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Professionalism in the built heritage sector – International Conference and call for papers

November 15, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 05 February 2018 toau 08 February 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (KU Leuven), Belgium

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Leuven, Belgium

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Description :
The Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (KU Leuven) is very pleased to invite you to its annual international conference which will be held at Arenberg Castle in Leuven, February 5th-8th 2018.

The 2018 Thematic Week of the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation deals with professionalism in the built heritage sector. The aim of this international conference is to define the professional profiles, capacities and drivers involved in a fruitful project. Based on identified gaps in the sector’s organisational fabric, theoretical reflections and best practices will be dealt with according to 3 main sessions: “profiles and capacities”, “education, training and quality labels”, “obstacles and changes”.

The Call For Papers is open: We seek contributions that deal with practice-led research or scientific research. Abstracts of max. 500 words should be submitted by 20/11/2017 to Authors will be notified of their acceptance to conference by the end of November. Full papers will be included in the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation book series, ‘Reflections on Cultural Heritage Theories and Practices’, which is published by CRC/Balkema (Taylor&Francis group) and indexed in SCOPUS.


Register here
Call for papers

Submission of abstracts deadline: 20 November 2017

Nanotechnologies for Conservation of Cultural heritage at Pratt Institute: A hands-on workshop available to midcareer conservators


fromdu 12 February 2018 toau 16 February 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Hosted by: Department of Math and Science, Pratt Institute, United States

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

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Description :
Professors Piero Baglioni and Rodorico Giorgi from the University of Florence Center for Colloid and Surface Science (CSGI) will present nanostructured dispersions such as nanoparticles for consolidation,
micellar solutions, microemulsions, and responsive gel formulations including chemical gels, physical gels and organo gels. Through lectures and lab demonstrations participants will learn the chemistry, theory and application of each system. Participants will carry out various excercizes using mockups, sculptures, paintings and works on paper. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own objects and materials for tests and discussion during the last day of review and open labwork.

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

RODORICO GIORGI received his PhD from the University of Florence in 2000 and is currently a Permanent Researcher at the Department of Chemistry and CSGI of the University of Florence. He is the author of 60 publications in the field of conservation of cultural heritage materials. His background is in the physical chemistry of colloid and interface science and in the last decade he extended his activity on the application of nanotechnology to the conservation of cultural heritage.

WORKSHOP DATES: February 12-16, 2018

WORKSHOP HOST: Department of Math and Science, Pratt Institute

LOCATION: Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, Department
of Math and Science

Cindie Kehlet
Sarah Nunberg
Soraya Alcala

ADMISSION: 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 CSGI Workshop 2018 in the subject line.



TRAVEL AND HOUSING: Participants are responsible for their own travel, meals, and housing arrangements.

From: AIC Conservators Converse website

Registration deadline: 01 December 2017 earlybird

World Heritage, Sustainable Development and Civil Society


fromdu 29 March 2018 toau 29 March 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
University of Kent, United Kingdom

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Brussels, Belgium

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Description :
In 2015, UNESCO ensured that the conservation and management of World Heritage properties became aligned with broader sustainable development objectives by introducing a policy on sustainable development into the World Heritage Convention. Despite numerous meetings and published reports on how to operationalize this policy, there has been little to no interaction with civil society, which lies at the heart of any successful sustainable development project.
This workshop aims to identify models and inclusive approaches which can help to implement this UNESCO policy, as well as finding innovative ways of involving civil society in the processes.

The workshop will be organised around thematic sessions on World Heritage and the pillars of Sustainable Development: Environmental Sustainability, Inclusive Social Development, Inclusive Economic Development and the Fostering of Peace and Security.

This workshop is open to activists, members of civil society, academics and professionals with expertise in sustainable development or cultural and natural heritage, or people with expertise and interests in social, economic or environmental issues.

Interested participants: Please send a CV and a 100 word statement outlining why you would like to participate in this workshop to: The deadline for submission of the statement and CV is 6 December 2017.

