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Coatings for wood components inside museum showcases

July 31, 2015

Survey

British Museum, United Kingdom

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Description
Survey – Coatings for wood components inside museum showcases (in the same airspace of objects)

With the support of the Clothworkers’ Foundation, the British Museum is undertaking a research project regarding coatings (“sealants”) to reduce off-gassing of organic compounds from wood components of museum showcases which are installed in the same airspace of the objects.

This survey aims to gather information on the current practice in different institutions.
It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Please be aware that you cannot save the answers, interrupt and continue the survey at a later time.

Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported without linking any information or practice with a specific institution.

If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may contact Giulia Bertolotti at gbertolotti@britishmuseum.org.

Thank you very much for your time and collaboration.

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Remote Research Intern

Internship

Presonomics, United States

Location of Internship:Lieu du stage : Virtual–anywhere with an internet connection

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Description
Job Title: Research Intern

Location: Virtual—can work from anywhere with an internet connection

Salary: Unpaid; can be used for class credit if applicable

Application Deadline: 08/31/2015 at 11:59 PM EST

Term of Employment: 09/14/2015 to 12/11/2015 (negotiable); extension optional

Hours: 10-20 hours per week; fully flexible schedule Continue reading…


Conservation Project Manager/Administrator

Employment

Clerk of Civil District Court, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : New Orleans

Description
CONSERVATION PROJECT MANAGER/GRANT ADMINISTRATOR
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF CIVIL DISTRICT COURT, PARISH OF ORLEANS, LOUISIANA

The Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana seeks an experienced, full time Conservation Project Manager/Administrator for a grant-funded project to conserve some 2,000 bound, water-damaged notarial volumes. The appointment will be for at least four years, with full benefits. Continue reading…


Conference to Commemorate the Fire of Leuven University Library : What Do We Lose When We Lose a Library

July 30, 2015

Conference

fromdu 09 September 2015 toau 11 September 2015

Organized by:Organisé par :
KU Leuven, Goethe Institut, British Council, United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany

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

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Description :
From 9 until 11 September 2015, KU Leuven, the Goethe Institut and the British Council will organise an international conference on the importance and role of libraries as institutes of knowledge, study and communication and the digitization of cultural heritage.

The burning or destruction of books – and material heritage – is a symbol of so much more. What does a community lose, what does a city or country lose, when a library is turned to ashes? Examples come from all times and places. We can think for example of the destruction of a library in Alexandria in the far past, the demolition of a library of the Jesuits in China, the library fires in Leuven in 1914 and in 1940, the destruction of manuscripts in Chartres and Warsaw during the Second World War and the ruined libraries in Croatia and Sarajevo at the end of the 20th Century. The threat to the library in Timbuktu in 2012 and the very recent destruction of books and archives in Mosul, Aleppo and Sanaa complete this sad list. The worldwide protection of libraries will therefore stay one of the biggest challenges for the conservation and spread of knowledge.

There are also some stories of hope, for example, the effective rescue by Abdel Kader Haidara, director of Mamma Haidara-library in Timbuktu. When extremist militants threatened Timbuktu, hundreds of thousands of manuscripts were smuggled in tin boxes to the Malinese capital Bamako. A few of these unique manuscripts are currently being displayed until 13 September 2015 in the exhibition ‘Books under fire’ in the library of KU Leuven, as a result of a close collaboration between KU Leuven and BOZAR. Not only the manuscripts are coming to Leuven, but also the passionate librarian Haidara himself, as he is one of the keynote speakers of the conference ‘What do we lose when we lose a library?

Contact KU Leuven Event Office

nele.vennekens@kuleuven.be

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Registration deadline: 31 August 2015

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Plastics Associated with Photographic Materials

July 29, 2015

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 14 March 2016 toau 18 March 2016

Organized by:Organisé par :
The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, in collaboration with the Center for Creative Photography, U.S.A.

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Tucson, Arizona

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Description :

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, in collaboration with the Center for Creative Photography, is pleased to announce its next Collaborative Workshop in Photograph Conservation focused on plastics associated with photographic materials.

This workshop will include a two-day symposium (March 16 – 17) that features opening lectures by invited session chairs, as well as 20-minute submitted presentations that will address the many different historic and contemporary uses of plastics associated with photographic materials and their long-term preservation challenges. It will be of interest to conservators, curators, collection managers, photo historians and archivists.

In addition to the symposium there will be two optional one-day hands-on professional development opportunities (March 14 and 18) on the conservation of photographic negatives and plastics used as secondary supports for mounting contemporary photographs.

Papers discussing any theme related to plastics associated with photographic materials are invited for submission, and treatment case studies are especially welcome. Continue reading…


Saving Kullas in Kosovo

July 27, 2015

Workshop

fromdu 15 May 2016 toau 28 May 2016

Organized by:Organisé par :
Adventures in Preservation, Cultural Heritage without Borders, United States, Sweden

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

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Description :
Kosovo’s journey from a largely autonomous state to an independent country has been difficult. Recovery efforts have resulted in ample housing and the restoration of services across the country. It’s now time to shift efforts to saving what remains of the country’s cultural and architectural heritage.

