Submitted by Kate Stonor on
Conservators around the world are participating in Ask a Conservator Day, which will take place on November 4th, 2019. This is a significant day: on November 4th, 1966, the Arno river flooded Florence, damaging priceless cultural heritage. However, in response to the catastrophe, incredible efforts were made—and are still being undertaken—to conserve the items impacted by the flood.
Ask a Conservator Day follows in the spirit of that international collaboration and exchange of knowledge. Ask a Conservator Day will be acknowledging and celebrating the growth of the field inspired by the response to the flood by creating an opportunity for people to engage with conservators on social media.
By using the hashtag #AskAConservator on social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram), we can provide a holistic view of what conservation entails—everything from individual conservators working in private practice to multiple departments at large institutions.
For more information go to the AIC/FAIC website: https://www.culturalheritage.org/about-conservation/what-is-conservation...