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Professionalism in the built heritage sector – International Conference and call for papers

November 15, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 05 February 2018 toau 08 February 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (KU Leuven), Belgium

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

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Description :
The Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (KU Leuven) is very pleased to invite you to its annual international conference which will be held at Arenberg Castle in Leuven, February 5th-8th 2018.

The 2018 Thematic Week of the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation deals with professionalism in the built heritage sector. The aim of this international conference is to define the professional profiles, capacities and drivers involved in a fruitful project. Based on identified gaps in the sector’s organisational fabric, theoretical reflections and best practices will be dealt with according to 3 main sessions: “profiles and capacities”, “education, training and quality labels”, “obstacles and changes”.

The Call For Papers is open: We seek contributions that deal with practice-led research or scientific research. Abstracts of max. 500 words should be submitted by 20/11/2017 to Authors will be notified of their acceptance to conference by the end of November. Full papers will be included in the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation book series, ‘Reflections on Cultural Heritage Theories and Practices’, which is published by CRC/Balkema (Taylor&Francis group) and indexed in SCOPUS.


Register here
Call for papers

Submission of abstracts deadline: 20 November 2017

Nanotechnologies for Conservation of Cultural heritage at Pratt Institute: A hands-on workshop available to midcareer conservators


fromdu 12 February 2018 toau 16 February 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Hosted by: Department of Math and Science, Pratt Institute, United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Description :
Professors Piero Baglioni and Rodorico Giorgi from the University of Florence Center for Colloid and Surface Science (CSGI) will present nanostructured dispersions such as nanoparticles for consolidation,
micellar solutions, microemulsions, and responsive gel formulations including chemical gels, physical gels and organo gels. Through lectures and lab demonstrations participants will learn the chemistry, theory and application of each system. Participants will carry out various excercizes using mockups, sculptures, paintings and works on paper. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own objects and materials for tests and discussion during the last day of review and open labwork.

PIERO BAGLIONI received his PhD from the University of Florence in 1977 and is a Full Professor of Physical Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry and CSGI of the University of Florence. He is the author of over 250 publications in the field of colloids and interfaces and pioneered the application of soft matter to the conservation of cultural heritage. He has lectured world wide and he has produced several innovative methodologies

RODORICO GIORGI received his PhD from the University of Florence in 2000 and is currently a Permanent Researcher at the Department of Chemistry and CSGI of the University of Florence. He is the author of 60 publications in the field of conservation of cultural heritage materials. His background is in the physical chemistry of colloid and interface science and in the last decade he extended his activity on the application of nanotechnology to the conservation of cultural heritage.

WORKSHOP DATES: February 12-16, 2018

WORKSHOP HOST: Department of Math and Science, Pratt Institute

LOCATION: Pratt Institute, 200 Willoughby Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, Department
of Math and Science

Cindie Kehlet
Sarah Nunberg
Soraya Alcala

ADMISSION: Applicants are requested to submit a statement on the applicability of the course to their work, and a brief resume listing their relevant education and employment background. Please e-mail your
application to and enter CSGI Workshop 2018 in the subject line.



TRAVEL AND HOUSING: Participants are responsible for their own travel, meals, and housing arrangements.

From: AIC Conservators Converse website

Registration deadline: 01 December 2017 earlybird

Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for Conservation and Scientific Research


Rijksmuseum, Netherlands

Location of fellowship:Lieu du bourse : Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description :
The Migelien Gerritzen Fund/Rijksmuseum Fund enables candidates to conduct conservation and/or scientific research on art works and historical artefacts. Focus should be the Rijksmuseum collection or ideation that has been initiated at the Rijksmuseum. A suitable project might entail technical research into objects in the Rijksmuseum’s collection and/or analytical techniques, preventive conservation, and treatment methodologies. This fellowship enables candidates to collaborate with conservators, curators and scientists active at the Rijksmuseum. The Fellowship will result in an article for publication, the content and form of which will be decided by the Fellow and his/her supervisors in consultation with the Rijksmuseum. This is a one-year Fellowship, with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. The Rijksmuseum will provide working space for the Fellows, in order to stimulate an exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience. Access will be provided to all necess
ary information in the museum, as well as to the library, conservation laboratories of the Rijksmuseum and the University of Amsterdam.

• The Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship is open to MA graduates, as well as PhD students and post-doctoral candidates.
• Fellowships are open to candidates of all nationalities and with varied specialisms. They may include conservators and scientists.
• Candidates should have proven research capabilities, academic credentials and excellent written and spoken knowledge of two languages (English and preferably Dutch or German).

Fellowship stipends are awarded to help support a Fellow’s study and research efforts during the tenure of their appointment. The stipend of €33,000 (subject to taxes and deductions) is for a period of twelve months commencing 1 September 2018, the start of the academic year. It is funded by an endowment legacy. The Fellowship will allow for limited travel for research in art collections and archives elsewhere in Europe to a maximum value of €5,000 annually. The Rijksmuseum will cover visa fees for the Fellow, but not for dependents.

Application and procedure
Complete applications have to be submitted through the online application system. Please follow the link below to learn about the required documents for application.

The closing date for all applications is 14 January 2018, at 6:00 p.m. (Amsterdam time/CET), but candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience. No applications will be accepted after the deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted.

Selection will be made by an international committee in February 2018. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial and conservation staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 1 March 2018. All Fellowships will start in September 2018.

Further information
For questions concerning the application procedure, contact Marije Spek, Coordinator of the Fellowship Programme (, +31 (0)20-6747395.
For questions concerning the Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship, contact Robert van Langh, Head of the Conservation Department (, +31 (0)20 6747233

Application deadline:Date limite de dépôt des candidatures :
14 January 2018

World Heritage, Sustainable Development and Civil Society


fromdu 29 March 2018 toau 29 March 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
University of Kent, United Kingdom

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

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Description :
In 2015, UNESCO ensured that the conservation and management of World Heritage properties became aligned with broader sustainable development objectives by introducing a policy on sustainable development into the World Heritage Convention. Despite numerous meetings and published reports on how to operationalize this policy, there has been little to no interaction with civil society, which lies at the heart of any successful sustainable development project.
This workshop aims to identify models and inclusive approaches which can help to implement this UNESCO policy, as well as finding innovative ways of involving civil society in the processes.

The workshop will be organised around thematic sessions on World Heritage and the pillars of Sustainable Development: Environmental Sustainability, Inclusive Social Development, Inclusive Economic Development and the Fostering of Peace and Security.

This workshop is open to activists, members of civil society, academics and professionals with expertise in sustainable development or cultural and natural heritage, or people with expertise and interests in social, economic or environmental issues.

Interested participants: Please send a CV and a 100 word statement outlining why you would like to participate in this workshop to: The deadline for submission of the statement and CV is 6 December 2017.

Registration deadline: December 6 2017 earlybird

DiCultHer – Convegno a rete

November 7, 2017


fromdu November 2017 toau March 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
#DiCultHer The Digital Cultural Heritage, Arts and Humanities School, Italy

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Italy

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Description :
In vista del 2018, anno europeo del Patrimonio Culturale, DiCultHer promuove un Convegno “a rete” e diluito nel tempo (novembre 2017-febbraio 2018) con tappe/sezioni in differenti città per affrontare i temi attinenti al Patrimonio culturale nell’era digitale, declinati attraverso le sensibilità e le esperienze delle comunità scientifiche ed educative nelle varie tappe/sezioni del Convegno.

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2018 Blue Shield Australia Symposium


fromdu 29 January 2018 toau 30 January 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Blue Shield Australia, Australia

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

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Description :
You are invited to join Blue Shield Australia members and supporters at the 2018 Blue Shield Australia Symposium to be held at the National Library of Australia, Canberra, Australia.
The symposium will be held over two days as follows:
•Monday 29 January 2018—Tours, Workshops and Evening Welcome Reception
•Tuesday 30 January 2018—Symposium with invited speakers
The purpose of the symposium is to share expertise, experiences and case studies of the protection of cultural heritage in times of natural disaster, as well as to discuss climate change and the strategies being put in place by the sector to work towards a sustainable future. The Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Pacific Regions are often affected by natural disasters and we look forward to learning from each other to advance the work of the International Committee of the Blue Shield to safeguard cultural assets for future generations.

Arches Version 4 Information Session, ICOMOS General Assembly


fromdu 10 December 2017 toau 10 December 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Getty Conservation Institute, United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : New Delhi, India

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Description :
December 10, 2017 – ICOMOS General Assembly 2017, New Delhi, India

Register for Arches Information Session at 2017 ICOMOS General Assembly, New Delhi, December 10

The Arches project would like to invite you to attend an information session during the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium that will provide an overview of Version 4 of the Arches heritage inventory and management platform, including the new Version 4 features that ease customizing the software to meet your organization’s or project’s needs. The information session is hosted by CIPA, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation, and will take place at the India International Centre, Seminar Hall II, during 7:00–9:00pm on Sunday December 10, 2017.

To reserve your space, please sign up at: The information session is free of charge, although participants must be registered for the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, which has a registration deadline of October 31, 2017. Information on registration for the ICOMOS General Assembly is available at:

Members of the Arches project team will cover the following topics:

An overview of the management of heritage data in Arches, including international data standards, data modelling, controlled vocabularies, and integration with external web services

System design and capabilities, including Version 4 system architecture, creating and managing data, geospatial layers, enhanced searching functionality, and reporting

Arches deployment considerations including platform installation and legacy data import, as well as new configuration tools, and customization of the platform through the new integrated Arches Designer

The forthcoming mobile data collection app for smartphone and tablet field data collection with or without network connectivity, and data contributions including crowdsourcing with the new data-collection project manager tool

The Arches community, including how to participate

How Arches is being implemented by a range of heritage organizations and projects around the world.

Arches is an innovative open source software system that incorporates international standards and is built to inventory and help manage all types of immovable cultural heritage. It brings together a growing worldwide community of heritage professionals and IT specialists. Arches is freely available to download, customize, and independently implement. For more information about Arches, visit:

The Arches information session at the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium is organized under the auspices of CIPA, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Heritage Documentation.

GCI Project Specialist

November 6, 2017


Getty Conservation Institute, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Los Angeles, CA, United States

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The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), is seeking a Project Specialist to work on the Earthen Architecture Initiative.

The Buildings and Sites Department, as one of the core program areas of the GCI (with Science and Collections), undertakes and applies research on real projects to develop, trial, and demonstrate conservation approaches that advance practice. Buildings and Sites also work to build the capacity of partner organizations and the broader conservation community through the creation and dissemination of information and training and capacity building activities.
Major Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include research and fieldwork for developing and implementing practical conservation solutions at built heritage, archaeological or urban sites. The position will work across a number of projects within Buildings and Sites, requiring versatility, creative thinking and a sound understanding of and experience in the physical conservation of buildings and sites.

Master’s degree preferred in architecture, engineering or other relevant discipline. Post-graduate qualifications in cultural heritage conservation or equivalent experience working in cultural heritage conservation, preferably in architectural conservation. Minimum of 3-7 years of project and construction site management experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Experience in architectural conservation projects including carrying out of documentation, assessments, design, development and implementation of conservation projects on historic buildings and sites. Interest in training activities. Architectural design experience and material and structural knowledge in relation to earthen historic sites and buildings and designing and implementing management policies and actions on sites, is preferred. Experience and ability to conduct research and analysis and synthesize it into conservation programs and actions.

Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills and the ability to work in small interdisciplinary teams. Excellent writing skills and ability to contribute to and write reports and papers. Working knowledge of AutoCAD is mandatory and InDesign and Photoshop preferred. Good organizational and time management skills needed. Must be available for frequent international travel. Foreign language, such as Spanish or French, preferred.

International candidates welcome. An excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with experience will be provided. The Getty is an equal opportunity employer.

