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Closure of Registration

Event registration will be closed on 5 November 2017.

​Information about the gathering time and location for each post-symposium cultural tour and the conservation workshop is now available. Please click here for details.


Accommodation options near the venue (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) in Tsim Sha Tsui at special room rates are available for delegates on a first-come-first-served basis. Should you need any assistance, please contact International Conference Consultants Ltd. at the email:

Register NOW for the IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium!

Registration for the Symposium (including cultural tours and conservation workshop) is now open! The technical sessions of the symposium will be held on 24-25 November 2017 at Chiang Chen Studio Theatre in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Please complete the event registration form available for download here, and return your completed form to the Organising Committee at Registration is FREE. Act now as seats are limited!

Change of symposium venue to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

To cater for the enthusiastic response to the event, the technical session of the symposium will now be staged in the Chiang Chen Studio Theatre located within the campus of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Situated just opposite to the Museum of History (the original venue), Chiang Chen Studio Theatre is easily accessible by various means of public transport, with Tsim Sha Tsui commercial and tourist areas in its vicinity – you may even be able to walk to the venue if you are staying in a hotel nearby.

Front view of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from the fountain Square entrance at Cheong Wan Road.  

Getting to The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Chiang Chen Studio Theatre

Mass Transit Railway (MTR)
Head for Hung Hom Station on the East Rail Line, then take the footbridge at Exit A1 to reach the main campus of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Or, get off at Jordan station, take Exit D and walk along Austin Road for approximately 12 minutes. Enter Cheong Wan Road The Hong Kong Polytechnic University entrance and follow the directional signage for the Studio Theatre.

For public buses that run through the Cross Harbour Tunnel, get off at the stop at the entrance/exit of the Tunnel on the Kowloon side. Take the footbridge leading to the podium of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Or, take the bus routes stopping at Cheong Wan Road, get off at Cheong Wan Road The Hong Kong Polytechnic University entrance, and then follow the directional signage for the Studio Theatre on campus.

Pick-up and drop-off at the entrance on Cheong Wan Road

Please click here for the location map and detailed transport information on The Hong Kong Polytechnic University's website, or refer to Google Map at for route planning.


Social Programme: Welcome Reception, Cultural Tours and Workshop

Accompanying the technical session include social events giving delegates a chance to establish professional network and to explore some heritage attractions around Hong Kong. Please click here to check out what are covered in the social programme! 


Welcome to IIC-PM 2017 Hong Kong Symposium

Following the success of the IIC 2014 Congress, the Conservation Office is delighted to announce our collaboration with the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) as well as the Palace Museum (PM) in Beijing to host a two and a half days symposium dedicated to textile conservation and its related studies.

The Symposium will take place in Hong Kong on 24-26 November 2017. With the theme "Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last", the Symposium aims to address the conservation, artistic and historical aspects of textile artefacts, ranging from thangkas, embroideries, archaeological textiles along the Silk Road, and royal and ethnic costumes across the East and West.

Featuring 18 distinguished conservation specialists and textile experts from a variety of backgrounds as speakers, the event will be a platform to connect Chinese and Western museum professionals to exchange views and experience on the subjects. Preliminary information about the programme can be found here.

Registration will start in the 2nd quarter of 2017 - stay tuned for our event updates!

We look forward to welcoming you at the Symposium!