Welcome to the Nordic Association of Conservators
NKF is the common association of conservators from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland, who are working professionally with the conservation and preservation of cultural heritage in the Nordic countries.
Membership of the Nordic Association of Conservators
As a member of NKF-dk you support that our cultural heritage is conserved, preserved and handled in the most skilled and professional way. Also you contribute to the promote the work with;
- Strengthen and visualising the conservator profession both locally, nationally and internationally.
- Establish, developing and maintaining professional and knowledge sharing networks and social communities with other colleagues from Denmark and the other Nordic countries.
- Creating a stronger voice in connection to current preservation and cultural heritage related issued.
- Develop the identity and methods of the profession, both scientifically and regarding handicraft skills.
How do I become a member of NKF-dk?
Everybody can become a supporting member of NKF-dk. To become a ordinary member with voting rights you need to have a relevant conservator education or work professionally with conservation and preservation of cultural heritage within a related profession.
Please contact the board of NKF-dk for further question at email@example.com
or push the CTA-button in order to fill out a submission formula (Danish version).
More knowledge about NKF
The Nordic Association of Conservators (NKF) was established in 1950 when the rather few professional conservators operating in the nordic countries at that time felt a natural urge to join forces in an internordic non-profit association. During the last decades the number of conservators in each of the Nordic countries have increased and the conservator education have been formalized. Since 2001, it has been recognized as an scientific academic education in Denmark, and the School of Conservation is placed in Copenhagen being a part of the Royal Danish Academy, recognizing the fundamental practical arts and crafts skills of the profession dealing with cultural heritage objects of all sizes and materials. Still, though the profession is a relatively small and very specialized profession.
The Nordic Association of Conservators (NKF) organizes joint activities, such as congresses, symposiums and further education courses in changing locations in the five countries. Once a year, the peer reviewed journal “Meddelelser om Konservering” (MoK) (“Notifications on Conservation”) is also published with articles written in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish or English with summaries always provided in both Finnish and English.
Do you want to know more about NKF-dk ?
The Nordic Association of Conservators - Denmark (NKF-dk) organizes network meetings, social events and smaller courses in Denmark and publishes the member magazine “Bulletin” twice a year. NKF-dk is also operating the very popular email newsletter with current news and invites and organizes and facilitates the annual general meeting. The board of NKF-dk consists of 14 conservators based in both Seeland, Funen and Jutland working in both national and national approved museums as well as private conservation centres and firms.
The board respectively has 12 board members and two suppleants, who are all operating in smaller working unit groups dealing with “Communication”, “Cultural heritage politics”, “Administration” and “Professional and social events” on behalf of NKF-dk and its members. Every year the board has approximately five board meetings and each year in the Spring presents a work, vision and economical report at the annual general meeting of NKF-dk.