SHARING KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
SHAKE in Conservation is a non-profit organization that aims mainly to connect conservators, both students and working graduates, in all specialized fields, and is open to all heritage professionals.
SHAKE focuses on creating links at several levels: interdisciplinary, inter-academic, intergenerational, intercommunity. English was chosen as main language to bridge the gap between Dutch and French native speakers.
SHAKE'S MAIN OBJECTIVES:
DISSEMINATING INSTITUTIONAL AND PRIVATE CONSERVATION-FOCUSED RESEARCHES
CONTRIBUTING TO THE CONTINUING EDUCATION OF CONSERVATORS
HELPING CONSERVATORS ENHANCE AND EXTEND THEIR PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS
SHAKE was born of interaction between professionals who hold a master’s degree in conservation from each Belgian higher education institution and are active in the private and public sectors, PhD research or education, in fields ranging from archeology to contemporary art. Our student and professional experiences have fuelled a dual desire to promote our profession and prevent the isolation of conservators. We aim to both stimulate mutual assistance and support professional development by offering opportunities for meeting and sharing knowledge and experience.
SHAKE coordinates and organizes events in various venues in Belgium:
informal and/or thematic meetings, during which students and professionals have the opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and researches in a relaxed and constructive way
workshops that address helpful techniques for different specialized fields
SHAKE’s LinkedIn group enables participants to:
share announcements regarding opportunities to learn, work, and disseminate research
discuss professional experiences, issues or practical needs (such as collective purchase orders, collaboration on specific projects, insurance or professional statuts questions)
SHAKE is not responsible for information exchanged on social networks. We recommend external users of our online tools to contact professionals directly concerning conservation issues.
SHAKE's structure is easily accessible, organizationally informal and based on a participatory approach. To manage and develop activities, conservators are invited to get involved in one of two ways:
MEMBERS: operate the association on a volunteer basis, contribute an annual subscription fee, adhere to the statutes and have the right to vote on the association’s affairs and in the election of the Board of Directors.
PARTICIPANTS: need no formal membership application, can use SHAKE's online tools and attend SHAKE's events.
SHAKE Participants are asked to adhere to E.C.C.O. professional guidelines. SHAKE in Conservation conducts all of its activities without regard to political or profit-making aims; members and participants are prohibited from using its status for business purposes.
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