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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

Studies in Conservation – more for you from 2017

We are delighted to announce that from this 2017 volume of Studies in Conservation (Volume 62) IIC's journal will be carrying even more papers in a greater number of pages. Previous volumes have been produced in six issues but this will be increased, from now on, to eight. You will receive two issue in one delivery – so that will be two Studies in Conservation sent out in one packet, four times a year. The first sending, of issues 1 and 2 of Volume 62, will be in March 2017 and then at later, equally spaced, dates throughput the year.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Conservation and Technology Department

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK’s leading institution for teaching and research into the History of Art and the conservation of paintings, and is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world.

The Courtauld Institute of Art seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senor Lecturer to support and deliver research led teaching and research activity in the Department of Conservation & Technology and in The Courtauld.

Application deadline: 
31 Mar 2017

Senior Lecturer in Conservation, Objects Conservation

The Department of Conservation at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden offers professional degree programs and research on issues of cultural heritage, landscapes, cultural environments, buildings, gardens, cultural historical objects, and interiors. The Department seeks to appoint a Senior Lecturer in Objects Conservation to full time permanent post.

Application deadline: 
27 Mar 2017

Assistant Paper Conservator

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Paper Conservator in the Paper Conservation Section of the Conservation Department. The primary responsibility of the Assistant Paper Conservator will focus on conservation of a range of paper based items, including European and American art on paper, Islamic Art of India and South Asia on paper and parchment, East Asian scrolls and screens, as well as minor work on photographs.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Conservation and Technology Department

The Courtauld Institute of Art is the UK's leading institution for teaching and research into the History of Art and the conservation of paintings, and is also home to one of the finest small art museums in the world.

The Courtauld Institute of Art seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to support and deliver research led teaching and research activity in the Department of Conservation & Technology and in The Courtauld.

Application deadline: 
31 Mar 2017

Workshop - Reconstitution for glass and ceramics: silicones, selection and use

The workshop is organized by the permanent formation of the Institut national du patrimoine, Paris. March 23-24, 2017.

The conservator of ceramic and glass is frequently led to perform reconstructions within works in processing. The profiles to be reproduced vary infinitely and the variety of silicone materials available on the market is very extensive. How to select the most suitable silicone for best results?

23 Mar 2017 to 24 Mar 2017

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