The webinar will explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on conservation and conservation learning across the broadest scope of our works. Panelists coming from different realms of the wider conservation field will share their views on the following questions:

  1. Looking in: what did you discover was essential about conservation that perhaps the pandemic revealed to you or brought into focus?
  2. Looking out: in the context of discussions about what is essential in society, how would you discuss whether conservation was a social necessity?
  3. Looking forward: in supporting conservation and conservation learning, what have you worked hard to maintain as essential in your work and how might this impact your future practice?


  • José Luiz Pedersoli Jr, ICCROM
  • Prof. Shabnam Inanloo Dailoo, Athabasca University
  • Prof. Jane Henderson, IIC


  • Audrey Dawn M. Tomada, Head and Administrative Officer V, National Museum of the Philippines - Bohol.
  • Claire Fry, Preventive Conservation Consultant, Spencer & Fry, United Kingdom.
  • Eleonora Sermoneta, Student, Heritage Resources Management Program, Athabasca University; Adult Programmer, Royal Alberta Museum, Canada.
  • Phedra Komodromou, Student representative, Cardiff University, MSc Conservation Practice, United Kingdom.
  • Simon Warrack, Stone Conservator, Conservation Consultant, Italy
  • Stavroula Golfomitsou, Senior Lecturer, Department of Conservation, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Terence Besaka, Cultural Heritage Manager, Coordinator of Collections in Storage, National Museum of Cameroon.