All interested applicants must apply for this job online (when prompted, select “Create with Resume” or “Create with online Form”) and upload a cover letter and curriculum vitae in one PDF file (when promoted to “Upload Resume”/”Submit Resume”). Candidates who successfully complete the online application process will receive and automated message from “”. If you have specific questions about the Project Specialist position, please email

Application deadlineDate limite de dépôt des candidatures :
30 November 2017



fromdu 22 November 2017 toau 24 November 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Technische Universität Wien und der Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Austria

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Wien, Austria

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Description :

Day 1 : 22. November 2017, KHM, Bassano Saal
(Talks in German)
9 – 9.45

Begrüßung/Welcome & Keynotes
Eva Blimlinger (Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien)
Sabine Haag (KHM)
9.45 – 10.45

Interdisziplinäre Forschung am Museum. Der Weg zur Biographie der Saliera
Paulus Rainer (KHM-KK) und Martina Griesser (KHM-NatLab)

Antike Porträts in Wien – Ein forMuse Forschungsprojekt der Antikensammlung
Manuela Laubenberger (KHM-AS)
10.45 – 11.15

Coffee break
11.15 – 12.45

Monumente im Handformat. Medaillen als Teil der visuellen Herrscherrepräsentation unter Maria Theresia (1740–1780)
Anna Fabiankowitsch (KHM-MK)

Wiener Genesis: Forschungen zu spätantiken Silbertinten
Christa Hofmann (ÖNB) und Antonia Malissa (KHM-NatLab)

Vom Keller übers Dachgeschoss ins Mezzanin. Zur Restaurierung des Daimyō yashiki hinagata, ein japanisches Hausmodell von 1873
Henriette Wiltschek (WMW)
12.45 – 14

Lunch break
14 – 15.30

Die Marmore der römischen Kaiser – zur Provenienz von antikem Marmor
Walter Prochaska (Montanuniversität Leoben)

Fakten schaffen. Einblicke in die Herstellungstechnik des Urkundenkomplexes „Privilegium maius“
Kathrin Kininger (HHStA) und Martina Griesser (KHM-NatLab)

Römerzeitliche Wandmalereien aus dem „Haus der Medusa“: Ein interdisziplinäres Forschungsprojekt
Markus Santner (BDA)
15.30 – 16

Coffee break
16 – 17.30

Die Period Rooms am Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz – aktueller Forschungsstand und Ausblicke
Valentin Delic (Joanneum)

Ein Blick unter die Oberfläche: Enthüllung verdeckter Geheimnisse an Gemälden der Salzburger Residenzgalerie
Gabriele Groschner (RGS) und Martina Griesser (KHM-NatLab)

Erkenntnisgewinn durch Kooperation. Chancen in der Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Landessammlungen Niederösterreich und der Donau-Universität Krems
Armin Laussegger und Sandra Sam (Sammlungen NÖ)

Day 2: 23. November 2017, TU Wien, Festsaal
(Talks in English)
9 – 9.45

Welcome & Keynote
Johannes Fröhlich (TU-Wien)

Heritage Science: Need for Continuous Engagement
Matija Strlic (Deputy Director of UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage, London, UK)
9.45 – 10.45

Center of Image and Material Analysis for Cultural Heritage (CIMA)
Heinz Miklas (Uni-Wien/TU-Wien/Akademie d. bild. Künste Wien)

Isotopic tools for the investigation of culutral heritage objects
Thomas Prohaska (BOKU)
10.45 – 11.15

Coffee break
11.15 – 12.45

Textile dyeing from prehistory until the industrial revolution – interdisciplinary approaches
Regina Hofmann-de Keijzer (Univ. f. angew. Kunst)

Heritage science aspects of early Austrian electrotype artefacts
Valentina Ljubić Tobisch (Uni-Wien)

Viennese Minnow – the blast from the past
Anja Palandačic und Ernst Mikschi (NHM)
12.45 – 14

Lunch break
14 – 15.30

Fungi and insect pests in museum – climate change as challenge for scientists, restorers and politics
Katja Sterflinger und Pascal Querner (BOKU)

Long term stability of materials in art
Rita Wiesinger (Akad. d. bild. Künste Wien)

