Conservation Forum #2

It’s terrible that I’ve not been updating this blog, but I will catch up over the next couple of days.

This evening was the second instament of the Conservation Forum run by Maartje and Liza, and the first one I could attend. It was great, and was lovely to see such an interest in it from students across the courses as well as leavers, and the invited speakers.

The theme this evening was about the HLF ICON Internships, looking at the speakers’ experiences at the National Archives (working with a great range of objects and in many types of situations) Conservation Science at The British Museum (a hugely interesting talk, as we seldom get to hear about this side of conservation) Chinese Conservation at The British Museum (really exciting to hear about CP’s experience as well as her joy in getting an actual job!) and Tate Britain (an interesting talk which explored the relationship between the conservator and Artist, and how this can be a blessing as well as a curse.)

Using the forum as a place to openly discuss your experiences in the conservation world is an invaluable and ingenious tool for spreading knowledge and making contacts. What a fantastic idea!

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