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The Challenges of Starting in Conservation: Skills to help Students and Emerging Professionals PART TWO

Icon Textile Group

From: Thursday 25.03.21
at 7:00pm
To: Thursday 25.03.21
at 8:00pm

Event will take place on Zoom




With the decision taken to postpone the emerging professionals event until 2022, the Textile Group have created this accessible two-part series for all students and emerging professionals to help provide some advice and support on the challenges both old and new when starting a career in conservation.

The aim of these webinars is to prepare students transitioning into employment in an ever-changing field, which is even more prevalent during these turbulent times. We hope these presentations will encourage those who are new to conservation and help equip them with the tools and contacts needed to grow successfully in the field.

After the webinar the Icon Textile Group will be holding an informal 'NEEDLE AND THREAD VIRTUAL PUB' get together via Zoom.

Please do join us on the 18th and 25th March 2021 at 8pm (London Time) to further the conversation. 

Event description: 

Thursday 25th March 2021

Freelancing through crisis: a year of self-employment during Covid-19 – Arielle Juler                                              Arielle Juler is a freelance preventive conservator based in Northumberland and working across the north of England and Scotland. After graduating with an MA in Preventive Conservation from Northumbria University in 2017, Arielle completed internships with the Centre for Research Collections at the University of Edinburgh and the National Trust for Scotland. Arielle registered as a sole trader in 2019 and has been pursuing a freelance career throughout the pandemic. Her talk will reflect on this experience and share lessons learnt as an early career conservator.

The kimonos of Maria Augusta Rui Barbosa: A case of Guerrilla Preservation – Gabriela Lúcio de Sousa                Master’s degree student in Science Information at University of Brasília (Brazil). Bachelor’s degree in Conservation and Restoration at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

Julie Bon - information coming soon

Planning your professional journey: From emerging professional to accredited conservator – Patrick Whife        Patrick Whife is the Training & Development Manager for the Institute of Conservation. Patrick started his career working in urban regeneration and community development, providing support to third sector organisations delivering projects across the UK. He subsequently moved into the further education sector where he was responsible for the management of EU and Government funded entry to employment programmes and Apprenticeships. At Icon, Patrick oversees the delivery of Icon Accreditation, the Icon Internship programme, the development of training and the provision of early careers support and guidance.


After the talks we will move to a Zoom meeting for a time of networking in our virtual pub "The Needle and Thread". Register for the pub herePlease note the two separate Zoom links.