Icon Conference: Scotland Tour

Friday, 27 October, 2017

Did you miss out on last year's Icon Conference in Birmingham, or could you not see a presentation you were interested in due to timetable clashes? If so, you are not alone. Due to popular demand, the Scotland Group and Care of Collections group are hosting a one-day event in which they return to some of the themes and presentations given at our sessions during last year's conference.

The day will consist of ten presentations from speakers from all over the UK on a wide range of subjects, and plenty of time for networking. Refreshments and lunch are also provided.

Time: 9.00 - 16.30
Location: Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
Costs: Icon Member £45, Student £30, Non-Icon Member £70
Booking through Eventbrite: https://iconconference2016scotlandtour.eventbrite.co.uk

Below is a timetable of events. Visit the blog (http://bit.ly/2f4cPI9) to find a synopsis of each talk.


9.00 - 9.30: Arrival, tea and coffee provided
9.30 - 9.40: Introductions and welcome
9.40 - 10.00: Emily Hick, Special Collections Conservator, Centre for Research Collections, University of Edinburgh - Crowdsourcing Conservation
10.00 - 10.20: Claire Thomson, Book and Paper Conservator, National Library of Scotland - The Conservation of the 'Chimney Map'
10.20 - 10.40: Lizzie Miller, Object Conservator Birmingham Museums Trust - Keeping up with Contemporary Collecting. How conservators at Birmingham Museums Trust are adapting to working with complex modern artworks
10.40 - 11.00: Questions and answers
11.00 - 11.30: Morning break, tea and coffee provided
11.30 - 11.50: Dr. Cordelia Rogerson, Head of Conservation, British Library - Increasing the Profile and Influence of Conservation - An Unexpected Benefit of Risk Assessments
11.50 - 12.10: Sarah VanSnick, Senior Conservation Manager, National Archives - Taking on mould in a multidisciplinary team.
12.10 - 12.30: Dr Isobel Griffin, Collections Care Manager, National Library of Scotland - Collections environment standards: useful or obstructive?
12.30 - 12.50: Questions and answers
12.50 - 13.50: Lunch break. Lunch provided at the venue
13.50 - 14.10: Helen Murdina Hughes, Textile Conservator, Glasgow Life - 'Unity is Strength' - Rediscovering Glasgow's Union and Community Banners at Maryhill Stores: a Cross-disciplinary Documentation and Engagement project.
14.10 - 14.30: Lynsey Haworth, Regional Collections Manager, Historic Environment Scotland - Hanging out: strain monitoring of tapestries.
14.30 - 14.50: Sarah Foskett, Lecturer, MPhil Textile Conservation, University of Glasgow - Monitoring Costume on Display: a collaborative project between University of Glasgow and Glasgow Museums
14.50 - 15.10: Ioannis Vasallos, Photographic Collections Conservator, National Library of Scotland - The Presrvation of Black and White Polaroid prints: Research based on three albums from the Stanley Kubrick Archive.
15.10 - 15.30: Questions and answers
15.30 - 15.40: Final remarks and close
15.40 - 16.30: Refreshments and networking