Conserving the Nicholas Ferrar Print Collection at Magdalene College Cambridge

 The temporary conservation studio in the Old Library. © Image used with kind permission of the Masters and Fellows of Magdalene College Cambridge

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.

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

Course: Project Management in Collections Care and Conservation - Intermediate Level

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.

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.

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

14th Masterclass - Tracing Paper Conservation - July 2017

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.

6 Jul 2017 to 7 Jul 2017
31 May 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

Assistant/Associate Objects Conservator

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.

Application deadline: 
7 Jun 2017

Curator, 16th- and 17th-century Dutch Drawings

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.

Application deadline: 
30 Jun 2017

International Conference: Global Challenges in Cultural Heritage

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.

1 Sep 2017 to 3 Sep 2017


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