Communicating Conservation Workshop

Communicating Conservation Workshop Run by Prof. Jane Henderson 22nd – 23rd of September 2022



This workshop will provide participants with the skills and confidence to successfully communicate conservation goals. It will develop participants’ ability to adapt their communication strategies by clarifying and mapping their own and others’ goals, addressing common priorities and tailoring conservation information to their audience. The workshop will be run by Professor Jane Henderson, Cardiff University.

Jane Henderson,  BSc, MSc, PACR, FIIC, is a Professor of Conservation and the Secretary General of the International Institute for Conservation. Jane serves on the editorial panel of the Journal of the Institute for Conservation, and is a co-opted member of the trustee board of the Welsh Federation of Museum and Art Galleries.  Jane serves on the European standards body CEN TC 346 WG11 and on the vice chair of the BSI standard group B/560 concerned with the conservation of Tangible Cultural heritage. Jane was delighted and honoured to win the Plowden medal in 2021.


The event will encourage you to develop your influence skills by clarifying your own goals and considering the perspectives of others. This may be particularly attractive to those undertaking new and additional roles in a changing museum operating climate.  The training will end with action planning leaving delegates with a toolkit of actions to go back out and make themselves heard.

The workshop will help participants:

  • Understand the components of influence
  • Plan influence campaigns
  • Deconstruct their own messaging and identify if there are ways to improve
  • Adapt communication modes to increase the likelihood of successful influence


Participation is limited to 18 attendees. The course will be pitched at mid-career conservators but can be of value to others in later or earlier stages of their careers. The courses is aimed to institution conservators as well as private conservators who are working on projects with institutions.


The training will take place over two days and will combine pre-reading, group work, lectures and activities.

The training will take place at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse), Ultimo, 10 am to 4 pm, and will be open to in-person attendance only.

Morning, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided. Please let organisers know any dietary considerations when booking your ticket.


The cost for the two-day workshop is:

  • $380.00 (Incl. GST) for AICCM/NZCCM Members
  • $680.00 (incl. GST) for Non-AICCM/NZCCM Members

Location: Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney (this is an in-person event and will not be recorded)

Dates: 22 - 23 September 2022 inclusive

Times:  10am - 4pm


September 22nd, 2022 10:00 AM to September 23rd, 2022 4:00 PM
State Library of South Australia
1 North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000