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Salted Paper Prints Symposium

February 20, 2017


fromdu 14 September 2017 toau 15 September 2017

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

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Cambridge, MA, United States

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Description :
Registration is now open for the Salted Paper Prints program!

Harvard Library and the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation will present a multi-disciplinary, two-day symposium that focuses on the preservation, characterization, use, and interpretation of the salt print process, now more than 175 years old. Scholarly presentations will include the technical history of salt prints, historical applications of the process for copying and disseminating information, and innovative material analysis. Emphasis will be placed on collaborative research which uses scientific and art historical evidence to shed light on the preservation of salt prints as well as the technical evolution and cultural impact of this seminal photographic process. Tours of salted paper print collections and lab spaces around the Harvard campus and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will be held for symposium participants on September 13.

A hands-on workshop hosted by the Northeast Document Conservation Center will allow participants to explore the chemistry and artistic nuance of creating salted paper prints.

Salted Paper Prints Symposium: September 14-15, 2017
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
$189 AIC members, $249 Non-AIC members

Tours: September 13, 2017
Harvard University and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Free to symposium registrants

Salted Paper Printing Workshop: September 13 and 16, 2017
Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA
$69 (includes transportation between Harvard and NEDCC)

Natural disasters and cultural heritage in the Philippines: Knowledge sharing, decision making and conservation

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 04 April 2017 toau 06 April 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
National Museum of the Philippines (NMP), Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA), Philippines

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Tagbilaran City and towns on the Island of Bohol, The Philippines

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Description :
2nd Call for Participation: Natural disasters and cultural heritage in the Philippines: Knowledge sharing, decision making and conservation

Tuesday 4 April to Thursday 6 April 2017
Tagbilaran City and Towns on the island of Bohol, the Philippines

This is the second call for participation to the 2017 the ‘Natural disasters and cultural heritage in the Philippines: Knowledge sharing, decision making and conservation.’ Collaborators include the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP), Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA), community knowledge holders together with the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, the University of Melbourne under the auspices of the Asia Pacific Tropical Climate Conservation Art Research Network.

The forum invites heritage professionals to discuss cultural heritage disaster recovery and decision making in community. Presentations may discuss the dynamics of change, the environment and it is unpredictable nature. It will comprise of a 3- day intensive forum which will include study visits, sharing sessions, group activities and practical workshops and presentations, and registrations will be open shortly.

Presentation Submissions:
The organising committee welcomes submissions (maximum 250 words) for 10minute presentations on the above themes. All intending presenters are required to:
–Download and complete a proposal form from the 5th APTCCARN Forum website

Submit a completed proposal by 24 February 2017 via email to APTCCARN:

Further details and enquiries; Dr Nicole Tse (; Dr Ana Labrador (

First Aid for Finds: archaeological conservation in the 3rd Science Revolution

Call for papers and/or posters / Appel à communications et/ou posters

fromdu 30 August 2017 toau 03 September 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
European Association of Archaeologists, UK, NL

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

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Description :
Call for Papers: First Aid for Finds
Abstract submission deadline 15 March 2015
We would like to invite submissions for papers for the 23rd European Association of Archaeologists conference in Maastricht, the Netherlands, 30 August – 3 September 2017, for the following session: First Aid for Finds: archaeological conservation in the 3rd Science Revolution.

Session Abstract
The Institute of Conservation Archaeology Group (ICON-AG) and RESCUE (the British Archaeological Trust) are preparing to publish a new edition of the popular but now out-of-print handbook, First Aid for Finds, by 2018/19. ICON-AG committee propose in this EAA 2017 session to review the chapters as they stand, and to allow archaeologists, conservators and conservation scientists to contribute, so that the publication can better represent a consensus on conservation practice in the field at the time of excavation, finds processing and deposit of the site archive. This “6 minute/6 slide” discussion session will be an opportunity to present up-to-date field practice in archaeological conservation and materials science. We will explore the potential, in this age of the ‘Internet of Things’ and the ‘Third Science Revolution’ in Archaeology, for the condition of archaeological objects to be monitored from the time of extraction from their stable burial environment, through m
any years deposition in archives that might no longer employ full-time archaeological conservators.
The session overview is here:

To submit your proposed abstract, please go to the conference website, and then scroll down the page to where it says:
If you have any questions, please contact session organiser Evelyne Godfrey at

Submission of abstracts deadline:: 15 March 2017

2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction


fromdu 22 May 2017 toau 26 May 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Cancun, Mexico

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Description :
With three months to go until the 2017 Global Platform, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has launched the “From Sendai to Cancun” social media campaign to raise awareness about the event. If you have a Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr account, you can show your support for the campaign on Thunderclap. Please encourage members of your networks to do likewise. The details are here on the Global Platform website. On the same page, you will also find information about how to get involved with the Global Platform blog, plus a range of social media and audiovisual products.

