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International Conference on the Preservation of Cultural Heritage During Armed Conflict

March 14, 2017

Conference

fromdu 04 April 2017 toau 06 April 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Penn Museum Joins with Penn’s Center for Ethics and Rule of Law, United States

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

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Description :
In March 2001, six months before the attacks of 9/11, the Taliban provoked international outrage when it destroyed two Ancient statues of the Buddha carved into a hillside in the Bamiyan valley in Afghanistan. Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s leader at time, considered the statues idolatrous, and the effort to destroy them was part of a broader effort to purge the nation of pre-Islamic cultural sites and artifacts. This episode provides a vivid illustration of the degree to which cultural property has become a target in modern warfare. Achieving a better understanding of the damage inflicted by such attacks and strengthening efforts to prevent them will be the aim of our present conference.

Beyond demoralizing the enemy in war, the obliteration and looting of sacred buildings, works of art, and religious articles has the additional purpose of effacing a people’s connection to a particular locale, possibly paving the way for the permanent displacement of that population. Thus, the destruction of cultural property is more than a material and aesthetic loss, but a component of ethnic cleansing and genocide. Seeing the problem in this light adds greater urgency to the effort to stop such tragic acts.

This two-day conference will attempt to solidify the moral and legal basis for preserving art and culture against destruction, and the extent of the duty to do so. Should we risk lives to protect art and culture? Or should we intervene in the destruction of culture only when it is incident to our other military aims? The conference will also examine how art is used to fund terrorism and what methods and means can be introduced to eliminate the black market in looted art. What responsibility does an occupying force have to prevent its own forces from taking “souvenirs,” and what responsibility does it have to protect those same artifacts from looting or destruction by the occupied nation’s own citizens or from neglect by bureaucratic incompetency or indifference? Finally, the conference will discuss efforts to bring perpetrators to justice and create an international legal framework for preventing such incidents in the future.

Keynote Panel Discussion at the Penn Museum is Open to the Public Tuesday, April 4, 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Penn Museum
3260 South St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104


1st International Museum Lighting Symposium

March 13, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 11 September 2017 toau 12 September 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) and the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL), United Kingdom

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

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Description :
Museum Lighting is at a crossroad: LED technology has created new opportunities and poses new challenges for colour and vision science, conservation and visitor engagement. In order to discuss recent academic and in research, address challenges and opportunities and provide a dialogue forum for the academic community and the industry, the Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA) and the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL) are organising the 1st International Museum Lighting Conference in London.

The conference will take place at UCL, Sept 11th-12th 2017.

Registration shall open on the 17th of April.
Early bird registration shall be £150, with reductions for students and members of SLL and The Colour Group (GB).

Abstracts Submission Deadline:
31st of March
Registration opens:
17th of April
Notification of Acceptance:
1st of May
End of early bird registration:
2nd of June
Revised Abstracts submission deadline:
31st of July
Registration closes:
31st of August
Conference dates:
11th and 12th of September

Got questions? Email us at info@museumlightingconference.com

Registration deadline:: 31 March 2017


European Lacquer in Context (ELinC) Conference

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 18 January 2018 toau 19 January 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels, Belgium), the University of Antwerp dep. Conservation Studies (UA, Antwerp, Belgium) and the Royal Museums of Art and History (KMKG-MRAH, Brussels, Belgium), Belgium

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

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Description :
Jubelpark/Parc du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, Belgique

The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels, Belgium), the University of Antwerp dep. Conservation Studies (UA, Antwerp, Belgium) and the Royal Museums of Art and History (KMKG-MRAH, Brussels, Belgium) kindly invite you to participate in our two-day conference *European Lacquer in Context*.

The theme of this conference is European lacquers in a broad sense: theoretical and practical work concerning conservation and restoration, art historical, technological and chemical research will be highlighted.

We encourage students, young and established professionals to submit an abstract for either a poster or a paper presentation. Both theory and practice-oriented contributions from professionals working with European lacquers are considered (among others curators, conservators, restorers, art historians, analytical scientists and anyone with an interest in European lacquers). Presentations of collaboration projects between different professions are strongly encouraged.

The following is a suggestive and non-exhaustive list of topics of interest for this conference. Especially contributions concerning interdisciplinary studies are encouraged, with a focus on the period between the 17th and the end of the 19th century.

– Case studies concerning the conservation and restoration of European
lacquers
– Art-historical studies on European lacquers
– Technological studies on lacquered objects
– Art-technological sources (research, interpretation,?)
– Analytical challenges and strategies in the identification of lacquer
composition
– Historical reconstructions (experiences, evaluation)
– Contextualisation of workshops, guilds, production, ?
– Trade in European lacquerware
– Lacquer production and industrialisation in the long 19th century
– Restoration history of lacquerware
– Chemical and physical alterations of lacquer upon ageing
– Imaging techniques for lacquerware and related finishing layer

Projects already presented and/or published will not be considered.

Please submit the abstract before 4 June, 2017 through the conference
online abstract form.

*Registration*
Conference fee (for both days):

Regular: 200 euro

Students: 150 euro (obliged to submit proof)

Early bird, registration before 15 October, 2017 (for both days):

Regular: 150 euro

Students: 100 euro (obliged to submit proof)

Submission of abstracts deadline: 04 juin 2017

GlobalXplorer° project

March 9, 2017

Crowdsourcing

Global Explorer, United States

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Description
GlobalXplorer° is a cutting-edge platform that empowers citizen scientists around the world to help reduce looting and encroachment at important archaeological sites—as well as discover and protect unknown sites—using satellite imagery. Find out how you can become part of the GlobalXplorer° community and make a difference, beginning with our first expedition in Peru, at GlobalXplorer.org.


Organizing Temporary Exhibitions from your Collection and promoting them around the World

March 8, 2017

Workshop

fromdu 21 April 2017 toau 22 April 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
The Heritage Management Organization, Greece

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Athens, Greece

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Description :
Location: Benaki Museum, Koumbari 1, Athens

A 2 day workshop that focuses on how temporary exhibitions can enhance and promote the mission of a museum, create new audiences and generate revenue for an institution.
Starting with a look at building institutional strategy for exhibition making and partnership building, participants will explore the process behind making temporary exhibitions for display at home and internationally. This will include identifying exhibition objectives, shaping the narrative and content to create a compelling visitor experience as well as the practicalities of actually delivering a project in another country. The workshop will encourage a discursive approach and participants are welcome to bring their own ideas and projects to the table.
The workshop will be delivered by Rosie Wanek, Senior Exhibitions Manager at Somerset House, London, UK, who is specializing in exhibition development and delivery locally and internationally.
– Suggested donation for participation: 1500 Euros

– All applications will be considered for a scholarship

– HMO scholarships (full and partial) will be available for participants (excluding airfare/travel expenses and 50-100 Euros membership fee to the HMO for 2017)

Spaces for this workshop are limited, so please apply early
The application deadline is Monday April 10th 2017
For further details, you may contact us at inherity.info@gmail.com

To apply for this workshop, please fill in and submit the online application form which you may find here. After receiving confirmation of receipt of your application, continue your application process by submitting your curriculum vitae, personal statement and reference letter (which may come in separately by your referee at their earliest convenience). All your application documents may be submitted by email at inherity.info@gmail.com. Applications should not exceed 750 words in total and your curriculum vitae should be up to 1000 words maximum.

Application deadline: 10 April 2017


ICAR – International Journal of Young Conservators and Restorers of Works of Art

Publication

Call for Articles

ICAR – International Journal of Young Conservators and Restorers of Works of Art, , United Kingdom

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Description
On behalf of the Editorial Board I would like to invite all emerging conservators to submit abstracts of their papers to the new issue of “ICAR – International Journal of Young Conservators and Restorers of Works of Art”. The first issue is now in print and will be available to order in March 2017 (printed version and digital version of full journal and single articles).

Call for Papers for the second issue of ICAR – International Journal of Young Conservators and Restorers of Works of Art is open until 31st of March 2017.

