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IIC Student & Emerging Conservator Conference

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 11:59

Copenhagen, Thursday 12 & Friday 13 September 2013

IIC’s second Student & Emerging Conservator Conference will be held on the 12th & 13th September 2013.  Following on from the successful 2011 London Student & Emerging Conservator Conference this new event will focus on three areas

- national vs. international conservation work and conservation study and the language(s) used in conservation

- presenting oneself to others

- making the most of your skills and networking.

As with the London conference, this event will aim to offer an international perspective and to facilitate communication between student/emerging conservators on the one hand, and professionals active in the field of conservation, in national institutions and museums as well as in the private sector. The conference aims to create a platform where the discussion of current needs in conservation and the relationship between expectations and reality can be discussed.

The themes discussed will be supported by organised visits to some of central Copenhagen’s major conservation studios, both at cultural institutions and conservation businesses.

There will also be a chance to socialise at the evening reception on the Thursday and lunch is included for the Friday.

The presentations will be held in the form of collaborative Web Broadcasts, which will allow an international community of speakers and participants to take join the conference, either in person or online. There will also be dialogue between the speakers and the audience, including those attending via the web.  Conservation professionals active in the private sector as well as in museums/institutions will discuss their experience and address the concerns raised, will give their views on the future of the profession, and the evolution of conservators’ responsibilities. Experienced conservators will address the issues of presentation skills, portfolio creation and use and language skills, as well as getting started in a career and the international aspects of conservation work.

The conference will provide an excellent platform for the exchange of ideas among those studying conservation, archaeology, art history, heritage studies and related disciplines, people who are soon to share the professional responsibility for a wide array of heritage-related issues.

The conference has the support of the Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation School of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen.

Conference fee: £45 for two days, including the evening reception on day one and lunch on day two.

Participation via the web will be free of charge – more details to come.

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