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The Language of Bindings Thesaurus

LONDON – Ligatus, the research centre of the University of the Arts London, is proud to announce the launch of the Language of Binding online thesaurus of bookbinding terms, which was celebrated with a one-day event in the Chelsea College of Arts (University of the Arts London) in collaboration with the Consortium of European Research Libraries (CERL) on 23 June, 2015.

Restoration of 800-year-old Buddha completed

CHONGQING – A Chinese conservation team has completed the restoration of a famous 800-year-old Buddha statue after seven years of work.
The statue, called Qianshou Guanyin or Bodhisattva with a 1,000 Hands, is located in Dazu County, south-western Chongqing Municipality and is now accessible by visitors.
The restoration programme, began in 2008 and costing about 60 million yuan (US$9.8 million, £6.2 million), it is by far the largest restoration project on a single statue in China.

Conservation starts at I’timad-ud-daulah

AGRA - Located in the Mughal Gardens in Agra, the Mausoleum I’timad-ud-daulah is a World Monument Fund 50th Anniversary Priority Site. In the next six months it will be the object of a conservation project that will see the implementation of conservation proposals drawn up as part of the Mughal River Front Gardens of Agra Project, a partnership of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and World Monuments Fund.

Online course: Microbial Infestation of Objects of Art and Cultural Heritage

by Prof. Dr. Karin Petersen and Barbara Hentschel M.A.

Fee: 198,00 Euro (Students get a reduction of 20%.)

The focal point of this course is presenting different methods of detecting and analyzing microorganisms encountered in objects of cultural heritage.

Essentially the courses are divided into modules. This allows judging the scope and content of the courses to help estimate the time and work involved.

28 Sep 2015 to 29 Nov 2015

Online Course: Examination of Transparent Coatings on Furniture and Wooden Objects

by Prof. Dr. Gerdi Maierbacher-Legl, Julia Schultz M.A. and Merle Stratling M.A.

Fee: 198,- Euro (Students get a reduction of 20%.)

This course emphasizes a practical approach to coatings examination, from overall inspection techniques to spot analysis:

It covers observation with visible and ultraviolet light, solubility tests, examination of cross-sections, microchemical tests as well as histochemical staining methods. Useful tips are provided for the use of specific equipment and facilities. Health and safety issues are also addressed.

28 Sep 2015 to 29 Nov 2015

Washington Conservation Guild Meeting 2015/2016

The Washington Conservation Guild Presents the first meeting of the 2015/2016 season
Congressional Cemetery
1801 E St. SE
Washington DC 20003
5-7 p.m.

Please join the WCG for their Annual Meet and Greet. Walk the beautiful grounds, mingle with colleagues and get to know new members. Tours will be available to learn about Congressional Cemetery's interesting past.

The cemetery entrance is located near the intersection of Potomac Avenue and E Street SE. We will meet just inside the main gate.

3 Sep 2015

IIC Nordic Group: Monumental Treasures - Preservation and Conservation Congress

The Nordic Association of Conservators, Finnish section, IIC Nordic Group (Nordiska konservatorförbundet rf - Pohjoismainen konservaattoriliitto ry) announces the Monumental Treasures - Preservation and Conservation congress to be held in Helsinki on 21.-23 October 2015. This international congress is held every three years and is the main event for heritage conservation professionals in the Nordic countries.

Deadline: 
Wednesday, 21 October, 2015

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