Resilient York Conference: An overview

dsc_0196Dr. Neil Macdonald presenting his paper at the Resilient York conference, 4 November 2016

Written by Sean Rawling, MA student in Conservation Studies (Historic Buildings)

Resilient York was held at the University of York on Friday 4th November 2016. This one-day conference brought together a vast and varied array of national experts aiming to discuss the effects of York’s 2015 Boxing Day floods and how the city can be better prepared to deal with them in the future. Continue reading


‘People Power! – Catalyst for Change’ IHBC Summer School 2016

Written by Angie Creswick

The weekend after the Brexit vote I attended the IHBC summer school in Worcester. At the conclusion of the event, where community engagement had been a recurring theme, I had a fascinating tour of three of Worcester’s Georgian churches. The conservation needs of these churches is being addressed through three very different approaches. Continue reading

Highlights from the International Institute for Conservation (IIC) 3rd Student and Emerging Conservator Conference

Warsaw, Poland
15-17 October 2015

by Elizabeth Hippisley-Cox

Photo - IIC Conference 2015 delegates
IIC Conference 2015 delegates, photo by Tymon Rizov-Ciechanski

This recent conference in Warsaw followed on from the success of two previous IIC Student and Emerging Conservator conferences, the first of which was in London in 2011, and the second in Copenhagen in 2013. The aim of the series is to provide students, recent graduates and those in the first stages of their career with information to help prepare them for a career in conservation. It also presents a valuable opportunity to network with conservators from around the world, and to discuss and engage with the issues in conservation training today. Continue reading