Conservators around the world answer questions about their work on Ask a Conservator Day. The next Ask a Conservator Day will take place on November 18th, 2020. Ask a Conservator day is held in November in remembrance of the flooding of Florence on November 4th, 1966, which damaged priceless cultural heritage. However, in response to the catastrophe, incredible efforts were made—and are still being undertaken—to conserve the items impacted by the flood.
This second Ask a Conservator Day follows in the spirit of that international collaboration and exchange of knowledge. Ask a Conservator Day will be acknowledging and celebrating the growth of the field inspired by the response to the flood by creating an opportunity for people to engage with conservators on social media.
As we work to adapt to challenges in the field brought on by the global pandemic and subsequent economic hardship, it is essential that we remain connected and continue to reach out to the public. Ask a Conservator Day is an easy, accessible way for professionals in the field to remain engaged, display their expertise, and celebrate their work in a way that not only demonstrates the need for preservation, but the necessity of it as well.
By using the hashtag #AskAConservator on social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram), we can provide a holistic view of what conservation entails—everything from individual conservators working in private practice to multiple departments at large institutions.
To participate in this event and for more information go to the AIC/FAIC website: https://www.culturalheritage.org/about-conservation/what-is-conservation...