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With disasters such as the fire at Clandon Park and the Glasgow School of Art, floods affecting many heritage buildings and collections in York, and an arson attack at Manchester’s Wythenshawe Hall, emergency procedures are at the forefront of the minds of many of us with collections care responsibilities. So it seemed like an appropriate time to have disaster planning and emergency response as the theme for our annual conference. 

Conference registration: 10am to 10.45am

The first speakers we can confirm are the preventive conservation team at the British Library, discussing their emergency procedures smart phone app, recently in Icon News. Further programme to be announced soon.

Tickets include refreshments on arrival, mid-morning and afternoon as well as a sandwich lunch.

Monday 3rd October 2016, 10am to 5pm (BST)

The British Library, Conference Centre, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB (


Ticket prices have been kept as low as possible (£19.70 Icon members and £26.08 non-members) and can be purchased here.

Image: Sarah-Jane Hamlyn, Icon Member