Icon BPG21 Conference: Mod Cons

Modern Conservation. Modern Constraints. Modern Conveniences

The Icon Book and Paper Group present a rich conference that aims to progress conservation through advocacy and understanding solutions for our current challenges.  #IconBPG21 offers the opportunity to engage, listen and open dialogue through 16 papers, 4 keynote presentations, 3 workshops, multiple dynamic sessions and behind-the-scene tours.

This third BPG conference offers an opportunity to share and exchange ideas demonstrating how we are constantly required to evolve within the Book and Paper specialism. We bring conservation forward with modern advocacy and solving current issues. How are sustainable environmental decisions incorporated into our work? How are we addressing the lack of diversity working on a material that holds such diverse history and cultures? What new tools, techniques and treatments have been adapted or introduced to the field? How is Book and Paper conservation merging with digital solutions to improve access and efficiency in workflows?

The conference will take place over four afternoons, from October 4th to October 7th 2021, and will be held online on Accelevents, an all-inclusive and interactive conferencing platform. See the agenda and book your tickets here

We are honoured to have keynote presentations from:

  • Dr. Shamil Jeppie (University of Cape Town) - Book culture research and conservation in Timbuktu and the Sahara.
  • Jane Henderson (Cardiff University) - Inconvenient questions and the question of neutrality.
  • Claire McGuire (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) - Inspiring and informing development: Advocating for culture in sustainability. 
  • Richard Mulholland (Northumbria University) - Lessons from Kabul: Remote learning and teaching in conservation in an active conflict zone. 

Our conference is proudly sponsored by: