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Urban Archaeology and Integration – Combining archaeology, history, and new technologies

July 17, 2017

Conference

fromdu 08 November 2017 toau 10 November 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Conference organizing committee, Stadt Wien, Austria

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

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View the program online!

22 Conference on
Cultural Heritage and
New Technologies

November 8–10, 2017

City Hall, Vienna, Austria

Combining archaeology, history, and new technologies

The aim of this conference is to enhance the collaboration between historians and archaeologists and related disciplines using new technologies.
– Application of effective 3D-methods for the reconstruction of buildings
– Additional digital methods for the combined visualisation of archaeological and historical data.
– Application of new technologies to assess the archaeological record based on historical data and/or combining historical sources and archaeological data in a GIS.
– Games, apps, and teaching software integrating archaeological and historical knowledge.
– Historical data as a basis for checking or validating digital tools applied in archaeology.
– Dealing with inscriptions: digital methods for enhancing readability, pattern recognition of letters or pictograms, comparison of hand writing.
– Statistical analysis investigating the correlation between historical place names and archaeological evidence.

Call for PAPER – POSTER – APP – SCIENCE SLAM

Extended until June 21th 2017

Early bird registration until October 02nd 2017

kongrarchae@stadtarchaeologie.at

Submission of abstracts deadline :21 June 2017


IIC 2018 Turin Congress – Preventive Conservation: The State of the Art

July 14, 2017

Conference

fromdu 10 September 2018 toau 14 September 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC),

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Turin

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Turin, 10 – 14 September 2018

It will be 24 years since an IIC Congress last specifically addressed issues in preventive conservation in Ottawa in 1994. During that quarter of a century the field has developed enormously and preventive conservation has moved to the centre stage of museum, site and heritage management, contributing to the sustainability of organisations as well as the care of their collections. In addition to capturing developments and changes in scientific understanding and practice, this congress will focus on current issues that exercise our field. It will build on some recent IIC initiatives, including the 2008 Congress on Conservation and Access and the IIC/ICOM-CC environmental guidelines developed at the 2014 Hong Kong Congress, and will also look to the future.

The location for the 2018 Congress is Turin, a city with a strong international profile and innovative industrial centre and, at the same time, a comfortable, relaxed ambience. Turin has a rich and varied cultural history from its ancient Roman past to the contemporary art scene that has transformed some of its former industrial areas. For three centuries from the late 16th century, the city was enriched under the rule of the Royal House of Savoy, seen in the Baroque splendour of its palaces and churches and its elegant arcaded streets. Royal residences and hunting lodges constructed for pleasure surround the city and the nearby regions of Piemonte and this ‘Crown of Delights’ around Turin is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Historic buildings such as these, painted, decorated and furnished with all the elements that contribute to the scheme as a whole, are frequently also the homes of museum collections; most also receive countless visitors: all these varied needs and potential issues are faced by those working within the field of preventive conservation. We do not want to lose the sense of place represented by an historic building, nor to cause damage to frail painted surfaces and furnishings inadvertently while welcoming visitors to experience the history of these unique sites. It is appropriate that one of the Savoy palaces, La Venaria Reale, is home to the Conservation and Restoration Centre, one of our partners in the 2018 Congress, together with the Italian Regional Group of IIC (IGIIC), the City of Turin itself and Turismo Torino e Provincia. Continue reading…


Présence et sens de l’industrie en contexte postindustriel

Seminar

24 August 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Chaire de recherche du Canada en patrimoine urbain de l’UQAM, en partenariat avec la Ville de Saguenay, l’Association québécoise pour le patrimoine industriel (AQPI) et le groupe de recherche PARVI, Canada

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Arvida, Canada

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La Chaire de recherche du Canada en patrimoine urbain, en collaboration avec ses partenaires, a le plaisir d’annoncer la tenue du Séminaire régional sur le patrimoine industriel « Présence et sens de l’industrie en contexte postindustriel », qui aura lieu à Arvida le 24 août prochain.

