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Workshop : Smart Heritage Protection

March 29, 2017


fromdu 30 May 2017 toau 31 May 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Slovenian Evaluation Society and Republic of Slovenia – Ministry of Culture,

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Description :
The Background: The Council of Europe (CoE) has recently adopted the ‘Strategy for the cultural heritage in Europe in the 21st Century‘ that takes entirely new and innovative – interdisciplinary and multi-sectoral approach to heritage policy. It involves new intervention logic that relies on synergies among heritage stakeholders. The new approach is ‘smart’ in the sense that it its content is integrative, inclusive for stakeholders and also financially favourable.
The Strategy is founded on three integral components: the “Social”, the “Development” and the “Knowledge” one. The challenge is how to enhance all three components in a synergic way. The CoE Strategy suggests that overall consistency derives from the balance between the components and from the strength of their convergence.
Methodological solution to the CoE new approach has been developed by the Slovenian Evaluation Society. The core methodology consists of combining three standard procedures: Leopold impact matrix (CoE “Challenges” X CoE “Recommendations”), square input-output matrix, correlation matrix with Venn diagram as a schematic presentation of results (synergies).
The aim of the workshop is to present the Strategy in the light of its novel approach in general terms, its methodological specificities, its background rationale. The aim is also to present possibilities for the practical application of our methodology to programming, project management, setting priorities, coordination of lack of agreement among stakeholders, and evaluation of impacts of programs and projects. The novel approach is also a generic one and therefore applicable to territorial governance, nature conservation, urban/rural development, and other policies/programmes that intersect with heritage policy.
The participants are not requested to have any previous expert knowledge in methodological issues.
Organizer: Slovenian Evaluation Society and Ministry of Culture RS, with valuable support by ICOMOS Slovenia, CIOFF Slovenija, Creative Europe Slovenia, CMEPIUS Slovenia. Continue reading…

Free Online Course: Spain in Rome


Organized by:Organisé par :
American Institute for Roman Culture,

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

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Following the recent success of our first online course (as well as taking what we learnt in the process of running it), we are excited to announce our next free program starting early May 2017!

The course will consist of a series of live lectures (hosted via Periscope and Facebook Live) by AIRC Director Dr Darius Arya Ph.D. and Antigua Roma al Día Founder Néstor F. Marques at sites that best reflect “Spain in Rome” including Monte Testaccio, Ostia, Markets of Trajan, the Pantheon and Hadrian’s Villa.

Special Collections in the Context of Cultural Heritage Protection and Cultural Development Fostering

March 28, 2017


fromdu 02 October 2017 toau 04 October 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
National Library of Serbia, Serbia

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Belgrade, Serbia

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Description :


Registration deadline is extended to 1 April.

Due to the limited number of remaining places it is possible that the registration will be finished before 1 April.

National Library of Serbia is pleased to announce, regarding the anniversary of 70 years since the establishment of Special Collections Department, the international conference on: Special Collections in the Context of Cultural Heritage Protection and Cultural Development Fostering, 2-3 October 2017.

The conference is organized with aim to improve and promote the special collections and their specific characteristics which have an important place in the development and inheritance of culture.

Topics of the conference will be actualities in special collections management:
– establishment and development (criteria for the establishment and different aspects of the aquisition policy),
– object identification and description (structural, formal and technical aspects of the implementation of current standards and models),
– representation of projects and examples of good practice in protection (physical and legal aspects of protection),
– digitisation and opportunities for improvement and development in the digital age (access, storage, intellectual property, digital born objects),
– cooperation between GLAM institutions.
Although the Conference will primarily focus on these themes, submissions of high quality on endeavours in other fields of special collections will also be considered.

Registration deadline: 01 April 2017 earlybird

Conservator of Photographs and Paper


V&A Museum, United Kingdom

Job location:Lieu de travail : London

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Division: Research & Collection

Department/Section: Conservation & Collections Management/ Paper, Book & Paintings Conservation

Reporting to: Senior Conservator, Photographs

The V&A is the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance. We enrich people’s lives by promoting the practice of design and increasing knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.
The Conservation Department has a worldwide reputation for the excellence of its practical work, for innovative ideas, for pioneering the scientific and ethical approach to conservation, and for sharing this expertise. The Department contributes to the care and preservation of the V&A’s collections, prepares them for display and investigates their materials and technology.

Purpose of job
The V&A has been collecting photographs since 1856 and it was one of the first museums to present photography exhibitions. Since then the collection has grown to be one of the largest and most important in the world, comprising around 500,000 images. The V&A is now honoured to be adding the Royal Photographic Society (RPS) collection to its holdings, which contains around 270,000 photographs, an extensive library, and 6,000 cameras and pieces of equipment associated with leading artists and photographic pioneers.
To maximise the impact of the expanded collection, the V&A is developing a new Photography Centre which will allow the Museum to display a far greater number and range of photographs, negatives, camera technology, books and archival items alongside its headline photography exhibitions and displays. The Photography Centre will also facilitate exciting activities, learning events and broader opportunities for visitors and resident practitioners to engage with photography.
The Conservator of Photographs and Paper will be based in the Paper, Book and Paintings Section of the Conservation Department. The main focus of the work will be the assessment, examination and conservation of a wide range of photographic objects but the post-holder will also be expected to contribute to the preparation of other paper-based objects including, for example, prints, drawings, watercolours, Indian miniatures, wallpapers and posters.
The post-holder will work initially on photographs for display in the Photography Centre – due to open in 2018. Thereafter work will focus mainly on projects relating to the Museum’s Public Programme of displays, exhibitions, and loans as well as the core collection.

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Paper Conservator


Missouri State Archives, United States

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Starting Salary: $3,077-$3,309 per month
The Missouri State Archives is seeking a paper conservator to treat historically significant paper records, primarily from the 19th and early 20th century from the Archives and local government offices. The primary work is conservation treatment; some work in outreach (training and consultation) is required.

This is a permanent, fulltime position working alongside two other conservators in a well-equipped conservation lab.


Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree required. At least 2 years advanced training in conservation acquired through formal studies or a combination of apprenticeship, advanced courses, and internships. Knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of books/paper and an understanding of the causes of deterioration.

Preferred Education/Experience: Advanced degree/certificate in paper conservation through an accredited graduate or equivalent certificate program, formal apprenticeship, or equivalent experience OR Master’s degree in library science or archival administration, art, art history, history, historical preservation, or related field, with one year experience in paper conservation. Sound knowledge of organic and physical chemistry.
The minimum posting period will end 4/4/17. After the minimum posting period, the position may be closed to new applicants and filled at any time.

GCI Principal Project Specialist position


Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : Los Angeles, CA

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The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts, broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field.

The GCI Buildings and Sites Department is seeking a Principal Project Specialist (Built/Archaeological Heritage).

The Buildings and Sites Department’s objectives are:

Advance conservation practice through the development and implementation of model projects which incorporate strong research, planning, and educational objectives.

Develop strong collaborative relationships so as to build local expertise, ensure sustainability, evaluate work in progress, and broadly disseminate information resulting from projects.

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Post-graduate Fellowship in Book Conservation


Morgan Library & Museum, United States

Location of fellowship:Lieu du bourse : New York, NY

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Description :
Pine Tree Foundation Post-Graduate Fellowship in Rare Book Conservation
Thaw Conservation Center, Morgan Library & Museum (full-time, beginning
September 2017)

The Morgan Library & Museum announces a one-year fellowship in rare book
conservation, renewable for a second year. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an emerging book conservator with a mentored post-graduate opportunity, working under the guidance of an experienced staff of book and paper conservators in an active museum and research library environment with extraordinary holdings of books, manuscripts and works of art on paper. Projects of progressive complexity will develop decision-making and treatment skills as applied to the preservation, repair, rebinding, exhibition and loan of bound materials, both printed and manuscript. The fellow will participate in all Thaw Center activities, including ongoing technical research and materials testing projects.

The Thaw Conservation Center is a major resource in New York City for the conservation and technical study of bound materials.

Applicants should be recent graduates of a recognized graduate-level
program in conservation or be able to demonstrate the acquisition of
equivalent skills and knowledge through work/life experience.

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Collection Care Assistant (Book and/or Paper)


House of Lords, United Kingdom

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Duration: Part Time Permanent (3 days per week-Monday to Weds)

Location: Parliamentary Archives, Palace of Westminster, Houses of Parliament, UK

Grade and Salary: HL4 (22,150 – 25,212 GBP)
Interviews are likely to be held the week of the 24th April 2017
Parliamentary records are at the heart of our democracy. They have embodied our liberties, rights and responsibilities for over five hundred years. The Parliamentary Archives helps Parliament work more efficiently and openly, enabling it to make its decisions and act as effectively as possible. And we want to inspire everyone with the compelling story of Parliament, people, and communities right up to the present day.

The Archives is a shared service of both Houses of Parliament, based in the House of Lords Department of Information Services but jointly funded. It provides innovative and expert information management, preservation, access and outreach services enabling anyone in the world to use Parliament’s records, both now and in the future. It holds over 8km of physical records dating back to 1497 and its digital repository is now operational and growing rapidly. These records include many of the most important constitutional records in the UK, such as the Bill of Rights, the 1832 Great Reform Act and the Death Warrant of Charles I, as well as four million others which have touched the lives of everyone and every community in this country and many abroad.

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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD studentship


British Museum and Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

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Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a cutting-edge imaging technique that produces 3D images of surface and subsurface microstructure of transparent and semi-transparent materials. It is a powerful tool for the study of museum objects as it can produce images of cross-sections without contact with the object. Information on the composition of vitreous materials will also be collected using spectroscopic techniques and combined with the OCT results, thus giving an overall view of the objects in 3D. In the proposed project, you will research into an effective method of extracting and combining the structural, chemical and optical properties from the OCT and various spectroscopy data for studying manufacturing techniques and degradation processes in vitreous museum artefacts. The project will then focus on different case studies at the British Museum.

The British Museum has a collection of some 230 Limoges painted enamels. These are known to suffer from localised deterioration and this is often limited to specific colours, particularly blue, mulberry and purple. As the deterioration of Limoges enamels is poorly understood, there are currently no effective treatments for Limoges enamels. OCT investigation in 3D subsurface microstructure will allow a better understanding of the deterioration processes, which is a key step towards devising remedial conservation treatments. Another case study will involve determining the manufacturing techniques of ancient Egyptian faience. The British Museum has a large collection of ancient Egyptian Faience spanning the period from the second millennium BC to the fourth century AD. The examination of the microstructure using OCT will be used to distinguish between different manufacturing techniques.

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Conservator (Anthropology Redisplay) Ref: CCE4.17


Horniman Museum and Gardens, United Kingdom

Job location:Lieu de travail : London

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Salary: GBP27,289 p.a. (rising to GBP27,846 on successful completion
of probation)
Hours of work: 35 per week, Monday to Friday
Contract: Two posts – both fixed term until 31 March 2018
The HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund) has awarded GBP3.3m to the Horniman
Museum and Gardens in south east London to create a World Gallery, due
to open in 2018.

We are looking for two enthusiastic and experienced Conservators to
assist with the conservation of anthropological objects for the new
gallery. As well as a degree in Conservation, you’ll have wide-ranging
post-qualification experience, encompassing the care, documentation
and treatment of both organic and inorganic anthropological objects in
a museum environment.

You will be working with both the Collections Conservation and Care
Department and the Anthropology Redisplay project team. In one post,
you will divide your time between the Museum in Forest Hill and our
Study Collections Centre in North Greenwich, and in the other you will
work mostly at the Museum – so the ability to work flexibly within
teams and on your own, as well as working to tight project deadlines,
is essential.
Interview date: Wednesday 19 April 2017.

Application deadline
10 April 2017


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