Registration deadline: December 6 2017 earlybird

DiCultHer – Convegno a rete

November 7, 2017


fromdu November 2017 toau March 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
#DiCultHer The Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts and Humanities School, Italy

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Italy

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Description :
In vista del 2018, anno europeo del Patrimonio Culturale, DiCultHer promuove un Convegno “a rete” e diluito nel tempo (novembre 2017-febbraio 2018) con tappe/sezioni in differenti città per affrontare i temi attinenti al Patrimonio culturale nell’era digitale, declinati attraverso le sensibilità e le esperienze delle comunità scientifiche ed educative nelle varie tappe/sezioni del Convegno.

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2018 Blue Shield Australia Symposium


fromdu 29 January 2018 toau 30 January 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Blue Shield Australia, Australia

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Canberra, Australia

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Description :
You are invited to join Blue Shield Australia members and supporters at the 2018 Blue Shield Australia Symposium to be held at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
The symposium will be held over two days as follows:
•Monday 29 January 2018—Tours, Workshops and Evening Welcome Reception
•Tuesday 30 January 2018—Symposium with invited speakers
The purpose of the symposium is to share expertise, experiences and case studies of the protection of cultural heritage in times of natural disaster, as well as to discuss climate change and the strategies being put in place by the sector to work towards a sustainable future. The Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Pacific Regions are often affected by natural disasters and we look forward to learning from each other to advance the work of the International Committee of the Blue Shield to safeguard cultural assets for future generations.

Arches Version 4 Information Session, ICOMOS General Assembly


fromdu 10 December 2017 toau 10 December 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Getty Conservation Institute, United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : New Delhi, India

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Description :
December 10, 2017 – ICOMOS General Assembly 2017, New Delhi, India

Register for Arches Information Session at 2017 ICOMOS General Assembly, New Delhi, December 10

The Arches project would like to invite you to attend an information session during the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium that will provide an overview of Version 4 of the Arches heritage inventory and management platform, including the new Version 4 features that ease customizing the software to meet your organization’s or project’s needs. The information session is hosted by CIPA, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation, and will take place at the India International Centre, Seminar Hall II, during 7:00–9:00pm on Sunday December 10, 2017.

To reserve your space, please sign up at: The information session is free of charge, although participants must be registered for the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, which has a registration deadline of October 31, 2017. Information on registration for the ICOMOS General Assembly is available at:

Members of the Arches project team will cover the following topics:

An overview of the management of heritage data in Arches, including international data standards, data modelling, controlled vocabularies, and integration with external web services

System design and capabilities, including Version 4 system architecture, creating and managing data, geospatial layers, enhanced searching functionality, and reporting

Arches deployment considerations including platform installation and legacy data import, as well as new configuration tools, and customization of the platform through the new integrated Arches Designer

The forthcoming mobile data collection app for smartphone and tablet field data collection with or without network connectivity, and data contributions including crowdsourcing with the new data-collection project manager tool

The Arches community, including how to participate

How Arches is being implemented by a range of heritage organizations and projects around the world.

Arches is an innovative open source software system that incorporates international standards and is built to inventory and help manage all types of immovable cultural heritage. It brings together a growing worldwide community of heritage professionals and IT specialists. Arches is freely available to download, customize, and independently implement. For more information about Arches, visit:

The Arches information session at the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium is organized under the auspices of CIPA, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation.