Further detailed guidelines about how to publish in “ICAR” are available at:
• www.icarthejournal.org – our website
• www.facebook.com/icarthejournal – Facebook profile of ICAR
• www.facebook.com/events/1516090038431777 – Facebook event “Call for papers – 2nd issue of ICAR”

Paulina Miąsik
Head of the Office of ICAR


Preventive Conservation in Historic Houses and Palace-Museums: Assessment Methodologies and Applications

March 7, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 29 November 2017 toau 01 December 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Association of European Royal Residences, National Museum of the Palace of Versailles, Research Centre of the Palace of Versailles, International Committee for Historic House Museums (ICOM-DEMHIST), France

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Versailles, France

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
Conference themes

The colloquium will focus on three main topics:
I. Condition survey and risk assessment: methodologies and applications – Wednesday, 29 November 2017
II. From evaluation to planning: preventive conservation as applied by professionals in the field of historic houses (presentations and roundtables) – Thursday, 30 November 2017
III. Science applied to the preventive conservation of in situ collections: essential support for conservation diagnostics and actions – Friday, 1 December 2017

Submission of abstracts deadline: 30 March 2017


International Journal Of Environmental Science & Sustainable Development (ESSD)

March 6, 2017

Publication

New Publication / Nouvelle publication

Ierek Press, , Egypt

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Description
Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development (ESSD) is a multidisciplinary journal that is devoted to propagating peer reviewed, original, high quality academic research papers. ESSD is designed for the publication of selected papers from IEREK conferences proceedings and individual academic articles that fall within our scope. ESSD’s scope is intended for professionals and academic researchers in all fields of Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development, with significant advances and discoveries in all aspects, which can be used in real life and simulated applications for sustainable buildings, and cities, development, detection and measurement of environmental contaminants, and the assessment and validation of the impact of development that emerges instrumental techniques. ESSD welcomes practical application to an aspect of human endeavor, such as the preservation of the environment, health, waste disposal and seeks to offer solutions for environmental issues s
uch as Renewable & Non Renewable Resources, Climate Change, and Social& Economic Issues.


Rare Book School: Summer Applications Now Open

Workshop

Organized by:Organisé par :
Rare Book School, United States

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Description :
Rare Book School offers five-day, intensive courses in several locations focused on the history of manuscript, print, and digital materials. Our courses this spring and summer will be held at the University of Virginia, Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Indiana University, Bloomington.

Among our more than thirty courses on the history of books and printing, we are pleased to offer courses of interest to those involved in conservation. The following is a sample of the breadth of classes offered:

American Publishers Bookbindings, 1800-1900, taught by Todd Pattison (Northeast Document Conservation Center)

The History of Printed Book Illustration in the West, taught by Erin Blake (Folger Shakespeare Library)

The History of 19th- and 20th-Century Typography & Printing, taught by John Kristensen (Firefly Press) and Katherine McCanless Ruffin (Wellesley College)

Introduction to the History of Bookbinding, taught by Jan Storm van Leeuwen (retired from the Dutch Royal Library)

To be considered in the current round of admissions decisions, course applications should be received no later than 7 March. Applications received after that date will continue to be released for review on a rolling basis. Visit our website at rarebookschool.org for course details.

Inscription deadline: 07 March 2017


CARE! Conservation and REstoration Conference 2017

Conference

fromdu 11 May 2017 toau 12 May 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Warsaw, Poland.

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
Dean of the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, professor Marzenna Ciechańska, PhD with habilitation, the Editorial Board of „ICAR – International Journal of Young Conservators and Restorers of Works of Art” and the Student Academic Association of the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art would like to invite all staff and members to “CARE! Conservation and REstoration Conference 2017”.

The conference will take place on the 11-12th May 2017 at the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. The event promotes the 1st issue of “ICAR – International Journal of Young Conservators and Restorers of Works of Art”. The conference is also held as part of a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw’s foundation.

The conference is two-part: on the first day there will be presentations by authors of articles in the 1st issue of ICAR, accompanied by a discussion panel on publishing of academic papers. On the second day students and academic staff from the Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart and the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw will present their latest projects under a general topic “Honouring the Past, Entering the Future”. This part of the conference will be accompanied by a poster exhibition presenting current research and conservation projects conducted by the staff of the Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.

Detailed information on the CaRE! Conference 2017 are available at:
website of the conference, registration
Facebook page of the journal ICAR (coorganiser)
Facebook page of the event

care.conference@icarthejournal.org – general questions
care.registration@icarthejournal.org – questions about registration

Yours faithfully,
Paulina Miąsik
Head of the Office of ICAR


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