X-Ray into the past. Architectural research and infrared thermography in Schloss Eggenberg
Martin Mudri und Paul Schuster (Schloss Eggenberg)
15.30 – 16

Coffee break
16 – 17.30

Lasers in Cultural Heritage Science: Cleaning and Stratigraphy
Wolfgang Kautek (Uni-Wien)

Materials of contemporary art – a challenge for analytical chemistry
Valentina Pintus (Akademie d. bild. Künste Wien)

Clothing remains between 2000BC and 1000 AD. Interdisciplinary research and dissemination concepts
Karina Grömer (NHM)
17.30 – 19

Poster session
19 – 20

/Public evening lecture
Old Master Paintings and Innovative X-ray imaging – the road to new insights on past and future
Koen Janssens (Faculty of Sciences ,University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Day 3: 24. November 2017, ÖAW, Festsaal
(Talks in English)
9 – 9.15

Michael Alram (ÖAW)
9.15 – 10.45

European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science
Luca Pezzati (E-RIHS coordinator; INO-CNR, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Florence, Italy)

CLARIAH.AT: Doing it the Austrian Way
Karlheinz Mörth (Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities der ÖAW)

Development of E-RIHS France, the French national infrastructure for Heritage science
Loïc Bertrand (Director IPANEMA European ancient materials photonic research platform, SOLEIL, CNRS, Paris, France)
10.45 – 11.15

Coffee break
11.15 – 12.45

The various expectations from Cultural Heritage
Sabine Ladstätter (Österreichisches Archäologisches Institut der ÖAW)

New Need for Old Sciences: Diplomatic and Epigraphy and their Contribution to an Interdisciplinary Reassessment of European Cultural Heritage
Andreas Zajic (Institut für Mittelalterforschung der ÖAW)

Challenges and Opportunities in Digital Archaeology
Edeltraud Aspöck und Barbara Horejs (Institut für Orientalische und Europäische Archäologie der ÖAW)
12.45 – 14

Lunch break
14 – 16

Panel discussion
Moderation: Johannes Fröhlich (TU-Wien)
Eva Blimlinger (Akademie d. bild. Künste)
Sabine Haag (KHM)
Bernhard Palme (ÖAW, Papyrusmuseum)
Luca Pezzati (E-RIHS coordinator; INO-CNR, Italy)
Klement Tockner (FWF)
16 – 16.30

Closing session

Conservator (Paper)


Heritage Conservation Centre, Singapore

Job location:Lieu de travail : Singapore – 32 Jurong Port Road, Singapore 619104

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Job Objectives/Purpose:
The successful candidate would be based at HCC, where it is the main repository of the national collection under the custodianship of the National Heritage Board (NHB), Singapore. The conservator would be expected to contribute to the smooth operation and delivery of exhibitions, projects and events of museums and institutions under NHB and Visual Arts Cluster (VAC) of the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) by assisting in conservation related tasks and activities (operational and administrative) in accordance with institutional procedures and project timelines.
The main work location would be at HCC, a purpose-built facility that houses the National Collection and fully fledged conservation and conservation science laboratories. HCC carries out collections management function and conservation services. He or she would be required to work on-site at the museums and galleries when the need arises.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
• Carries out conservation assessments, documentation and treatments to artworks and artefacts according to HCC procedures, instructions and guidelines.
• The main conservation treatment focus is on modern and contemporary works of art on paper and associated exhibition support. There will also be treatment and exhibition support on other paper materials such as documents and papers, photographs, etc., assignment by the Head of Paper Section.
• Involves in preventive work such as mounting and framing, recommending environmental settings for short or long term display of artefacts/artworks.
• Provides advice on transport, handling and display requirements whenever necessary.
• Performs and assists in exhibition related tasks such as packing/unpacking for installation/de-installation.
• Participates and performs administrative duties in the paper section, ranging from coordinating meetings, preparing agendas, minutes of meetings, report writing, operational procedures and any procurement as assigned by the head of paper section.
• Any other ah-hoc duties and projects assigned.
• May be involved in conservation study or research projects. Continue reading…


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