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Conservator (Paper)

November 6, 2017

Employment

Heritage Conservation Centre, Singapore

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

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description
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…


Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation and scientific research

Fellowship

Rijksmuseum, Netherlands

Location of fellowship:Lieu du bourse : Amsterdam, Netherlands

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

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.

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


Heritage Under Fire

Symposium

fromdu 02 February 2018 toau 02 February 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Deakin University, Australia

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

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
Heritage Under Fire – a one-day symposium, Deakin University, 2 February 2018

The ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq have unleashed a cataclysmic wave of human suffering as well as an unprecedented period of heritage destruction. This one-day symposium brings together world-leading experts to discuss the ongoing threat to heritage in conflict.

KEY SPEAKERS

• Professor Peter Stone, OBE (UNESCO, Newcastle University UK)
• Professor Claire Smith (Flinders University)
• Tara Gutman (Australian Red Cross)
• A/Professor Benjamin Isakhan (Deakin University)

FRIDAY 2 FEBRUARY, 9AM-5PM
Deakin University Downtown, Level 12, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Melbourne

RSVP by email to Antonio Gonzalez Zarandona: antonio.g@deakin.edu.au

Download the Heritage Under Fire flyer.

From: http://australia.icomos.org/e-news/australia-icomos-e-mail-news-no-804/#5


Sustainable Integrated Cities – Integrated Thinking about Sustainable Cities and Communities

Conference

fromdu 04 December 2017 toau 05 December 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
International Centre for Integrated Urban Planning and Transport, Curtin University Sustainability Policy (CUSP) Institute, Australia

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

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
Overview:
In the recent decades, cities have become prominent actors in the promotion of sustainable development policies. Today, at the start of the 21st century, more than one out of every two inhabitants of the planet lives in a town or city: that irreversible momentum means that by 2020, there will be 19 mega-cities of more than 10 million inhabitants, including 12 in Asia. While technology can achieve all sorts of feats, we must model the city of tomorrow on criteria other than the infinite availability of energy and resources. We must innovate and design urban space as an aggregate of systems than talk to each other. The core values of a sustainable city are linked to its capacity to adapt and be transformed over time, to its high quality of use and life, to economies made by its residents, by the fluidity of its networks, by its safety, and by its sharing of space.

Keynote address by H.E. Jigmi Y Thinley former Prime Minister of Bhutan
It’s a great honor to have with us the former Prime Minister of Bhutan Jigmi Thinley to make a presentation on Gross National Happiness (GNH) and to share with you results about GNH. The concept of GNH has often been explained by its four pillars: good governance, sustainable socio-economic development, cultural preservation, and environmental conservation. Lately the four pillars have been further classified into nine domains in order to create widespread understanding of GNH and to reflect the holistic range of GNH values. The nine domains are: psychological wellbeing, health, education, time use, cultural diversity and resilience, good governance, community vitality, ecological diversity and resilience, and living standards.

The United Nations has recently adopted the notion of ‘happiness’ as a development indicator in its 9th Millennium Goal, inspired by Bhutan’s policy of Gross National Happiness (GNH), as an alternate form of development measure.

Sustainable integrated cities 2017 Global Conference, Perth – Australia 4 & 5 December 2017
The conference theme; “Integrated thinking for sustainable cities and communities”
Facilitating knowledge-sharing among participants and city leaders on policy reform and innovation to inform and inspire climate action – the Global Knowledge Platform will provide access to cutting-edge tools for countries and cities to pursue aspirations for creating smart and sustainable cities of the future;

Developing and deploying common standards and tools, that will help enhance credibility, transparency and usability of cities’ commitments for environmental sustainability;
Enhancing the capacity of city leaders to develop and execute city-wide low-carbon plans; and
Providing finance for selected urban infrastructure across a range of sectors like for example transport, energy, buildings, waste and water.

Integrated Sustainable Cities 2017 Global Conference will bring with it a special focus on engaging all levels of government and community,
and universities:

Research;
Education;
Policing programs;
Policies and management strategies;
Technological developments in the field;
National and international keynote speakers;
Oral and poster presentations;
Expansive stakeholder exhibition; and
Workshops and interactive symposia.

Objectives
To share knowledge, facilitate learning, and disseminate research findings, this component will help build a city-to-city network for sustainable urban development.


Getting Started: A Shared Responsibility. Caring for Time-Based Media Artworks in Collections.

Workshop

fromdu 11 June 2018 toau 15 June 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
The Museum of Modern Art, United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : New York City, United States

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
Does your institution have a collection of time-based media artworks in need of a long-term preservation plan? Are you uncertain where to get started? This five-day hands-on workshop will provide an in-depth overview of the processes and workflows which can be implemented at collections without dedicated time-based media conservators. Participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to design and execute action plans at their institutions.