In addition, we ask that you use the #MEXICOGP2017 hashtag ahead of and during the Global Platform in order to highlight action to reduce disaster risk and implement the Sendai Framework.

We are also launching a call to join us in hosting “speed networking” events at the Global Platform. Organizers will be able to host theme- or language-specific events. More information

Finally, we are pleased to announce that a limited number of rooms are available at the Moon Palace Resort (Sunrise or Nizuc zones), the venue of the Global Platform, at a negotiated, all-inclusive rate of US$250. Reservations will be on a first come, first served basis. However, in order for participants to benefit from this negotiated hotel rate, they must be registered to attend the Global Platform.

Register here for the Global Platform.

To book a hotel in Cancun, please fill in this form.



Out of the Box: Sharing Strategies for Accessing Natural History Collections


fromdu 01 June 2017 toau 02 June 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
AICCM, University of Canberra and CSIRO, Australia

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

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Description :
Natural history collections can be shy beasts – tucked away in drawers and cabinets. We want to get them out and about to inspire more people to love them, use them and support them!

To do this we are holding a two-day symposium called “Out of the Box: Sharing Strategies for Accessing Natural History Collections” to bring together scientists, museum people, artists, citizen scientists and others who share an interest in promoting natural history collections to wider audiences. We are inviting you to come and share your ideas with us.

Jointly hosted by the University of Canberra and CSIRO the symposium will take place at the University’s Ann Harding Conference Centre on 1-2 June 2017. Invited speakers will discuss art and natural history, citizen science, conservation of historic specimens and digital collection discovery, and our keynote speaker Deirdre Coleman of the University of Melbourne will delve into the complexities of historical taxonomy and connections between politics, personalities and natural history collections from the past.

We will take these ideas forward into discussion sessions aimed at developing new, cross-disciplinary networks and relationships to get natural history collections Out of the Box. We will also have workshops on practical techniques for using and caring for natural history collections. We are looking for your ideas and contributions to help us imagine new futures for natural history collections.

Registration will be $160, with $80 for concession card holders, plus a symposium dinner on the evening of June 1 (cost TBA). For more information contact Alison Wain at

ICOMOS International Polar Heritage Committee Conference 2017

February 16, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 28 September 2017 toau 29 September 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
IPHC 2017 Conference Organising Committee,

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Christchurch, New Zealand

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Description :

The next ICOMOS IPHC Conference will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, September 28th – 29th 2017 to coincide with the planned National Programmes Antarctic season opening weekend in Christchurch on September 30th & October 1st 2017.

The IPHC 2017 Conference theme is Polar heritage and the ships behind it: management and protection

Getting to and from polar regions has been a constant issue for all polar expeditions, and the ships that made this happen are a key component of polar heritage.

The IPHC 2017 conference will explore the many aspects that arise in the management and protection of these vessels including:

Historic shipwrecks in polar regions both on land or underwater
Polar ships that survive as museum displays
Ownership of polar wrecks and remnants
Relocation of polar wrecks and remnants
Use of modern polar ships to access polar heritage sites
Indigenous use of ship-wreck materials, indigenous input relating to wreck history, and indigenous/non-indigenous interactions related to polar ships and crews
Royal Canadian Mounted Police ship patrols and their influence on indigenous groups in arctic Canada
World War II ships, and the history of polar convoys
Law issues and the protection of underwater heritage

The IPHC 2017 Conference Organising Committee invites submissions of papers that address this theme. Please submit a 300-word abstract and title by 28th February 2017, together with the name(s) of the author and email address to Karen Clarke If you have questions or would like to discuss an idea for a paper, please contact one of the following: IPHC President Julian Bickersteth, IPHC Vice President Susan Barr, IPHC Secretary General Nigel Watson

Submission of abstracts deadline: 28 February 2017

Heritage Tourism and Hospitality


fromdu 27 September 2017 toau 29 September 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
University of Turku, Elgin & Co., Finland

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Pori, Finland

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Description :
3rd International Conference
Narratives for a World in Transition
Pori, Finland, 27-29 September 2017

A special theme this year is: Narratives for a World in Transition. The conference organisers welcome contributions advancing the understanding of the role of storytelling and narrative approaches and techniques.

