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Call for papers: Icon Ceramics and Glass Group Conference

Abstracts welcome from conservators who have faced challenging projects within the field of ceramics, glass and enamels

The Icon Ceramic and Glass Group Conference 2017 will be held at Magdalene College, Oxford, on Friday 8th September.

The conference theme is intentionally broad to encourage papers on the widest possible range of materials and treatments within the context of ceramics, glass and enamels. 

We would like to see abstracts from conservators (and conservators to be!) who have come across challenging projects or those where you might have had to take a different approach to a standard procedure. It doesn’t have to be a breakthrough project where the wheel is reinvented; interesting case studies, which are useful to others, are strongly encouraged.

We are pleased to say that a small contribution to speakers’ expenses is available.

This is also a call for student posters within the above theme and suggestions.

The conference sits comfortably next to Oxford’s Open Doors weekend. This may serve as an inspiration to speakers or an added feature to the overall event.


Please send abstracts by 7th April 2017 to

Abstracts for paper and posters should be 250-300 words and include title, names, addresses and e-mail addresses of all authors and indicate author for correspondence.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts!

Booking opens in April 2017.

Image: Ceramic bowl; Public Domain


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