Hundreds of coffins to be restored in Egyptian Museum conservation project

Four small gold coffins from the tomb of King Tutankhamun on display in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt. ©Mark Fischer CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO – A team of conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo will soon be involved in a project to document and conserve a collection of 600 coffins. The project is part of an American-Egyptian collaboration to preserve and document one of the world’s oldest civilisations.
Moamen Othman, the Head of the museum’s conservation department said: “There has been no other project like this worldwide, with this number of coffins being documented or restored”.

First reliable radiocarbon dates for Australian Aboriginal rock art

Aboriginal Rock Art, Kakadu National Park, Australia. © Thomas Schoch, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

CANBERRA - A team of researchers from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and the Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new technique that will, for the first time, allow a more precise dating of Australian Aboriginal rock art.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant creates new Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art at the Harvard Art Museums

Renzo Piano designed atrium at the Harvard Art Museum. ©Paul Geffen CC BY-NC 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

CAMBRIDGE - Harvard University has been awarded a $506,000 (£405,000) grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for use by the Harvard Art Museums to establish a new Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art (SITSA). The programme, designed for graduate students from art history programs across North America who are interested in broadening their experience with object-focused technical inquiry, methodologies, and instruction, will begin in June 2017.

The International Conservation Workshop on the island of Lopud, Croatia

©Lana Kekez

During the last ten years, the International Trust for Croatian Monuments has been supporting, among other projects, the International Conservation Workshop on the small island of Lopud, a 45-minute boat journey from Dubrovnik. As all islands along the Dalmatian coast, Lopud has a long and rich history. There are over 30 churches and chapels scattered around its shores.

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

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.

2017 Continuing Educaton Courses at Haute Ecole Arc

13-15 November 2017
Claude Laroque, prints and drawings conservator. Senior lecturer at University Paris-1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Head of the book and paper department within the Master program in conservation of cultural properties.

13 Nov 2017 to 17 Nov 2017

Textile Conservator

Conservator - £20,661 (plus employer pension contribution 21.6%, salary cost £25,100)
Initial two year contract with possible extension
Based at Textile Conversation Studio, People's History Museum, Manchester

The People's History Museum is the home of ideas worth fighting for - where our radical past can inspire and motivate people to take action - to shape a future where ideas of democracy, equality, justice and co-operation are thriving.

Application deadline: 
4 Apr 2017

Preventive Conservation Intern

Preventive Conservation Intern: Endeavour
12 month fixed term contract
Greenwich/Kidbrooke, London, UK

This post is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Do you have a keen interest in cultural heritage and a desire to learn, develop new skills and play an active role in the preservation and care of our collection? With three historic museum locations and the Cutty Sark set within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can look forward to a genuinely inspiring place to work and discover your potential.

Application deadline: 
9 Apr 2017


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