (SOS), the Annual Conference and Meeting of the Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC) will be held on June 9, 2017, at Amana Colonies’ Amana Community Church, in Homestead, IA.

Preserving and conserving Iowa’s cultural heritage is a pillar in the missions of many institutions around the state. ICPC’s Save Our Stuff conference focuses on strategies and practices that meet the preservation needs of Iowa’s cultural institutions. Proposals are now being accepted for sessions for the 2017 ICPC Conference and Annual Meeting. Topics should directly address issues of preservation and conservation of cultural materials including, but not limited to, books, manuscripts, ephemera, and artifacts. Presentations ought to be applicable to institutions with various staff sizes and budgets.

Speakers may propose sessions in the following formats:

  •  Full sessions – 50 minutes in length. If you are proposing a roundtable or panel presentation, please include names and titles of all participants.
  • Half Session – 20 minute presentation as a joint session on a common topic.

Proposals should be submitted via e-mail with the subject heading “2017 SOS Proposal” to the ICPC Administrative Assistant at:

Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017. Proposals accepted for sessions will be notified in April. Speakers are requested to donate their time, expertise, and travel. Lunch is provided for speakers, but those wishing to attend conference sessions other than their own must register.