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The Fred Bearman Research Grant

The Icon Book & Paper Group are proud to launch the next round of the Frederick Bearman Research Grant. The grant was created in 2017 in response to suggestions from members who asked that we find a way to remember Fred and his contribution to the conservation profession. In collaboration with those closest to Fred Icon are delighted to be able to offer an annual £1000 research bursary to support new research into the conservation of books, paper and related materials.

8 Feb 2020

Cultural and Natural Heritage Workshop at European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF-EBS)

In 2020, the ESRF will resume its user operation with a revolutionary X-ray source, the Extremely Brilliant Source (EBS). The ESRF has set up a series of workshops to explore the new scientific opportunities offered by EBS, with the User community.

In this context, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the Cultural and Natural Heritage workshop which will take place at the ESRF, Grenoble, France, on the 22-24 January 2020.

22 Jan 2020 to 24 Jan 2020
15 Dec 2019

Linked Conservation Data Webinar - Phase 1 Conclusion

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We are pleased to announce the concluding webinar for Phase 1 of Linked Conservation Data on the 24th January 2020. Further information and an agenda will be posted soon over here:

In the meantime, please save the date and register in advance (registration is free):

When: Jan 24, 2020 16:00 GMT

Topic: Linked Conservation Data Phase I Concluding Webinar

24 Jan 2020

Conservation of Architectural Heritage (CAH) 4th Edition

International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange -IEREK- is an organization concerned with the dissemination of research through academic events such as conferences, workshops, international schools etc. as well as publishing.

31 Jan 2020 to 2 Feb 2020
8 Aug 2019

BAPCR Conference 2020: ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ in Conservation

The Wallace Collection, London
9.30-18.00 followed by an evening reception

The BAPCR (British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers) is pleased to announce their forthcoming conference in January 2020: ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ in Conservation.

31 Jan 2020
1 Sep 2019

SUPSI Wall Paintings Course - Detachment techniques: Stacco and Strappo

The detachment of wall paintings from an original wall support is carried out only in exceptional cases today. However, from the early decades of the 20th century until the 1960’s, this technique was among the methods used to prevent further decay in, or even to avoid the complete loss of, wall paintings. For this reason, many conservator-restorers are now involved in the conservation or maintenance of paintings that are detached from their original support.

3 Feb 2020 to 7 Feb 2020
8 Jan 2020

Conference - Playing and operating: Functionality in museum objects and instruments

Cité de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris, France

Deadline for submissions: 22nd October 2019
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4 Feb 2020 to 6 Feb 2020
22 Oct 2019

International Symposium on Rembrandt Drawings

The Rijksmuseum, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) and Museum Het Rembrandthuis are delighted to announce an international, interdisciplinary symposium on 6 and 7 February 2020 entitled "Drawings by Rembrandt: Connecting Art History, Science and Conservation." The symposium will highlight exciting new research and imaging techniques that have recently been applied to the drawings of Rembrandt and encourage discussion between art historians, conservators and art technologists.

6 Feb 2020 to 7 Feb 2020

ICOM-CC Joint Interim Meeting Paintings and Theory, History, and Ethics of Conservation Working Groups

Call for Papers
The call for papers for a joint Interim Meeting of the International Council of Museums - Committee for Conservation's Paintings and Theory, History, and Ethics of Conservation Working Groups is now open. This initiative is the result of a combined effort between both Working Groups and the host institution - Faculty of Science and Technology - NOVA University of Lisbon, and will be held on 6-7 February 2020, in Caparica.

6 Feb 2020 to 7 Feb 2020
30 Sep 2019