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Conservation Matters in Wales December 2018

From: Wednesday 19.12.18
at 9:00am
To: Wednesday 19.12.18
at 6:00pm

Insole Court



One day conference that explores the relationship between the conservation of tangible heritage and its associated intangible values.

Event description: 

Conservation has been traditionally associated with the “do not touch” message generated by a desire to protect but this approach can also erect barriers between communities and their cultural heritage. The conference celebrates the work of collections care professionals that breaks down this barrier and reconnects communities with their heritage.

Papers are welcomed that demonstrate a conservation approach informed by a combination of preservation of intangible and tangible heritage values. These may include:

Public consultation
Conservation of skills
Community participation
Effective sustainable practice
Lessons learned
Object’s significance and value

Proposals are invited for 20 minute presentations, 5 minute shorts, workshops or discussions that explore the conference’s broad theme. The conference hashtag will be #consinwales and we also welcome suggestions for presentations that may be shared virtually.

The conference will conclude with an open floor discussion. Contributors are sought to launch the discussion with thoughts or case studies for a 2 minute presentation (no PowerPoint) that explores the following question:

“How do those in collections care contribute to the wider mission of an organisation.”

The 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.

If you are interested in speaking please send a brief summary of your proposal to William Tregaskes by the 2nd of November.