Caring for time-based media art collections is widely acknowledged as a pan-institutional endeavor requiring direct involvement from curatorial, conservation, audio visual, IT, registration and collection care staff. This collaboration will be reflected throughout the curriculum as well as in the workshop application itself which requires a pair of colleagues from each applying institution. This workshop specifically requires that a curator and collection care specialist apply together as these positions have the expertise and authority to advocate for proper collection stewardship. The curriculum will cover activities pertaining to acquiring, exhibiting, installing, documenting, and advocating for media artworks.

Requirements for Application: This workshop is open to pairs of applicants: one curator and one conservator/collection care staff member (conservator, audio visual technician, collection specialist or manager, etc.) directly responsible for the care of the time-based media art collection. Priority will be given to institutions who are actively acquiring, with mid-sized media artwork collections that have significant needs, and require in-house staff training. Participants are expected to attend the full week-long program.

How to Apply: Applicants must provide a joint letter of interest (1,000 words maximum), and one letter of institutional support from the Director, or equivalent level. Co-applicants must be permanent members of staff (full or part-time) and each must provide a CV. Additionally, applicants must complete one online Collection Data Form. Applications which do not meet all requested requirements will not be considered.

The letter of interest must include: 1) why participation in this workshop is important to the collection; 2) a brief history of the media art collection; 3) candidates’ work with the media art collection to date; 4) how this workshop directly applies to applicants’ day-to-day work; 5) evidence of institutional commitment such as working groups, any specific initiatives or surveys, and demonstrable institutional desire to take action; and 6) prior experience with the topic or lack thereof as well as any relevant conferences or workshops attended on related topics.

Travel and lodging expenses may be reimbursed, based on need. Please submit a basic budget of anticipated costs as part of the application. There is no fee for this workshop; English will be the language of instruction. Applications should be submitted to Allison_Spangler@MoMA.org no later than January 16, 2018 with notifications expected by early to mid March. For more information: www.mediaconservation.io.

This workshop is part of The Museum of Modern Art’s Media Conservation Initiative, generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Media Conservation Initiative seeks to advance new strategies for the field of time-based media art preservation and restoration.

Registration deadline: 16 January 2018


Archiving 2018: Digitization Preservation, and Access

November 2, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 17 April 2018 toau 20 April 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
The Society for Imaging Science and Technology, United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Washington, DC , United States

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
DEADLINE EXTENDED!!
You now have until November 13th to submit your Abstract or JIST-first paper for Archiving 2018!

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Join an international community of technical experts, managers, practitioners, and academics from cultural heritage institutions, universities, and commercial enterprises, to explore and discuss the digitization of 2D, 3D, and audiovisual materials, as well as the preservation of and access to digitized materials.

PROGRAM TOPICS
Digitization of 2D, 3D, and AV materials
l New developments in digitization technologies and workflows
l Advanced imaging techniques and image processing, e.g. multispectral imaging, 3D imaging
l Large scale/mass digitization and workflow management systems
l Quality assurance and control of digitization workflow, e.g., targets, software, automation, integration
l Integration of linked open data (LOD) Preservation / Archiving of 2D, 3D, and AV materials
l Formats and systems for preservation of digitized materials
l Management of metadata
l Standards and guidelines
l Archival models Access of 2D, 3D, and AV materials
l Dissemination and use of digitized materials, e.g. rights management, crowd sourcing, data mining
l Policies, strategies, plans, and risk management
l Business and cost models
l Formats for preservation and access
l Deep learning algorithms to improve search results
l Open access and open data strategies

General Chair
Don Williams,
Image Science Associates (USA)
Program Chair
Lukas Rosenthaler,
University of Basel (Switzerland)
Short Course Chair
Jeanine Nault,
Library of Congress (USA)

Submission of abstracts deadline: 30 October 2017


Conservator (Paper)

Employment

Heritage Conservation Centre, Singapore

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

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description
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…


Solvents and Paint Films: the practical ramifications

October 31, 2017

Workshop

fromdu 23 April 2018 toau 25 April 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL), The Netherlands

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Limburg, The Netherlands

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
Solvents and Paint Films: the practical ramifications by Gwendoline R. Fife
23rd – 25th April 2018
at
SRAL Studios, Wiebengahal,
Avenue Ceramique 224, 6221 KX Maastricht, The Netherlands

Overview
The aim of the workshop is to support practitioners in their practical applications of solvents. This will be achieved by providing a review of knowledge with an overview including recent research into solvent effects, current findings into solvent application techniques, and an open forum for discussions covering workshop participants’ questions, practical experiences and opinions regarding solvent choices and application.

Content
Review of:
• Matter and Energy – the basis of everything, and why anything ever happens (atoms, molecules, ions, molecular/ionic models, interactions and reactions.)
• Organic solvents, solvation, and the influence of environment.
• Dissolution and Rate – Will it dissolve? How fast?
• Conceptual models for solvent behaviour.
• Applications in Conservation.
• Potential solvent effects on paint films.
• Applications in practice.
• Treatment adaptations.
• Assessing risk – practical testing approaches.
Selecting treatment strategies.
A more detailed description of the workshop is available on request.

