γνῶθι σεαυτόν – Applying for Accreditation

This week’s blog comes from Simona Cenci, Conservator at the National Library of Scotland. Simona discusses her experience of applying for professional accreditation through Icon. Did you know that if you are a Conservator living and working in Scotland, you can apply for a grant of £350 towards the costs of the PACR process? Click here for more information and how to apply…

γνῶθι σεαυτόν (“know thyself”)

With this ancient religious maxim, carved on the temple of Apollo at Delphi, the god exhorted human beings to get to know themselves and their limits.

When I was asked to write a short blog article about PACR, I initially thought of sharing my experience explaining the reasons why I decided to apply and what the process was like, but half way through I changed my mind. Technical aspects or motivation, in fact, are not what I remember when I look at the process retrospectively.

National Library of Scotland Conservation.

Simona Cenci in the National Library of Scotland conservation studio. Image courtesy of Maverick Photography

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