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Conservation Education & Training in Africa, Asia & Latin America (eJournal 2014)

ICOM-CC Education and Training in Conservation Working Group eJournal 2014

The ICOM-CC Working Group for Education and Training in Conservation has been conscious that some regions of the world are underrepresented within ICOM-CC and that much working group activity is based in Europe or the North Americas. Out of a total membership of 2,240 only 1.3% are from Africa, 2.3% from Asia and 5% from Latin America (the majority from Brazil). [ed: statistics based on 2014 evaluation of ICOM-CC membership] We decided to publish a special e-jornal in advance of the Triennial Conference in Melbourne in order to reflect current issues and ideas about conservation education and training worldwide in a more representative way. Experiences from Africa, Asia and South America, as well as other parts of the world less reparented in ICOM-CC were to be the focus of the journal.

The response from colleagues working in these regions has been execptional and it has been a joyous and inspirational experience to readd of all the events, activities and developments that they have been engaged in. The journal will undoubtedly strengthen the network of conservators around the world who are involved in education and training and open the way for exchanges and collaborative projects.

Complied by Jean Brown (Coordinator, Working Group Education and Training in Conservation 2008-2014; Teaching Fellow and Director of Online & Distance Learning, Northumbria Universith, Newcastle upon Tynem NE1 8ST)

Conservation Now (September 2013)

Interim Meeting of the ICOM CC Working Groups for ‘Education & Training’ and ‘Preventive Conservation’  September 2013, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

The ICOM CC Working Groups for 'Education & Training' and 'Preventive Conservation' held their combined interim meeting 'CONSERVATION NOW' at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th September 2013. The meeting aimed to understand the current and future demands on conservation practice in order that conservation programmes can maximise the employability of their graduates.

A substantial amount of data was gathered in advance of the meeting through surveys on the experiences of conservation graduates, the conservation programmes, practising conservators as well as those employing conservators which will be collated for discussion as part of the meeting.

Contributotions to the surveys were used throughout the two day meeting as discussion material and aids to identify potential strategies to best support the future development of conservation practitioners. The outcomes of the discussions as well as papers presented on related topics are avialable on request after the meeting.

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