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Theme Transcending Boundaries: Integrated Approaches to Conservation

The Preprints of the 19th ICOM-CC Triennial Conference, Beijing, a virtual event, are being distributed via this website. On this page, you will find the link to download the publication and its interactive interface. 

Available to paid registrants until 17 June 2021.

Managing Editor: Janet Bridgland
Production of Preprints content and user interface: Eduardo Pulido
Content Editor: Carla Nunes
Copyediting: Per Christopher Foster, Wendy Ran
Production website: – Virott e Associados, Lda.

© 2021 International Council of Museums (ICOM) Committee for Conservation
Published by the International Council of Museums
ISBN: 978-2-491997-14-4

Instructions for use
After downloading the file “” to a folder on your computer, you must decompress (extract) it. 

A folder named “ICOM-CC2021_Preprints” will be created.

To access the content of the Preprints, simply open the folder and double-click on the “index.htm” file.“


    The ICOM-CC Preprints contain all 159 peer reviewed scientific papers and abstracts of the 99 posters that make up the conference presentations.

    The contributions are determined in a two-phase selection process.

    The first phase consists of a call for abstracts, outlining the proposed paper.

    Authors submit their abstracts to the relevant Working Group; Coordinators review and grade the abstracts, which are then forwarded to peer review. One Peer Reviewer, a subject specialist in that field, reviews and grades the contributions for each Working Group. The identity of the Peer Reviewer is not disclosed to the Working Group Coordinator or to the authors.

    A Selection Committee reviews the final grades and comments, considers any discrepancies, and makes the selection of authors who will be invited to submit full papers, taking into account the number of contributions submitted to each Working Group.

    In the second phase, full papers undergo the same two-step review process as described above, with the Selection Committee making the final determination of accepted contributions.

    Poster abstracts are invited during the second phase and are selected by the Working Group Coordinators.

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