November 6, 2017


fromdu 22 November 2017 toau 24 November 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Technische Universität Wien und der Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Austria

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Wien, Austria

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Description :

Day 1 : 22. November 2017, KHM, Bassano Saal
(Talks in German)
9 – 9.45

Begrüßung/Welcome & Keynotes
Eva Blimlinger (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien)
Sabine Haag (KHM)
9.45 – 10.45

Interdisziplinäre Forschung am Museum. Der Weg zur Biographie der Saliera
Paulus Rainer (KHM-KK) und Martina Griesser (KHM-NatLab)

Antike Porträts in Wien – Ein forMuse Forschungsprojekt der Antikensammlung
Manuela Laubenberger (KHM-AS)
10.45 – 11.15

Coffee break
11.15 – 12.45

Monumente im Handformat. Medaillen als Teil der visuellen Herrscherrepräsentation unter Maria Theresia (1740–1780)
Anna Fabiankowitsch (KHM-MK)

Wiener Genesis: Forschungen zu spätantiken Silbertinten
Christa Hofmann (ÖNB) und Antonia Malissa (KHM-NatLab)

Vom Keller übers Dachgeschoss ins Mezzanin. Zur Restaurierung des Daimyō yashiki hinagata, ein japanisches Hausmodell von 1873
Henriette Wiltschek (WMW)
12.45 – 14

Lunch break
14 – 15.30

Die Marmore der römischen Kaiser – zur Provenienz von antikem Marmor
Walter Prochaska (Montanuniversität Leoben)

Fakten schaffen. Einblicke in die Herstellungstechnik des Urkundenkomplexes „Privilegium maius“
Kathrin Kininger (HHStA) und Martina Griesser (KHM-NatLab)

Römerzeitliche Wandmalereien aus dem „Haus der Medusa“: Ein interdisziplinäres Forschungsprojekt
Markus Santner (BDA)
15.30 – 16

Coffee break
16 – 17.30

Die Period Rooms am Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz – aktueller Forschungsstand und Ausblicke
Valentin Delic (Joanneum)

Ein Blick unter die Oberfläche: Enthüllung verdeckter Geheimnisse an Gemälden der Salzburger Residenzgalerie
Gabriele Groschner (RGS) und Martina Griesser (KHM-NatLab)

Erkenntnisgewinn durch Kooperation. Chancen in der Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Landessammlungen Niederösterreich und der Donau-Universität Krems
Armin Laussegger und Sandra Sam (Sammlungen NÖ)

Day 2: 23. November 2017, TU Wien, Festsaal
(Talks in English)
9 – 9.45

Welcome & Keynote
Johannes Fröhlich (TU-Wien)

Heritage Science: Need for Continuous Engagement
Matija Strlic (Deputy Director of UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, London, UK)
9.45 – 10.45

Center of Image and Material Analysis for Cultural Heritage (CIMA)
Heinz Miklas (Uni-Wien/TU-Wien/Akademie d. bild. Künste Wien)

Isotopic tools for the investigation of culutral heritage objects
Thomas Prohaska (BOKU)
10.45 – 11.15

Coffee break
11.15 – 12.45

Textile dyeing from prehistory until the industrial revolution – interdisciplinary approaches
Regina Hofmann-de Keijzer (Univ. f. angew. Kunst)

Heritage science aspects of early Austrian electrotype artefacts
Valentina Ljubić Tobisch (Uni-Wien)

Viennese Minnow – the blast from the past
Anja Palandačic und Ernst Mikschi (NHM)
12.45 – 14

Lunch break
14 – 15.30

Fungi and insect pests in museum – climate change as challenge for scientists, restorers and politics
Katja Sterflinger und Pascal Querner (BOKU)

Long term stability of materials in art
Rita Wiesinger (Akad. d. bild. Künste Wien)

X-Ray into the past. Architectural research and infrared thermography in Schloss Eggenberg
Martin Mudri und Paul Schuster (Schloss Eggenberg)
15.30 – 16

Coffee break
16 – 17.30

Lasers in Cultural Heritage Science: Cleaning and Stratigraphy
Wolfgang Kautek (Uni-Wien)

Materials of contemporary art – a challenge for analytical chemistry
Valentina Pintus (Akademie d. bild. Künste Wien)

Clothing remains between 2000BC and 1000 AD. Interdisciplinary research and dissemination concepts
Karina Grömer (NHM)
17.30 – 19

