Improving diversity in the profession of conservation

20 November 2018

Conservation alumnae join the debate

Three alumnae in the early part of their careers are guest panellists at the Institute of Conservation’s first town hall debate.

The Institute of Conservation (ICON) is the professional body for the conservation of cultural heritage. The event is part of the 2018 annual general meeting.

Jenny Matthiason (MSc 2012), Kloe Rumsey (MSc 2013) and Nerys Rudder (MSc 2014) all graduated with a Master’s degree in Conservation Practice.

Now working in the sector both in museums and as conservators in local authorities, the three will discuss what the body should do to improve diversity in the profession.

The debate will look at the current position, the potential barriers currently in play and unearth solutions for the future.

Taking place in London on 22 November, the ICON AGM and Town Hall Debate will be streamed live thanks to the C-Word podcast.

The School of History, Archaeology and Religion offers degrees at all levels in Conservation, from undergraduate (BSc Conservation of Objects in Museums and Archaeology) to postgraduate, including MPhil and PhD.