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Call for Papers - Sustainable and Efficient: Challenges of Best Practice

West Dean College

From: Thursday 28.02.19
at 6:00am
To: Thursday 28.02.19
at 11:30pm
Student & Emerging Professional Conference 10th May 2019

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation - The Edward James Foundation Ltd
West Dean
Nr Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 0QZ


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The field of conservation strives to meet the rising challenges of best practice.

Some of the new challenges include a growing concern for issues of sustainability and resource management. In a profession that faces a decrease in economic support, understanding these challenges and some of the current solutions to them is an important part of our careers. As conservation students, our goal is to learn best practices of techniques, process, and analysis with regard to the items in our care. However, we will transition into a professional world where best practice may now mean managing the needs of cultural heritage, the environment, and economic resources.

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The aim of this conference is to raise awareness and prepare conservation students and emerging professionals to adapt to the changing challenges of best practice.

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute presentations on all aspects relevant to these issues. Examples of possible topics may include:

-Creative solutions to challenging situations: “shoe-string” budgets, material/housing/staff limitations

-Current practice vs best practice: future concerns that have not yet been solved

-Relevance and impact studies on behaviours and habits

-Developing best practice in the workplace: case studies, how your institution is meeting the challenge, patron/stakeholder impact, etc.

-Material and chemical substitutions: disposal, use, alternatives, etc.

Abstracts should be in English and 300–500 words in length. Please include author’s name, place of employment and contact email address. Participation from students, recent graduates, new Icon members and professionals in allied fields is encouraged.

Abstracts should be submitted by email to no later than 28th February 2019. A selection committee will review abstracts and notify speakers by 15th March 2019.