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Gels in Conservation Conference - Call for Papers

We are delighted to announce that International Academic Projects in association with Tate are organising a 3-day conference on ‘Gels in Conservation’. The conference will be held at Tate Modern, London, 16 – 18th October 2017. This conference aims to bring together conservators, conservation and other scientists, students of conservation and their teachers, to discuss the use of gels across all conservation disciplines (paintings, paper, wall paintings, textiles, museum objects, mixed media works etc.).

16 Oct 2017 to 18 Oct 2017
Deadline: 
15 Jun 2016

Conference on flexible bindings

Theatre Biekorf
9am-5pm

Cores symposium on how to deal with flexible bindings, Coptic bindings and register bindings.

17 Jun 2016

Conference: Where Artifact Meets Exhibition: Preservation and Exhibit Design

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

With today's technology, exhibits are more dynamic, interactive, and sophisticated than ever. However, scientific findings from conservation laboratories frequently indicate the strain exhibition can place on objects. But there is good news: with the right technology and planning, a well-designed exhibit can showcase objects beautifully and safely.

19 Jul 2016 to 20 Jul 2016

Caroline Villers Research Fellowship

The Courtauld together with the Trustees of the Caroline Villers Research Fellowship has established a Research Fellowship in memory of Caroline Villers. The purpose of the Fellowship is to promote research in the interdisciplinary field of Technical Art History: the application of technical, scientific and/or historical methods, together with close observation, to the study of the physical nature of the work of art in relation to issues of making, change, conservation and/or display.

Application deadline: 
30 May 2016

Research Lab Associate

The GCI’s Science Department is seeking an individual to fill the position of Research Lab Associate, a three-year, limited-term position within the Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative. This research focuses on the characterization of paints used on contemporary outdoor painted sculpture, the degradation of plastics used in cultural heritage, and the effects of cleaning treatments on modern paints.

Application deadline: 
13 Jun 2016

Assistant Scientist

The GCI’s Science Department is seeking an individual to fill the position of Assistant Scientist, to join our newly launched Built Heritage Research Initiative, in collaboration with the University of Oxford, UK, undertaking scientific research and analysis on stone and other traditional building materials to explore their performance and deterioration. This research focuses on the development of testing protocols to improve conservation practice of built heritage (buildings, monuments and sites) from ancient to modern and across the world; and to disseminate our findings through professional publications and conferences.

Application deadline: 
13 Jun 2016

Objects Conservator specialising in Metals

The V&A is the world's leading museum of art, design and performance. We enrich people's lives by promoting research, knowledge and enjoyment of the designed world to the widest possible audience. We are seeking an objects conservator with a clear specialism in metals conservation to undertake the preparation of objects from the Museum’s Collection, and in particular from the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection, for display in galleries, exhibitions, loans and collections care.

Application deadline: 
5 Jun 2016

Workshop on Scientific Analysis

"One walk through the 20th century: photography, film, vinyl and other plastic materials: Instruments and techniques of conservation and restoration"
Institute for the Protection of Graphic and Visual Arts (ITOGV)
Villa Bon,
Zero Branco
Traveso, Italy
120 hours

The workshop is intended to train the students who wish to gain experience in field of scientific diagnostic of cultural heritage.

Topics:
Scientific characterization of analog material with FTIR and microscope, and interpretation of the results.

11 Jul 2016 to 20 Jul 2016

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