2021 – Conservation Talks

2021 – SHAKE in Conservation

Founded in 2017, SHAKE in Conservation is a Belgian non-profit organization whose main objectives are to disseminate institutional and private conservation research, bring together cultural heritage conservators and support their professional development. By targeting all students and professionals involved in heritage and its conservation, SHAKE’s activities aim to create connection at different levels: interdisciplinary, inter-academic, intergenerational and intercommunity.

SHAKE in Conservation coordinates and organizes accessible events in various cities across Belgium, such as conference days (e.g. Conservation Talks), workshops that address helpful techniques in different areas of specialization, and informal meetings (open assemblies, afterwork film screenings, etc.) in which participants can SHAre Knowledge and Experience in a relaxed and constructive way.

The 2021 edition of Conservation Talks: Big Research in Tiny Speeches will again focus on academic conservation research conducted in Belgium, such as PhD and master’s thesis work. The concept is to gather both heritage professionals and students around 10-minute speeches presenting recent or ongoing research projects. The full-day conference will also include keynote lectures and interactive sessions, dedicated to meetings and to posters and samples viewing. The Conservation Talks thus aim to be a supportive space for students and recent graduates to take their first steps into the professional world, and to provide all attendees with the opportunity to exchange knowledge and experience in a dynamic atmosphere.

More information about SHAKE in Conservation and the 2021 Conservation Talks can be found on their website.

Photo © Aurélie Compère – SHAKE in Conservation


Update: January 2021

Due to government restrictions and the current public health situation, the 2021 edition of Conservation Talks has been postponed to February 2022.