Conservation in Context:

Projects, Money, Deadlines, Science and Heritage Projects in Conservation

One day conference at the Michael Faraday Museum, Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London

on Friday the 25th of July 2008

Many important conservation projects are often neglected after completion and important knowledge that could be shared is lost. This meeting, held jointly with the Historical Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, will discuss conservation science, conservation of objects and conservation heritage projects in their historical, contemporary and national contexts. The meeting open to all, will be held in the Grade One listed building of the Royal Institution (RI) which has recently undergone a major reinterpretation, partially funded by the HLF. The overall programme of works includes a number of major conservation projects to the building’s fabric and contents and some of the speakers will talk from their experience about delivering this project. Speakers include David Saunders (British Museum), Robin Clark (UCL), Vincent Daniels (Research fellow at the RCA/V&A), Bronwyn Ormsby (Tate Gallery), Helen Hughes (English Heriatge), MLA Prism, Angela Karsten (English Heritage), Rupert Harris (Rupert Harris Conservation), Mark Sandiford and Daniel Gillberg (Sandiford and Mapes), Anthony Peers (Rodney Melville & Partners), Katharine St Paul, Lenore Symons and Frank James (RI).

There will be an opportunity, the previous evening, to visit the new exhibition spaces & heritage building. The evening event will be opened by the Director of the Royal Institution, Professor Baroness Greenfield CBE. Registration for the meeting including, lunch, coffee, tea and the evening reception, is £70 standard, £40 concessions, RI & RSC HG members. For booking and programme information, go to Please contact Katharine St Paul for further information on [ mailto:[email protected] ][email protected].