A major challenge for emerging conservators is how to continue developing their skills and experience after completing formal training. It is difficult to find graduate positions that do not require prior experience in a professional studio, and financial pressures make it hard to undertake unpaid voluntary work to develop this experience. The ideal solution to this problem is to carry out a paid internship with a heritage institution.
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.
Project Management in Collections Care and Conservation - Intermediate Course
Venue: The British Library, London, UK
Price: 105 GBP
Places available: 25
Course Leaders: Dr Paul Heffernan and Andor Vince
University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) in partnership with the British Library are organising a one-day course in Project Management in Collections Care and Conservation, intermediate level.
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.
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.
20|21 Conservação e Restauro, a Portuguese contemporary art conservation studio, has invited Hildegard Homburger to teach a two day workshop aimed at paper conservators.
This two-day workshop offers an intensive and personalized introduction to the historic manufacturing processes for tracing papers and hands-on practice with mending tears and losses, flattening, tape removal, dyeing, mending paper and lining techniques. Participants will understand the material properties of tracing paper and how these affect conservation decisions and treatments.
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).
The American Museum of Natural History Division of Anthropology Conservation lab seeks to hire a Mellon Foundation funded assistant/associate conservator (Fellow) to assist in preparations for a major renovation of its historic Hall of Northwest Coast Indians. The conservator would act as the key liaison between the permanent conservation staff and the curatorial team and would help arrange communications with First Nations consultants and other experts.
The Rijksmuseum is the museum of the Netherlands. The collection includes 1.1 million (art) objects from and related to the Netherlands from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. In 2013, a completely renovated Rijksmuseum was opened to the public, with 2,000,000 visitors a year, a breath-taking building, an innovative permanent installation, beautiful exhibitions, a dynamic events programme and many fun facilities for young and old.
The Rijksprentenkabinet is seeking a Curator, 16th- and 17th-century Dutch Drawings.
The University of Stirling, the Palace Museum in Beijing, and Historic Environment Scotland are pleased to announce a three-day international conference to be held in Stirling from 1 to 3 September 2017.