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Events are still largely online due to Covid-19, although some organisers are hoping to run live events later in the year. Readers should contact event organisers directly for the most up-to-date information on specific events, conferences, workshops, etc.

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New MA Course in Applied Sciences to Cultural Heritage

The Cultural Heritage Department at the University of Padua has just announced a new study track, held completely in English, in Applied Sciences to Cultural Heritage, Materials and Sites, of the Master’s degree in Archaeological Sciences. This new course has been created in partnership with the Geosciences Department and is aimed at archaeologists, chemists, mineralogists and conservation scientists.

2 Sep 2021

Preservation Week 2021 at the University of Illinois Library

Mark your calendars for Preservation Week 2021, April 25-May 1, at the University of Illinois Library. This year we will be offering a variety of virtual programming including:

25 Apr 2021 to 1 May 2021

Virtual Lecture: 'Memoryofpaper - a portal to watermark database'

The European Research Centre for Book and Paper Conservation-Restoration has announced the presentation lecture on the Watermarks database by Emanuel Wenger.

There will be an award presentation and a public lecture "Memoryofpaper - a portal to watermark database" by Emanuel Wenger on 27th April 2021, 01:00 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna.

The ERC's first 'Conservation Achievement Award' will be presented to Emanuel Wenger for his decades of building up and maintaining the Bernstein Portal for identification of watermarks.

Link to the Zoom Session:

27 Apr 2021

Emerging Conservator Zoom Talks: Studying in an International Context

Drawing courtesy of Lisa-Maria Schaaf picturing IIC-S&ECC Warsaw 2015 participants in a meet-up.


Which challenges do international conservation students face, and how can you overcome these?

Conservation ethics and codes of conduct are similar worldwide. Nonetheless, many conservation programmes, regardless of their participation in the Bologna Process, have diverse focuses, lengths and acceptance requirements.

This fact, although enriching, makes student exchange and studying with graduate and post-graduate programs in different countries particularly difficult for conservation students.

27 Apr 2021 to 28 Apr 2021

Virtual Lecture on Contemporary Digital Photographic Print Processes and Technology

Learn more about current digital printing methods and their materials in a lecture on Tuesday April 27, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:00pm EDT. Daniel Burge of the Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, will provide an overview of the history and technology of digital hardcopy printing, its preservation issues, including exhibition and storage, and its current uses in books, 3-D printing, photography and graphic arts.

27 Apr 2021

Webinar: Virtual Courier Oversight in 2020-2021

ICOM-CC (International Council of Museums – Committee for Conservation) Paintings Working Group is pleased to announce a programme, entitled Virtual Courier Oversight in 2020-2021. The program will take place on Wednesday, April 28 at 4pm BST (London).

28 Apr 2021

Virtual Couriering and Condition Assessing Online Panel Discussion

The ICON Modern Materials Network and Care of Collections Group are pleased to present a Virtual Couriering and Condition Assessing Online Panel Discussion on Thursday the 29th April, 18:00-19:30 BST.

Over the past year, virtual couriering has become a necessity as travel has come to halt. As we tentatively look to the future, how do we use this new tool to save valuable funds and reduce an institution's carbon footprint while still maintaining high standards of collection care?

29 Apr 2021

Strategic Management of Collections workshop

Join the FAIC for their Strategic Management of Collections workshop on Tuesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 6 at 12-2pm Eastern Time. Instructors Robert Huxley, Carol Butler, and Christiane Quaisser will share their approaches to managing some of the largest and most diverse natural history collections in the world as well as insight into strategic decision making beyond the typical rule book.

4 May 2021 to 6 May 2021

AIC Annual Meeting: The Future of Courier Travel Panel Discussion

As you may know, there is an effort underway at many museums to eliminate in-person courier travel, replacing this practice with a variety of virtual methods to monitor works while on loan. While these measures have been necessary during the last year due to worldwide travel restrictions, some institutions are making permanent changes to their loan policies, ceasing to require in-person couriers for outgoing loans, and in turn declining to offer support for couriers for requested loans.

4 May 2021