ESN Twitter Conference

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The next conference will take place on 21st September 2021 at 11.00 GMT #IconTC #IconESN

Twitter Conference Titles and Times

 

Twitter Conference Contributor Biographies

Lorraine Finch ACR: Chair of the ICON Environmental Sustainability Network. I have a long history of involvement in environmentalism and sustainability. I want to help all those working in the cultural heritage sector to be more environmentally sustainable.

Katharine Richardson: Preventive Conservator based at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections. I devised the Environmental Sustainability in Collections Care internship project that was recently completed by Karoline Sofie.

Karoline Sofie Hennum: Emerging objects conservator currently based in South-East England. Recently completed an internship in Environmental Sustainability at University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Research Collections (CRC).

Zarah Korb:  Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Career Restart Fellow at the University of Basel. Research focuses on bio-based materials design in the heritage realm and beyond.

Ben Melham: Director of Mortice Consulting working with institutions across the cultural sector in the UK and abroad. Ben is chair of the International Museum Construction Congress and chair of the Cultural Sector FM Hub.

Dr Helen Wilson ACR:  Heritage scientist/preventive conservator in the UK National Archives’ Collection Care Department and corporate contact for The National Archives’ Climate Heritage Network membership.  

Ailsa Murray: Currently employed at Historic Environment Scotland as a Senior Paintings Conservator, specialising in both easel and structural paintings. Particularly interested in the recreation of historical pieces using traditional materials and techniques.

Mariana Escamilla Martinez: Mariana is a paintings conservator at Studio Redivivus based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Her Masters Thesis focused on the assessment of five organic “green” solvents and their effects on oil-based paints.

Fit for the Future Network: A thriving, collaborative sustainability network of 120+ organisations from the not-for-profit sector & beyond, facilitating the sharing of knowledge and best practice through curated events and bespoke one-to-one link-ups.

AIC Sustainability Committee: The Sustainability Committee of the American Institute for Conservation consists of 10 professional members and is dedicated to promoting sustainable practices and research within and beyond the national organization.

The UCLA/Getty Conservation Program: Educates and trains students in preservation of archaeological and cultural materials. Justine Wuebold is a research associate for the program, developing curricula on sustainable conservation methods.

 

March 2021 Twitter Conference

Our previous Twitter Conference was held Tuesday, 16th March. Below you’ll find a list of speakers and their topics. In case you missed it, catch up by searching the hashtags #IconTC #IconESN on Twitter. See the March timetable and speaker bios below.

Twitter Conference Titles and Times

 

Twitter Conference Contributor Biographies

Lorraine Finch ACR: Chair of the ICON Environmental Sustainability Network. I have a long history of involvement in environmentalism and sustainability. I want to help all those working in the cultural heritage sector to be more environmentally sustainable.

Henry McGhie: Henry McGhie has a background as an ecologist, museum curator and senior manager. He set up Curating Tomorrow in 2019 to help museums enhance their contributions to sustainability, the SDG’s, climate action and biodiversity conservation.

Sara Kassam: Sara is Sustainability Lead at the V&A, with a multi-site remit to embed sustainability expertise and drive systemic change in museum operations and behaviours.

Pia Edqvist: I am an Objects Conservator with a special commitment to sustainability, human rights and ethics. I therefore joined Ki Culture in 2019 to become the Co-Director of Social Sustainability. Ki Culture is a non-profit organisation that provides sustainable solutions for cultural heritage.

Morgan Lirette: Morgan is a Book and Paper Conservator at the British Library, having graduated from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne in 2018. She is the founder and current co-chair of the British Library Green Network.

Anastasia Gkouma: Objects conservator with a MSc degree in Conservation from Cardiff University. My current role as part of the Cliveden Conservation team involves leading and designing a new sustainability action plan.

Lynn Teggart ACR: Paper Conservator and member of the Green Champions Network at Historic Environment Scotland - striving for a reduced carbon footprint at work and at home.

Liz D’Arcy A-ICRI: Paper Conservator in private practice for 25 years based in Wicklow, Ireland. M.A Conservation of Fine Art on Paper from University of Northumbria, UK. B.A History of Art and Archaeology, University College Dublin, Ireland.

AIC Sustainability Committee: American Institute for Conservation Sustainability Committee is composed of conservators and allied professionals who are committed to promoting and advancing sustainable projects, information and solutions for the world’s current climate and ecological crises.

Zarah Korb: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Career Restart Fellow at the University of Basel. Research focuses on bio-based materials design in the heritage realm and beyond.

Sara Crofts FRSA: I trained as an Architect specialising in historic building conservation but quickly moved into the voluntary sector, taking on roles at SPAB and the Heritage Lottery Fund. I am now Chief Executive of Icon.