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Adhesives for Paper Conservation

January 30, 2015

Course

fromdu 23 March 2015 toau 23 March 2015

Organized by:Organisé par :
International Academic Projects, UK

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : London, UK

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Description
A plethora of adhesives are used in paper conservation. Even the traditional starch adhesive has many different forms and varieties: wheat (high/low amylopectin, aged); rice etc. Added to these are the many other polysaccharides, such as funori and derivatives such as methyl cellulose and Klucel, and the synthetic PVAL and PVAC and acrylic polymers.
Each of these has been introduced into conservation for a reason, sometimes even a good reason. They are chosen for their properties – physical and chemical.

This course which will be held at Tate Britain will examine these properties, both the theoretical and practical aspects – and their intimate relationships.

In the morning session, widely used adhesives are explored, summarising the chemistry and physics of the adhesive end products and the liquids used to apply them. In the afternoon, students will explore these properties in practical sessions, feeling and seeing how the adhesives work both as liquids and as solid materials.

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Senior Conservator

Employment

The J. Paul Getty Trust, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Los Angeles

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Description
Job Summary:
The J. Paul Getty Museum is seeking a Senior Conservator of Antiquities to oversee the Getty Villa’s conservation department, which is responsible for the long-term preservation of one of the largest and finest collections of Greek and Roman antiquities in the United States. The Senior Conservator of Antiquities oversees the safekeeping, proper installation, and conservation of all works in the Getty Villa’s permanent collection. It conducts an active and influential program of treatments and research, including technical and materials analyses, and as a result attracts a broad range of masterworks from around the globe to the Villa’s conservation studios and galleries. The department supports a program of ambitious loan exhibitions through its conservation work and state-of-the-art installation and mount-making procedures. The Senior Conservator represents the institution in the negotiation of joint projects with other institutions and governments while advancing its reput
ation as a leader on conservation matters internationally. He/she also oversees department staffing, hiring, performance reviews, staff development, and the budget.

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Conservation of Tracing Paper

Course

fromdu 13 April 2015 toau 14 April 2015

Organized by:Organisé par :
International Academic Projects, UK

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : London, UK

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Description
The main focus of this workshop, which will be held at Tate Britain, is to gain an understanding of the different treatments available for the conservation of tracing paper. Emphasis is on hands-on work on both original objects and practice pieces.

While discussions will cover the manufacturing processes of tracing paper and the deterioration and damage which may be encountered, the practical sessions will include tape removal, tear mending, loss repair, dyeing and lining.

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Two surveys: composite archaeological objects and reoccuring corrosion/ oxygen-free storages

January 29, 2015

Survey

Student in Master CRBC Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, France

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Description
As part of my master’s thesis project in Conservation of Cultural Property Program at the University of Paris 1-Pantheon Sorbonne , I am studying post treatment corrosion on previously waterlogged or wet inseparable composite archaeological artefacts treated within the last twenty years. I am investigating the question or whether it is better to retreat or to create microclimates that are tailored to the object’s needs, namely by means of anoxic enclosure.

Each questionnaire is mostly comprised of multiple choice questions, qualitative or quantitative and it lasts about TEN minutes. They target conservators of all specialties but also collections managers, preventive conservators and technicians.

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International Preservation News

January 27, 2015

Publication

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

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Description
Past issues of IPN now available

IFLA is very happy to announce that all remaining past issues of the International Preservation News (IPN) have been digitised by the Preservation and Conservation Centre at the Library of Congress. IFLA would like to thank the Library of Congress for digitising these early editions of IPN and making them available to IFLA. The IPN archive of over 60 past issues is now complete and freely available online. We encourage everyone to re-discover these past issues of IPN, an important series that was published by IFLA for over 25 years with regular contributions from PAC Regional Centres. IPN ceased publication in December 2013. The IFLA Journal is picking up the mandate of IPN and will publish an issue dedicated to Cultural Heritage in its 3rd volume of 2015.

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Summer Conservation Field School – Old Acre, Israel

Course

fromdu 22 June 2015 toau 23 July 2015

Organized by:Organisé par :
International Conservation Center-Città di Roma and Israel Antiquities Authority, Israel

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Old Acre

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Description
This five-week immersive conservation field school encompasses the complete built heritage conservation process through hands-on experiential field work on the historic Ottoman period seaside fortifications. Taught by veteran practical conservators of the Israel Antiquities Authority, the program focuses on on-site fieldwork from survey and planning through active interventions.

Application deadline: 15 April 2015

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Talleres ILAM: Programación 2015

Course

Organized by:Organisé par :
Fundación ILAM, Costa Rica

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Online

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Description
Talleres ILAM es una oferta de capacitación o formación virtual continua, especialmente diseñados para cubrir las necesidades de capacitación y de actualización del personal de las instituciones patrimoniales, impartidos como parte de su misión de poner en valor el patrimonio de América Latina y el Caribe.

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Diplomado en Gestión del Patrimonio

Course

Organized by:Organisé par :
Fundación ILAM, Costa Rica

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Online Course

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Description
Dado el reconocimiento y la amplia participación que durante 10 años han tenido los Talleres-ILAM virtuales por parte de los profesionales y técnicos de las instituciones patrimoniales, nos entusiasma ofrecer una nueva posibilidad de aprendizaje y fortalecimiento del currículo personal: el Diplomado en Gestión del Patrimonio, con cuatro énfasis temáticos, a elección del interesado.

Las temáticas que el “Diplomado en Gestión del Patrimonio” presenta son:
-Estrategias para Colecciones
-Estrategias de Gestión
-Estrategias de Comunicación
-Estrategias de Turismo Cultural

Cada una de estas cuatro opciones estará conformada por 3 (tres) Talleres-ILAM, los cuales deben ser cursados y aprobados por el estudiante. Cada taller consta de seis semanas de duración y un trabajo final

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Administrative/Editorial Assistant

Employment

International Academic Projects Ltd / Archetype Publications Ltd, United Kingdom

Job location:Lieu de travail : London

Description
International Academic Projects Ltd / Archetype Publications Ltd are seeking (with immediate effect) a full-time versatile person to work at their Westminster office. The job entails support and administration of these two small interrelated companies working on publications and short courses for professionals in the field of conservation of art and antiquities. Good computer skills, versatility and an ability to adapt and project manage are required. Payment is dependent on experience.

Please apply by email sending a CV with covering letter to:

James Black
Publisher
Archetype Publications
c/o International Academic Projects
1 Birdcage Walk, London SW1H 9JJ
Tel 44 207 380 0800 | Fax 44 207 380 0500
jb@archetype.co.uk

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How to assess built heritage? Assumptions, methodologies, examples of heritage assessment systems : International Scientific Conference

January 26, 2015

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 05 March 2015 toau 07 March 2015

Organized by:Organisé par :
ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration

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

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Description :
The purpose of the conference is to address the current state-of-the-art on the methodology and systems of assessment of (immovable) cultural heritage and discuss the options and possibilities to develop differentiated methodologies / systems of cultural heritage assessment. In accordance with the aim of the conference, the presentations should focus on two issues – critical evaluation of existing assessment methods and proposals for differentiated systems of heritage assessment.

Contact information: isctheory@gmail.com

Submission of abstracts / deadline: 31 January 2015

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