Your Career in Conservation

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Like many other charities, the coronavirus outbreak is having a major impact on our activities, threatening our crucial work to protect, repair and celebrate Glasgow’s rich built heritage. As a result, we expect to lose an important part of our income this year.

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Online Conference

This event was originally scheduled to be held in March 2020, if you booked a ticket for the original conference please check the email you used to book for updates 

22nd March – 24th March | 10:30am – 4:00pm | Sessions will be recorded for ticket holders to access

Interested in a career focused on the historic built environment? Or learning more about how to improve your knowledge and expertise about conserving our built heritage? Join Glasgow City Heritage Trust for a three-day online conference looking at careers in conservation and take part in workshops on how to become conservation accredited. 

The conference is aimed at anyone working, or interested in working, within the building and heritage sectors, including architects, surveyors, conservators, engineers and consultants. We will be recording all sessions for ticket holders to access at anytime. 

What you’ll learn: 

Delegates will be able to hear from professionals working across the built heritage sector, how being conservation accredited can open new career paths and how the conservation accreditation process works for different accreditation bodies. 

We will also be having optional networking sessions during the lunchtime breaks, for people across the sector to connect.


Each day will be split into two parts, with the morning session focusing on talks from built heritage conservation experts about their experiences and current concerns facing the historic built environment sector, as well as introductions to conservation accreditation bodies. The afternoon session will be split into workshops for participants to get more information about the accreditation application process specific to their professional area and get guidance on applications. 

Please click here for the full programme

Workshops will be lead by:

Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE)

Institute of Conservation (Icon) 

Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC)

Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS)

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)

All days of the conference can count towards the CPD requirements of professional bodies*

The standard price for the three day conference is £60, however, we we have a limited number of tickets available at a concession rate for students and individuals experiencing financial difficulties due to unemployment. Please only choose the concession price if this applies to you. 


Please note: Payment is taken via PayPal but you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online. 

*Each professional body has different requirement for CPD, please check with the professional body for guidance 

This event will be held online. You will receive a separate email after registering with instructions on how to access and join each day’s events.

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