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The Plenderleith Lecture 2017: Conservation+ with Helen Shenton

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National Galleries of Scotland

The Mound (entrance off Princes Street Gardens)

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The 20th Annual Plenderleith Memorial Lecture: Conservation+ personal reflections on a journey from conservator to director

The Scottish Conservation sector's keynote annual Plenderleith lecture for 2017 will explore changes in the heritage sector and the potential for conservation professionals to influence those changes, with reference to the career of Helen Shenton. Helen has travelled from the V&A to the British Library to Harvard to Trinity College Dublin, and journeyed from being a bench conservator to her current directorial role of Librarian and College Archivist at Trinity College Dublin. She will reflect on conservation, cultural heritage and management from her perspective of having worked in different roles across different sectors in the UK, Australia, America and Ireland, and will develop some ideas about ‘going broad and deep’ to other disciplines, professions, media and technologies beyond conservation.

The lecture will last from 6.15-7.15 pm and will be preceded by the Icon Scotland Group's AGM (to which all members are invited) from 5.30-6.00pm, and followed by a drinks reception.

A CPD visit to the National Museums Conservation Collections Centre in Granton will run in the afternoon from 2.30 to 4.30, and is bookable separately through Eventbrite.


Background:

Dr Harold Plenderleith was born in Dundee in 1898 and as an archaeologist was involved in the excavations of the tomb of Tutankhamun, Sir Leonard Wolley's site at Ur, and the Sutton Hoo ship burial. He went on to found the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research at the British Museum in 1924. After retirement in 1959 he became the first director of the International Centre for the study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in Rome (ICCROM) where he served until 1971. He helped set up and then served on the Council of the International Institute for Conservation (IIC) from its creation in 1950 until 1971. Plenderleith is regarded widely in our profession as the Father of Conservation and was the Scottish Society for Conservation and Restoration’s patron and honorary Chair for many years. After his death in 1996, the SSCR (now Icon Scotland Group) established a successful annual public lecture in his memory every November. Speakers are leading figures in the conservation, heritage, archaeology or museum and galleries world.

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The Mound (entrance off Princes Street Gardens)

Edinburgh

EH2 2EL

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