Instructor:
Since 2005 Gwendoline R. Fife has worked at SRAL where she is a senior (practicing) conservator and lecturer. After graduating in chemistry (BscHons, York university, 1994), she trained in easel painting conservation at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London (PGDipCons, 1997). Following her subsequent Mellon Fellowship (Walters Museum, Baltimore, 1998-2001) she worked in various museum and private conservation studios in the USA, Ireland, UK and The Netherlands prior to her current position.

Workshop fees:
Standard: € 550,00

Deadline for registration: 15 March 2018

Workshop fees will include lunches.
Registration forms are available at info@sral.nl and www.sral.nl
Numbers are limited to 15 participants and are allocated on a first come basis.
Discount bookings for accommodation at Townhouse Design Hotel only through SRAL.
Organisers: Kate Seymour and Siska Losse

Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL) is a leading institute specialised in the conservation and restoration of paintings, sculptures, contemporary artworks and historic interiors. We provide an integrated approach to conservation issues through research, consultancy and education.

Registration deadline: 15 March 2018 earlybird


Modern Resins for Varnishing and Retouching

Workshop

fromdu 19 March 2018 toau 21 March 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL), The Netherlands

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Limburg, The Netherlands

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
Modern Resins for Varnishing and Retouching
Jill Whitten, Robert Proctor & René de la Rie
19th – 21st March 2018 at SRAL Studios (Wiebengahal)

Address: Avenue Ceramique 224, 6221 KX, Maastricht
Tel: 0031 43 321 8444

Contact: Siska Losse (secretariat): info@sral.nl
Website: www.sral.nl

Instructors
René de la Rie (University of Amsterdam & CRCC, Paris) received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), The Netherlands. He is currently chercheur associée at the Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections (CRCC/CNRS), Paris and a guest researcher at the UvA. He was head of the scientific research department at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC from 1989 until 2012, a position endowed by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. He has also held positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and at the Training Program for Conservators (now UvA) and the Central Research Laboratory for Objects of Art and Science (later ICN, now RCE), both in Amsterdam. He has been an adjunct professor at the University of New York and the UvA and served as Ph.D. advisor at the latter institution. He was an editor for the journal Studies in Conservation on from 1994 un l 2011 and has published extensively.
Jill Whitten and Robert Proctor have been in private practice in Houston, Texas since 1998. They work on private and institutional collections.
Jill Whitten received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art at the University of Texas, Austin. She studied conservation at Buffalo State College, where she received a Master of Arts and a Certificate in Conservation. She has worked as a conservator and undertaken resin research at the Art Institute of Chicago, J. Paul Getty Museum and the National Gallery of Art. She treated a collection of paintings by Frederic Remington at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Since 1993 she has been lecturing and teaching workshops on resins for varnishing and retouching in North and South America and Europe.
Robert Proctor has a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Tulane University in New Orleans and a Master of Arts and Certificate of Conservation from Buffalo State College. He trained in Munich at the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum, worked at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Indianapolis Museum of Art and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In addition to workshops on varnishes, Rob is a specialist in the reweaving of tears and has taught workshops on reweaving. He has worked as a contract conservator and treated a number of public murals.

Overview
Many different materials have been used for varnishing and retouching. Traditionally, natural resins were primarily used for this purpose. In the 20th century synthetic polymers were introduced. These are often chemically and physically more stable than their natural counterparts. The optical properties of varnishes are however largely controlled by their molecular weight. By using synthetic low molecular weight resins for varnishing and retouching, an appearance similar to that obtained using natural resins can be achieved. Factors affecting stability and appearance, as well as application methods and solvents suitable for these new resins, will be discussed. Continue reading…


Executive Master in Cultural Heritage. Creativity, Innovation and Management

October 30, 2017

Master

Organized by:Organisé par :
l’Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore di Firenze and l’Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Florence

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description
An advanced, professional-development course designed to cultivate the participants’ capacity for competitiveness, creativity and innovative thinking, and provide them with the means to mark themselves out in an increasingly homogenised world.
Today’s society is undergoing a process of profound, constant and rapid change.
The group of people we interact with regularly is increasingly “international” and the multicultural nature of our towns and cities is more evident than ever. This diversity not only conditions the way we live, it transforms our very cultural traditions, and learning to keep our own traditions intact, while accommodating and even welcoming these processes, requires a creative, innovative approach. We believe
such originality is, in itself, a competitive advantage that can help individuals grow, in business and in their careers.
The Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore – in the form of the Studium Florentinum initiative
– and Università Cattolica del sacro Cuore of Milan have joined forces to address these issues in the form of an executive master’s programme. Taught in English, this advanced, one-year cultural-managerial course draws on a broad base of humanities and social science subjects, including economics, to provide participants with cross-discipline experience and working methodologies that can be applied to a large range of careers and professional contexts. The Master’s Degree
is delivered by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.


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