Scotland Group: 26th Annual Plenderleith Memorial Lecture

Conservation and the Kelvin Centre: Supporting Growth in Scotland

Join Icon Scotland for our 26th annual lecture in memory of Dundonian Dr Harold Plenderleith (1898 – 1996), one of the key founders of modern conservation. As we do every year, we will commemorate Dr Plenderleith with a talk, followed by a drinks reception, and the opportunity to chat with other conservators, in what has become one of the main conservation get-togethers in Scotland.

Our invited speaker this year is Professor Christina Young, Director of the Kelvin Centre for Conservation and Cultural Heritage Research at the University of Glasgow. Christina will reflect on how the Kelvin Centre addresses issues facing the conservation landscape in Scotland today, and how the Centre is helping to promote and support the conservation profession.

Before being the Director of the Kelvin Centre, Christina was a Reader at the Courtauld Institute of Art, and a Leverhulme Fellow at Tate and GCI. Christina teaches and conducts technical art history, conservation and conservation science with an emphasis on developing conservation methodologies and materials for cultural heritage. Her recent research has been focused on the materials and methods of John Hoyland, the history of British scene painters and their materials, and environmentally induced fatigue in panel paintings.

This event is a collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland, and will take place at The Engine Shed, a HES building dedicated to digital innovation, heritage science, and building conservation. Find out how to get there here:

If you have any dietary requirements or require any accessibility adjustments, please contact [email protected].

This event will be preceded by Icon Scotland’s AGM, a free event which has to be booked separately.

Attendance to the AGM is free. Book your place here.