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Andrew W. Mellon Fellow, Objects (Regular Full-Time)

August 30, 2017


Los Angeles County Museum of Art, United States

Location of fellowship:Lieu du bourse : Los Angeles, CA, United States

Description :
The Conservation Center at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art is seeking
applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in objects conservation.
The fellowship is a one-year position (with potential for renewal). The
fellowship is a full-time position for one year, and includes a stipend of
$43,680 per year plus benefits. A $2,000 travel allowance for
study/research will be allocated at the discretion of the section head and
the Director of Conservation.

The fellowship will focus on the study, examination and treatment of works
of art in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Successful candidates will gain considerable experience treating works of
art in well equipped, production-oriented conservation laboratories.
Conservation involvement in permanent collection exhibitions and special
exhibitions will enhance training opportunities. Successful candidates
will have the opportunity to participate in informal lectures, symposia,
and workshops and to visit and collaborate with nearby cultural
institutions. Continue reading…

Plan de Conservación Preventiva

August 28, 2017


fromdu 16 October 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Fundación ILAM, Costa Rica

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : online

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

El presente curso intenta ofrecer los conceptos teóricos y prácticos básicos para la discusión y aproximación al desarrollo de un plan de conservación y la implementación de algunas medidas institucionales que mitiguen los problemas que sean hallados durante el análisis.


– Concientizar a los y las participantes en la importancia fundamental que tiene la Conservación Preventiva, en las instituciones museológicas.

– Identificar el contexto físico y organizacional en la institución museológica.

– Identificar las causas de deterioro que afectan a las colecciones.

– Evaluar y elaborar un diagnóstico de la institución elegida, desde el punto de vista de la conservación preventiva.

– Esbozar un Plan de Conservación Preventiva para cada institución evaluada.

Conference on Modern Oil Paints

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 23 May 2018 toau 25 May 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands, in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam; Tate; The Courtauld Institute of Art; University of Pisa

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Amsterda, Netherlands

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

Description :
This event marks the conclusion of the project “Cleaning Modern Oil Paints” (2015-2018), a collaborative European research project exploring some of the most interesting and pertinent challenges associated with the conservation of 20th and 21st century oil paintings. It can be regarded as a follow-up of the Issues in Contemporary Oil Paint symposium, which took place at the Cultural Heritage Agency in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, in 2013.

The focus of the conference will be on the conservation issues of sensitive contemporary oil paint surfaces and the behaviour of oil paints seen from various perspectives. The conference aims to address a wider public of conservators from all fields (e.g. painting, sculpture, paper), researchers, artists, curators, paint manufactures and interested practitioners. A particular focus will be on the practice of conservation and how knowledge is transferred from conservators to researchers and vice versa. Continue reading…

Papyrus Conservation Summer Seminar


fromdu 11 June 2018 toau 22 June 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
University of Michigan Library, United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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Description :
Participants will receive an in-depth, hands-on introduction to papyrus conservation. They will learn about the tools and materials used in papyrus conservation as well as the theory and methodology behind current conservation techniques. They will then utilize these techniques to perform a range of treatment on papyri from the University of Michigan’s Collection, including written documentation, digital photo-documentation, mechanical cleaning, damp treatments, reduction of folds, alignment of fibers, alignment of fragments, and methods of housing and storage.

Due to space constraints, the number of participants is strictly limited to six. Preference will be given to scholars and conservators who are directly involved with papyrus conservation, whether in papyrus collections or archaeological excavations. Continue reading…

Executive Director


International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, United Kingdom

Job location:Lieu de travail : London, United Kingdom

IIC is inviting applications for a new role of Executive Director. The salary will be ca. £50k for an initial three-year contract.

The Executive Director is a new role at IIC and will play a critical part in moving IIC to become a more professional, outwardly-focussed organisation. The post holder will be expected to add significant energy and professionalism to what has been a largely volunteer run organisation.

The job is located in the UK and is on a home working basis, with regular attendance at the IIC office in London.

Application opening date: 30 August 2017. Closing date: 30 September 2017.

Full details of the vacancy is downloadable from the Guardian jobs web-site: – please search for ‘IIC’ on the site to find the details.

The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards

Europa Nostra with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

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The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s top honour in the heritage field. It recognises the best achievements in conservation, research, dedicated service as well as education, training and awareness-raising.

In 2018, the Awards will be used as a pivotal instrument for promoting the key messages of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. Special attention will be given to the European dimension of the projects, including:
– Collaboration between organisations or individuals in two or more European countries;
– Contribution to developing a sense of European identity or European social cohesion; and/or
– Enrichment and deepening of symbolic meanings and aesthetic values drawn from European tradition.

Up to 30 heritage achievements from all over Europe will be awarded. Of those, 7 laureates will receive a Grand Prix and €10,000 each; one will be granted the Public Choice Award, chosen through an online poll conducted by Europa Nostra.

All the winners will be celebrated at the European Heritage Awards Ceremony in June in Berlin. The Ceremony is the main highlight of the European Cultural Heritage Summit organised by Europa Nostra, the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK) and the German Cultural Heritage Committee (DNK).

Application deadlineDate limite de dépôt des candidatures
01 October 2017

Human Resource Management for Heritage Organizations


fromdu 22 November 2017 toau 24 November 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
HMO: the Heritage Management Organization, Greece

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


This workshop explores the crucial subject of people management in not-for-profit Heritage Organizations. People are simultaneously the largest single item of operating costs and the only source of conservation, service and innovation. They are therefore the key asset in all organizations focused on those objectives and the management of people is a key concern for executives.

During these 3 days, the importance of human resource management in not-for-profit organizations and the distinctive nature of such organizations (public and non-government; large and small) will be investigated. The different stages of management of employees and volunteers will also be examined, in an effort to identify the key issues and the practical options available to managers who are not HRM experts.

The course involves working with the participants to surface their issues and concerns, to encourage mutual sharing and learning and to developing ideas and networks. Continue reading…

Surface Treatment Strategies for Outdoor Painted Sculpture


fromdu 19 February 2018 toau 23 February 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
The Getty Conservation Institute, United States

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Los Angeles, California, USA

More info:Plus d’infos : URL

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) is now accepting applications for the workshop “Surface Treatment Strategies for Outdoor Painted Sculpture” taking place at the Getty Center in Los Angeles from February 19-23, 2018. The workshop will provide conservators with the practical and theoretical tools to design effective treatment strategies for outdoor painted sculpture. The curriculum draws upon the expertise of the diverse range of professionals who have contributed to the GCI’s Outdoor Sculpture project – including conservators specializing in the treatment of outdoor painted sculpture, paint industry professionals, paint applicators, and artists’ estates and foundations.

Find out more and apply online:

Application deadline: Date limite d’envoi des candidatures : 14 October 2017


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