The American Chemical Society (ACS) has just opened up abstract submissions for the upcoming national ACS meeting in Boston (Aug. 13-23), and this year will include a dedicated session on Polymers in Cultural Heritage. The full Polymer Division program, including a link to submit abstracts, can be found here: https://callforpapers.acs.org/boston2018/POLY
Call for Papers - Open Sessions
Preservation and Conservation Section joint with the News Media Section
Theme: Planning for newsprint, now and into the future for paper media
Organizers: National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, Japan and ICCROM
Instructor: Mr. Keisuke Sugiyama
Dates: Monday, 27. August - Friday, 31. August 2018
Location: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich Germany
Call for Papers: 'People make Records' Archive conservation
The global rise of heritage studies and the heritage industry in recent decades has been a story of crossing frontiers and transcending boundaries. The 2018 Association of Critical Heritage Studies conference, held in Hangzhou, China, thus takes 'borders' as a broadly defined, yet key, concept for better understanding how heritage is valued, preserved, politicised, mobilised, financed, planned and destroyed.
This four month course covers the fundamentals of chemistry and is aimed at those persons who are considering a career in the conservation of art/museum objects or at those persons already working in the conservation field who do not have a chemistry background.
Details can be found here: http://academicprojects.co.uk/courses/chemistry-for-conservators/
Diamond Light Source, the Mary Rose Trust and ISIS Neutron and Muon Source will organise SR2A-2018 (8th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation in Art and Archaeology) in Portsmouth, UK.
The conference will include four days of oral presentations and a poster sessions at central Portsmouth venue from the 3rd to 7th September 2018. Attendees will also have the opporutnity to participate in facility tours at Diamond Light Source & ISIS Neutron and Muon Source and take in the sights of Portsmouths Historic Dockyard.
This course is jointly organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (Bunkacho); Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU Nara); International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM); and National Research Institute for Cultural Properties [Tokyo and Nara], under the auspices of the Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage; Japanese National Commission for UNESCO; Nara Prefectural Government; and Nara City Government.
The conference “New Trends in Cultural Heritage Biodeterioration” is to be held in Coimbra, Portugal on September 5-7, 2018.