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Conservation Science Fellowship

July 23, 2014

Fellowship

Art Institute of Chicago, United States

Location of fellowship:Lieu du bourse : Chicago, IL, USA

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Description :
Temporary position ending December 31, 2015

Duties: Fully integrated into the activities of the department of
conservation science, the fellow will perform scientific analysis in
support of ongoing scholarly research of Paul Gauguin’s graphic
production. A thorough investigation of the artist’s materials,
techniques, and his unconventional manipulations of them will
include media identification, pigment and binder analysis with
non-invasive and micro-invasive techniques, as well as technical
imaging of a selection of the most important examples of the
outstanding museum holdings of over 200 works of art on paper by the
artist. The fellow will work closely with the senior research
conservator in paper conservation who is examining the works, museum
scientists and curators, producing analytical reports to be
incorporated in the technical essays for the online scholarly
catalog on Gauguin slated to be published in December of 2015. Continue reading…

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Use of conservation “how-to guides”

Survey

Megan Narvey, University College London (Dissertation Survey), United Kingdom

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Description
The purpose of the survey is to look at the use of conservation “how-to guides”, or the basic manuals that give advice for taking care of art and heritage objects. Who uses them, why, and what purpose do they serve? The information collected during this survey will be used to examine how professional conservators and non-conservators communicate with each other, and the use of science in conservation. Continue reading…

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SEAHA PhD Scholarship: Strain modelling in historic tapestries

Funding

SEAHA, UCL, HRP, IBM Research

United Kingdom

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Description
This research project will investigate the risks posed by historic house environments on the physical integrity of lined canvas paintings. The research is intended to break new ground in terms of non-invasively monitoring the physical stresses occurring at the paint/canvas interface, through coupling mechanical analysis with spectroscopic and relaxation techniques, it will provide a means of condition assessment of paintings on open display. Current re-lining treatments will be assessed in terms of performance in uncontrolled environments with the ultimate aim of formulating best practice guidelines.

Application deadline: Open until filled.

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Living History: Saving the Colosseum

Video

Darius Arya, American Institute for Roman Culture

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Description
In 2013, the Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism implemented an innovative public- private partnership with luxury leather goods company Tod’s, whose 38 million dollar donation funds an ambitious project involving more than just cleaning. Thanks to Dottoressa Rossella Rea of the Superintendency of Rome and Tod’s Mariacristina Modenesi, I had the chance to see first hand what the project entails.

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“The EUHeritageTOUR” e.Learning Kit

Course

Organized by:Organisé par :
EUHeritageTOUR, Italy

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : online

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Description
This e-learning kit is dedicated to all the practitioners, experts, students, entrepreneurs, associations, public administrations, networks, and communities who everyday contribute to the preservation, conservation and promotion of our outstanding World Heritage.

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European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

July 11, 2014

Europa Nostra

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Description
The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field. Every year, it honours the most outstanding heritage achievements from all over Europe. It recognises the excellence and dedication by architects, craftsmen, cultural heritage experts, volunteers, schools, local communities, heritage owners and the media. It stimulates creativity and innovation, through the power of example. Continue reading…

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Professional Development Fund For Conservators

Funding

Tru Vue Inc and the Institute of Conservation (Icon)

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Description
Tru Vue Inc has partnered with the Institute of Conservation (Icon) to provide funding for mid-career conservators from across the globe to attend professional development events such as conferences and training courses. This is very welcome as there are very few sources of funding for this kind of training and employers’ training budgets have been drastically reduced in recent years. Continue reading…

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Marketing for Conservation

Course

fromdu 07 August 2014 toau 04 September 2014

Organized by:Organisé par :
Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : online

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Description
Who needs marketing? You do. Whether you’re starting a solo
practice, or you’ve had one for years; whether you work at or for a
multi-specialty studio (for- or non-profit); even if you work in a
museum, you need to understand marketing. Where do you find your
clients? How do you let them know you’re available? How do you
keep them coming back and recommending your services? How do you
decide where to use your limited time and money most effectively for
marketing? To help you answer these questions and many others, FAIC
is pleased to offer the online course, “Marketing for Conservation.”

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The Oldest Song in the World

Video

AssyriaTimes

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Description
For fifteen years Prof. Anne Draffkorn Kilmer puzzled over clay tablets relating to music including some excavated in Syria by French archaeologists in the early ’50s. The tablets from the Syrian city of ancient Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra) were about 3400 years old, had markings called cuneiform signs in the hurrian language (with borrowed akkadian terms) that provided a form of musical notation. One of the texts formed a complete cult hymn and is the oldest preserved song with notation in the world. Finally in 1972, Kilmer, who is professor of Assyriology, University of California, and a curator at the Lowie Museum of Anthropology at Berkeley, developed an interpretation of the song based on her study of the notation.

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