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Past Events

Symposium on Storage Moves and Store-based Projects
Organised by Care of Collection, Ethnography Group and Conservation and Social Development Research Network

Institute of Archaeology, University College London
Saturday 23rd November

World Gallery Conservation Tour
Gallery Tour by Julia Gresson and Charlotte Ridley

The Horniman Museum and Gardens, London
Wednesday 18th September 2019

Film Screening and Group AGM: "Harvesting Traditional Knowledge"
AGM and screening of “Harvesting Traditional Knowledge” (2013-2014) by the Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists (ANKAAA), Aboriginal Community Art Centres and the Centre for Cultural Material Conservation, University of Melbourne.

Tuesday 9th April 2019
St Bride's Foundation, London

Coconut Fibre Armour: Conservation, Curation, Communities
Talk by Dr Julie Adams, Polly Bence, Dr Ali Clark and Rachel Howie

24 Golden Square, London, W1F 9JR

Talk: Venom at the Natural History Museum
In-gallery presentation by Nicola Harrison and Cheryl Lynn on the conservation techniques and approaches taken to prepare specimens for display.

Thursday 30th November 2017
Natural History Museum, London

AGM 2017 & Talk: Heritage Without Borders
Talk by Alex Cantrill and Helen Merrett on the heritage preservation work in the Balkans undertaken by Cultural Heritage Without Borders (CHwB).

Tuesday, 19th September 2017
The October Gallery, London

Talk: Conservation of Shadow puppets
Talk by Sophie Rowe and Alexandra Green on the exhibition “Shadow Puppet Theatre from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand“

20th January 2017,
British Museum, London

Behind the Scenes in Glasgow
Visits to Glasgow Museums Resource Centre and the Centre for Textile Conservation with tours/talks presented by Katie Webbe, Graeme Scott, Dr Margaret Smith, Karen Thompson, Misa Tamura and professor Frances Lennard.

11th November 2016
Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, Glasgow Life and the Centre for Textile Conservation at the University of Glasgow.

AGM 2016 & Talk: Fungal interactions with organic materials within heritage collections
Talk by Sophie Downes on fungi encountered within historic collections and the damage that can potentially be caused to organic materials.

Wednesday 1st June 2016
Institute of Archaeology, University College London

The Conservation of Pacific Collections
Talks and tours led by Misa Tamura, Verena Kotonski, Monique Pullan on exhibitions "Shifting pattern: Pacific barkcloth clothing" and "Indigenous Australia: enduring civilisation"

Saturday 27 June 2015
The British Museum, London

Talk: Conservation of Burmese Lacquer Objects & WCEC lab tour
Talk by Verena Kotonski on the new exhibition "Pilgrims, healers and wizards: Buddhism and religious practices in Burma and Thailand"

Saturday, 22 November, 2014
British Museum, London

The Conservation of Hair
June 19, 2014
Joint event by Horniman Museum and Gardens, ICON Ethnography Conservation Group, ICON Textile group, NatSCA
Horniman Museum and Gardens, London

Icon Ethnography Group - Japanese Tissue Showcase & Group AGM
25 April 2015, Institute of Archaeology, UCL London 

Icon Ethnography Group - Two-Day Material Identification Workshop: Cultural Objects Worked in Skeletal Hard Tissues
8 - 9 April 2014, Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Icon Ethnography Group - Gallery Talk & Group AGM: Conservation in Focus: Afro Combs
21 September 2013, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Icon Ethnography Group- ‘Ethno Crawl’ 
26 May 2012, St Fagan’s National History Museum/ Lunch at The Plymouth Arms/Cardiff Castle, Wales

Icon Ethnography Group - Seminar: Conservation and Source Communities: Research, Objects and Treatments?
16 November 2011, The Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

Icon Ethnography Group - Spotlight Tour: Bark Cloth, Economic Botany Collection​
1 July 2011, Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, London

Icon Ethnography Group - Workshop and One-Day Conference: Basketry Conservation
15-17 September 2010 (workshop), 18 September 2010 (symposium), Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London

Icon Ethnography Group- Scraping Gut and Plucking Feathers: The Deterioration and Conservation of Feather and Gut Materials
6 October 2009, University of York, Huntingdon Room 

Icon Ethnography Group - ‘Ethno Crawl’ ​
29 November 2008, Cuming Museum/Lunch: The Dragon Castle/The Old Operating Theatre (English Baroque church)

Icon Ethnography Group - Feather Conservation two-day workshop
16-17 April 2008, Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford

Icon Ethnography Group - Feather Conservation two-day workshop
17-18 October 2007, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Birmingham


Photo: Tina Dunks