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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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21st Masterclass: The artist's interview workshop

The Artist's Interview Workshop - Awareness as a preventive conservation strategy. The interview with the artist, the definition of deterioration and awareness tactics
with the conservator Ruth Del Fresno-Guillem, a Spanish conservator living in Canada.

20|21 Conservação e Restauro, a Portuguese contemporary art conservation studio, has invited Ruth to teach a two day workshop aimed at conservators, restorers, art curators, cultural heritage curators, artists, cultural managers and collectors.

28 Oct 2021 to 29 Oct 2021

Online Forum: 10 Agents of Change #8 Disasters

Join the online forum #8: DISASTERS of our 10 AGENTS OVER 10 MONTHS series with guest speakers Jennifer Thomson, Scotia Monkivitch, and Dr Dolapo Fakuade

Australia, like other countries, is experiencing more frequent and more intense natural disasters. This session will revisit the devastating 2019 bushfires, discover how recovery networks are building, uncover the community response and look beyond the traditional response and recovery.

How we can respond better.

Jennifer Thompson – Bundanon and Bushfire.

28 Oct 2021

WORKSHOP - Indonesian Conservation Theory for Cultural Heritage

Danube University Krems, Austria will be holding a workshop led by Dr. Patricia Engel on the topic of Indonesian Conservation Theory. The workshop will be held virtually over Zoom, or if possible, in person with a Zoom portion for those who cannot travel to Austria.

2 Nov 2021 to 3 Nov 2021

On the Front Line: Arctic Museums and Climate Change

Coinciding with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26), this virtual symposium will convene speakers from museums located in or representing the Arctic to address climate change and the imminent threat it poses to the indigenous communities they serve.
2 Nov 2021

6th International Virtual Meeting on Retouching of Cultural heritage (RECH6)

This year, the 6th International Meeting on Retouching of Cultural heritage (RECH6) will take place virtually on 4th and 5th November 2021. RECH6 is a collaboration between the RECH Group and the Instituto de Restauración del Patrimonio (IRP) of the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain.

RECH Biennial Meeting is one of the largest educational and scientific events in Retouching field, an ideal venue for conservators and scientists to present their research results about retouching.

4 Nov 2021 to 6 Nov 2021
30 Jun 2021

Ask a Conservator Day 2021

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The third annual 'Ask a Conservator Day' will take place on November 4th, 2021. Last year's event featured fantastic conservation and preservation professionals demonstrating the incredible ways our community works to preserve cultural heritage, as well as sharing personal stories about their connection to conservation. Let's continue to use social media to increase public awareness of conservation!

4 Nov 2021

Western Association for Art Conservation Annual Meeting

Call for Papers + Save the Date
Virtual: Zoom

The Western Association for Art Conservation (WAAC) is accepting proposals for talks to be presented at the virtual 46th Annual Meeting. Colleagues working in all facets of conservation, collections, and allied fields are encouraged to participate. We particularly urge graduate students and early career professionals to consider submitting proposals. Submissions may address one of the following sessions:

4 Nov 2021 to 6 Nov 2021
28 Sep 2021

Symposium on the production, use and conservation of sheet glass

Two-day conference on the production, use and conservation of sheet glass organised by the Vitrocentre Romont and the Vitromusée Romont, Switzerland.

Upcoming exhibition:
Du précieux au quotidien. Le verre dans l'architecture
6 November 2021 – 20 March 2022, Vitromusée Romont

More information about the exhibition

5 Nov 2021 to 6 Nov 2021
29 Oct 2021