Large stone kullas traditionally housed Kosovo’s extended families. They could be found throughout the country, but most were destroyed during the 1998-1999 war. The few that remain need the assistance of the international community to restore them to their original beauty. Restored, they will once again provide a use that benefits the rural communities where they stand.

We will travel to Drenoc, a small village in western Kosovo known for its historic character. Seven 18th century kullas survive, forming one of the country’s last traditional streetscapes. Local craftsmen will teach you hands-on building conservation skills as work is completed on the Kulla Isuf Mazrekaj.

Your hands-on training will be augmented by an afternoon bike tour to historic sites and an evening learning about traditional cuisine. Our efforts will support heritage tourism, the key to creating economic growth in the region.

Highlights:
Learn hands-on traditional building skills, including lime plastering and woodworking.

Help complete work at the kulla and increase the village’s ability to host tourists and travelers, while they experience the history and culture of the region.

Support the village of Drenoc in its selection as an ethnographic village, or open museum. Restored kullas are the major component of this plan to showcase the country’s cultural and architectural heritage. Kulla Isuf Mazrekaj is one of the first to be restored and will serve as an example of internationally accepted conservation practices.

Tour the countryside around Drenoc by bike, and then enjoy a day-long excursion to Valbona Valley in the neighboring Albanian Alps.

Registration / Inscription deadline: 14 May 2016

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AHRC CDA Tourism Heritage Studentship

July 24, 2015

Funding

Arts and Humanities Research Council, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and and UNESCO World Heritage Centre

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Description
Applications are invited for a studentship based at the University of Birmingham’s Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage. The studentship is funded through the Arts and Humanities Research Council in collaboration with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and UNESCO World Heritage Centre. It will commence October 1st 2015.
The studentship will examine the relationships that World Heritage Sites share with tourists and in particular how tourists, from increasingly diverse cultural backgrounds, experience the cultural landscape of Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site and the ways in which its ‘World Heritage-ness’ is consumed, communicated and enacted
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Online course on moving collections

Course

fromdu 31 July 2015 toau

Organized by:Organisé par :
Museum Study,

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

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Description
Join Instructor Lori Benson, veteran of three large scale museum collection moves, for the online course Moving Collections beginning August 31, 2015 on MuseumStudy.com Moving Collections provides an overview of how to plan and manage a move to avoid the many pitfalls. The course includes: defining your project, developing a Request for Proposal (RFP), developing a work plan, staffing, and
packing protocols. Whether you are moving part of the collection within your building or moving the entire collection to another facility, Moving Collections provides a blueprint for you to follow.

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Online conservation courses

Course

Organized by:Organisé par :
David Harvey – Senior Conservator and Museum Consultant, United States

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

Description
Here is the schedule for August for the online courses I develop and teach to museum professionals. All the courses are designed for busy working professionals. You do the course entirely on your own time and schedule.

“Care and Conservation of Historic Copper, Brass, and Bronze” August 10, 2015
Three Week Course
$160
Registration and payment:

“Care and Conservation of Historic Silver”
August 17, 2015
Three Week Course
$160
Registration and payment:

Care and Conservation of Historic Firearms”
August 24, 2015
Three Week Course
$160
Registration and payment:

“Care and Conservation of Historic Cannons”
August 31, 2015
Three Week Course
$160
Registration and payment:

If you have any questions feel free to email me.

David Harvey
Senior Conservator and Museum Consultant
Los Angeles CA USA

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The Best in Heritage Creative Bursary Programme

Funding

The Best in Heritage

Croatia

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Description
Audio Guide Creation Contest
From July 10th to August 25th, museums and heritage organisations who publish their museum guides on izi.TRAVEL platform adding the tag “#TBIH2015″, enter the bursary competition. The 3 most well done contributions, as declared by the specialized Jury on September 1st, will be granted free registration to attend The Best In Heritage conference, 24-26 September, in Dubrovnik, with additional bursaries of 400 Euro for travel and accommodation expenses.

In order to motivate museum and heritage professionals to express their creativity and vision on what good storytelling content is. The contest serves as a research tool for tracking best examples of creative storytelling, and enabling the selection of the most successful professionals to participate at the Best in Heritage conference.

The guides will be rated by a Jury consisting of museum specialists. The technical quality of recording will not be rated but the content, creativity and the skill of storytelling.

The three contestants declared as the best by the Jury, will be rewarded with free registrations for the Best in Heritage conference in Dubrovnik, and with travel and accommodation bursaries of 400 Euro each. Moreover, winners will have a chance to briefly present their guides and institutions at the main programme of the conference on September 25th.

Application deadline:25 August 2015

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