CFP: Caribbean Conversations in Conservation

The Caribbean Heritage Network (CHN) is pleased to announce its inaugural conference entitled, “Caribbean Conversations in Conservation” which is scheduled for March 16-19, 2020 in Barbados. This is a hands-on workshop-oriented conference for heritage professionals including architects, engineers, archivists, and museum professionals to gain knowledge and experience in the area of conservation. Field-based study as well as panel-based presentations will be integrated into this 4-day conference.


Papers, panels, poster sessions and presentations on best practices and workshops on the topics listed below are welcomed:

  • Climate Change, Resilience and Conservation
  • Disaster Preparedness: Natural and Human-made Emergency and Conservation First Responders
  • Fundraising for Conservation and Preservation
  • Conservation in Tropical Environments
  • Preventive Conservation
  • Conservation Policy (Institutional, National and Regional)
  • Regional Conservation Policies and Action Plans
  • Digitization versus Conservation
  • Creating a Culture of Conservation
  • Conservation and Intangible Heritage
  • Integrity/ Authenticity in World Heritage
  • Conservation and Repatriation  
  • Capacity Building, Education and Professional Development
  • Human Resources and Partnerships for Conservation
  • Conservation of Terrestrial and Underwater Archaeology
  • Conservation and Industrial Heritage
  • Communities and Conservation
  • Materials, Methods and Methodologies in Heritage Conservation
  • Urban Conservation Planning
  • Cultural Resource Management
  • Conserving memory
  • Conservation strategies for the heritage of slavery
  • Documenting conservation/ Conserving documentation



How to apply

Deadline for Abstracts is October 31, 2019.  Please make your submissions via Google Forms for the following:


Paper/ Short Paper or Poster Presentation Proposal:


Panel Presentation Proposal:


Workshop Proposal:


If you have any further questions, please contact Tara Inniss, Director, Caribbean Heritage Network (CHN) at info [at] or tara.inniss [at]