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Restauratorenblätter – Papers in Conservation 35

March 20, 2017


Call for Articles

IIC Austria, , Austria

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The call for papers for volume 35 of Restauratorenblätter – Papers in Conservation is open. It is dedicated to the topic of “imMATERIALity”. Unpublished contributions dealing with ongoing or completed projects are welcome. Conservators and restorers, experts for the preservation of monuments, heritage scientists, cultural scientists and professionals in related fields are invited to share their knowledge about the broad thematic focus of ‘material‘. This can include positions on information carried by materials, material language and literacy, immateriality, processuality or ephemeral works.
Abstracts containing starting point, central issue, main contents, methods and (expected) results in German and English (200-300 words) must be sent to by 31 March 2017.

Change Over Time


Call for Articles

The University of Pennsylvania, , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Call for Papers: Change Over Time
Gentrification and Heritage Conservation | Fall 2018
Guest Editors: Caroline Cheong and Kecia Fong

The term gentrification is used to describe both a process and outcome of physical, socioeconomic, and demographic neighborhood change. Its association with the displacement of low-income households by wealthier ones has overshadowed more nuanced understandings of the relationship between the historic built environment, conservation, and gentrification. This issue seeks to address this under-examined intersection. According to Rose (2001), neighborhoods with a high likelihood for gentrifying exhibit five key attributes:
1) a high percentage of renters; 2) easy access to the central business district; 3) location within a region of increasing metropolitan density; 4) high architectural value; and 5) relatively low housing values. In this schema, urban conservation is commonly considered to be a precursor to gentrification, particularly in distressed historic areas (Smith 1998; Glaser 2010).

Gentrification drivers span from market trends to government-sponsored initiatives. In a market-led context, undervalued historic neighborhoods contain desirable attributes for incoming households, not least of which is the sense of place and continuity inherent within the historic built environment. In public scenarios, governments explicitly target historic neighborhoods for regeneration. In nearly all cases, existing, usually low or middle income households, face potential displacement. While gentrification has received ample scholarly attention, its occurrence in historic areas – and its interaction with heritage – is less thoroughly documented. This issue interrogates the relationship, past and present, between gentrification and heritage conservation. It does so by exploring questions related to heritage conservation in changing neighborhoods such as: Are historic neighborhoods necessarily targets for gentrification? What are the challenges and opportunities facing these areas, or those that are presently or have already undergone such processes? What other, more inclusive scenarios exist wherein urban conservation serves as a vehicle for neighborhood preservation? How can historians, conservation professionals, planners, and others allow for the concomitant retention of heritage and regeneration values? What variables are required in negotiating this balance? Who are the primary stakeholders and what roles do they play in the process of neighborhood change?

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ICAR – International Journal of Young Conservators and Restorers of Works of Art

March 8, 2017


Call for Articles

ICAR – International Journal of Young Conservators and Restorers of Works of Art, , United Kingdom

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On behalf of the Editorial Board I would like to invite all emerging conservators to submit abstracts of their papers to the new issue of “ICAR – International Journal of Young Conservators and Restorers of Works of Art”. The first issue is now in print and will be available to order in March 2017 (printed version and digital version of full journal and single articles).

Call for Papers for the second issue of ICAR – International Journal of Young Conservators and Restorers of Works of Art is open until 31st of March 2017.

Further detailed guidelines about how to publish in “ICAR” are available at:
• – our website
• – Facebook profile of ICAR
• – Facebook event “Call for papers – 2nd issue of ICAR”

Paulina Miąsik
Head of the Office of ICAR

International Journal Of Environmental Science & Sustainable Development (ESSD)

March 6, 2017


New Publication / Nouvelle publication

Ierek Press, , Egypt

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Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development (ESSD) is a multidisciplinary journal that is devoted to propagating peer reviewed, original, high quality academic research papers. ESSD is designed for the publication of selected papers from IEREK conferences proceedings and individual academic articles that fall within our scope. ESSD’s scope is intended for professionals and academic researchers in all fields of Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development, with significant advances and discoveries in all aspects, which can be used in real life and simulated applications for sustainable buildings, and cities, development, detection and measurement of environmental contaminants, and the assessment and validation of the impact of development that emerges instrumental techniques. ESSD welcomes practical application to an aspect of human endeavor, such as the preservation of the environment, health, waste disposal and seeks to offer solutions for environmental issues s
uch as Renewable & Non Renewable Resources, Climate Change, and Social& Economic Issues.

