Icon Metals Group 2017

Thursday, 9 November, 2017
Friday, 15 September, 2017

The Institute of Conservation Metals Group is pleased to announce its 2017 Autumn Conference & Annual Group Meeting, to be held 9th November 2017, at the Tate Britain.

Call for Papers is NOW OPEN. This year's theme is:
Conservation of Composite Objects: Compounded Challenges & Diverse Treatments

Abstracts of up to 250 words are invited for submission by Friday 15th September 2017.

The Icon Metals Group one-day conference will focus on the conservation of composite objects. Under discussion will be challenges related to the assessment, conservation, display and storage of composite objects and structures with a metal component. We invite submissions from public and private practitioners, teachers and researchers who have experience of working with composite objects.

Papers are invited for 20-minute presentations on the challenges of composite objects with a view to generate discussion of:
Adverse interactions of materials within an object
Display and storage of composites - problems and possible solutions
Conflicting treatment requirements
Decision-making and prioritisation
Complex cases - how objects are assessed and treated
Collaborative working to deliver different conservator skill sets

Please submit abstracts (up to 250 words) to Dr Nicola Emmerson (emmersonnj@cardiff.ac.uk) by Friday 15th September 2017.
Please include: presentation title and author details (full name and institutional affiliation) plus a brief author biography (up to 100 words) and profile picture.
Applicants will be notified of the Committee decision by Friday 29th September 2017.