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Events are still largely online due to Covid-19, although some organisers are hoping to run live events later in the year. Readers should contact event organisers directly for the most up-to-date information on specific events, conferences, workshops, etc.

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SCULPT 2021: Shaping Genealogies Virtual Conference

1st International Conference on Late 19th and Early 20th Century Sculpture

Call for papers: May 23rd 2021

We have the pleasure of announcing the SCULPT2021- Shaping Genealogies –1st International Conference on Late 19th and early 20th century Sculpture. The conference is organized by CITAR in partnership with Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis (Direção-Geral do Património Cultural). The online event will take place at the School of Arts of Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Porto, Portugal), between 7th and 8th October 2021.

7 Oct 2021 to 8 Oct 2021
30 May 2021

Icon Bath 2021 Conference: Ceramics, Glass and Stained Glass

Fragmented Stories: Case Studies in Ceramics, Glass and Stained Glass Conservation

Online 16th and 17th October 2021

The Icon Ceramics and Glass Group (CGG) and the Stained Glass Group (SGG) are delighted to announce that booking is now open.

Early bird deadline 16th September 2021

For any questions please email

16 Oct 2021 to 17 Oct 2021

2021 Safety and Cultural Heritage Virtual Summit: Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health

Call for Abstracts for the 2021 Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit: Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health
Virtual Professional Development Seminar

The Washington Conservation Guild, the Potomac Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management, and the Smithsonian National Collections Program will once again collaborate with the Lunder Conservation Center to host a Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit.

19 Oct 2021 to 20 Oct 2021
1 Aug 2021


The Department of Art Conservation and Restoration of the Academy of Fine Arts, University in Zagreb, is pleased to invite you to the seventeenth International Conference of Conservation-Restoration Studies. The conference will be taking place on October 21st and October 22nd, 2021, and will be held online due to the ongoing health and safety measures.

21 Oct 2021 to 22 Oct 2021
15 Jun 2021

International Conference - Curation and Conservation: Dress and Textiles in Museums

For the very first time, the International Conference of Dress Historians will take place in Italy (it will be possible to join also through a digital platform) at the Centre of Conservation and Restoration “La Venaria Reale” in Turin,Italy.

The 2021 edition, organised jointly by the Association of Dress Historians and the Centre of Conservation and Restoration, is titled “Curation and Conservation: Dress and Textiles in Museums” and the Call for Papers is now open and closes the 1st December 2020.

21 Oct 2021 to 22 Oct 2021
1 Dec 2020

CAC Emerging Conservators Symposium

This event is an opportunity for students and emerging conservators to share academic projects, term papers, posters, internship projects or treatments. It will also feature a discussion panel with experienced conservators addressing the unique issues and concerns faced by emerging conservators and a pre-symposium meet and greet.

CAC are now accepting abstracts for 5–20 minute presentations and poster submissions.
Email your submission to: by September 1st, 2021.

23 Oct 2021
1 Sep 2021

13th North American Textile Conservation Conference: 'Outside Influences'

The thirteenth biennial North American Textile Conservation Conference (NATCC) will be virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout. The theme of 'Outside Influences' seems to be particularly prescient given the events of the last 18 months and serves as a reminder that in today's interconnected society few things happen in isolation. Our work as conservators is subject to myriad outside influences, macro to micro. Subjects to be explored include politics, geography, training, workplace pressures and ethics.

25 Oct 2021 to 29 Oct 2021
31 Jul 2021