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The XXI International NKF Congress ICC-Nordic Group : Cultural heritage facing catastrophe : Prevention and recoveries

September 13, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 26 September 2018 toau 28 September 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
ICC-Nordic Group,

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Reykjavik, Iceland

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Description :
Dear friends and colleagues,

The Icelandic section of the Nordic Association of Conservators is pleased to announce the XXI NKF Congress – Cultural heritage facing catastrophe: prevention and recoveries to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland 26 – 28 September 2018.

The theme of the congress is the impact of natural and man-made catastrophes on cultural heritage and recoveries.

During the last few years, the Nordic countries have experienced many disasters such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, building explosion and fires, which have had a serious impact on their cultural heritage as have many other countries around the world. An awakening has taken place in the preventative actions illustrated by the amount of professional documentation on the internet. The congress will be an opportunity to share knowledge and experiences and/to improve the protection of the cultural heritage.

This congress is meant for conservators, curators, and all professionals working with the preservation of cultural heritages.
The program for the XXI NKF Congress will consist of lectures and will be divided into three main topics:

* Preventives measures; Risk assessments and technical solutions
* Case studies of catastrophes and emergency responses
* Long term recovery.

Information on abstracts.

Submission of abstracts deadline: 31 October 2017


Call for Papers Sustainability Committee AIC 46th Annual Meeting

September 12, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 29 May 2018 toau 02 June 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Sustainability Committee (SC), United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Houston, Texas

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Description :
The Sustainability Committee (SC) seeks abstracts for papers to be presented at the upcoming AIC Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas, May 28-June 1, 2018. This year’s theme is “Material Matters.” Submission of original research and work related to the theme are welcome, and any submissions related to sustainable conservation and preservation will be considered.

Topic ideas include:

– How does sustainability affect how you select, use, and dispose of materials?

– How does environmental, social, or economic sustainability affect your practice in a way now that it did not previously?

– What conservation techniques you have tried – with success or failure – to be sustainable?

How to submit an abstract:
Please visit the AIC website for instructions on how to submit an abstract.

Authors wishing to be considered for the Sustainability Session must include “Sustainability” among their three choices for Session Preferences.

Submission deadline: Friday, September 15, 2017.

Caitlin Southwick

Caitlin Southwick
AIC Sustainability Committee, Professional Team Member
ROI Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage
University of Amsterdam
Hobbemastraat 21, 1071 ZC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
caitlin.southwick@gmail.com

Submission of abstracts deadline: 15 September 2017


Remaking the Museum: Curation, Conservation, and Care in Times of Ecological Upheaval

September 11, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 06 December 2017 toau 07 December 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Aarhus University, Centre for Environmental Humanites, Denmark

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Aarhus, Denmark

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Description :
Remaking the Museum: Curation, Conservation, and Care in Times of Ecological Upheaval
Centre for Environmental Humanities, Aarhus University, Denmark, December 6 and 7, 2017

Confirmed keynote speakers include: Dehlia Hannah (University of Arizona),
Noriko Aso (University of California, Santa Cruz), Sharon Macdonald (Humboldt University of Berlin), and Timothy W. Luke (Virginia Tech).
Please send abstracts (200 words) and enquiries to Michael Vine (mdv27@cam.ac.uk) by November 1, 2017.

In this time of entangled social and environmental crisis, the need to not only reimagine but remake the museum has acquired new urgency. In response, this two-day conference will bring together leading scholars and practitioners to investigate the opportunities, challenges, and limits of the museum as a catalyst for social change in this geological epoch of our making: the Anthropocene. From the museum’s early modern origins to the development of today’s highly heritage saturated public culture, the capacity of museums and their objects to perform particular relationships between nature, culture, and history has always been important—inviting critique from a variety of political and theoretical vantage points. The emergence of the Anthropocene as both a contested concept and concrete reality adds new layers of complexity and intensity to this story.
What modes of collecting, classifying, conserving, and curating are called for amidst this moment of unfolding change? How to actively reshape our relations with contemporary ecologies of loss, profusion, and transformation in a way that is both more affirmative and more just? What alternative practices of curation and care flourish in the margins of official heritage projects? How can we differently actualize what Tony Bennett long ago called “the exhibitionary complex” in light of contemporary issues? And finally: Given the museum’s problematic history, can it be salvaged as the vector of its own remediation? Working across a wide range of historical, geographical, and disciplinary contexts, scholars and practitioners will come together in Denmark’s Moesgaard Museum to consider these important questions. Our aim for the conference is not only to critique and deconstruct—important tasks in their own right—but also chart a path forward for the museum as a powerful force for world-making.