On n’imagine pas le Vieux-Québec sans ses murs.
L’usine est à la cité industrielle ce que les remparts sont à la ville fortifiée, ou ce que la cathédrale est à l’urbanité. Les infrastructures industrielles sont profondément intriquées dans l’image et l’expérience des établissements humains. Leurs silhouettes, leur ronronnement encore parfois, les paysages qu’elles jalonnent portent le sens et la différence des quartiers et des villes dont elles ont justifié la création. Leur fermeture, leur modernisation et simplement leur héritage soulèvent des enjeux patrimoniaux qui interpellent nos savoir-faire en matière de conservation architecturale, de patrimoine monumental, et même de requalification urbaine. Au cœur d’une région forgée par l’industrie et particulièrement symbolique à cet effet, ce séminaire porte sur l’interrelation entre la mémoire de l’industrie et la cité industrielle, aujourd’hui.
Si la conservation et la valorisation du patrimoine industriel regroupent depuis de nombreuses années des experts des quatre coins de la planète, les changements sociaux, les transformations plus récentes de l’industrie et les nouvelles approches et dispositions législatives en matière de conservation patrimoniale replacent l’héritage de l’industrie au centre de l’actualité. Quel est le devenir urbain du patrimoine industriel ?
Tenu à Arvida, dont la cité historique, l’industrie et le milieu de vie serviront de toile de fond à ses discussions, ce séminaire régional sur le patrimoine industriel veut mettre en perspective les enjeux régionaux et les expériences mondiales en matière de valorisation du patrimoine industriel, tout particulièrement sous l’angle de la présence urbaine, de l’appropriation sociale et des moyens économiques, ethnographiques, politiques, architecturaux, paysagers, communautaires ou touristiques qui permettent d’y parvenir. Des personnalités scientifiques de calibre international, des chercheurs, des intervenants et des représentants d’entreprises et de gouvernements y partageront leurs savoirs et leurs expériences afin de dégager des pistes de solutions aux problèmes vécus à l’échelle locale.
Fantômes ou zombies : quelles seront les formes de notre héritage industriel ? Peut-on, à l’horizon 2020, rendre les usines aimables ?
Vous trouverez l’argumentaire complet et la programmation préliminaire de la journée du 24 août sur la plateforme. Continue reading…


2nd Green Conservation of Cultural Heritage Conference

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 16 November 2017 toau 18 November 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
YOuth in COnservation of CUltural Heritage – Yococu, Italy

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Palermo, Italy

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Green Conservation of Cultural Heritage has been the first international forum for cross-disciplinary research on green and cultural heritage. The toxicity of solvents, chemical mixtures and biocidal products can be harmful to restorers operating on-site and in indoor environments, often without adequate ventilation. Moreover, the disposal of chemical waste could represent a threat to the natural environment, the operators and even people unrelated to the ongoing procedures.Therefore, biotechnology applications, nano-based and innovative materials are an alternative solution for a more sustainable conservation practice. Finally, sustainable conservation of cultural heritage is inextricably linked to the environmental and socio-economical aspect of the territory and to the tourism development.

The aim of the conference is to promote a mindful consideration of ecological, economic and social aspects of conservation practice. International study cases will be presented to offer an interesting insight into new technologies and products, encouraging the exchange of knowledge. Sustainable principles for a more reliable and consciousness conservation of cultural heritage will be also discussed in a specific session, aiming to achieve a multidisciplinary exchange on the various aspects related to the intervention at different scales. Continue reading…


Object – Event – Performance: Art, Materiality, and Continuity since the 1960s

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 21 February 2018 toau 24 February 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
CAA College Art Association, Los Angeles, United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Los Angeles

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Description :
Object – Event – Performance: Art, Materiality, and Continuity since the 1960s

