PLASTICS HERITAGE Forum Kunststoffgeschichte 2016

At the international symposium PLASTICS HERITAGE, organised by the German Society for Plastics History dgkg, the HTW Berlin and the Friend’s Association of the Study Course KRG at the HTW Berlin KOREGT, 24 oral and 10 poster presentations in total from 12 countries offer a broad range of many aspects of plastics history and heritage.

27 Oct 2016 to 29 Oct 2016

Art Technological Source Research: Sources at the Rise of Modernity

Institute of Conservation Science, State Academy of Fine Art and Design, Stuttgart

The 7th symposium of the ICOM-CC working group Art Technological Source Research will be held at the State Academy of Fine Art and Design in Stuttgart. The focus of this meeting will be the reflection on the artistic process as manifested in visual and written sources between 1850 and 1940, the time of Early Modern Art.

Information on the programme and the registration:

10 Nov 2016 to 11 Nov 2016
31 Oct 2016

The Cripps Foundation Chair in Cultural Materials Conservation

The Cripps Foundation Chair in Cultural Materials Conservation is a new position within the Faculty of Arts and the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, created as the result of a generous donation from the Cripps Foundation. The Chair was established to promote interest and education in Cultural Materials Conservation, and has a significant research component.

Application deadline: 
14 Sep 2016

Treatment 2017: Innovation in Conservation and Collection Care


AIC’s 45th Annual Meeting will take place in Chicago, May 28–June 1, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Annual Meeting Theme

Whether item- or collection-level, preventive or interventive, treatment remains at the heart of what conservators do in order to preserve cultural heritage collections. The design and implementation of an ethical and sound conservation treatment, even the ultimate decision of no treatment at all, begin before its commencement and the consequences continue well beyond its completion.

28 May 2017 to 1 Aug 2017
12 Sep 2016

World Heritage Strategy Forum 2016

The Institute for Digital Archaeology will be hosting the World Heritage Strategy Forum 2016 at Harvard University from Sept 9-11th.

9 Sep 2016 to 11 Sep 2016

David Saunders is first recipient of Getty Rothschild Fellowship

LOS ANGELES – The Getty and the Rothschild Foundation announced the creation of the Getty Rothschild Fellowship, supporting innovative scholarship in the history of art, collecting, and conservation, using the collection and resources of both institutions.
The fellowship offers art historians, museum professionals, or conservators the opportunity to research and study at both the Getty in Los Angeles and at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, England.

The Marciano Museum of Art, LA’s newest site for modern and contemporary art - Interview with NiC

©Larry Underhill

LOS ANGELES – As announced in the last issue of NiC, participants to the IIC Los Angeles Congress will be offered an exclusive visit to Los Angeles’ newest site for modern and contemporary art – the Marciano Museum of Art.
Although the marble clad Scottish Rite Masonic Temple, designed by Millard Sheets, has been one of the landmark historic structures along the busy Wilshire Blvd of Los Angeles since its construction in 1961, it had been empty for a number of decades, and suffered from neglect for some years before that.

Historical interleaves in Moroccan manuscripts from Qatar Collections: technical analysis and significance by Amelie Couvrat Desvergnes

The heading interleaf, dyed with safflower, consists of a band of paper terminated by a circular extension to protect the illuminated title and the marginal rosette, HC-QNL 1220, 19th century, Heritage Collection of Qatar National Library, Doha, Qatar. ©Qatar National Library

This current research is part of a more comprehensive study, initiated in 2013, which aims to analyse and identify interleaving materials encountered in Islamic manuscripts. Interleaves are meant to counteract the chemical and physical deteriorations of pigments and inks contained in the illuminations and illustrations and to prevent offsetting onto the opposite pages of the book block.


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