Sunday, 28 April 2013

Two conservation-related projects feature in the Happy List 2013!

Be inspired! Two conservation-related projects feature in the Independent's Happy List 2013!

This is the Independent's sixth annual Happy List, naming "100 outstanding people whose volunteering, caring, fundraising, mentoring, charity founding or selflessness makes Britain a more contented, supportive, better-adjusted and happier place".

You can see the list here but look out for:

Acorn Bank Watermill Volunteers - Heritage lovers:
"Richard Harland, Ray Gill and Bob Price form the trio who painstakingly restored and now maintain an ancient mill at Temple Sowerby, Cumbria. For five years they have helped to rebuild the wooden structure, and the mill is now able to grind flour for the first time in over 70 years."

Denise Bernard - Restorer:
"Denise’s determination to restore The Florence Institute in Toxteth, Liverpool, which closed in the 1980s, is the reason it stands tall today. Denise and her community, helped by lottery funding, have transformed “the Florrie” into a youth and social club that is used by 250 children weekly."

ICOM-CC Interim meeting: CONSERVATION NOW - 5th-6th September 2013

CONSERVATION NOW, an ICOM-CC Interim Meeting organized by Working Groups for 'Education & Training' and 'Preventive Conservation' will take place at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September 2013. 

The organizers seek to understand the current and future demands on conservation practice so that conservation programmes can maximise the employability of their graduates. They would like to gather data on the experiences of conservation graduates, conservation programmes, practising conservators as well as those employing conservators.

For this, they are asking for feedback through online surveys. The links are below. Please choose the one that is most appropriate to you. 

Conservation Practitioners Survey
Conservation Employers Survey
Conservation Graduates Survey
Conservation Programmes Survey 

The deadline for completion of the surveys is Friday 31st May 2013

If you have any queries please contact Jean Brown

17th Triennial Conference through Friday, May 3, 2014: deadline for contributions has been extended

ICOM-CC is extending the deadline for contributions to the 17th Triennial Conference through Friday, 3rd May, 2013. 

The conference will take place in Melbourne, Australia from 15th to 19th September, 2014. The theme is 'Building Strong Culture through Conservation'. 

See more details on the theme and on how to apply on the dedicated website
For any questions, contact  preprints

If you are interested in the Working Group on Ethnographic Collections please contact Renata

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