Storytelling is a multi-layered and multipurpose phenomenon. Geographical destinations (places, regions and routes) and tourism dynamics need people to tell and share stories to co-create heritage values, embed these in a sustainable spectrum of tourist facilities, and induce valuable tourist experience.

Storytelling can play a role as a branding, marketing, stakeholder and visitor engagement, sustainable management and innovation strategy and tool. Knowledge of critical success factors and skills in narrative management are necessary for storytelling to contribute to the development and promotion of innovative heritage-based tourism value propositions and products. Can (should?) heritage-based destinations use a systematic framework to project their image holistically within an identified coordinated story that ties the individual narratives of stakeholders together in a common destination brand identity? Are alternative concepts and practices available?

In addition, in this world in transition, characterised by globalisation, continuous growth in tourism, migration and mobility based on migrant citizenship, there is the need for researchers and practitioners alike to explore the possibilities of reframing tourism beyond “the tourist gaze” and study the interaction, dialogues and conflicts that arise between visitors, hosts and cultural institutions in the representation and re-use of the past for touristic purposes. Can a narrative research approach function as a joint nominator for multidisciplinary research?

Contact Details

Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality
International Conferences

Elgin & Co.
2e De Carpentierstraat 197
The Hague
T: +31 (0)70 2154338
M: +31 (0)6 15441263

Disaster Preparedness Planning for Community Museums workshop


07 March 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Museums Australia Victoria, Australia

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

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Description :
In this full day workshop aimed at volunteers and community museums, learn about common collection disasters, why we have disaster preparedness plans, what’s in a disaster preparedness plan, and what to do in the event of a disaster in your museum. The workshop will consist of a morning lecture covering the above-mentioned topics, followed by an afternoon practical session on disaster recovery. Workshop content will be delivered by Noni Zachri, Paper and Photographs Conservator at the University of Melbourne Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. Generously supported by the National Library of Australia’s Community Heritage Grants program.

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Merri Street
Warrnambool VIC 0

MA Buddhist Art: History and Conservation

February 15, 2017


Organized by:Organisé par :
Courtauld Institute of Art and SOAS, United Kingdom

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

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This MA is unique in combining the study of Buddhism, Buddhist art, and the techniques and conservation of Buddhist art. Offered by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Art and Conservation at The Courtauld, the MA was established as a one-year degree in 2013. In order to build on and expand the strengths of the programme, the MA is changing in 2017 to a two-year degree taught in collaboration with SOAS.

The MA now brings together world-famous institutions: The Courtauld for the study of art history and conservation, and SOAS for the study of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Drawing on the unique strengths of the two institutions and their exceptional faculties, the new curriculum of the MA provides detailed and systematic teaching over two years. Each discipline is introduced, expanded and integrated to allow students to obtain the best possible learning experiences and skills acquisition. Designed to provide increased specialisation over the two years, the course culminates in research and a substantial dissertation in the final months.

Offered once every two years, applications are now invited for the programme beginning autumn 2017. Taught by a wide range of specialists from both The Courtauld and SOAS, the MA also benefits from teaching by visiting experts. The course includes study trips to museums in the UK and Europe, and a longer study trip to India to develop an appreciation of Buddhist art in its original contexts. Students also benefit from conferences and public events regularly held by the Ho Centre at The Courtauld.

Drawing also on the research and conservation work undertaken by The Courtauld’s Conservation of Wall Painting Department in Bhutan, China and India, this MA is specifically designed to equip students with knowledge of:
the central concepts of Buddhism, and their historical diffusion;
the history of Buddhist art in its various religious, social and cultural contexts;
the materials and techniques involved in the making of various types of Buddhist art;
approaches to the conservation of Buddhist art, including understanding of the ethical, technical and administrative issues involved.

This MA provides a comprehensive grounding in the history of Buddhism, Buddhist art and its conservation for those intending to pursue further specialist conservation education, and for those who wish to proceed into related fields such as art-historical research, curating, and site-management.

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