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RE-ORG Quebec: Adventures in Storage Reorganization

January 20, 2017


10 March 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Canadian Conservation Institute, Oratory Museum, the Société des musées du Québec (SMQ) and ICCROM

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Montréal, Quebec, Canada

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Description :
If you work with collections in a museum, chances are you have faced storage challenges. CCI is pleased to announce a one-day conference on storage reorganization that could help.

RE-ORG Quebec: Adventures in Storage Reorganization, presented in collaboration with the Oratory Museum, the Société des musées du Québec (SMQ) and ICCROM, will share the experiences of the three Quebec-based museums that are currently participating in the RE-ORG: Canada program. It will also explore practical lessons learned from other museums that have been involved in storage upgrade or reorganization projects of different scopes, both in Quebec and internationally.

The conference will be held in French on March 10, 2017, at Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, Montréal, Quebec. The event is open to all; however, spaces are limited to 30. The conference costs CAN$150 (includes HST and two health breaks) and the application deadline is February 24, 2017. Apply now!

Enquiry Services / Knowledge Sharing
Canadian Conservation Institute, Department of Canadian Heritage / Government of Canada
**New / Tel: 613-998-3721 / Fax: 613-998-4721 /
(Toll free in Canada) 1-866-998-3721 / TTY (toll-free) 1-888-997-3123
1030 Innes Road, Ottawa ON K1B 4S7

Registration deadline: 24 February 2017 earlybird

Cultural Tourism and the Contemporary museum


fromdu 03 March 2017 toau 04 March 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Irish Museum Association (IMA), United Kingdom

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Galway, United Kingdom

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Description :
The Irish Museums Association (IMA) Annual Spring Conference 2017 will be held in association with Galway City Museum on 3 and 4 March 2017.

Town Hall Theatre, Galway. March 3 – 4, 2017

Cultural heritage tourism is one of the key drivers within the tourism industry and is a powerful economic development tool. With a large percentage of visitors to Ireland participating in cultural activities through visits to museums, the importance of our collection-based institutions in attracting both national and international tourists is beyond doubt. Many museums find they must prioritise tourist visitors and prove their worth to the local and national economy in order to secure public funding and other revenue streams in an increasingly challenging financial climate. As a result, they need to gain a better understanding of tourist behaviour and be able to produce meaningful data which reflects their contribution to the cultural tourism sector.

Developing their potential to attract tourists has become a key factor for many museums when it comes to the creation of effective and sustainable development strategies. Despite the greater focus on issues such as self-generated revenue and marketing opportunities, museums must also continue to meet their core responsibilities in relation to caring, preserving and exhibiting their collections and fulfilling their educational mandate. This conference will aim to examine and debate the principles for successful and sustainable cultural heritage tourism and the museum sector’s role in its development. How can museums attract visitors while at the same time preserving the authenticity that makes them unique and attractive in the first place?

For further details on the conference or the Irish Museums Association, please contact the conference organiser:

Gina O’Kelly, Irish Museums Association
+353 (0)1 873 4218

Meet, See, Do 2017 : 5th Balkan Museum Networks Annual Conference


fromdu 06 April 2017 toau 08 April 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :

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

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Description :
Since 2013, Meet, See, Do – a conference that makes the difference – has gathered more than 350 museum and heritage professionals, from over 15 countries, discussing different issues on more than 80 sessions.

Meet, See, Do is the annual travelling conference of the Balkan Museum Network designed for sharing ideas and knowledge among professionals from the Balkans and beyond, creating international links and partnerships.

Meet, See, Do aims to inspire and encourage participants to improve their work, exchange opinions, discuss relevant topics in museology and heritage protection, and learn new ways in safeguarding valuable heritage through different problem-solving approaches. Established common ground between themselves and other community actors opens up new opportunities.

Slađana Velendečić, Museum of Vojvodina, MSD facilitator

The conference has been organized in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Tirana (Albania), Novi Sad (Serbia) and Shkodra (Albania). The fifth annual conference will be held from 6 to 8 April 2017 in Prishtina, Kosovo.

Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last


fromdu 24 November 2017 toau 26 November 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, The Palace Museum, Beijing, China, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, HKSAR, Conservation Office, China

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Hong Kong, China

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Description :
IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium
Theme: Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last
24-26 November 2017 | Museum of History

We are pleased to announce our upcoming collaboration with IIC and the Palace Museum in Beijing to host a 2½ days symposium in Hong Kong dedicated entirely to the topic of textiles conservation.

Besides conservation, the symposium will also address the artistic and historical aspects of textile artefacts ranging from thangkas, embroideries, archaeological textiles along the Silk Road, and royal and ethnic costumes across the East and West. 18 distinguished textile specialists and scholars from across the world will present case studies and latest research findings on the subjects. Please see our event webpage for more information.

Accompanying the technical session include social events giving delegates a chance to establish professional network and to explore some heritage attractions around Hong Kong. Registration will start in the second quarter of 2017 – Join us in Hong Kong to catch up with your colleagues and make new connections!

Stay tuned!

Organising Committee
IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium

Presented by
IIC | Palace Museum | Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), Hong Kong

Organsied by
Conservation Office, LCSD

Travel Grants to the18th ICOM-CC Triennal Conference

January 19, 2017


ICOM-CC/Getty International Program

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Copenhagen, Denmark, 4–8 September 2017

With support from the Getty Foundation, the International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) will offer a limited number of travel grants for museum and/or conservation professionals from emerging economies and developing countries (ICOM country categories 3 and 4 (ICOM Country Classifications for conference 2017) in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and Latin America to attend the 18th Triennial Conference of ICOM-CC.Who can apply?: Qualified museum and/or conservation professionals with a minimum of three years’ work experience who are currently employed in a museum or related institution may apply. Grants are not limited to ICOM members, however, special consideration will be given to individual members of ICOM and ICOM-CC, or Friends of ICOM-CC, or those working for an institution that is an institutional member of ICOM.
How to apply: Applicants must complete the grant application form available at the ICOM-CC website
Submission by e-mail only to the ICOM-CC Secretariat. Any questions about the travel grant should be directed to:

Application deadline:
24 February 2017


January 18, 2017


Singapore Art Museum, Singapore

Job location:Lieu de travail : Singapore

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Position/Job Title : Conservator
Organisation : Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
Job Location : Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC) and SAM
Reporting to : Head of Section / Conservation Services (HCC) & Senior Curator
Working Hours : 42-hour work week

Description of Employer, Collection and Work Locations:
The National Heritage Board (NHB) preserves, presents and promotes the cultural heritage of Singapore. Its mission is to play the roles of safeguarding and promoting the heritage of Singapore’s diverse communities, for the purpose of education, nation-building and cultural understanding. NHB is the custodian of the national collection including modern and contemporary artworks, socio-historical and cultural materials amongst others.
HCC is an institution of NHB with purpose-built facility for the storage and conservation of all national collection under the custody of NHB. Conservation Services Department at HCC comprises 4 specialisations; objects conservation, paintings conservation, paper conservation, and textiles conservation.
The conservator will work at HCC (on 32 Jurong Port Road Singapore 619104) where the national collection and conservation office and labs are located, and at SAM (on 71 Bras Basah Road Singapore 189555) to provide conservation support for national collection, newly acquired artworks, and commissioned artworks on display. Continue reading…

The Health and Heritage International Conference

January 17, 2017


fromdu 22 March 2017 toau 24 March 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Future for Religious Heritage FRH and Suffolk Mind, United Kingdom

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Suffolk, United Kingdom

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Description :
FRH is delighted to inform you that The Health and Heritage International Conference will take place from 22nd to 24th March 2017 in Suffolk, UK. Organised in partnership with FRH and Suffolk Mind, the conference will bring together leading professionals in the mental health, heritage and museum sectors

This international conference explores the powerful interplay between our historic built environment and mental health.


The Health and Heritage international conference will take place at Quay Place – an innovative new wellbeing centre in a church building on the historic Ipswich docklands – in March 2017.

Health and Heritage will foster lively debate amongst researchers, practitioners, community activists and policy-makers, to inspire much needed action on heritage conservation as a positive force for healthy, productive communities. It will provide practical tools and resources, as well as develop networks, to empower new projects which address both health and heritage agendas.

