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2019 Conservation Matters in Wales

From: Wednesday 18.12.19
at 9:00am
To: Wednesday 18.12.19
at 5:00pm
Location:

Glamorgan Archives, Clos Parc Morgannwg Leckwith, Cardiff CF11 8AW

Cost:

£30

£10 for students

Event type: 
Conference
Summary: 

This year’s theme of the annual Conservation Matters in Wales (#CMW2019) conference is busting the myth that conservators keep things as they are. We are going to celebrate and examine how conservators can disrupt, challenge or change traditional narratives and explanations. We are now seeking proposals for talks on ideas, case studies and impacts of disruptive conservation.

Event description: 

Disruptive Conservation

This year’s theme of the annual Conservation Matters in Wales (#CMW2019) conference is busting the myth that conservators keep things as they are. We are going to celebrate and examine how conservators can disrupt, challenge or change traditional narratives and explanations. We are now seeking proposals for talks on ideas, case studies and impacts of disruptive conservation. Your 20 minute presentation might be on:

  • Unusual or radical conservation techniques that might change the way conservation is viewed by the public or professionals,
  • Conservation in relation to making and mending,
  • Radical decision making in conservation,
  • Empowerment through conservation – ways in which you let go of or shared control in a conservation process,
  • Conservation to change – how a conservation project might lead to personal or social change,
  • Rethinking the priorities of conservation practice.

In addition to the talks, we are trying to arrange a tour of Glamorgan Archives’ conservation studio.

This cross disciplinary conference will be attended by conservators, curators, collection managers and other professionals engaged in the care of collections. Proposals are welcomed from those inside and outside of Wales. The conference ethos is to be a low cost inclusive network, and whilst we can offer speakers a free place we unfortunately do not have a budget to cover speaker expenses.

Conservation Matters in Wales is jointly organised by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, the Federation of Museums and Art Galleries in Wales, and Cardiff University.

Members of the Federation of Museums and Art Galleries in Wales are eligible to apply for a Training & Conference grant to attend this conference: http://welshmuseumsfederation.org/en/grants-landing/training-and-conference-grants.html.