Icon’s second triennial conference will inspire conservation professionals and all those working in the increasingly challenging and uncertain circumstances of today’s heritage sector. We will aspire to build Positive Futures for the cultural heritage and the profession. In spite of funding cuts and staff losses, conservators are working with others to find new ways to care for and connect with our cultural heritage. The conference will explore and debate how we can develop our capacity to respond in uncertain times.
In 2010, the University of Glasgow welcomed the arrival of a new MPhil Textile Conservation which joined with the MLitt Technical Art History within the new Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History. Icon is absolutely delighted to be working in partnership with the Head of School of Culture and Creative Arts, Professor Nick Pearce, and colleagues to deliver the conference.
The Conference will provide a platform for international exchange of up-to-date developments in conservation of cultural heritage. It will also be the essential networking event for conservation and related professionals in the UK for the next five years. The conference venue is within the historic University of Glasgow. The plenary sessions will be held in the magnificent Bute Hall, a prime example of High Victorian Gothic architecture. The conference combines plenary and concurrent sessions with a trade fair, a welcome reception to be held at the magnificent Hunterian Museum and a conference dinner with Céilidh. There will also be pre-conference tours to the most recent and challenging restoration projects in the Edinburgh-Glasgow area.
Booking is now open – Early Bird rates until 18 January 2013 – http://www.iconPF13.com