A session organized at the 2018 Annual Conference of the College Art Association, Los Angeles February 21-24, 2018

[Send applications to:] Chair: Hanna B. Holling, University College London, h.holling@ucl.ac.uk

In the 1960s, the art world and its objects began to experience a dramatic shift in what and how art can be. New modes of artistic expression articulated through Fluxus activities, happening, performance, video, experimental film and the emerging practices of media art questioned the idea of a static object that endures unchanged and might thus be subject to a singular interpretation. Different from traditional visual arts, the blending genres and media in art since the 1960s began to transform not only curatorial and museum collecting practices, but also the traditional function and mandate of conservation, now augmented to accept the inherent dynamism and changeability of artworks. How do these artworks endure over time despite their material and conceptual changes? How do their identities unfold contingent on ruling knowledge, values, politics, and culture? Forging an examination of the physical and immaterial aspects of artworks at the intersection of art history and theory, material culture studies, and conservation, our session proposes to interrogate artworks that evade physical stability and fixity familiar from traditional works often conceived in a singular medium and meant to last “forever.” Intrinsically changeable and often short-duration, these artworks challenge art, conservation, and museological discourses. Not only do they test the standard assumptions of what, how and when an artwork is or can be, but they also put forward the notion of materiality in constant flux that plays a significant role in the creation and mediation of meaning.

The deadline for submissions is August 14, 2017. General guidelines for submissions are listed in the 2018 CAA Call for Participation.

Application deadline: 14 August 2017


2018 AIC’s 46th Annual Meeting : Material Matters

July 13, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 29 May 2018 toau 02 June 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC), United States

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

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Online Submission Portal Open – Abstract Submission open until 11:59 pm, September 15, 2017.

The 46th AIC Annual Meeting will be held in Houston, TX, May 29-June 2, 2018. The theme for the main conference is: “Material Matters 2018.” Papers are solicited that demonstrate the impact of material studies – or studies of materials – on the conservation profession, including the emergence of innovative treatments, new ways of “looking” and “seeing,” shifts in decision-making and desired outcomes, and changes in collection care strategies. Also welcome are explorations of the impact of trending “materiality” studies in related disciplines including archaeology, museum and curatorial fields, and art history among others. Topics can include, but are not limited to: cutting-edge imaging and analysis techniques of materials, new materials having conservation applications, revelations about the meaning and significance of materials within an artist’s work, and improved methods of authentication. Four concurrent general session sub-themes have been identified with more to be identified based on the submissions. To view the subthemes and to submit an abstract for either the general or a specialty session, please visit the Call for Papers webpage. Continue reading…


2 upcoming webinars: Care of Books and Scrapbooks and Are You Ready? Your Animals Depend on It – Contingency Planning for Collections

Webinar

28 July 2017 andet 29 August 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Connecting to Collections Care Online Community, United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement :

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We have two webinars that will be presented over the next month that will be of interest to many of you.

On July 28th, join us for Care of Books and Scrapbooks with Rebecca Elder at 2:00 -3:30 PM EDT. See this link for more information and to sign up.
On August 9th, we are offering Are You Ready? Your Animals Depend on It – Contingency Planning for Collections with Dr. Yvonne Nadler DVM MPH and Ashley Zielinski at 2:00 – 3:30 PM EDT. This webinar is about emergency planning when you have living animals in your collections, however, the concept of contingency planning for emergencies should be of interest to all. See this link for more information and to sign up.

These webinars are offered free to all – join us, what do you have to loose? One of our recent webinar participants said “Overall these are excellent resources for me and my institution. Our funds are limited and any free training is appreciated – and, the quality of these presentations is excellent.”