The conference organizers invite proposals for papers that address the following or any related themes:
• Hacking the museum: Inspired by the hands-on, experimental approach of the makers movement, we invite papers that chart past cases or future potential with regards to the practical transformation of museum spaces and approaches. In what ways are the institutional, political, and physical boundaries of the museum being punctured and rearticulated in this time of social and ecological upheaval?
• Ontological frictions: How are are the different ontological commitments and epistemic demands of art, science, and history museums being recombined in light of the notion of the Anthropocene? How are the museum’s traditional divisions between nature, culture, human, nonhuman, life, and death being muddled— whether intentionally or not—and with what consequences?
• Curating change: What alternative and experimental curatorial practices are taking shape in response to the entangled social and environmental crises of the present? How do these move through and beyond the museum? And how are contemporary museum imaginaries making space for today’s temporalities of loss, profusion, and transformation within their approaches?
• Contestations: In what ways do museums materialize questions of environmental in/justice and drive forward projects of social change? How does the emergence of the notion of the Anthropocene reflect, refract, or otherwise rechannel these questions and projects?

We welcome papers from across the environmental humanities and beyond.
Please send abstracts (200 words) or enquiries to Michael Vine (mdv27@cam.ac.uk) by November 1, 2017.

Submission of abstracts deadline: 01 November 2017


Conference on Modern Oil Paints

August 28, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 23 May 2018 toau 25 May 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands, in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam; Tate; The Courtauld Institute of Art; University of Pisa

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Amsterda, Netherlands

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Description :
This event marks the conclusion of the project “Cleaning Modern Oil Paints” (2015-2018), a collaborative European research project exploring some of the most interesting and pertinent challenges associated with the conservation of 20th and 21st century oil paintings. It can be regarded as a follow-up of the Issues in Contemporary Oil Paint symposium, which took place at the Cultural Heritage Agency in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, in 2013.

The focus of the conference will be on the conservation issues of sensitive contemporary oil paint surfaces and the behaviour of oil paints seen from various perspectives. The conference aims to address a wider public of conservators from all fields (e.g. painting, sculpture, paper), researchers, artists, curators, paint manufactures and interested practitioners. A particular focus will be on the practice of conservation and how knowledge is transferred from conservators to researchers and vice versa. Continue reading…


2018 AICCM Book, Paper & Photographic Materials Symposium

August 16, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 20 November 2018 toau 23 November 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material AICCM, Australia

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

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Description :
Submissions due 31 October 2018.
The 2018 AICCM Book, Paper & Photographic Materials Symposium will be held in late November 2018, in Melbourne (likely 20-23 November, at Melbourne Museum, but TBC). This is a first call for papers and other contributions.

There is no overall conference theme, but we’d like to offer themed sessions as part of the conference around the following ideas:

•Revisitation – revisit a treatment, a survey, a research project, a material, an idea, an era. How has it survived the passage of time, and what does that tell us for the future?
•The Anthropocene – this proposed global epoch is defined by the beginning of significant human impact on the Earth’s geology and ecosystems. What does it mean to be a conservator in the Anthropocene? What materials, practices and systems of the Anthropocene are affecting our work and futures? How will we need to adapt?
•Black and white – from either a material or a decision-making perspective, there are bound to be shades of grey…
Contributions could be in any of the following forms:

•Standard presentation (20 minutes)
•Short presentation (10 minutes)
•Panel discussion or debate
•Poster
•Demonstration, slide show, video or model
•Workshop, treatment forum or tour

If you have a different idea for a presentation format, please get in touch – we’d be interested to hear! We’re planning to include a dedicated session for posters and demonstrations, to allow for better browsing and discussion.

Please email your abstract or proposal (no longer than 500 words please) to Bonnie Hearn at ymhearn@gmail.com. Outline the type of contribution (paper, poster etc) and whether it aligns to one of the proposed themes. Make sure to include your contact details, the names of any co-contributors, a one- or two-line bio for each, and a working title.

If you have any questions, please get in contact with any of the BPG or Photon SIG convenors (via the AICCM website SIG pages: Special Interest Group Book and Paper and Special Interest Groups Photon.

Note that we intend to provide a hard copy booklet containing the program and abstracts, plus a flash drive containing contributors’ presentation slides or speaking notes, posters etc. We’d like to encourage authors to submit formal written versions of papers to the AICCM Bulletin, post-symposium, and thereby allow contributors to focus on putting together their best presentation possible for the conference.

