AGM 2023 Talk: the museum environment in an era of sustainability

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We are delighted that the IIC AGM Talk for 2023 will be delivered by IIC Fellow, Dr David Saunders, "the museum environment in an era of sustainability".

The talk is kindly hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square campus, Lecture Theatre 1 and online via Zoom

The AGM Talk will be followed by a drinks reception, which all at the AGM and AGM Talk are welcome to attend. For those unable to attend in-person or watch online, a recording of the talk will be made available for IIC members to view afterwards here on the IIC Community platform.

You can register to attend in-person or watch online via The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum. The registration link is included here:

IIC members can find out about attending the AGM in-person or online, as well as voting in advance here:

Dr David Saunders, a leading conservation scientist with extensive experience working in large museums in the UK, will speak about the era of sustainability and its impact on the museum environment. Energy use and our carbon footprint are of key interest to institutions and conservators, whether related to heating, lighting or exhibitions. Conservators are engaged in initiatives to improve conservation practice and reduce waste.

Dr David Saunders is an Honorary Research Fellow at the British Museum where he was head of the Conservation and Scientific Research department until 2015. He worked previously at the National Gallery, London from 1985 to 2005. He was visiting professor at University College London 2017–21 and at the Conservation Center, NYU in 2018. Guest scholar the Getty Conservation Institute 2015–16 and inaugural Getty/Rothschild Fellow in 2017. IIC Fellow since 1993, member of IIC Council (vice-president 2013–2018) and editor of Studies in Conservation 1990–2009.