7 Events For Student & Emerging Conservators


As we near the beginning of the fresh term, we have found 7 courses and events that are perfect for supporting student's entry into the world of conservation. From invaluable networking opportunities to a chance to hone your presentation skills or even give yourself an edge in another field, take a look below at our top picks.

IIC Student and Emerging Conservators Conference

When: 14 - 16 October 2021 Where: NOVA School of Sciences and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal

The 6th edition of this conference provides an unmissable opportunity for students and those still studying the field. Gain career advice, take part in social events for invaluable networking and so much more. For more information on this years conference entitled, “The Faces of Conservation”, please click here.

Principles of Bronze Conservation

When: Self-paced Where: Online

This course will build your professional development and give you the knowledge to embark on bronze conservation projects with confidence. This self-paced online course is just £175, find out more and book here.



Hazards in Collections

When: Thu, 16 Sep 2021, 09:00 –

Thu, 23 Sep 2021, 12:30 BST

Where: Online

This online course provides a basic introduction to the topic of hazards in collections. An ideal course for students, it provides an awareness of a range of commonly encountered hazards, giving relevant object and archival examples, indicating situations where there may be a chance of being harmed and describing useful precautions which may help to reduce risks.

Find out more and book here.

Pest Odyssey 2021 — The Next Generation

When: 20 – 22 September 2021

Where: Online

The Pest Odyssey Network is pleased to announce its 3rd International Decennial Conference. A fully virtual conference that 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.

Find out more and book here.

Moving Magnificence: An Introduction to Packing and Transporting Art in Centuries Past

When: 30th September 2021, 7-8pm

Where: Online

An interesting lecture to tune into where you can gain insight into the history of packing and transportation. Learning about the history of what your working on will build on your professional understanding of the industry.

Find out more and book here.

Icon's 3rd Annual Lecture welcomes distinguished conservator Flora Davidson to speak

When: 27th October 2021, 3-5pm

Where: Online

Join us for Icon's 3rd Annual Lecture, where we delve into the famed and mysterious wreckages of Captain Sir John Franklin's 1845 'lost expedition'.

But what secrets can conservation reveal about this calamity? And how can certain conservation strategies help protect the integrity of the wreckage's objects, whilst also preserving the physical manifestations of time?