Paintings of the 21 Old Spanish Missions of California by Edwin Deakin - their story and conservation by Scott M. Haskins

One of the paintings by Edwin Deakin. © Santa Barbara Mission Archives Library. Photos by Fine Art Conservation Laboratories

Twenty-one famous oil paintings of the old Spanish missions of California painted by Edwin Deakin between 1897 and 1899 are part of the collection at the Santa Barbara Mission Archives Library in Santa Barbara, California under the direction of Dr. Monica Orozco.
In the 1800's, many artists painted the California missions, especially closer to the turn of the century with the onset of the popular Arts and Crafts movement, or more particularly in the Southwest and California, the Spanish Revival or Mission Style.

EPICO Conference - Preventive Conservation in Historic Savoy Residences

Il Progetto EPICO - European Protocol In Preventive Conservation:
i primi esiti e nuovi sviluppi
20 ottobre 2017 ore 14.30 - 18.00 - Aula Magna
Centro Conservazione Restauro "La Venaria Reale"

Venerdì 20 ottobre 2017 alle ore 14.30 il Centro è lieto di invitarla alla presentazione del progetto internazionale di ricerca sulla conservazione preventiva nelle residenze storiche.

20 Oct 2017

Physical and Chemical Effects of Water on Albumen prints by Sherif Afifi

Albumen print sample immersed in distilled water for 15 minutes. ©Sherif Afifi

Albumen prints are composite objects with complex chemical and physical structures. Different materials lead to very complicated structures, which react and respond differently to external and internal influences. These structures make them more prone to damage as compared to other objects during some conservation treatment processes; a water treatment sometimes is the only alternative available, especially in conserving rare books which are illustrated with albumen prints, and this alternative can affect not only the paper substrate but also the albumen print.

House and Collections Manager, Castle Ward

Castle Ward, Strangford, Downpatrick, BT30 7LS
Salary: 25,935 pa, Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)

As our House and Collections Manager you will have the exciting role of bringing Castle Ward and our collections to life for every visitor. Providing inspirational leadership and working with your team you’ll help to create new ideas at the same time as being committed to high levels of conservation and presentation for the collections.

Application deadline: 
23 Oct 2017

10th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2018)

Chania, Crete, Greece
The 10th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference (QQML2018, is organized under the umbrella of ISAST (International Society for the Advancement of Science and Technology).

The conference invites Special and Contributed Sessions, Oral Papers, Best Practices, Workshops and Posters.
Details about the types of distribution please visit:

22 May 2018 to 25 May 2018
20 Dec 2017

Conservator: Collections Move Project

Full time
Fixed Term: until 31 October 2020
GBP 25,872 per annum
Application Deadline: 29 October 2017
Interview date: Friday 17 November 2017

The British Museum is seeking a Conservator to care for the collection through a combination of interventive and preventive measures in support of the museum's operating plan, in particular the relocation of indigenous and world cultures collections from off-site storage to new facilities in Bloomsbury.

Application deadline: 
29 Oct 2017

Senior Research Assistant, Architectural Conservation Laboratory

Senior Research Assistant in the Architectural Conservation Laboratory in the Department of Real Estate and Construction (Ref.: 201701392) to commence on January 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a two-year fixed-term basis with contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 10% of basic salary.

Application deadline: 
10 Nov 2017

Photo Conservation: Round Table Discussion

The Icon Photographic Materials Group is running an event on Friday 17th November to share knowledge on the conservation of photographs and film. Following on from the successful Icon Scotland news and ideas exchange, the PhMG are looking for 16 conservators or conservation scientists willing to share their experiences. You may be working in an institution, as a private conservator or as a student.

17 Nov 2017


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