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Project Paper Conservator

May 30, 2017


Brooklyn Museum, United States

Job location:Lieu de travail : New York, NY

Book of the Dead of Herw
(Full-time, project, non-union position)

Requirements: The candidate for this position must have a graduate degree in conservation, or its equivalent. Experience examining and treating both paper and papyrus collections desired. The candidate must have good interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to plan ahead. The successful candidate must be a team player and participate in the overall goals of the conservation department and the Museum.

Responsibilities: The Project Paper Conservator will along with the Assistant Paper Conservator focus on the conservation of the Book of the Dead of Herw. This project will be to examine, document, and begin treatment of this important ancient papyri document. The project conservator will maintain conservation records; conduct basic analysis; advise on proper installation, storage, and shipment; inventory and order supplies; and complete other duties as assigned.

Reports to: The Carol Lee Shen Chief Conservator
Starting date: Summer 2017 – 1 year
Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Salary: $43,000 per year
Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to:

2018 Smithsonian Post-Graduate Paintings Conservation Fellowship


National Museum of African American History and Culture – Smithsonian Institution, United States

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Description :
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC is now accepting applications for a one-year post-graduate fellowship in paintings conservation beginning in late Summer 2017.

How It Works
The conservation fellow will be part of an exciting opportunity for conserving paintings for NMAAHC with the Museum Conservation Institute (MCI). This fellowship provides an opportunity for a recent graduate to gain experience through study of paintings conservation, including preventive care for artworks in storage and on exhibit at NMAAHC’s Visual Art Gallery and conservation analysis and treatment in the studios of MCI.
The fellow will be advised by the NMAAHC Head of Collections and the MCI Senior Paintings Conservator. During this experience the fellow will have an opportunity pursue independent study related to paint analysis, preventive conservation, and treatment of diverse mixed media and single media paintings. In addition this opportunity will afford a fellow the opportunity to conduct research related to the conservation of modern and contemporary paintings. To defray living costs during the tenure of this one-year fellowship, fellows will be offered a stipend of $40,000 plus a health insurance allowance not to exceed $7,000.

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First aid to documentary heritage under threat


Prince Claus Fund and Whiting Foundation

Netherlands and United States

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The Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response programme (CER), and the Whiting Foundation announce a new call for proposals for projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean to safeguard documentary heritage that is acutely threatened by recent conflict or other disaster, whether natural or man-made.
Manuscripts, rare books, archives, tablets, inscriptions, and other kinds of documentary heritage are living records of the ideas of bygone eras, sometimes the only form in which the past survives. Whether they are housed in libraries or held by families who have passed them down from generation to generation, they are cherished by the people who watch over them as objects of historical importance and deep local meaning. They are also especially fragile vessels, susceptible to fire, insects, and humidity – and sometimes singled out for deliberate destruction by those afraid of their power to express viewpoints and cultivate nuance.
When disaster strikes – an earthquake, a flood, or an armed attack – the threat to these cultural objects is heightened; when it is overlooked or local resources for rescue are lacking, the heritage may be lost forever. CER has a history of helping to prevent or minimize such loss, for example by providing swift funding in Timbuktu, Mali to begin the evacuation, digitisation, and inventorying of hundreds of thousands of ancient manuscripts to save them from the hands of militants; in Nepal to salvage the Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya archives – one of the largest repositories of Nepali-language materials in the world – after severe earthquake damage; and in war-torn Syria for the removal to safety of the Knooz archive of 19th and 20th century journalism.
This new funding collaboration aims to continue this work, helping preserve writing for a new generation, contribute to the appreciation of cultural achievement, diversity, and history, and support the dissemination of forgotten or endangered stories worldwide.

2nd IPERION CH Doctoral Summer School (FID2S)

May 26, 2017

Summer School

fromdu 04 July 2017 toau 07 July 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
IPERION CH French Node-Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF), France

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

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Organized by the Iperion CH French node, the 2nd Iperion CH Doctoral Summer School (FID2S) will provide advanced lectures focused on research activities dedicated to the development of innovative instruments and diagnostic strategies to enhance both scientific investigation and conservation strategies of cultural heritage materials.

