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Ask a Conservator Day

Conservators around the world are participating in Ask a Conservator Day, which will take place on November 4th, 2019. This is a significant day: on November 4th, 1966, the Arno river flooded Florence, damaging 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.

Ask a Conservator Day follows in the spirit of that international collaboration and exchange of knowledge. We’ll 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.

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 truly show a representative picture of conservation, we need your help! Please promote this event on your social media accounts and participate in any way that feels appropriate. This could include:

  • making yourself available to answer questions about conservation on your personal social media;
  • working with your institution to use their social media handles to engage with their audiences; or
  • answering questions on a livestream from your lab

If you’re participating, let FAIC Outreach Coordinator Katelin Lee know by filling out this quick form!

We've drafted some sample posts to help promote your participation. You can also use the following images with your posts.

#AskAConservator with conservator in action
#AskAConservator with conservator in action
#AskAConservator with conservator in action
#AskAConservator with conservator in action