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Art Institute of Chicago presents: Conversation: Gloria Groom and Harriet Stratis on Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin. Mahana no atua (Day of the God), 1894. The Art Institute of Chicago, Helen Birch Bartlett Memorial Collection.  © The Art Institute of Chicago

CHICAGO – As part of their Public Programme offerings for the summer, the Art Institute of Chicago will be hosting a gallery talk focusing on the work of French post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguins.
The talk will be presented by Gloria Groom, chair of European painting and sculpture and David and Mary Winton Green Curator, and conservator Harriet Stratis. The pair will discuss Gauguin’s career-spanning experiments, presenting him as a consummate craftsman whose transmutations of the ordinary yielded new and remarkable forms.

Conservation and restoration of the wall paintings by Vlaho Bukovac at Bukovac House, Cavtat, (Croatia) by Helena Puhara + Lucija Vuković + Ana Požar Piplica

Conservation and restauration work on wall paintings by Vlaho Bukovac, "blue room", retouch, Vlaho Bukovac House Museum, Cavtat. © Ana Požar Piplica

This article focuses on the conservation and restoration work on wall paintings by Vlaho Bukovac (1855.-1922.), the founder of modern Croatian painting, which has been carried out in his birth house (today a museum) in Cavtat, Croatia. Funds were made available by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia following a tender in 2016.

Nepal will rise again! Preliminary Summary of Austrian-Nepalese conservation efforts after the 2015 earthquakes Martina Haselberger + Gabriela Krist

Re-erection of the Pillar of King Yoganarendra Malla on the Patan Durbar Square © Institute of Conservation, University of Applied Arts Vienna

Almost two years have passed since two devastating earthquakes hit the Kathmandu Valley in Nepal in April and May 2015. They caused losses and severe damage to its World Heritage Sites, which had already temporarily been listed as endangered by UNESCO. Immediate emergency response and conservation support of the affected sites were of utmost importance. These actions were not only essential to prevent further damage to the cultural heritage through loss, theft and weathering, but also to help local people to return to their daily routine.

IIC 2017 Student & Emerging Conservator Conference – Head, Hands & Heart

Head, hands & heart © HKB 2017

IIC’s fourth Student & Emerging Conservator Conference will be held in Bern on the 12th & 13th October 2017. Following on from the successful 2015 (Warsaw), 2013 (Copenhagen) and 2011 (London) Student & Emerging Conservator Conferences this conference will allow those at the start of their professional journeys the chance to discuss and explore the way ahead. The title of the 2017 conference is inspired by the Swiss educational philosopher Joachim Pestalozzi, whose credo of 'Learning with Head, Heart, and Hands' is also very applicable to the conservation profession.

12 Oct 2017 to 13 Oct 2017

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

Conservator (Frames)

12 month contract, part time (17.5 hours per week) - Maternity Cover
Salary: £32,760, pro rata inclusive of London weighting

Established in 1886 as 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city', Guildhall Art Gallery houses the City Corporation's permanent collections with works dating from 1670 to the present, including 17th-century portraits, Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and a range of paintings documenting London's dramatic history. It hosts a number of small to large-scale temporary exhibitions and interventions year-on-year.

Application deadline: 
28 Jul 2017

Senior Objects Conservator

The Conservation Center is soliciting applicants to join the company's Objects Department as a Senior Objects Conservator. This department provides conservation treatments on different types of artifacts ranging from decorative arts, archaeological and ethnographic objects, and modern and contemporary art.

Application deadline: 
2 Aug 2017

Assistant Paintings Conservator

42891BR

Duties & Responsibilities
Reports to the Head of Paintings Lab at the Straus Center for Conservation.

Application deadline: 
31 Jul 2017

Associate Paintings Conservator

42892BR

Duties & Responsibilities
Reports to the Head of Paintings Lab at the Straus Center for Conservation.

Application deadline: 
31 Jul 2017

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