By bringing together thought leaders and expert practitioners in a series of talks, challenging discussions and workshops, set against a glowing example of quality regeneration for health and wellbeing, Health and Heritage provides a unique, experiential encounter for delegates. There will be plenty of tools, ideas, contacts and memories for delegates to take away, share and implement in their own environments. +32 24 00 77 03
Skype: FutureForReligiousHeritage
67 rue de Trèves, B – 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium

Registration deadline: 31 January 2017 earlybird

International Conference on Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development 2017


fromdu 30 October 2017 toau 31 October 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
IEREK, Egypt, Italy, Dubai

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Lecce (LE), Italy

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Description :
The greatest event about Urban Planning is taking place in 2017 since IEREK is organizing The 2nd Version of International Conference On: Urban Planning and Architectural Design for Sustainable Development (UPADSD) to be held in Italy at 30 October / 31 October 2017, Università del Salento – Piazza Tancredi, n.7 – 73100 Lecce (LE), Italie, follows the success of the very first version which took place in Lecce, Italy during the year of 2015.

UPADSD 2017 aims to bring together, scientists, urban planners, architects and other stakeholders from across the globe to discuss the latest scientific advances in the field.

Call for Paper is now open to be published on ROUTLEDGE of Taylor & Francis!

Critical Topics will be discussed during this conference as following:

• City planning.
• Regional planning.
• Rural developments.
• Sustainability and the built environment.
• Sustainability indicators.
• Policies and planning.
• Environmental planning and management.
• Energy resources.
• Cultural heritage.
• Quality of life.
• Community planning and resilience.
• Sustainable solutions in emerging countries.
• Sustainable tourism.
• Learning from nature.
• Transportation.
• Social and political issues.
• Community planning.

Registration deadline: 27 February 2017 earlybird

4th International Meeting on Retouching of Cultural Heritage (RECH4)

January 16, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 20 October 2017 toau 21 October 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
RECH Group and the Arts Academy of the University of Split (Conservation-Restoration Department), Portugal, Croatia

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Split, Croatia

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Description :
The​ ​​fourth edition of the International Meeting on Retouching of Cultural Heritage, RECH​4​, will take place i​n​ Split, ​Croatia, October 20-21, 201​7​, at the library of the University of Split.

The conference aims to promote the exchange of ideas, concepts, terminology, methods, techniques and materials applied during the retouching process in different areas of conservation: mural painting, easel painting, sculpture, photography, contemporary art, plasterwork, graphic documentation, architecture etc.

Conservation-restoration professionals, academic personnel / faculty members, students, independent researchers and companies involved in conservation-restoration are kindly invited to present their research and work on retouching. Please send your abstract​​ to:

Guidelines for writing abstracts can be found here.

Submissions will be evaluated by the Peer Review Panel, and successful proponents notified by March 15, 2017.

Please note that the RECH Group will publish preprints of submitted full papers. Speakers will be asked to submit their proofs by May 31, 2017. The papers will be reviewed in a double-blind peer review process and published electronically under an ISBN.

Submission of abstracts deadline: 31 January 2017

“Restoration & Conservation 2017″ International Conference

January 12, 2017


fromdu 20 April 2017 toau 22 April 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Association of Libraries and Archives of Western Ukraine, Ukraine

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Lviv, Ukraine

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Description :
The Conference will attract international keynote speakers and delegates, including restorers, conservators, scientists, historians and art historians, librarians, archivists, students, collection managers and directors from the world’s leading cultural institutions.

The theme of the Conference is “The Modern Approaches in Book and Paper Restoration & Conservation”.

This is an International Conference with aims to bring together professionals in the field of book, musical notes and paper restoration-conservation who fight for the safeguarding and maintenance of our cultural book- and paper-heritage from all over Europe and even further countries.

The “Restoration & Conservation 2017” aims at improving knowledge and update participants from all over the globe with the latest information. The Conference of the Association of Libraries & Archives of Western Ukraine is scheduled to be held at Lviv Hotel’s Conference Hall in Lviv. The Conference of 2017 will give access to the programme that will consist of cutting edge lectures, informational sessions and much more.

Registration deadline: 10 April 2017 earlybird


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