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Gels in Conservation

December 2, 2016


fromdu 16 octobre 2017 toau 18 octobre 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
International Academic Projects and Tate, Royaume-Uni

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : London, Royaume-Uni

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Description :

Distinctly reduced price for early birds!

A 3-day conference organised by International Academic Projects in association with Tate
October 16 – 18 2017

This 3 day conference, is organised by IAP in association with Tate and will be held at The Emmanuel Centre in London.

It will be a gathering of conservators, conservation and other scientists, and students of conservation to present and discuss the theory and practical use of gels in various branches of conservation (paintings, paper, wall paintings, textiles, museum objects etc).

21st SEAPAVAA Conference : Imaging a AV Archive of the Future

December 1, 2016

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 03 April 2017 toau 08 April 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Manila, Philippines

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Description :
There is a popular, and grossly incorrect, assumption that archives are all about the past. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rather, the archives is “an opening to the future, the depository of a promise, a hope that there something to come.” (Caputo, 1997). Archives by their very nature must be the most forward looking of organisations enabling the society of the future to make sense of where it came from, how it got there, and what it can do and should strive for. As such, the question of the archives is not to be separated from the question of the future, both pragmatically and theoretically speaking.

This question of the future is a question of sustainability. With continuously changing technologies, socio-political landscapes, industry developments, market structures, professional standards, media productions, skill requirements, resources, and stakeholder expectations and community needs, how can an audiovisual archive position itself to be in the right shape, with the right services, at the right time? How can they remain relevant amidst all these changes?

It is also a question of identity. What does the audiovisual archive of the future look like? How will it utilise future technologies and consequently change its functions and processes? Where can we locate the archive in relation to other institutions? What would be its role in specific communities? How do our various users envision future engagements with the archive? How will it be shaped by environmental and cultural shifts? What would the next generation of av archivists be like? Where will they be coming from and how will they be trained? Will archival principles remain the same or will new valuations emerge?

Ray Edmondson (2016) reminds that “the history of our field teaches us to approach predictions with scepticism, for the only sure guide we have is accumulated experience.” As the annual SEAPAVAA Conference enters its third decade, it seeks to address these by gathering different perspectives during its two-day Symposium. It aims to look at past successes and failures together with present opportunities and dilemmas to challenge archivists and their stakeholders in imagining and shaping the future of the field and the profession. That is, to answer Rick Prelinger’s (2015) challenge – “could we, as archivists [together with our stakeholders], point ourselves toward an agenda that we wish to make real?”

SEAPAVAA invites all who are actively engaged with the conference theme – Imagining an AV Archive of the Future – to submit proposals. We are looking for presentations that explore the following broad topics. Continue reading…

Hydrophobe VIII : 8th International Conference on Water Repellent Treatment and Protective Surface Technology for Building Materials


fromdu 07 December 2017 toau 09 December 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hokkaido University, Qingdao University of Technology, University of Hannover, China, Japan, Germany

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Hong Kong, China

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Description :
The 8th International Conference on Water Repellent Treatment and Protective Surface Technology for Building Materials (Hydrophobe VIII) will be held in Hong Kong, China on 7-9 December 2017. Since its launch in 1995 in Delft, the Hydrophobe conference has travelled to Zurich (1998), Hannover (2001), Stockholm (2004), Brussels (2008), Rome (2001) and Lisbon (2014). The conference will be jointly hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Faculty of Engineering of Hokkaido University and School of Civil Engineering of Qingdao University of Technology. Following the well-established tradition of the series, Hydrophobe-VIII will provide an international forum for all concerned with the application of water repellent and other protective surface technologies in civil engineering to exchange recent advances in both research and practice, and to strengthen international collaboration for the future development of t
he field. An important motivation to host Hydrophobe VIII in Hong Kong is to bring this conference for the first time to Asia where infrastructure booms, and to reflect the worldwide development of water repellent treatment and protective surface technology for construction and building materials over the last few decades. Continue reading…

Successful Fundraising for Heritage Managers: Strategies and Best Practices

November 29, 2016


fromdu 17 February 2017 toau 19 February 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Initiative for Heritage Conservation (IHC), Greece

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Elefsina, Greece

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Description :
A 3 day workshop that combines lectures, case studies, class discussions and interactive exercises to help participants develop and apply the fundraising strategies and skills necessary towards starting up or building their organization’s contributed revenue.
The workshop will be delivered by H2Growth Strategies LLC directors and exceptional strategic advisors, Linda C. Hartley (MBA, NYU) and Vivien Hoexter (MBA, Wharton). The H2Growth Strategies team has helped over 100 non-for profit organizations raise over $ 1. 5 billion to support and sustain their projects.

– Suggested donation for participation: 1500 Euros
– All applications will be considered for a scholarship
– IHC scholarships (full and partial) will be available for participants (excluding airfare/travel expenses and 100 Euros membership fee to the IHC for 2017)

Spaces for this workshop are limited, so please apply early.

The application deadline is Monday January 16th 2017.

For further details, you may contact us at
To apply for this workshop, please fill in and submit the online application form which you may find at . After receiving confirmation of receipt of your application, continue your application process by submitting your curriculum vitae, personal statement and reference letter (which may come in separately by your referee at their earliest convenience). All your application documents may be submitted by email at Applications should not exceed 750 words in total and your curriculum vitae should be up to 1000 words maximum.
Application deadline: 16 January 2017

Wireless Environmental Monitoring: Is it right for you


m 08 December 2016

Organized by:Organisé par :
Connecting to Collections Care C2CC, United States of America

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Description :
It seems that every year there are new products to monitor temperature, relative humidity, and other conditions that affect collections. Wireless, networked, cloud, and NFC are terms used on product specification sheets but what do they mean and are the new products really different than just a few years ago? Units are available that can text alarms to your phone, transmit data back to your desktop or monitor sealed environments, however, do you have the need, budget, and IT savvy to make them right for you? This webinar is an update on the Connecting To Collections 2012 program on the topic. Join presenter Rachael Perkins Arenstein to learn what new products have come on the market in the last few years. She’ll cover the basics of environmental monitoring, but the webinar focus will be on the technology used in wireless monitoring. A solid understanding of the terminology which can be translated to new products as they emerge will allow you to determine which monitoring method and product is right for your institution. The goal is to make the choice of a monitor or monitoring system and data collection easy so you have more time to spend on determining what your conditions mean for your collections and how to advance your preservation goals.

