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Institute of Conservation (Icon)

From: Heather Perry <heather.perry>
Date: Monday, August 7, 2006
Welsh Launch for the Institute of Conservation

Since its formation at the end of last year the Institute of
Conservation (Icon) has firmly established itself as the lead voice
for the conservation of cultural heritage in the UK. Icon has
already made some considerable achievements, including collaboration
on the Collections Link project and the success of a one million
pound HLF grant for a training bursary scheme to address
conservation skills shortages.

The Institute aims to advance knowledge and education in
conservation and achieve the long term preservation and conservation
of cultural heritage. It does this by providing guidance, advocacy,
training and education opportunities and by uniting the conservation
profession and the wider heritage community. As a charity, Icon is
committed to public benefit through promoting public understanding
of and access to all the diverse elements of cultural heritage.

The Welsh launch of the Institute of Conservation will be held at
the National Museum Cardiff on the 12 September 2006, 6-8pm. Nick
Poole, MDA Director, will be joining us to talk about Collections
Link, the national advisory service for collections management, and
Carol Brown, ICON Training Development Manager, will speak about the
training bursary scheme.

There will also be a CPD training event before the launch on the
topic of digital preservation. This will begin at 3.30 pm and run
until the start of the evening event. Further details about the
running order will be sent shortly.

All those with an interest in the care and conservation of
collections and cultural heritage are invited to celebrate the
formation of Icon and its achievements.

If you would like to attend please let me know either by email or at

    Heather Perry
    County Collections Manager
    Cynon Valley Museum and Gallery
    Depot Road
    Gadlys
    Aberdare CF44 8DL


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