On 23-25 May 2018, the Cultural Heritage Agency of The Netherlands, in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, Tate, The Courtauld Institute of Art and the University of Pisa and associated partners, will be hosting a three-day conference on modern oil paints. The conference will be held in Amsterdam under the auspices of the Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science (NICAS).
The two day intensive course will provide emerging and established conservation professionals with theoretical and practical foundations for understanding the use of nanocellulose films for conservation. These films are ideal for repairing transparent and translucent supports - they are nearly transparent under transmitted light and have excellent mechanical and ageing characteristics. For further details, see the recent article in The Journal of Paper Conservation, 2017 vol 18, no. 1, p 18-21.
Call for submissions for the Electronic Media Group specialty session, Houston 2018
The Electronic Media Group (EMG) seeks abstracts for papers to be presented at the the 46th Annual Meeting, held in Houston, TX, USA, May 29-June 2, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis Houston.
Abstracts are due on September 15th, 2017
Submissions of original work related to the topics below are encouraged, but other aspects of the conservation of time-based media and digital art, electronic and electric component materials, and related areas will also be considered.
AIC 2018 Annual Meeting Call for Papers Open until September 15, 2017
The 46th AIC Annual Meeting will be held in Houston, TX, May 29-June 2, 2018. The theme for the main conference is: "Materials Matters 2018."
The Book and Paper Group (BPG) of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) seeks abstracts for the 46th Annual Meeting, held in Houston, TX, USA, May 29 through June 2, 2017.
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is pleased to announce the theme of its 46th Annual Meeting, taking place at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Houston, Texas, during May 29 – June 2, 2018.
The theme for the General and Specialty sessions to be held from May 31 to June 2 will be: Material Matters 2018
Deadlines for submission of papers:
- Short abstract (200-300 words): July 15, 2017
- Accepted abstracts, extended version (1200-2000 words): September 30, 2017
Following the last meeting of the ENAMEL ICOM-CC network at the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland, we're heading south but still central! Invited by our founder, Gerhard Eggert, the 2018 meeting will take place at the State Academy of Art and Design Stuttgart, Germany.
The second R-CHIVE (Rochester Cultural Heritage Imaging, Visualization and Education) conference will be held on the 7th and 8th of June 2018 in Rochester, NY.
Tutor(s): Tracey Chaplin
Location: Birkbeck College
This introductory / refresher four day course introduces the techniques necessary to identify pigments using the polarizing light microscope. The relevant theory and optical properties of materials are explained in lectures/discussions and course notes but the majority of the course is dedicated to learning in practice how to determine the optical properties of pigments and to use these to identify pigments.
GETTING STARTED: A SHARED RESPONSIBILITY
CARING FOR TIME-BASED MEDIA ARTWORKS IN COLLECTIONS
Monday, June 11 - Friday, June 15, 2018 at The Museum of Modern Art, NY