St. Catherine Monastery targeted by Isis

©Berthold Werner

EGYPT – A group of terrorists believed to belong to the Islamic state attacked Egyptian security forces at the entrance of St. Catherine's Monastery in the south Sinai region of Egypt. The attack resulted in the killing of one police officer and injuring of four others. This is the latest attack in a series of incidents over the Easter periods targeting mainly Christian churches.
St. Catherine Monastery, a Greek Orthodox site, is one of the world's most important Christian sites.

Conservation of Historic Interiors Symposium

Time: 9.30am to 5pm
Price: Adult £50 | Concession £40
Location: National Maritime Museum

This symposium will focus on the ethical decision making involved in conserving/ restoring historic interiors/ buildings, and the importance of collaboration between heritage organisations.

19 May 2017

IIC 2017 Student & Emerging Conservator Conference in Bern - save the date !

City of Bern © Bern Tourismus

Conservation with Head, Hands and Heart

Bern, 12th & 13th October 2017

IIC’s Student & Emerging Conservator Conferences aim to create a platform where conservation students and young conservators from around the world, and those in allied disciplines and professions, can meet to discuss their aims, needs and expectations at the outset of their careers. The conferences allow the next generation of conservation professionals to learn from the experience and advice of professionals and share their plans for their futures.

First reliable radiocarbon dates for Australian Aboriginal rock art

Aboriginal Rock Art, Kakadu National Park, Australia. © Thomas Schoch, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

CANBERRA - A team of researchers from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and the Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new technique that will, for the first time, allow a more precise dating of Australian Aboriginal rock art.

Workshop: Plastics in Collections

Plastics are widely found in museums but how do we identify them and ensure that we deal with any possible ticking time bombs?

This one day workshop introduces the different types of plastics and highlights those at most risk in collections.
Identification without analysis is approached by charting the history and technological development of plastics, also their style and production methods.

Attendees will become familiar with the sensory properties of different plastics such as appearance, smell, and feel.

25 May 2017

The International Conservation Workshop on the island of Lopud, Croatia

©Lana Kekez

During the last ten years, the International Trust for Croatian Monuments has been supporting, among other projects, the International Conservation Workshop on the small island of Lopud, a 45-minute boat journey from Dubrovnik. As all islands along the Dalmatian coast, Lopud has a long and rich history. There are over 30 churches and chapels scattered around its shores.

Gels in Conservation Conference

The Emmanuel Centre, Westminster

Registration for the Gels in Conservation conference, London, 16 - 18th October 2017, has now opened. This conference is organised by IAP in association with Tate. It will be a gathering of conservators, conservation and other scientists, and students of conservation to present and discuss the theory and practical use of gels in various branches of conservation (paintings, paper, wall paintings, textiles, museum objects etc).

16 Oct 2017 to 18 Oct 2017

Modular Cleaning Program and Gel Solvent Workshop

Pratt Institute, Department of Math and Science, Brooklyn, NY
Instructor: Chris Stavroudis, conservator in private practice, West Hollywood, CA

12 Jun 2017 to 16 Jun 2017
6 May 2017


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