Poster session
19 – 20

/Public evening lecture
Old Master Paintings and Innovative X-ray imaging – the road to new insights on past and future
Koen Janssens (Faculty of Sciences ,University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Day 3: 24. November 2017, ÖAW, Festsaal
(Talks in English)
9 – 9.15

Michael Alram (ÖAW)
9.15 – 10.45

European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science
Luca Pezzati (E-RIHS coordinator; INO-CNR, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Florence, Italy)

CLARIAH.AT: Doing it the Austrian Way
Karlheinz Mörth (Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities der ÖAW)

Development of E-RIHS France, the French national infrastructure for Heritage science
Loïc Bertrand (Director IPANEMA European ancient materials photonic research platform, SOLEIL, CNRS, Paris, France)
10.45 – 11.15

Coffee break
11.15 – 12.45

The various expectations from Cultural Heritage
Sabine Ladstätter (Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut der ÖAW)

New Need for Old Sciences: Diplomatic and Epigraphy and their Contribution to an Interdisciplinary Reassessment of European Cultural Heritage
Andreas Zajic (Institut für Mittelalterforschung der ÖAW)

Challenges and Opportunities in Digital Archaeology
Edeltraud Aspöck und Barbara Horejs (Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie der ÖAW)
12.45 – 14

Lunch break
14 – 16

Panel discussion
Moderation: Johannes Fröhlich (TU-Wien)
Eva Blimlinger (Akademie d. bild. Künste)
Sabine Haag (KHM)
Bernhard Palme (ÖAW, Papyrusmuseum)
Luca Pezzati (E-RIHS coordinator; INO-CNR, Italy)
Klement Tockner (FWF)
16 – 16.30

Closing session

Heritage Under Fire


fromdu 02 February 2018 toau 02 February 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Deakin University, Australia

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Melbourne, Australia

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Description :
Heritage Under Fire – a one-day symposium, Deakin University, 2 February 2018

The ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq have unleashed a cataclysmic wave of human suffering as well as an unprecedented period of heritage destruction. This one-day symposium brings together world-leading experts to discuss the ongoing threat to heritage in conflict.


• Professor Peter Stone, OBE (UNESCO, Newcastle University UK)
• Professor Claire Smith (Flinders University)
• Tara Gutman (Australian Red Cross)
• A/Professor Benjamin Isakhan (Deakin University)

Deakin University Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Melbourne

RSVP by email to Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona:

Download the Heritage Under Fire flyer.


Sustainable Integrated Cities – Integrated Thinking about Sustainable Cities and Communities


fromdu 04 December 2017 toau 05 December 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
International Centre for Integrated Urban Planning and Transport, Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, Australia

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Perth, Australia

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Description :
In the recent decades, cities have become prominent actors in the promotion of sustainable development policies. Today, at the start of the 21st century, more than one out of every two inhabitants of the planet lives in a town or city: that irreversible momentum means that by 2020, there will be 19 mega-cities of more than 10 million inhabitants, including 12 in Asia. While technology can achieve all sorts of feats, we must model the city of tomorrow on criteria other than the infinite availability of energy and resources. We must innovate and design urban space as an aggregate of systems than talk to each other. The core values of a sustainable city are linked to its capacity to adapt and be transformed over time, to its high quality of use and life, to economies made by its residents, by the fluidity of its networks, by its safety, and by its sharing of space.

Keynote address by H.E. Jigmi Y Thinley former Prime Minister of Bhutan
It’s a great honor to have with us the former Prime Minister of Bhutan Jigmi Thinley to make a presentation on Gross National Happiness (GNH) and to share with you results about GNH. The concept of GNH has often been explained by its four pillars: good governance, sustainable socio-economic development, cultural preservation, and environmental conservation. Lately the four pillars have been further classified into nine domains in order to create widespread understanding of GNH and to reflect the holistic range of GNH values. The nine domains are: psychological wellbeing, health, education, time use, cultural diversity and resilience, good governance, community vitality, ecological diversity and resilience, and living standards.

