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Artist Interview Workshops entirely in Spanish

Thanks to generous support from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), VoCA is now offering a selection of our Artist Interview Workshops entirely in Spanish! The first two Spanish-language Workshops will be held virtually on May 8, 9, & 10, 2023 and July 10, 11, & 12, 2023.

Postdoctoral Fellow in Deep Learning applied to Polarized Light Microscopy

Despite the rise of conservation science with an ever-increasing sophistication of chemical characterization tools, for over 100 years, the polarizing light microscope (PLM) has remained one of the most important analytical techniques for identifying artist pigments. This project aims to maximize the amount of information extracted from PLM by introducing digitization and image processing protocols designed to make the data collection/interpretation process more accurate and user-friendly.

Application deadline: 
28 Feb 2023

Black Art Conservators Panel Discussion

Black Art Conservators Panel Discussion With Valinda Carroll, Anya Dani, Nylah Byrd, and Ariana Makau

Thursday, February 2nd 5:15–6:30 pm EST

2 Feb 2023

IIC's Annual Review for 2021 - 22 is out

IIC's Annual Review for 2021 - 22

It shows a year of progress in areas such as climate action and sustainability, with our Joint Commitment for Climate Action with ICCROM and ICOM-CC. We also worked collaboratively with other conservation and culture sector organisations – extending our relationships with Regional Groups. IIC continued to spread good practice, including through our major journal Studies in Conservation and sector magazine News in Conservation.

Reflections on the COP27 and the IIC Edit-A-Thon

COP27 (2022). Image by IRENA/Flickr. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

By Marina Herriges

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gave a very clear indication before the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27): “we are on the edge of an irreversible climate breakdown.” Nearly 30 years of meetings to promote much-needed change and we still have not reached an agreement to reduce the world’s fossil fuel use, and emissions keep rising. It is frustrating.

Preventive conservator

The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK is seeking a preventive conservator to join the conservation team for a 1 year fixed-term contract. The role involves working closely with conservators, front-of-house and facilities colleagues to safeguard the collections while supporting access to them for our audiences. The museum includes Grade 1 listed historic interiors and hosts a busy exhibition, loan and events programme.

Application deadline: 
29 Jan 2023

Collaborative Research in Manuscript Making at the University of Graz, Austria

Cod. Graz, UB, Ms 198, showing a 12th century herringbone endband in blue and off-white linen or hemp thread. (image courtesy of the authors and the University of Graz)

Luba Dovgan Nurse and Theresa Zammit Lupi

The University of Graz in Austria, has a remarkable collection of rare books and manuscripts totalling around a quarter of a million items. Its Special Collections Library is home to approximately 340 manuscripts from Seckau Abbey, Styria, Austria (endowed in 1140 by the Augustinian Order of Canons Regular) that came to Graz following the dissolution of monasteries in 1782. The Seckau collection spans a period from the 12th to the 16th century and is a unique resource for the study of manuscript making.

Paid Graduate Summer Internship at the American Philosophical Society

The Library & Museum of the American Philosophical Society (APS) is seeking graduate students in library or paper conservation for a paid Summer 2023 Willman Spawn Conservation Internship. The successful candidate will report to the APS Conservation Department and will gain practical experience in a professional conservation laboratory through conservation treatment of manuscripts, books, documents, and other graphic materials on paper, as well as environmental monitoring and rehousing of materials.

Application deadline: 
6 Feb 2023

Conserving Canvas: Cotton Duck Workshop


Conserving Canvas: Cotton Duck July 10 – 21, 2023 – Full time, in-person

Hosted by The Harvard Art Museums, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art

Program description

Stain Reduction Workshop for Textile Cleaning

Textile Conservation Lab at the de Young Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

22-23 June 2023

9am - 5pm, in-person

Limited places! 8-12 participants

Regular registration fee: $250

Discounted registration fee (for AIC members): $200

This workshop includes lectures and hands-on activities that will empower participants to incorporate new knowledge about gels and poultices into their conservation practice.



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