At the moment, the paper version of ICAR – International Journal of Young Conservators and Restorers of Works of Art is available, costing 80PLN/15£/18€/20$.

Below you will find the table of contents of the 1st issue.

The journal can be purchased:

1      At the Salon of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw – Krakowskie Przedmieście 5 Street (the Palace of Czapscy, entrance from Traugutta Street), Warsaw, Poland

2     At the Section of Distribution’s office of the publisher (the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw) – Wybrzeże Kościuszkowskie 37 Street (entrance through the side gate of the building [left to the main door, press 1 on the intercom], at the base level of the tenement house), Warsaw, Poland

3     By ordering online

To order the journal, fill the template (click to download) and send an e-mail at: store@icarthejournal.org.


You will receive a pro-forma invoice with information on the bank account where the money should be transferred.

The parcel is sent within one week from receiving the confirmation of payment from the buyer at store@icarthejournal.org (scan or pdf generated by the website of the bank). Otherwise the shipment might be delayed.

The invoice is sent separately.

The cost of available items includes VAT and shipping costs.

The expenses of currency exchange during the transfer are paid by the buyer.


*An online shopping platform will be launched later this year.

**Single papers and online version of the journal will be available in August 2017.



Table of contents:

1. About ICAR
2. Founders of ICAR
3. Sylwia Popławska – A few words about the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland
4. Yuqi Chock – A preliminary investigation on the compression and elasticity of balsa and jelutong wood fills in oak panels
5. Elena Ciliberto – Insights and reflection into retouching of synthetic emulsion paint: Investigating the effect of light and solvents on three paint colours.
6. Serena Di Gaetano – The restoration of two stone statues with traces of polychrome: study of a non-invasive reconstruction
7. Vincent Dion – Borane tert-butylamine complex: practical research on its use to treat paper materials
8. Serena Francone – Mario Agrifoglio’s Convergenze. Conservation issues of blacklight paintings
9. Francesca Gasparetto – Methodological contributions to conservation and restoration of an inhabited interior. The case study of the University Campus by Giancarlo De Carlo in Urbino
10. Alexander Habgood – Click to Respawn? Accepting video games as cultural heritage
11. Oskar Hanusek, Katarzyna Świerad – The final step that could destroy an artwork. The challenge in displaying meaning and intent: preserving the artistic legacy of Jerzy Bereś and Maria Pinińska-Bereś
12. Anna Konopko – Cleaning of two contemporary sculptures by Mirosław Bałka: Bitch (1988) and Clean Doggy (1986)
13. Flavia Puoti – Conservation and study of ethnographic materials: two Amharic shields made of leather and metal from the national prehistoric and ethnographic museum “Luigi Pigorini”