Workshop on feather conservation

The Brighton Building Conservation Lab
University of Cambridge

Cost: UKP220

University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) is hosting a two-day workshop on the conservation of feathers on 26-27 May 2016. The course will be led by Allyson Rae, who has extensive experience in the conservation of artefacts incorporating feathers. Now a freelance conservator, she was Head of Organic Artefacts Conservation at the British Museum until 2006.

26 May 2016 to 27 May 2016

2016 Summer Schools of the Initiative for Heritage Conservation (IHC)

The IHC, in striving to achieve its mission by fostering research and good practices in heritage management, offers many opportunities for learning new skills or developing the skills and knowledge you may already have.

Field school programmes are designed for students new to a respective field, but also for professionals already in a field who wish to pursue research, training, and professional development.

Explore the IHC today and don't miss out on an opportunity to join in helping us further our mission by participating in our field school programs and projects.

28 May 2016 to 22 Jul 2016

2016 San Gemini Preservation Studies Programme

Applications are now open for the summer 2016 field school, the San Gemini Preservation Studies Program, now in its 18th year, dedicated to the preservation of cultural heritage and offering students the opportunity to study and travel in Italy.

30 May 2016 to 5 Aug 2016

Mesoamerican manuscripts: new scientific approaches and interpretations

Bodleian Library website, All rights reserved

This conference brings together an outstanding panel of scholars and experts in Mesoamerican studies. They will be sharing their knowledge and recent findings on the making and historical significance of the Bodleian's and other early, pictorial Mesoamerican manuscripts, situating them in the context of the pre-Columbian and colonial societies that produced them, describing the world they depict, and reflecting upon their meaning in contemporary Mexico and beyond.

30 May 2016 to 1 Jun 2016

ICOM-CC Graphic Documents Working Group Interim Meeting 2016

Experience and Evidence

The next Interim Meeting of the Graphic Documents Working Group will take place 1-3 June 2016 at Bibliotheque National de France in Paris. Two days of lectures will be dedicated to the topic of Experience and Evidence. Tours will be offered to conservation studios and institutions in Paris on the first day of the meeting.

Registration is now open:
Early bird registration ends on 31st March 2016.

1 Jun 2016 to 3 Jun 2016

Icon Ethnography Group Lecture: Fungal Interactions with Organic Materials within heritage collections

Lecture Theatre G6
Institute of Archaeology, UCL
31-34 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PY

The Icon Ethnography Group presents a lecture given by Sophie Downes on fungi encountered within historic collections and the damage that can potentially be caused to organic materials.

After a year-long survey of 20 historic buildings around Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the three most common species of airborne fungi that were found in each property, during all seasons, were selected to investigate how fungi interact with the materials that they colonise.

1 Jun 2016

Course: Getting Showcases Right for Collections


Building on the latest research, this one day course will cover the theory and practice of specifying and measuring showcase air exchange rates.

The air exchange rate is fundamental to how a showcase protects against fluctuating relative humidities. It is essential for controlling RH with silica gels and other sorbents and with active conditioning systems. The ingress of chemical pollutants and dust is also strongly controlled by air exchange rate.

2 Jun 2016

ICOM-CC Legal Issues in Conservation Working Group Interim Meeting

The Legal Issues in Conservation Working Group is planning to hold its 2014-2017 Interim Meeting on Friday, June 3, 2016 in New York City. The meeting will begin at 10 am.

The goal of the meeting is to look at the rights of living artists when it comes to the restoration and conservation of their work. The issue of artist rights is not only something to be considered for "traditional" objects or museum installations. It must also be considered public art and performance, community and ritual art.

3 Jun 2016