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Conference “Do our codes of ethics inform and support conservation today”

“Do our codes of ethics inform and support conservation today”
Call for Papers – Open now
Icon Metals Group in Association with Cardiff University
Date 12th April 2012
Venue Cardiff University
Fee £50.00 – to include refreshments and lunch
This is a CPD certified event
This one day conference will be informal and inclusive and invites the conservation community together to help evaluate how ethics have influenced our profession in the past and how they might define our future.
Ethics should always underpin conservation but do we fully understand the complex nature of how they might influence our decision making process. Promoting ethical awareness is not all about what is right and what is wrong it is being able to apply a cultural and social responsibility that fundamentally underwrites our core values.
This event is a must for those seeking an introduction to ethics or those who would like to update their professional working knowledge of ethics in conservation. The programme will be delivered and chaired by an expert panel selected to provide a wide spectrum of experience and knowledge drawn from across the museum and heritage community.

The day will follow a “Question Time” type format encouraging diverse and searching
discussion. We welcome challenging case studies or thought provoking hypothetical scenarios.
Presentations will be 7 minutes covering 5 core subjects followed by discussion and spread
over 4 sessions
1. Assessing the impact of access and operation on collections
2. Quantifying the influence of statutory legislation within conservation
3. Examination of the market trends and collection care criteria driving object disposal and ethical dispersal
4. Assessment of how the governments “Big Society” ideology is defining the need for sustainable knowledge transfer and volunteer training
5. The relevance of a code of ethics in relation to professional practice
A full conference programme and booking form will be available early 2012
To submit a presentation or register an interest please contact Ian Clark
Telephone 07836 536932

Jane Henderson
Senior Lecturer
Department of Archaeology and Conservation
Cardiff University
Humanities Building
Colum Road
CF10 3EU

+44 (0)29 2087 5629