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The Festschrift issue of the Journal of the Institute of Conservation is out now!

We are pleased to announce that a special Festschrift issue of the Journal of the Institute of Conservation, celebrating the continuing work of Icon member Jonathan Ashley-Smith ACR, is now available online!

The issue features contributions by invited authors who were asked to reflect on the impacts Jonathan has made on the profession, their specialism, or on their own development. While some responses are framed around Jonathan's seminal work on risk, others have been prompted by his recent concerns on the decline of practical skills and the need to reboot conservation ethics.

The issue is adorned by a magnificently vital image of Jonathan by the renowned artist Ralph Steadman, to whom Icon is extremely grateful (and to Icon's Business Manager, Simon Green, who organised the commission). Thanks are also due to all at the publisher, Taylor & Francis, including the Managing Editor George Cooper and Production Editor Liz Eades, who both enthusiastically embraced its publication.



Foreword by Alison Richmond




Jonathan Ashley-Smith
The ethics of doing nothing  (free-to-view)

Joel Taylor
In the quest for certainty: Tensions from cause-and-effect deductions in preventive conservation

Jane Henderson
Reflections on the psychological basis for suboptimal environmental practices in conservation  (Gold Access)

Vicki Humphrey
A progression through Risk Management for Collections – ground-up to enterprise-wide

Glenn Wharton
Bespoke Ethics and Moral Casuistry in the Conservation of Contemporary Art  (free-to-view)



Stefan Michalski
Does Jonathan Ashley-Smith believe in a transparent method for risk assessment?

Frances Halahan
Changes in attitudes and training in conservation

David Howell
Jonathan Ashley-Smith: mentor, role model, inspiration



Christian Baars reviews Volatile Organic Compounds and the Conservation of Inorganic Materials


Icon members and subscribers can access and download all the articles for free on the Icon website.


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