Nanotechnologies for Conservation of Cultural Heritage at Pratt Institute

November 28, 2016


fromdu 25 January 2017 toau 28 January 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Pratt Institute School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Brooklyn, New York, United States

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Description :
Professor Piero Baglioni from the University of Florence will introduce nano-based protocols for conservation that he and his colleagues developed at the Center for Colloid and Surface Science (CSGI) in Florence. These systems include nanostructured dispersions, such as nanoparticles, micellar solutions, microemulsions, and responsive gel formulations.

This hands-on workshop is applicable to conservation of sculpture, paintings, paper, and wall paintings.

PIERO BAGLIONI received his PhD from the University of Florence in 1977 and is a Full Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and CSGI of the University of Florence. He is the author of over 250 publications in the field of colloids and interfaces and pioneered the application of soft matter to the conservation of cultural heritage. He has lectured world wide and he has produced several innovative methodologies

WORKSHOP HOST: The School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Pratt Institute
LOCATION: Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY Math and Science Department
ORGANIZERS: Cindie Kehlet,
Sarah Nunberg,
WORKSHOP DATES January 25-28, 2017

Applicants are requested to submit a statement on the applicability of the course to their work, and a brief resume listing their relevant education and employment background.

Please e-mail your application to and enter Conservation Workshop January 2017 in the subject line.


Attendees will be encouraged to prepare a poster and a brief presentation concerning their work relevant to the workshop. The presentation will be discussed and option for treatment reviewed by Professor Baglioni. The poster will be displayed and presented during a poster session.


Participants are responsible for their own travel, meals, and housing arrangements. Recommendations for moderately priced accommodations are included with acceptance packets.


Registration deadline:

ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 22 June 2017 toau 27 June 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
American Library Association’s (ALA), United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Chicago, United States

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Description :
Throughout the conference, you can participate in events, hear inspiring speakers, and learn from thought leaders and colleagues at more than 500 programs and in-depth sessions. Topics to be covered include digital content, innovation, the library of the future, emerging trends, best practices, community engagement, leadership, and many more. You will also have an opportunity to visit more than 800 vendors in the world’s largest library-focused exhibit hall, each highlighting new services, technologies, books, and products to improve your library and support your career development.
Proposals should be submitted electronically (as a single Microsoft Word or PDF attachment) to the International Relations Office via email at with a copy to and

Submission of abstracts deadline: 17 December 2016

People, Place, Landscape: expanding garden history

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 29 October 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Australian Garden History Society, Australia

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Hamilton-Waikato, New Zealand.

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Description :
The Australian Garden History Society is seeking papers for its 2017 conference to be held Sunday 29 October in Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton-Waikato, New Zealand.

The conference, themed People | Place | Landscape: expanding garden history, will present a broad cross-section of environmental, landscape and garden history research, study and thought from Australia and New Zealand. Proposals from all possible angles and scales – from local to global, vernacular to scientific, academic to populist – are welcomed.
Proposals in the form of a 250-word abstract should include the title of the proposed contribution, how the proposal addresses the conference theme, and the format of presentation (including any technical support required). Proposals are to be accompanied by a 100-word biographical statement as well as contact details (email, telephone, post).

Please email submissions with the title “AGHSNZ submission [your surname]” to info [at] by Friday 30 December 2016.

For more information visit the Australian Garden History Society website.

Submission of abstracts deadline: 30 December 2016

3rd Call for Contributions – CIPA Symposium 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 28 August 2017 toau 01 September 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Comité International de la Photogrammétrie Architecturale CIPA

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Ottawa, Canada

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Description :
Recording the physical characteristics of historic places and landscapes is a cornerstone of preventive maintenance, monitoring and conservation. The information produced by such work guides decision-making by property owners, site managers, public officials, and conservators. Rigorous documentation may also serve a broader purpose: over time, it becomes the primary means by which scholars and the public apprehend a site that has since changed radically or disappeared.
With this in mind, CIPA was founded in 1968 jointly with ISPRS (International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing) to facilitate the transfer of technology from the measurement sciences into the heritage documentation and recording disciplines. CIPAs mission is to encourage the development of principles and practices for the recording, documentation and information management for all aspects of cultural heritage; and to support and encourage the development of specialized tools and techniques in support of these activities.
We are pleased to invite you to participate in CIPA2017, the 26th biennial symposium, being held from August 28 to September 1, 2017, in Ottawa, Canada. CIPA2017 will focus on Digital Workflows for Conservation.
The rapid rise in new digital technologies has revolutionized the practice of recording heritage places. Digital tools and media offer a myriad of new opportunities for collecting, analyzing and disseminating information about heritage sites. With new opportunities, there are also conflicts, and an intense effort to incorporate digital media into the education of conservation professionals. Issues regarding the proper, innovative and research-focused uses of digital media in heritage conservation are urgent topics in the global heritage conservation field, and CIPA and its partners have played a leading role in this area of cross-disciplinary research and practice. The symposium will offer a unique opportunity for educators, professionals, heritage institutions, and managers of heritage places to share, exchange, and explore new approaches, best practices, and research results in the area of these workflows. Continue reading…


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