M. Susan Barger, PhD, Fellow-AIC

Connecting to Collections Care Coordinator

The Connecting to Collections Care Online Community helps smaller cultural institutions to provide well-informed care for their valuable collections. All content in the C2C Care Community, with the exception of special courses, is provided for FREE. This service is a program of the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Artistic and Historic Works and is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


Inaugural International Conference Global Challenges in Cultural Heritage and Chinese traditional skills showcase

Conference

fromdu 01 September 2017 toau 03 September 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Inaugural International Conference Global Challenges in Cultural Heritage, United Kingdom

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

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Description :
Cultural heritage faces an array of challenges, many of which are replicated across the world. Whilst local circumstances vary, there are opportunities to share experiences and collaborate in finding solutions. As part of the Scottish Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in 2017, Global Challenges in Cultural Heritage celebrates the newly formed partnership between the University of Stirling, The Palace Museum in Beijing and Historic Environment Scotland. The conference seeks to explore and share approaches to specific challenges in relation to a range of shared issues and to highlight Scotland’s place, and in particular Stirling, as an international centre for research and innovation in heritage and conservation.
Further Information:

View the keynote speakers
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Register to attend

Craft Skills Exhibtion

The Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle will host a Chinese traditional skills showcase from the 31st August to 30th September 2017. The exhibition will showcase around 100 Chinese artisan traditional craft objects. These objects will be of Chinese origin, made in traditional materials and using traditional techniques. Some of them will be contemporary in design and material combined with traditional style, employing innovative craftsmanship. Exhibits include the very famous Terracotta Warriors reproduction; iconic bronze reproductions, jade craft, wood carvings and other creative productions made using traditional techniques.

Registration deadline: 17 July 2017 earlybird


Embellished Fabrics: Conserving Surface Manipulation & Decoration. 11th NATCC

July 12, 2017

Conference

fromdu 06 November 2017 toau 11 November 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
North American Textile Conservation Conference NACCT, United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Mexico City, Mexico

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Final Call! Early Bird registration will be closing on July 15th-you are encouraged to register today to take advantage of the $325 (USD) discounted rate for Embellished Fabrics: Conserving Surface Manipulation & Decoration. 11th NATCC, Mexico City, Mexico, November 6-11, 2017. The regular registration rate will be $375 (USD).

The registration fee includes the conference preprints, one ticket for the Keynote reception/lecture, lunch during the two days of presentations, one ticket to the closing reception, simultaneous translation headphone rental, and transportation to the venues from the conference hotel.

Two and a half days of workshops, full and half-day tours (and now including an additional multi-day, post-conference tour organized by Traditions Mexico – details coming soon to the website), and extra tickets for receptions are also available at additional charge. Please visit our registration site, noted above, for further information and registration instructions.

Grant Opportunity! NATCC is pleased to announce that Tru-Vue has once again provided funding for us to offer a grant up to $1000 (USD) to attend the conference. The application deadline is July 21, 2017; please download the PDF for more information.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you at the conference in beautiful and historic Mexico City. It will be a memorable week of learning, networking and celebrating. -The NATCC Board of Directors

Registration deadline:: 15 July 2017 earlybird


Heritage Conservation and Preservation of Artisan and Rare Trade Skills – Our Collective Responsibility’

July 11, 2017

Symposium

9 August 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
International Specialised Skills Institute ISS, Australia

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Carlton, Victoria, Australia

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Description :
Heritage Conservation and Preservation of Artisan and Rare Trade Skills – Our Collective Responsibility’ is the second ISS Institute Illuminate Series Forum. Drawing upon the knowledge, experience and leadership of our Fellows and supporters, our aim is to take attendees on a journey of understanding about why the preservation of heritage and rare trades is critical for Australia’s future.

At this FREE event we will also be launching our Ian Potter Foundation funded ‘Heritage Preservation Network (supporting Australian artisans and rare tradespersons)’. This initiative will see ISS Institute draw upon our rich connections to build a national network of rare arts, crafts, trades and heritage experts to collectively share knowledge and learnings and support the transfer of these skills to future generations. You are welcome to invite colleagues or peers to join you at this event. Continue reading…


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