The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (nscda.org)
A combination of flash and longer talks which took place over 3 days (3-7 April 2021) on the experiences of women working in the field of conservation and preservation in America.
The event presents itself as an oral history with discourse between women from a range of backgrounds in the field of preservation and conservation. The multitude of subjects discussed included advocacy, next generational needs, how we add value to the perception of heritage, female empowerment at work, not neutral/neutrality of conservation, our role in helping to change the narrative around subjects such as decolonisation, and making the most of working with other allied professionals.
All this highlighting the ‘pivotal role women have in American preservation’.
Recordings of all sessions have been posted on the NSCDA YouTube Channel.
Programme details are here https://nscda.org/wips2021/