The lectures will be an opportunity to share information with international experts in the field of Heritage Science about recent advances regarding analysis performed with new portable techniques, large-scale facilities like neutron and synchrotron facilities or ion accelerators and the development of conservation protocols for museum collections or historical monuments.

The lectures are designed to offer the most in a very concentrated form by providing participants the opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas with scientific researchers and professional staff in the field of cultural heritage. It is also a valuable opportunity to network with participantsfrom other countries and institutions

The Doctoral Summer School is organized by the Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France (C2RMF), an institution of the French Ministry for Culture devoted to the analysis and conservation of the cultural heritage of the French Museums, in collaboration with other research units belonging to the IPERION-CH French Node via the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) partner.

Architecture and Environmental Studies

May 23, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

fromdu 10 April 2018 toau 12 April 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :

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

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Description :
The Architecture and Environmental Studies (AES) is created to be a platform for all early career researchers, practitioners and students from all around the world, helping them to share ideas, and to expand networks for scholars.
AES is an international conference that focuses on Sustainability and how it is approached by Architecture and Environmental Studies’. AES engages with real life problems that affect the buildings on all scales, cities, and environment where it also discusses the built environment, and the factors that assist in shaping the built environment and how it affects our lives and our activities. IEREK for International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange welcomes the abstract submissions to our Early Career conference.

The Early Career conference in Architecture and Environmental Studies help researches to know more about the different fields that interest them, it saves them time by presenting experience in multiple fields to help them advance quickly at the field that they choice. The conference prepares participants for a career in Architecture and Environmental Studies professions.

As well this conference will give early career researchers the chance to socialize, collaborate and communicate with others working in Architecture and Environmental Studies. The conference will bring together participants to present and discuss their work and ideas in a welcoming interactive environment. Participants will receive feedback, new ideas, and will learn how to decisively develop their profiles to help with their career advancements, and with the chance of getting their papers
Submission of abstracts deadline: 14 August 2017 earlybird

Workshop on Understanding Asian Papers and their Applications in Paper Conservation

May 22, 2017


fromdu 11 July 2017 toau 13 July 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
British Library Collection Care, United Kingdom

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This three-day intensive workshop is designed to provide both emerging and established conservation professionals with the theoretical and practical foundation for understanding Asian papers and their applications in paper conservation. The workshop consists primarily of hands-on activities with a lecture, group discussions and examinations of various Asian papers.
Participants will familiarize themselves with history and characteristics of Chinese, Korean and Japanese papermaking, including an overview of contemporary Asian paper production. Each participant will be presented with a set of different paper samples and will study the papers first hand and examine the fibers, sheet formation, alkali content and the results of different manufacturing processes and drying methods. Different Asian paper fibers will be compared with the help of microscopic images.
In a practical session, participants will make small-sized paper samples using simple tools with paper mulberry fibers and formation aid. They will also use cotton fibers as a comparison. Participants will make modern equivalent of drying board (karibari) using a honeycomb board and mulberry paper.
Participants will study and share details of various methods of repair and lining techniques using different Asian papers, depending on their opaqueness, texture, and strength, appropriate for specific objects. For example, participants will try double-sided lining with thin mulberry tissue, drying a lined object on a drying board, and making re-moistenable tissue with different adhesives. Useful tips in toning techniques with acrylic paints for mulberry paper will be discussed.