The United Nations has recently adopted the notion of ‘happiness’ as a development indicator in its 9th Millennium Goal, inspired by Bhutan’s policy of Gross National Happiness (GNH), as an alternate form of development measure.

Sustainable integrated cities 2017 Global Conference, Perth – Australia 4 & 5 December 2017
The conference theme; “Integrated thinking for sustainable cities and communities”
Facilitating knowledge-sharing among participants and city leaders on policy reform and innovation to inform and inspire climate action – the Global Knowledge Platform will provide access to cutting-edge tools for countries and cities to pursue aspirations for creating smart and sustainable cities of the future;

Developing and deploying common standards and tools, that will help enhance credibility, transparency and usability of cities’ commitments for environmental sustainability;
Enhancing the capacity of city leaders to develop and execute city-wide low-carbon plans; and
Providing finance for selected urban infrastructure across a range of sectors like for example transport, energy, buildings, waste and water.

Integrated Sustainable Cities 2017 Global Conference will bring with it a special focus on engaging all levels of government and community,
and universities:

Policing programs;
Policies and management strategies;
Technological developments in the field;
National and international keynote speakers;
Oral and poster presentations;
Expansive stakeholder exhibition; and
Workshops and interactive symposia.

To share knowledge, facilitate learning, and disseminate research findings, this component will help build a city-to-city network for sustainable urban development.

Getting Started: A Shared Responsibility. Caring for Time-Based Media Artworks in Collections.


fromdu 11 June 2018 toau 15 June 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
The Museum of Modern Art, United States

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

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Description :
Does your institution have a collection of time-based media artworks in need of a long-term preservation plan? Are you uncertain where to get started? This five-day hands-on workshop will provide an in-depth overview of the processes and workflows which can be implemented at collections without dedicated time-based media conservators. Participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to design and execute action plans at their institutions.

Caring for time-based media art collections is widely acknowledged as a pan-institutional endeavor requiring direct involvement from curatorial, conservation, audio visual, IT, registration and collection care staff. This collaboration will be reflected throughout the curriculum as well as in the workshop application itself which requires a pair of colleagues from each applying institution. This workshop specifically requires that a curator and collection care specialist apply together as these positions have the expertise and authority to advocate for proper collection stewardship. The curriculum will cover activities pertaining to acquiring, exhibiting, installing, documenting, and advocating for media artworks.

Requirements for Application: This workshop is open to pairs of applicants: one curator and one conservator/collection care staff member (conservator, audio visual technician, collection specialist or manager, etc.) directly responsible for the care of the time-based media art collection. Priority will be given to institutions who are actively acquiring, with mid-sized media artwork collections that have significant needs, and require in-house staff training. Participants are expected to attend the full week-long program.

How to Apply: Applicants must provide a joint letter of interest (1,000 words maximum), and one letter of institutional support from the Director, or equivalent level. Co-applicants must be permanent members of staff (full or part-time) and each must provide a CV. Additionally, applicants must complete one online Collection Data Form. Applications which do not meet all requested requirements will not be considered.

The letter of interest must include: 1) why participation in this workshop is important to the collection; 2) a brief history of the media art collection; 3) candidates’ work with the media art collection to date; 4) how this workshop directly applies to applicants’ day-to-day work; 5) evidence of institutional commitment such as working groups, any specific initiatives or surveys, and demonstrable institutional desire to take action; and 6) prior experience with the topic or lack thereof as well as any relevant conferences or workshops attended on related topics.

Travel and lodging expenses may be reimbursed, based on need. Please submit a basic budget of anticipated costs as part of the application. There is no fee for this workshop; English will be the language of instruction. Applications should be submitted to no later than January 16, 2018 with notifications expected by early to mid March. For more information:

This workshop is part of The Museum of Modern Art’s Media Conservation Initiative, generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Media Conservation Initiative seeks to advance new strategies for the field of time-based media art preservation and restoration.

Registration deadline: 16 January 2018


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