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9th International Bioerosion Workshop (IBW)

January 27, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 23 October 2017 toau 27 October 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR), Italy

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Roma, Italy

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
The 9th International Bioerosion Workshop (IBW) will be held at the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro (ISCR), Rome, Italy, on 23rd‐27th October 2017.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together scientists from around the world to share information on Bioerosion. The First International Bioerosion Workshop was held in Bornholm, Denmark in 1996, organized by Richard Bromley and Ulla Asgaard. The last IBW was hosted by the Department of Geography, Karoly Eszterhazy College in Eger, Hungary in 2014, organized by Árpád Dávid and Rozália Fodor.

The 9th IBW will focus on different aspects of bioerosion presented in three main topics: Bioerosion of natural and artificial substrates: stone, wood, building materials, coral reefs; Bioerosion and Cultural Heritage: stone and wooden artefacts in underwater and subaerial environments; and Bioerosion in Palaeoecology, Paleontology and Palaeoichnology.

The workshop will discuss the theme of bioerosion in Cultural Heritage for the first time. Participants will make new contacts and will have ample opportunities to share research outcomes, points of view and new techniques.

Participants are required to choose a presentation on one or more of the themes.

The workshop will comprise talks, poster sessions and field trips. We will provide meeting and laboratory facilities where the participants can examine and discuss the organisms involved in the alteration and breakdown of hard substrates. Therefore you are encouraged to bring along any samples, images and reprints for discussion.

Due to several kind requests, the Organisation Committee have decided to extend the deadline for abstract submission till February 15th, 2017. In the meantime, the acceptance process will be in progress and we would appreciate receiving your abstracts as early as possible.

Instructions regarding abstract submission are available here.

The Organisation Committee is pleased to remind you that the journal International Biodeterioration & Biodegradation will dedicate a Special Issue to the Workshop. The 9th IBW Scientific Committee will chose the best contributions presented (about 20) that will undergo the peer reviewing process of the journal.

For any doubt or request please contact us at:

Registration deadline: 15 February 2017

Summer School Living Earth

January 26, 2017


fromdu 15 July 2017 toau 28 July 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
ISCTE-IUL, Centro da Terra and Arquitectos sem Fronteiras, Portugal

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Lisboa, Portugal

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
The International Summer School “Living ​Earth ​” which will take place on July 15th – 28th ​​2017 at ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal. This event is part of the ​​LISBON BIP/ZIP Program (Priority Intervention Neighbourhoods and Zones – hereon, BIP/ZIP, original acronym in Portuguese). The BIPZIP scope is local participation as an instrument of public policy aimed at boosting municipal partnerships and small local interventions to improve the “habitat.”

The intensive Summer School is challenging builders, engineers, clients, architecture students and professors, and architects worldwide to construct collaboratively the Community Center Bairro do Horizonte using earth as building material and creating a friendly building to the environment in Lisbon. The result is a hands-on learning.

The Summer School is a partnership between Arquitetos sem Fronteiras – Portugal (Portuguese Architects without Borders) and Associação Centro da Terra (Portuguese Association Building with Earth). The Summer School is hosted by ISCTE – Lisbon University Institute, a renowned public Portuguese university which covers areas such Economics, Social Sciences, Humanities and Science Technology. Architectural courses are integrated at the School of Architecture and Technology which was created with the aim of mutual exchange and interaction between technology and architecture. We have organized a number of workshops in our Vitruvius digital fabrication laboratory and participated in several projects engaging social aspects.

At the Summer School the participants will have access to:

​International Keynote Speaker Lectures;

Welcome and Introduction Lectures;

Thematic Studios – OFICINA + Hands-on workshops;

Construction Laboratory.

The registration fee includes coffee breaks and thematic social dinners “Tertulia” throughout the 14 days of Summer School.

More information here.

Registration + fees.

Come and join us!

We really hope you can consider this participation; it would be great to have you here in Lisbon-Portugal.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at any time for further information.

Yours sincerely,

​On behalf of the organization,

Alexandra Paio
Professora Auxiliar
Departamento de Arquitetura e Urbanismo
Escola de Tecnologias e Arquitetura
Laboratório de Fabricação Digital – Vitruvius Fablab-IUL

2017 ASOR Annual Meeting

January 20, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 15 November 2017 toau 18 November 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
The American Schools of Oriental Research, United States

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

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
The 2017 ASOR Annual Meeting will be held in Boston, MA from November 15th to 18th at the Weston Boston Waterfront. The Annual Meeting brings together ASOR’s vibrant academic community to present their current findings and discuss their research. The conference attracts over 1,000 scholars and enthusiasts of archaeology, linguistics, geography, epigraphy, anthropology, and other fields related to the study of the ancient Near East.

2017 Call for Papers

Paper Submission Period: January 15 – February 15, 2017

Individual paper abstracts can be submitted beginning January 15, 2017. All abstracts must be submitted via ASOR’s Online Abstract Management System powered by Oxford Abstracts. The deadline to submit paper abstracts for the 2017 ASOR Annual Meeting is February 15, 2017.

