If you have an event you think are members would be interested in please get in touch. 

Upcoming events

    • 26 Aug 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Online - UK

    Environmental Sustainability Network: Passive is Sustainable

    It's time for Conservators to take the lead! An exploration of why passive climates work and why HVAC climate control does not.

    For 40 years, storage and display of heritage has been heavily influenced by notions of 'close control' of RH and temperature, using mechanical air systems to achieve stability at our preferred levels.

    The trouble is they haven't - with few exceptions (none?) 'HVAC' systems regularly or even continously fail, in some cases catastrophically. Worse, they were expensive to design, to install and to maintain, using excessive energy and having a heavy carbon footprint. The irony is that passive measures would have served us better all along, protecting collections better and sustainably.

    But what is 'passive' and how does it work? Why should Conservators get involved? Simply wringing our hands at troublesome HVAC systems that we don't understand and not challenging the orthodoxies with knowledge makes us complicit in the scandalous waste of energy and carbon emmissions that we could have prevented if we had got engaged in how internal climates work. It's time Conservators took a lead.

    This talk will explore why passive climates work and why HVAC climate control does not. It aims to arm conservators with key knowledge and the means to gather evidence to argue the case for change in their own workplace and in others'. It seeks to help Conservators define the measures needed to stabilise internal climates and achieve savings in energy-use and carbon emmissions.

    Speaker - Chris Woods ACR, Director, National Conservation Service

    ICON Members - Free

    Non-Members - £10

    • 31 Aug 2021
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Online - Australia


    Pollutant is a mysterious agent. It is infiltrating your museum from the outside, but can surprise you by been in your display case or even been released by your loved objects. It shows up as old known problem but can hit on the back of your ego with unexpected damages on objects while you have done everything to prevent it. Three speakers from different time zones will talk about their experiences on pollutant control and monitoring followed by a Q&A session.

    Pollutants Tuesday 31 August // 7pm-8:30pm


    Register here

    • 16 Sep 2021
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM (UTC+12:00)
    • Online - Australia


    Theft, Vandals, Repatriation Date 16 September//7pm-8:30pm

    • 20 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • 22 Sep 2021
    • (UTC+01:00)
    • Online - UK

    Pest Odyssey Conference 2021

    Pest Odyssey 2021- The Next Generation
    Detect, Respond, Recover – best practice IPM in 2021

    The Icon Pest Odyssey Network is pleased to announce that tickets are now available for its third, international, decennial conference.

    This will be a fully virtual conference, 20th - 22nd September 2021 and will enable participants to focus on changes and new developments in IPM over the last ten years.

    Presentations will look at science, sustainability and climate change in relation to IPM and will also examine how to carry out IPM well and what a successful IPM programme looks like over 10+ years. Methods of advocacy and successful ways to share the IPM message both inside organisations and externally will also be covered.

    Early-bird tickets are available until 31st July 2021
    Non-Icon or Non-Pest Odyssey Network Member: £72
    Icon or Pest Odyssey Network Member: £60

    From 1st August:
    Non-Icon or Non- Pest Odyssey Network member: £86
    Icon or Pest Odyssey Network Member: £72

    Student tickets are £48. There is no early-bird discount for students.

    A limited number of places for post conference workshops will be available to ticket holders on a first come, first served basis. Details of workshop content and the release date will be coming soon.

    Tickets are available at www.accelevents.com/e/PestOdyssey2021

    • 4 Oct 2021
    • 11:00 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • 8 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 AM (UTC+13:00)
    • Online

    ICON BPG Conference 2021

    Mod Cons: Modern Conservation. Modern Constraints. Modern Conveniences. 

    Progressing conservation with advocacy and solutions for current issues. The Icon Book and Paper Group present a rich conference offering the opportunity to engage, listen and open dialogue through 16 papers, 4 keynote presentations, 4 workshops, multiple dynamic sessions and behind-the-scene tours.

    This conference highlights themes around sustainable environmental action, addresses inclusivity, and explores new technology to move book and paper conservation forward. 

    Tickets available here 

    • 28 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Online - Australia


    Our country, like others, is experiencing more frequent and more intense natural disasters. This session will revisit the devastating 2019 bushfires, the past (and perhaps recent) floods, and uncover the community response. We are working with Dr Dolapo Fakuade to provide a series of workshops, webinars and panel discussions around this important topic.

    Disasters Date 28 October//7pm-8:30pm

    • 15 Nov 2021
    • (UTC+13:00)
    • 17 Nov 2021
    • (UTC+13:00)
    • Wellington and Online

    National Digital Forum (NDF) Conference 2021

    We are busy planning for an epic gathering in November. Details of the programme are still coming and registrations aren't open quite yet, but please put these dates in your calendar!

    In the meantime, you can take a trip down memory lane by watching some of the previous keynotes on the NDF YouTube channel. 

    • 18 Nov 2021
    • (UTC+13:00)
    • Online

    #Ask A Conservator Day

    Conservators around the world answer questions about their work on Ask a Conservator Day. By using the hashtag #AskAConservator on social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram), we work to provide a holistic view of what conservation entails—everything from individual conservators working in private practice to multiple departments at large institutions.

    • 18 Nov 2021
    • 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM (UTC+13:00)
    • Online - Australia

    #9 COVID

    This session will explore how the conservation profession has been affected by COVID at an International, State and local level. We are engaging Professor Jane Henderson to present a paper from the UK and are looking to include State and local organisations to provide input and perspectives.

    Covid Date 18 November // 7pm-8:30pm

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