The theme of ICOMOS NZ’s 2018 AGM conference weekend is Figments and Fragments / Ngā Kōrero Tuku Iho.
This year’s conference aims to explore the intangible aspects of our heritage and the challenges of providing for intangible values when as practitioners our “comfort zone” and expertise may be principally focussed on the conservation of fabric and tangible values.
The theme is also aimed at exploring the concepts of authenticity and integrity in conservation. Our practice is particularly challenged in this respect when often all that remains are only fragments or salvaged material of what once was intact, or when no physical fabric remains and all we have left is a site, documentation or memory.
Non-members of ICOMOS are most welcome.
There is also special welcome session for Emerging Professionals on Saturday morning - EPs (members and non-members) can come along to hear the keynote speaker, hear about the emerging professionals initiative and stay for morning tea.