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Twitter Conference Programme. 29 March 2022 at 10.00 BST #IconTC #IconESN

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Twitter Conference Contributor Biographies

James Grierson: James Grierson has been Icon Chair for the last two (eventful) years.  He is a Chartered Surveyor by background and has led a major international practice.  He now has a portfolio of interests including as Chair of York Museums Trust and Trustee of the York Consortium for Craft & Conservation (YCCC) which supports craftspeople and conservators.  James has four grown-up daughters and lives in North Yorkshire. 

City & Guilds of London Art School:  The Art School has a long history of supporting excellence in Fine Art & our specialist subjects: Conservation, Carving & Art Histories at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Short courses are also offered. 

Letitia Steer and John Iaciofano:  Letitia Steer (Collection Care Conservator) and John Iaciofano (Facilities Manager) both work at the Museum of London and have collaborated together on this project at the Museum of London Docklands. 

Emma Coburn ACR:  Collections Manager at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village. I am an active member of our Environmental Sustainability Working Group, championing sustainable practices across the organisation. 

Abigail Bainbridge:  Director of Bainbridge Conservation. She teaches book conservation at City & Guilds of London Art School and she’s  Chair of the Icon Book & Paper Group. 

Ellie Evans: Ellie Evans is a Collections Assistant and a PhD student based in Cumbria, UK. Ellie is also the Social Media officer for Icon ESN and Ki Culture.  

Lorraine Finch ACR:  An accredited conservator and an original hippy. I am Director and founder of LFCP providing remote and onsite consultation, training opportunities and mentoring to organisations to help them meet their sustainability goals. 

Lorna Richardson:  Dr Lorna-Jane Richardson FHEA, FSA (she/her).  Lecturer in Digital Humanities & Heritage 

School of Art, Media & American Studies, University of East Anglia,  Norwich Research Park, Norwich, NR4 7TJ 

Ruth Knight:  Ruth is responsible for leading work to embed sustainability across English Heritage. She has a background in environmental policy, architecture, urban design and historic conservation.   

Robin James: House Officer for the West Horsley Place Trust, responsible for the conservation of Grade II listed building fabric and a diverse collection of heritage objects. 

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 organisation.   

Stephanie Shapiro Managing Director, Environment & Culture Partners: Environment & Culture Partners is a US non-profit accelerating the cultural sector’s environmental leadership. Our environment and climate action work spans research and training, engagement, and representation activities. 

 

September 2021 Twitter Conference

 

21st September 2021

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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

16 March 2021

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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.