What we do

The York Consortium is an association of individuals and companies who are actively engaged in, or support, the conservation of built and artistic heritage, and the craft skills necessary for its preservation. While many of our member conservators and crafts workers are based in Yorkshire, their knowledge and skills are in demand locally, nationally and internationally.

Our objectives:

  • To promote to the widest audience the skills, knowledge and capabilities available in Yorkshire, over a diverse and growing range of conservation specialisms, in order to attract additional work and funding.
  • To build on York’s enviable reputation as a nationally and internationally recognised centre for conservation practice, research, and teaching.

This is primarily achieved by:

  • Attracting conservators and craftsmen to settle and work in York and stimulate business for the sector.
  • Promoting York as the natural place within the UK to hold heritage-related conferences, meetings, training courses and exhibitions.
  • Attracting more people to York to learn about heritage conservation at both the theoretical and the practical level.
  • Providing a range of membership services and support.
  • Working with other York-based organisations to reveal the successful conservation of York’s buildings, archaeology and collections.
  • Sharing York’s experience and expertise on a worldwide scale.
  • Encouraging and facilitating the training of students by the disbursement of awards.