Submission of abstracts deadline: 31 October 2017


Textile Wet Cleaning with Richard Wolbers

Workshop

fromdu 23 January 2018 toau 28 January 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Museum für Islamische Kunst – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Germany

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Berlin, Germany

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Description :
The Textile Conservation Workshop of the Museum für Islamische Kunst – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is happy to announce the Workshop:

Textile Wet Cleaning with Richard Wolbers

BASIC WORKSHOP 23rd-25th January 2017 • Berlin, Germany

ADVANCED WORKSHOP 27th-28th January 2017 • Berlin, Germany

The Textile Conservation Workshop of the Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, invites Richard Wolbers for two intensive workshops aimed at textiles conservators and restorers interested in new wet cleaning methods for textiles.

For more information please check the flyer or contact the organizer Anna Beselin, Senior Textile Conservator (a.beselin@smb.spk-berlin.de)

Registration deadline: 23 October 2017 earlybird


Asia Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage

Conference

fromdu 27 November 2017 toau 30 November 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
University of Guam, Tokai University, United States, Japan

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

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Description :
Registration for the 3rd Asia Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage is now open. Early Bird fees until the end of September

Registration deadline: 30 September 2017 earlybird


UNITAR World Heritage Nominations Training Series – 2017 Workshop

August 8, 2017

Workshop

fromdu 27 November 2017 toau 01 December 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR),

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Hiroshima, Japan

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Description :
Registration Now Open!
UNITAR World Heritage Nominations Training Series – 2017 Workshop

Workshop Overview
The 2017 workshop, entitled World Heritage Nominations: Comparative Analysis, will take place in Hiroshima, Japan between 27 November and 1 December 2017.

Featuring leading experts from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN, the workshop will will equip participants from around the globe with a deeper understanding of not only the basics of World Heritage Nominations, but also the crucial area of Comparative Analysis, and its central role to Tentative Lists and Nominations Dossiers.The workshop includes interactive lectures, study tours to two World Heritage sites and real world simulation exercises.

Target Audience
The workshop is targeted at participants who are:

Involved in the preparation of World Heritage nominations;
State Party Members;
Potential or current World Heritage site managers;
Natural/cultural conservation specialists and trainers;
Decision makers and government officers; and
Representatives of academic institutions, think-tanks, and civil society.
Participation Cost
The USD 1500 participation fee covers all tuition, study tours and materials.

Travel costs to and from Hiroshima, accommodation, and meal costs are the responsibility of the participant and/or their organization.

More Information and Registration
Information regarding previous workshops in the series is available here.

For more information about the 2017 workshop, please download the Workshop Call for Registrations (PDF, 698 KB).

Applications Close 15 September 2017.

Register Now

Contact Us
For any queries, please contact the UNITAR Hiroshima Office at nigel.gan@unitar.org.


2017 Theoretical Archaeology Conference

August 7, 2017

Conference

fromdu 18 December 2017 toau 20 December 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Theoretical Archaeological Group, United Kingdom

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

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Description :
The 2017 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) Conference is taking place December 18-20 at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. This year?s theme is Time. Cardiff University?s Department of Archaeology and Conservation features prominently in this year?s conference, with a number of the Department?s faculty and postgraduates holding sessions, including the following:

Saving Time: Conservation as a Means for Preserving and Advancing Archaeological Context

Session Abstract – Modern conservation practices and analytical techniques offer an array of information for building archaeological understanding and interpretation. Conservation can be an integral part of archaeological practice, creating informed strategies for proactive research, and to this end can be used as a tool for preserving and furthering archaeological context with appreciable outcomes. Employing experimental methods that advance both real world and theoretical frameworks, archaeological conservators are increasingly being utilised as on-site material scientists, instrumentation authorities, and micro- and macro-excavation specialists. A continuing dialogue between conservators and archaeologists serves to further advance contextual theory while balancing the pragmatic needs of archaeology. This session looks to explore the ways in which conservation can benefit archaeological practice and provide insight before, during, and after excavations.

We welcome proposals that include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

– Reflective practice within archaeological conservation
– Digital preservation and documentation
– Innovations in analytical equipment and their use in the field
– Collaborative projects between conservators and archaeologists

Papers will be 15 minutes in length, followed by 5 minutes for questions and discussion. THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS IS AUGUST 25TH.

To submit an abstract: Please go to this page, download the paper proposal form and email to both Ashley Lingle Meeklah (ashlingle@gmail.com) and Jerrod Seifert (seifertjh@cardiff.ac.uk).

For more information regarding TAG 2017, please visit http://tag2017cardiff.org/

We look forward to seeing you in Cardiff in December.

Jerrod Seifert
PhD Researcher
Department of Archaeology and Conservation / Ysgol Hanes, Archaeoleg a Chrefydd,
Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd

Submission of abstracts deadline: 25 August 2017


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