San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Over three days of events, we will look at the introduction, formalisation, and evolution of East Asian materials and techniques that have become part of paper conservation practice across the globe.
On 8 April we are offering a range of studio tours across London, granting access to the conservation studios of some of the world's leading collections, followed by a free evening drinks reception at The Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square.
On 9 and 10 April we will be hosting a two-day conference at SOAS in Russell Square, with talks and practical demonstrations from key speakers from the international conservation community, a trade fair showcasing the products and services of leading conservation suppliers, and an evening drinks reception on 9 April.
We also have a range of additional post-conference workshops on related themes, partly subsidised by our conference sponsors, the Clare Hampson Fund, running on 11 - 14 April.
We are offering heavily discounted ticket prices for Icon members. If you would like to become a member to take advantage of this special rate, please visit our membership page. Early bird tickets are available until 15 January, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Numbers for the studio tours, practical demonstrations, and the Foundling Museum drinks reception are limited so you need to reserve your places when booking your ticket. Once you select your ticket and hit the 'order now' button, you will be taken through to a page where you can do this. Tickets for the post-conference workshops can also be purchased as additional items on the 'order now' page.
More details about the programme and all of the bookable events and workshops can be found on the conference website pages below. If you want to read about the various options while you are on the 'order now' page, please use another window or tab to browse so you don't interrupt your booking.
Please note the post-conference workshops on Starch Paste, Iron Gall Ink, and Karibari Board have now sold out.
Booking closes 24 March.
Cancellations notified on or before 31 Jan 2015 will be eligible for a 75% refund. Cancellations notified on or before 28 Feb 2015 will be eligible for a 25% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after 28 Feb 2015.
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Icon Book & Paper Group
Icon (the Institute of Conservation) is the UK’s leading voice for the conservation of cultural heritage in the UK. We raise awareness of the cultural, social, and economic value of caring for our heritage, and champion high standards of conservation. Icon is a charity and brings together over three thousand members, both individuals and organisations. The Institute aims to advance knowledge and education in conservation, and to achieve the long term preservation and conservation of cultural heritage. It does this by providing guidance, advocacy, training, and education opportunities, and by uniting the conservation profession and the wider heritage community.
Icon’s Book & Paper Group represents a network of over 700 professional conservators, emerging conservators and conservation students. The group is committed to raising the profile of conservation and supports professionals by providing training, outreach and networking services. A major resource used to fulfil these goals is the Co-operative Training Register (CTR). Since its inception in 2011, the CTR has collaborated with a variety of prominent institutions and experts from various backgrounds to organise courses, lectures and professional events. The Adapt & Evolve conference is a major event to be organised in 2015 and as such is a cornerstone of Icon's provision for book and paper conservators.
With thanks for the generous support from the Clare Hampson Fund and the Icon Book & Paper Group.
Please note that the Conference Officer is now on leave until 7 Jan so queries sent to the organiser will not be read until then. Thank you for your patience.