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09.11.2016

Call for papers: Conservation Matters in Wales

Conservators invited to submit papers on the theme of 'doing things differently'

Heritage and conservation are changing and this free one-day conference – organised by Amgueddfa Cymru: National Museum Wales, The Federation of Museums and Art Galleries of Wales and Cardiff University – will celebrate conservators who do things differently.

Titled Conservation Matters in Wales: Doing Things Differently, the conference will explore the following themes:

  • Skills and techniques: How has your conservation practice developed or evolved? Are you using your conservation skills in unexpected places or different ways? Have you created a new treatment, innovated a new approach or led improvements? How are you working with new technology?
  • Who pays for conservation? Has the funding for your work changed? Are you responding to increasing commercial use of a heritage asset you are responsible for? Are grant funders asking you to do things differently?
  • People and Partners: Have you changed the way you work with others? Has the role of volunteers changed? Are you forming new partnerships to facilitate greater collections access? Does conservation have a different place in your community?


Interested speakers are invited to submit papers on the theme of doing things differently. Ideas for workshops or panel discussions are also welcomed – both from those inside and outside of Wales. 

How to submit

If you are interested in speaking, please send a brief outline to Megan de Silva.

Deadline: Monday 14th November 2016

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