Placeless Memories – Digital Constructions of Memory and Identity

May 19, 2017

Call for papers and/or posters

14 July 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (IPUP), United Kingdom

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

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Description :
The Institute for the Public Understanding of the Past (University of York, UK) is pleased to announce a one-day conference in York on 14 July 2017 that aims to open up discussion on the nature of memory and identity construction online and in digital formats. We invite proposals for 20 minute papers on any aspect of the digital construction of memory and identity, and the use of digital resources as source material for scholars studying these issues. The Internet is becoming an everyday space where identities and memories are not only stored, but also shaped and negotiated. User-generated content from websites and OSNs (online- socialnetworks) is often considered in opposition to authorised or official forms of knowledge (academic, published, or governmental sources) and has been dismissed as frivolous, unmediated, and apparently spontaneous. There is, however, also growing interest in how user-generated content might be used in conjunction with more official forms of knowledge to interrogate the ways in which individuals conceive, communicate, and negotiate national and local histories, memories, and identities. The Internet draws people from different cultural, national, and political backgrounds into dialogue, precipitating both acrimonious clashes and productive knowledge exchange, and creating a deterritorialised forum for the articulation and construction of memory. This under-researched area is of particular importance in an increasingly digital age, and is also timely given recent media interest in online responses to the destruction of physical sites in the Middle East and North Africa. These acts have been met by efforts to digitally preserve threatened places and objects through programs such as The Million Image database or the crowd-sourced Facebook group Palmyra 3D Model, highlighting the role that rapidly developing technologies might play in education and preservation. Our challenge, however, is to consider the Internet not just as a tool for preserving histories, but as an emergent space where diverse memories and identities are actively shaped, contested, and negotiated in the present moment by a wide variety of different stakeholders. For the disciplines of history, media studies, memory studies, tourism studies, and critical heritage studies, the ways in which events with global reach have been hotly debated in vastly different guises across a range of online forums is of central significance. Continue reading…

Rock Art Studies Bibliographic Database

May 18, 2017


Leigh Marymor, compiler. Research Associate, Museum of Northern Arizona, and Bay Area Rock Art Research Association, United States

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The 2017 Rock Art Studies Bibliographic Database update now contains 35,000 citations to the world’s rock art literature. The project is newly hosted on line in partnership between the Bay Area Rock Art Research Association and the Museum of Northern Arizona.

The on line bibliographic data search engine is open access and available at:

A press release for the r30 May 2017 release is available at:

Afterlives of violence: contested geographies of past, present and future

Call for papers and/or posters

29 June 2017

Organized by:Organisé par :
Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories and the Critical Studies Research Group, United Kingdom

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

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Description :
Afterlives of violence: contested geographies of past, present and future

A one-day, interdisciplinary conference at the University of Brighton, 29th June 2017

10-5 in M2 Boardroom, Grand Parade – registration from 9

Keynote address from Berber Bevernage, Ghent University

Organised by the Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories and the Critical Studies Research Group

Traces of the past (including past futures) have the potential to unsettle linear understandings of time underpinning discourses that aim to draw a line between the past and the present. Such material legacies become subject to a complex articulation of contested regimes of visibility, readership and belonging that can also be explored in their material and spatial implications.

The aim of this postgraduate conference is to expand traditional understandings of the politics of memory and to highlight the relationship between spatiality and temporality. Important questions and areas of exploration involve, among others; how can we best approach, both methodologically and theoretically, spaces haunted by violent events? How can we best account for the multidirectional constellation of repetitions, anticipations and repressed returns in its geographical manifestations?

Topics to be covered might include:

Politics of time, chronopolitics
Spectral geographies, haunting and place
Ruins and processes of ruination
Contested geographies of memory, memoryscapes
Transitional justice and temporal difference
Landscapes of futurity, hope
Urban and rural memories
Politics of heritage and tourism
Time and postcolonial theory
Oral history and time
Time and the body
Landscapes of memorialisation
New materialist archaeologies
Geographies of absence/presence
Queer time(s)
Monuments and memorials
Rhythms of everyday life
Mnemohistory and space

There is no registration fee. We welcome proposals of no more than 300 words for 20-minute papers.

Please submit your abstract by Friday 19th May 2017 to

Submission of abstracts deadline: 19 May 2017

Masters in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Development

May 16, 2017


fromdu 16 October 2017 toau 12 October 2018

Organized by:Organisé par :
University of Turin, Polytechnic of Turin (for the English), University of Barcelona (for the Spanish), the International Training Centre of the ILO, Italy and Spain

Location of event:Lieu de l’événement : Turin (Italy) for English Programme; Barcelona (Spain) for Spanish Programme; distance learning

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The programme is intended for professionals involved in the management of World Heritage properties and/or professionals and specialists involved in the preservation or promotion of cultural heritage.

Application deadline: Date limite d’envoi des candidatures : 30 June 2017


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