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    Building Bridges and Conserving Culture

    An article written by Kenneth Aitchison, based on a paper he gave at the ENCoRE conference in Liege in April 2014 has been published by CeROArt. "I invite you to read my article which has been recently published in CeROArt + http://ceroart.revues.org/4388" (open access). Icon is delivering a National Conservation Education and Skills Strategy to shape the future provision of conservation education, training and research in the United Kingdom. It has undertaken research into the skills needs of the workforce, and is prioritising initiatives to improve training and qualifications, and is now seeking to re-engage with the discussion about what is needed to become a European professional conservator. The paper compares the…

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    Compare and Contrast

    Kenneth Aitchison has recently had an article published simultaneously in Icon News and The Archaeologist, examining the comparable professions of archaeology and conservation through the labour market intelligence produced in the Archaeology Labour Market Intelligence: Profiling the Profession 2012-13 and Conservation Labour Market Intelligence reports.  COMPARE AND CONTRAST Kenneth Aitchison examines the similarities and differences between professional archaeology and professional conservation In 2012-13, research was carried out into the UK’s professional labour markets of both archaeology and conservation, two similarly sized and comparable parts of the wider cultural heritage sector. The archaeological research was undertaken by Landward Research Ltd and the conservation study was undertaken by Icon, the Institute of…