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Archaeological items from Guatemala recovered

© Simon Burchell - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

GUATEMALA CITY – The Guatemalan Cultural Ministry announced during a press conference that a total of 22 important archaeological artefacts have been recovered during 2016. Guatemalan authorities recovered the archaeological pieces and fragments that had been stolen from Mayan sites and taken abroad to various locations including the United States, Switzerland, Italy and Germany.
During a ceremony held at the National Palace of Culture and hosted by Guatemalan Culture Minister Jose Luis Chea, the objects were presented to the public and the press.

Micro-XRF Workshop

Join us for a workshop about art conservation with micro-XRF. Elemental analysis reveals hidden layers, alterations and the constituents of inorganic pigments. Micro-XRF analysis can help provide an understanding of artistic processes, for painting authentication and conservation of paintings. The workshop will include talks and live demonstrations.

29 Mar 2017

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership PhD studentship

The National Gallery, Scientific Department & Nottingham Trent University, School of Science & Technology

Conservation varnishes at the National Gallery: studying their optical and material properties

Application deadline: 
13 Mar 2017

Nanotechnology for Conservation: Enrico Sassoni, Materials Engineer & Microscopist

On February 25 at the New-York Microscopical Society's Clifton NJ headquarters, European Commission Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow Dr Enrico Sassoni will share from his current work in materials engineering of rejuvenating and protective technologies for preservation of mostly carbonaceous stone such as limestone and marble in architecture and sculpture. Sassoni's Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship project HAP4MARBLE addresses macro-, micro-, and nano- structure, through petrology and materials analysis, and using elegant microscopical methods.

25 Feb 2017

SOIMA 2017 - International Course in Ghana

ICCROM together with the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, is pleased to announce its 2017 SOIMA International Course on Sustaining Sound and Image Collections. The course will take place from July 9 to 23, 2017 in Accra, Ghana.

9 Jul 2017 to 23 Jul 2017
Deadline: 
17 Mar 2017

First Aid for Finds - Call for papers

We would like to invite submissions for papers for the 23rd European Association of Archaeologists conference in Maastricht, the Netherlands, 30 August - 3 September 2017, for the following session: 'First Aid for Finds:
archaeological conservation in the 3rd Science Revolution'.

30 Aug 2017 to 3 Sep 2017
Deadline: 
15 Mar 2017

35th Gerry Hedley Student Symposium

We are pleased to announce that the 35th Gerry Hedley Student Symposium will be held and hosted on Monday 5th June 2017 at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

The symposium is an opportunity for students and interns training in conservation of paintings at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Hamilton Kerr Institute (Cambridge) and University of Northumbria to present their work to other trainees and conservation professionals.

5 Jun 2017

35th Gerry Hedley Student Symposium

We are pleased to announce that the 35th Gerry Hedley Student Symposium will be held and hosted on Monday 5th June 2017 at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

The symposium is an opportunity for students and interns training in conservation of paintings at the Courtauld Institute of Art, Hamilton Kerr Institute (Cambridge) and University of Northumbria to present their work to other trainees and conservation professionals.

5 Jun 2017

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