The formation of IASC was initiated way back in the year 1966 when UNESCO’s regional seminar on Development of museums in India was held in New Delhi but it was actually constituted during the subsequent national seminar held at National Museum attended by many eminent conservators from all over India . An executive committee was elected form the participants . Dr B.B.Lal and Sh O.P.Agrawal were elected as the first president and the first secretary of the association.The first honorary life membership of IASC was confered on Dr. H.J.Plenderleith, Internationally known conservator and the former Director of ICCROM, ROME , who was in India during the seminar.

The association since then has been providing a good platform for holding national conference every year at different parts of India to conservation scientists, conservators, restorers and others form India bringing them together and sharing their achievements, difficulties, problems, etc. with other fellow workers.

From 1973 onwards, IASC started publishing its journal namely “Conservation of Cultural Property in India ” in which the papers presented in the conferences are generally being published . It’s 37th Volume has just been publlished and the preparation for 38 th volume is under progress and likely to be out in the month of August ,2009 . Besides, IASC has started its Newletter in 1989 as an occasional publication . IASC also brings out books on some important conservation issues authored by its members.

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