Saving the Sculpture Park in Sisak, Croatia. By Sagita Sunara


The city of Sisak, located southeast of Croatia’s capital Zagreb, boasts a unique sculpture park, comprising thirty-eight outdoor sculptures created between 1971 and 1990. The park was created by the prominent sculptors of what was then Yugoslavia who participated in the Sisak Ironworks Colony of Fine Artists [Kolonija likovnih umjetnika “Željezara Sisak”]. The artists’ colony was open to sculptors, painters, graphic artists and photographers. During its twenty-year period more than 700 artworks were created.

The conservation of two contemporary Chinese woodblock prints using Gellan gum (以結冷膠修復兩幅近代中國木刻版畫) By Vivian Yip

Print before treatment. Copyright V. Yip

Printed by artist Chen Qi just under twenty-five years ago, the two contemporary Chinese woodblock prints ‘Qin No. 2’ and ‘Bridge’ showed heavy foxing-like discolouration ranging from light yellow-ochre to dark red-brown. A hybrid treatment combining traditional Chinese washing technique with the use of gellan gum was developed as a possible alternative for dealing with the particular challenges presented by water-soluble ink on Xuan paper.

First Indo-Austrian Summer School in Vienna J. Wilk + G. Krist + S. Pandey + M. V. Nair


In the summer of 2014 the Institute of Conservation of the University of Applied Arts Vienna welcomed a group of students and teaching staff from the National Museum Institute, New Delhi. Twelve conservation students and two museology students from India had the opportunity to live and study in Vienna from July 14 to August 2, 2014. The Summer School was designed to provide hands-on experience in conservation and to enable the participants to gain deeper understanding about up-to-date methods in conservation and museology in Austria.

Two-day Symposium on 'Collecting and Conserving Performance Art' - Call for Papers

In June 2016, the specialty group Modern Art and Cultural Heritage (MKKM) of the German Association of Conservator-Restorers (VDR) will host an international, two-day symposium on the topic of collecting and conserving performance art. The symposium will be held in English and will take place at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany.

9 Jun 2016 to 11 Jun 2016
31 Aug 2015

Workshop on Transparent Moulds

Transparent mould used in the process of replacing missing pieces on hollow glass objects
Institut National du Patrimoine

The workshop will be directed by Gorazd Lemajie, from National Museum of Slovenia.

In the process of restoring missing pieces of hollow glass objects by casting resin into a two-sided mould, several procedures are involved. At every stage there are problems that can occur and these need to be eliminated as far as possible, without subjecting the glass object to potential damage. The problems most likely to occur are connected with:

7 Oct 2015 to 9 Oct 2015

Workshop: Nanotechnologies for Cultural Conservation: Current Trends and Practices

Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley
Sponsored by The Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

Learn about cutting-edge advances in art conservation from leaders in the field

Public lecture and hands-on workshop led by Piero Baglioni, pioneer of nano-based conservation technologies and director, Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo Sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase-CSGI

Keynote lecture by Dianne Dwyer Modestini, Senior Research Fellow and Paintings Conservator for The Samuel H. Kress Program at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts

30 Oct 2015 to 31 Oct 2015

ICOM-CC Photographic Materials Working Group Triennial Meeting 2016

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the Photographic Materials Working Group of ICOM-CC are pleased to announce plans for the 2016 PMWG triennial meeting. The Rijksmuseum will host the event, scheduled for 21-24 September 2016 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

21 Sep 2015 to 24 Sep 2015

Plastics Associated with Photographic Materials Symposium - Call for Papers

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation, in collaboration with the Center for Creative Photography (CCP), at the University of Arizona in Tucson, is pleased to announce its next Collaborative Workshop in Photograph Conservation focused on plastics associated with photographic materials.

14 Mar 2016 to 18 Mar 2016
4 Sep 2015


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