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We will be blogging most sessions of the Turin Congress on this page - adding content from Tuesday 11 September onwards.

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During this first session our speakers presented three very different approaches as to how we see the evolving conservation profession. First Anna Bulow reminded us how the profession has developed; from 19th-century industrialization that initiated our desire to protect culture, to the need to formalize these attempts after the world wars, and then inserting technology in our daily tasks to do so. Remembering that preventive conservation has traversed its own journey is important to be able to achieve the new goals of museums today.
Having actively participated in a vibration monitoring project during the demolition and construction of the new Canadian History Hall at the Canadian Museum of History, I was excited to see what others had done in similar situations. Bill Wie's simplified way of explaining what can be very complicated physics makes the process of vibration monitoring much more accessible to the non-scientist.
Stefan Michalski opened the 2018 Turin Congress this year, presenting the Forbes Prize Lecture. He has had a long and distinguished career at the Canadian Conservation Institute and clearly feels lucky to have worked with collections and people the world over (I imagine he may feel equally lucky to have had so many colleagues willing to fill out surveys, for a worthy cause to be sure).
Conservators and Congress attendees will be blogging here: hopefully we will be able to get up new material the day after each talk, so watch this space for blogs from Tuesday of next week onwards.
Emergency evacuation at Hanuman Dhoka Palace Museum coordinated by Nepal army in 2015; Photo: Aparna Tandon, ICCROM

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