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Recent Advances in Glass and Ceramic Conservation

From: Thursday 05.09.19
at 9:00am
To: Saturday 07.09.19
at 5:00pm

The conference will be held at the BP Lecture Theatre in the Clore Centre for Education at the British Museum in Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3DG.


Details below


The Glass and Ceramics Working Group of ICOM-CC, Icon UK’s Ceramics and Glass Group and the British Museum, are pleased to announce the call for papers for the first-ever joint meeting between these parties.

Event description: 

This conference marks the 5th Interim Meeting of ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics, and the 34th year of dedicated events from Icon’s Ceramics and Glass Group. Held at the British Museum, the joint conference promises to gather an impressive group of professionals specializing in the field of ceramics and glass conservation at a prestigious location in the heart of London.

Conference goals

• Present relevant case studies in the conservation of glass and ceramics

• Disseminate research results

• Promote the application of new materials and technologies for conservation practice, as well as tools for analysis and documentation

• Identify further research and provide networking for future collaboration and activity

All aspects of the conservation, study, and research of glass- and ceramics-based cultural heritage are welcome, and papers will explore a wide variety of topics.

Structure and scope

The three-day conference will include thematic sessions for paper presentations, as well as a small poster session.

We will also feature a dedicated student session. Students currently enrolled (or enrolled at the time of this announcement) in a conservation training program are invited to submit abstracts for this session. If selected, their contribution will be published in the proceedings as abstracts.

Submission details

All professional paper contributions will be peer-reviewed by the members of the scientific committee, published in colour preprints, distributed in hard copy with attendee registration packets.


15 May to 15 July 2019: Early bird ticket sale with the distribution of the final programme and tours
16 July onwards: General ticket sale

Please note: speakers, co-authors and poster presenters are required to pay the delegate or student fee as applicable. The fees are used  to cover the cost of lunch, morning and afternoon tea/coffee for three days and peer-reviewed hard-copy conference publication. Due to the number of papers and posters accepted, unfortunately we cannot offer discounts at this point.

Booking Fees

Student ICOM-CC/ICON Member: £150
Early Bird ICOM-CC/ICON Member: £200 (Until 15 July 2019)
Early Bird Non-Member: £250 (Until 15 July 2019)
General Booking ICOM-CC/ICON Member: £250 
General Booking Non-Member: £300 


Founded in 1753, The British Museum is located in the Bloomsbury (central) area of London and is the first national public museum in the world. Its permanent collection contains 8 million objects and holds one of the most comprehensive ceramics and glass collections worldwide.

The British Museum has also one of the oldest and largest conservation departments in the world. Since 2014, the department has been based in the British Museum’s new state-of-the-art World Conservation and Exhibition Centre (WCEC). As part of the conference, delegates will have the opportunity to visit the conservation studios and see the ongoing conservation work.

Organising Committee

Lauren Fair, Coordinator, ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics Working Group

Dana Norris ACR, Chair, Icon Ceramics and Glass Group

Duygu Camurcuoglu ACR, Ceramics, Glass, and Metals Conservator, British Museum