Your research may also be best presented in poster format. Poster abstract submission will open January 15, 2017 and will close on August 1, 2017. Poster abstracts must be submitted through the ASOR’s Online Abstract Management System as well. More details can be found on the Projects on Parade Poster Session page. The deadline for submission of abstracts for posters is August 1, 2017.

General Instructions for Individual Submissions
Session chairs will accept papers for approved sessions and workshops strictly on the basis of the quality of the abstract and its conformity to the following guidelines regarding content and format. To be considered by session chairs, abstracts also must be submitted by the deadline, and proposers must be current members of ASOR and preregistered for the meeting. Standards for acceptance will be the same for all abstracts submitted.

Abstracts should be submitted via ASOR’s Online Abstract Management System. The abstract will be forwarded to the correct Session Chair based on the session(s) noted on the form. For further information or questions specifically related to session, we strongly suggest that you email the session chair in advance of the submission deadline.

Questions regarding the status of submitted abstracts should be emailed to Arlene Press, ASOR’s Programs and Events Manager,

Submission of abstracts date limite : 15 February 2017

RE-ORG Quebec: Adventures in Storage Reorganization


10 March 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Canadian Conservation Institute, Oratory Museum, the Société des musées du Québec (SMQ) and ICCROM

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Montréal, Quebec, Canada

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
If you work with collections in a museum, chances are you have faced storage challenges. CCI is pleased to announce a one-day conference on storage reorganization that could help.

RE-ORG Quebec: Adventures in Storage Reorganization, presented in collaboration with the Oratory Museum, the Société des musées du Québec (SMQ) and ICCROM, will share the experiences of the three Quebec-based museums that are currently participating in the RE-ORG: Canada program. It will also explore practical lessons learned from other museums that have been involved in storage upgrade or reorganization projects of different scopes, both in Quebec and internationally.

The conference will be held in French on March 10, 2017, at Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, Montréal, Quebec. The event is open to all; however, spaces are limited to 30. The conference costs CAN$150 (includes HST and two health breaks) and the application deadline is February 24, 2017. Apply now! Continue reading…

Cultural Tourism and the Contemporary museum


fromdu 03 March 2017 toau 04 March 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Irish Museum Association (IMA), Ireland

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Galway, Ireland

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Description :
The Irish Museums Association (IMA) Annual Spring Conference 2017 will be held in association with Galway City Museum on 3 and 4 March 2017.

Town Hall Theatre, Galway. March 3 – 4, 2017

Cultural heritage tourism is one of the key drivers within the tourism industry and is a powerful economic development tool. With a large percentage of visitors to Ireland participating in cultural activities through visits to museums, the importance of our collection-based institutions in attracting both national and international tourists is beyond doubt. Many museums find they must prioritise tourist visitors and prove their worth to the local and national economy in order to secure public funding and other revenue streams in an increasingly challenging financial climate. As a result, they need to gain a better understanding of tourist behaviour and be able to produce meaningful data which reflects their contribution to the cultural tourism sector.

Developing their potential to attract tourists has become a key factor for many museums when it comes to the creation of effective and sustainable development strategies. Despite the greater focus on issues such as self-generated revenue and marketing opportunities, museums must also continue to meet their core responsibilities in relation to caring, preserving and exhibiting their collections and fulfilling their educational mandate. This conference will aim to examine and debate the principles for successful and sustainable cultural heritage tourism and the museum sector’s role in its development. How can museums attract visitors while at the same time preserving the authenticity that makes them unique and attractive in the first place?

For further details on the conference or the Irish Museums Association, please contact the conference organiser:

Gina O’Kelly, Irish Museums Association
+353 (0)1 873 4218

Meet, See, Do 2017 : 5th Balkan Museum Networks Annual Conference


fromdu 06 April 2017 toau 08 April 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Prishtina, Kosovo

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
Since 2013, Meet, See, Do – a conference that makes the difference – has gathered more than 350 museum and heritage professionals, from over 15 countries, discussing different issues on more than 80 sessions.

Meet, See, Do is the annual travelling conference of the Balkan Museum Network designed for sharing ideas and knowledge among professionals from the Balkans and beyond, creating international links and partnerships.

Meet, See, Do aims to inspire and encourage participants to improve their work, exchange opinions, discuss relevant topics in museology and heritage protection, and learn new ways in safeguarding valuable heritage through different problem-solving approaches. Established common ground between themselves and other community actors opens up new opportunities.

Slađana Velendečić, Museum of Vojvodina, MSD facilitator

The conference has been organized in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Tirana (Albania), Novi Sad (Serbia) and Shkodra (Albania). The fifth annual conference will be held from 6 to 8 April 2017 in Prishtina, Kosovo.

Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last


fromdu 24 November 2017 toau 26 November 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, The Palace Museum, Beijing, China, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR, Conservation Office, China

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

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium
Theme: Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last
24-26 November 2017 | Museum of History

We are pleased to announce our upcoming collaboration with IIC and the Palace Museum in Beijing to host a 2½ days symposium in Hong Kong dedicated entirely to the topic of textiles conservation.

Besides conservation, the symposium will also address the artistic and historical aspects of textile artefacts ranging from thangkas, embroideries, archaeological textiles along the Silk Road, and royal and ethnic costumes across the East and West. 18 distinguished textile specialists and scholars from across the world will present case studies and latest research findings on the subjects. Please see our event webpage for more information.

Accompanying the technical session include social events giving delegates a chance to establish professional network and to explore some heritage attractions around Hong Kong. Registration will start in the second quarter of 2017 – Join us in Hong Kong to catch up with your colleagues and make new connections!

Stay tuned!

Organising Committee
IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium

Presented by
IIC | Palace Museum | Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), Hong Kong

Organsied by
Conservation Office, LCSD

The Health and Heritage International Conference

January 17, 2017


fromdu 22 March 2017 toau 24 March 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Future for Religious Heritage FRH and Suffolk Mind, United Kingdom

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Suffolk, United Kingdom

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
FRH is delighted to inform you that The Health and Heritage International Conference will take place from 22nd to 24th March 2017 in Suffolk, UK. Organised in partnership with FRH and Suffolk Mind, the conference will bring together leading professionals in the mental health, heritage and museum sectors

This international conference explores the powerful interplay between our historic built environment and mental health.


The Health and Heritage international conference will take place at Quay Place – an innovative new wellbeing centre in a church building on the historic Ipswich docklands – in March 2017.

Health and Heritage will foster lively debate amongst researchers, practitioners, community activists and policy-makers, to inspire much needed action on heritage conservation as a positive force for healthy, productive communities. It will provide practical tools and resources, as well as develop networks, to empower new projects which address both health and heritage agendas.

By bringing together thought leaders and expert practitioners in a series of talks, challenging discussions and workshops, set against a glowing example of quality regeneration for health and wellbeing, Health and Heritage provides a unique, experiential encounter for delegates. There will be plenty of tools, ideas, contacts and memories for delegates to take away, share and implement in their own environments. +32 24 00 77 03
Skype: FutureForReligiousHeritage
67 rue de Trèves, B – 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium

Registration deadline: 31 January 2017 earlybird

International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development 2017


fromdu 30 October 2017 toau 31 October 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
IEREK, Egypt, Italy, Dubai

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Lecce (LE), Italy

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
The greatest event about Urban Planning is taking place in 2017 since IEREK is organizing The 2nd Version of International Conference On: Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) to be held in Italy at 30 October / 31 October 2017, Università del Salento – Piazza Tancredi, n.7 – 73100 Lecce (LE), Italie, follows the success of the very first version which took place in Lecce, Italy during the year of 2015.

UPADSD 2017 aims to bring together, scientists, urban planners, architects and other stakeholders from across the globe to discuss the latest scientific advances in the field.

Call for Paper is now open to be published on ROUTLEDGE of Taylor & Francis!

Critical Topics will be discussed during this conference as following:

• City planning.
• Regional planning.
• Rural developments.
• Sustainability and the built environment.
• Sustainability indicators.
• Policies and planning.
• Environmental planning and management.
• Energy resources.
• Cultural heritage.
• Quality of life.
• Community planning and resilience.
• Sustainable solutions in emerging countries.
• Sustainable tourism.
• Learning from nature.
• Transportation.
• Social and political issues.
• Community planning.

Registration deadline: 27 February 2017 earlybird

4th International Meeting on Retouching of Cultural Heritage (RECH4)

January 16, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 20 October 2017 toau 21 October 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
RECH Group and the Arts Academy of the University of Split (Conservation-Restoration Department), Portugal, Croatia

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Split, Croatia

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
The​ ​​fourth edition of the International Meeting on Retouching of Cultural Heritage, RECH​4​, will take place i​n​ Split, ​Croatia, October 20-21, 201​7​, at the library of the University of Split.

The conference aims to promote the exchange of ideas, concepts, terminology, methods, techniques and materials applied during the retouching process in different areas of conservation: mural painting, easel painting, sculpture, photography, contemporary art, plasterwork, graphic documentation, architecture etc.

Conservation-restoration professionals, academic personnel / faculty members, students, independent researchers and companies involved in conservation-restoration are kindly invited to present their research and work on retouching. Please send your abstract​​ to:

Guidelines for writing abstracts can be found here.

Submissions will be evaluated by the Peer Review Panel, and successful proponents notified by March 15, 2017.

Please note that the RECH Group will publish preprints of submitted full papers. Speakers will be asked to submit their proofs by May 31, 2017. The papers will be reviewed in a double-blind peer review process and published electronically under an ISBN.

Submission of abstracts deadline: 31 January 2017


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