NIGEL WILLIAMS PRIZE 2019 - Call for applications

Applications are now being accepted for the prestigious Nigel Williams Prize 2019!

The Prize rewards conservation work in ceramics, glass and other related materials and is the result of the collaboration between Nigel Williams' family and Icon's Ceramics & Glass Group. It was created to serve both as a memorial to Nigel's work and to encourage continuing high standards at all levels within the profession.

7 Aug 2018 to 4 Feb 2019
4 Feb 2019

NCS conference series - 'Passive Aggressive?' - Changing the Climate in Archival and Museum Storage

The National Conservation Service is pleased to announce the third of four conferences called 'Passive Aggressive?' - Changing the Climate in Archival and Museum Storage. All four are being generously sponsored by Bruynzeel Storage Systems Ltd, in order to make the conferences free to delegates.

The National Galleries of Scotland and the Icon Scotland Group have offered to partner with NCS to provide the third of these conferences, to be held at the Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh on the 20th of September 2018 from 10:00 until 17:00.

20 Sep 2018

Museum Lighting & Preservation Environment Meeting

Princeton Preservation Group Meeting
Co-sponsored by the New Jersey Caucus of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
Princeton Theological Seminary Library, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Topic: Museum Lighting & Preservation Environment Guidelines
Speaker: Paul Himmelstein, Conservator

24 Sep 2018

6th International Mountmakers’ Forum

The Natural History Museum, London is delighted to be hosting the Sixth International Mountmakers Forum.

The first of its kind to be held in Europe the Forum will consist of talks, poster sessions, discussion groups, workshop and exhibition tours focused on all aspects of mount making. The Mountmakers Forum will be 10 years old in 2018 so we hope you will join us in London to celebrate.

The event is open to all museum professionals and will be of particular interest to mountmakers and those involved in exhibition development.

25 Sep 2018 to 27 Sep 2018
31 Jul 2018

Best in Heritage: Projects of Influence

Annual, global conference featuring award-winning museum, heritage and conservation projects

In partnership with EUROPA NOSTRA, with support of Creative Europe programme & International Council of Museums (ICOM)

26 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018

XXI International NKF Congress ICC-Nordic Group - Cultural heritage facing catastrophe: Prevention and recoveries

The Icelandic section of the Nordic Association of Conservators is pleased to announce the XXI NKF Congress - Cultural heritage facing catastrophe: prevention and recoveries to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland 26 - 28 September 2018. The programme is now available at

Early bird registration closes on June 26th. The number of participants is limited, don’t miss the unique opportunity. Please make your arrangements soon.

26 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018
26 Jun 2018

Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) Training Course

A one day RTI training course will be hosted by Icon Scotland Group and Historic Environment Scotland.

Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Venue: Stirling Castle
Fee: £8 - £10

This practical one day course will take attendees through taking RTI-compatible photographs and then processing them on their own computers to create a 3D effect of the virtual surface structure. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own objects to work with. The fee includes lunch, tea & coffee. The course will be led by Marta Pilarska of Historic Environment Scotland.

28 Sep 2018

Old Cities New Challenges (OCNC18) A Course for Urban Conservation in Southeast Asia

The primary objective of OCNC18 is to improve urban conservation practices in Southeast Asian cities by providing participants with a fuller understanding of conservation methodologies and effective and practical tools and techniques for the conservation of historic places in urban contexts. The curriculum for this course derives, in part, from the GCI's previous courses in the region.

29 Sep 2018 to 6 Oct 2018
15 Apr 2018

Icon Book and Paper Group Conference 2018

Unexpected fame: Conservation approaches to the preparatory object
2nd Institute of Conservation Book and Paper Group Conference
Generously supported by the Clare Hampson Fund and Tru Vue

Andrew Wiles Building
Mathematical Institute
University of Oxford
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
United Kingdom

30 Sep 2018 to 2 Oct 2018