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Call for Papers: Mod Cons Conference Deadline

Book and Paper Group

Sunday 31.01.21
at 5:00pm




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The Icon Book & Paper Group is pleased to open the call for papers for the 2021 Conference Mod Cons: Modern Conservation. Modern Constraints. Modern Conveniences. The conference will be completely online in response to environmental, accessibility and health priorities. Mod Cons will run over 4 afternoon sessions from 4 – 7 October 2021. The deadline is 31st of January 2021.

Event description: 

The conference aims to host a diverse and global selection of speakers including emerging professionals, freelance conservators, conservation scientists, craftsmen, education heads and parallel professionals. 

The B&P Group also invites ideas for online workshops or demonstrations. 

Abstracts are invited for 20 minute presentations on all aspects of conservation relevant to the theme, including scientific studies and PhD research. Examples of possible topics could include:

  • Environmentally sustainable options on the bench, in the exhibit and in storage. 
  • Case studies of decolonising conservation. 
  • Integration of makers knowledge into treatment, displays and storage.
  • Digital collaborations and the role of the conservator.
  • Financial trends and project management to ensure a sustainable work practice. 
  • Novel treatments and creation of new tools or techniques. 

For more information on how to apply, please click here. The deadline is 31st of January 2021.