Refashioning and Redress: Conserving and Displaying Dress

January 31, 2017


New Publication

Mary Brooks, Dinah Eastop, Getty Conservation Institute, United States

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This volume explores the conservation and presentation of dress in museums and beyond as a complex, collaborative process. Recognizing this process as a dynamic interaction of investigation, interpretation, intervention, re-creation, and display, this book examines the ways in which these seemingly static exhibitions of “costume”or “fashion”are actively engaged in cultural production.

The seventeen case studies included here reflect a broad range of practice and are presented by conservators, curators, makers, and researchers from around the world, exposing changing approaches and actions at different times and in different places. Ranging from the practical to the conceptual, these contributions demonstrate the material, social, and philosophical interactions inherent in the conservation and display of dress and draw upon diverse disciplines ranging from dress history to social history, material cultural studies to fashion studies, and conservation to museology.

Case studies include fashion as spectacle in the museum, dress as political and personal memorialization, and theatrical dress, as well as dress from living indigenous cultures, dress in fragments, and dress online.

Studies in Conservation Supplement on Lacquer

January 3, 2017


New Publication

university of delaware, Studies in Conservation (IIC-Taylor and Francis), London, UK

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Studies in Conservation is pleased to announce the release of Volume 61, Supplement 3, a series of open-access articles focusing on the conservation and analysis of lacquer. For access to the following articles please visit

– Beyond the basics: A systematic approach for comprehensive analysis of organic materials in Asian lacquers
– Some observations on the composition of Chinese lacquer
– Reconstructing lacquer technology through Chinese classical texts
– Searching for blood in Chinese lacquerware
– Searching for blood in Chinese lacquerware: zhū xiě huī 豬 血 灰
– A technical analysis of paint media used in twentieth-century Vietnamese lacquer paintings
– Simplified Chinese lacquer techniques and Nanban style decoration on Luso-Asian objects from the late sixteenth or early seventeenth centuries
– A hint of Orient in an Americana collection: Investigations into Chinese export furniture at Winterthur Museum
– Bending Asian lacquer in eighteenth-century Paris: New discoveries
– The technical investigation of an eighteenth-century Chinese imperial carved lacquer screen and its role in developing an appropriate conservation treatment
– The Japanese Tower at the Royal Domain in Laeken: A remarkable application of Japanese lacquer techniques in Belgium
– Reduced, reused and recycled: The treatment and redisplay of a repurposed seventeenth-century Coromandel lacquer screen in the Acton Collection, Villa La Pietra, Florence
– Fusing and refreshing the memory: Conserving a Chinese lacquered Buddha sculpture in London
– A preliminary examination of urushi-based conservation options for the treatment of photodegraded Japanese lacquer using scanning electron microscopy and profilometry
– Compensation for small losses to lacquer and inlaid decoration using paper fills painted and glazed in situ
– The reproduction of realistic samples of Chinese export lacquer for research
Measuring mercury emissions from cinnabar lacquer objects

Kristin deGhetaldi
IIC Social Media Coordinator

Call for papers: the Future of Conservation

June 22, 2016


Call for Articles/ Appel à articles

Institute of Conservation, , United Kingdom

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The Journal of the Institute of Conservation is seeking Full Articles and Shorter Notices for a special issue of the Journal to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Icon, the UK’s professional body for the conservation of cultural heritage.

As the notion of the preservation of cultural heritage appears beset by renewed onslaught from economic, technical and ideological challenges, the Journal wishes to mark its 40th year of publication with speculative insights into the future of conservation.

Themes for articles could include but are not limited to:
– in the face of contemporary economic, cultural and environmental concerns, is it time for conservation to become more ideological?
– should access to cultural heritage be a legally enshrined human right, with preservation at its core?
– has conservation practice lost sight of its core skills and function?
– what are the skills and practices that conservation should embrace to be relevant for the future?
– is advocacy based on the mandate of saving cultural heritage for future generations bankrupt if sections of the current generation hold heritage in disdain?
– given the opportunities for preservation using digital technologies is it now possible to recuperate any loss of cultural heritage?
– should conservation be more partisan, declaring why at this moment preserving this part of cultural heritage is of value to this particular culture?
– if manifestos are needed, what would a manifesto for the aims of conservation be for the next 40 years?
– are codes of ethics redundant because they are always contingent upon greater factors, including politics and economics?
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