Traditional Paint Forum Talk on Allback Linseed Oil paints

The Traditional Paint Forum is pleased to announce that Sonja and Hans Allback from Ystad in Sweden will be making a presentation about their work with special emphasis on their recent commission to repaint and repair many of the windows at the Chateau of Versailles.

Delegates will be able to hear and see for themselves how their work differs from current UK practice and will be inspired by their practical and down to earth approach to this very common problem.

11 Aug 2016
8 Aug 2016

Paint on the Move: Traditional Paint Forum Conference 2016

Black Country Living Museum

Addressing issues of conserving and preserving historic metalwork, be it architectural or industrial, is often complex and fraught with problems. This year, the Traditional Paint Forum Conference will be looking at these issues through the prism of industrial and transport heritage; its history, analysis, conservation, repair and restoration.

30 Sep 2016 to 1 Oct 2016

Workshop on Kumayri Cultural Museum-Preserve

Kumayri Cultural Museum Preserve
Historic City Center
Gyumri, Armenia

May 21-28, 2017
(optional tour runs May 29-June 1, 2017)

June 18-25, 2017
(optional tour runs June 26-29, 2017)

July 16-23, 2017
(optional tour runs July 24-27, 2017)

August 13-20, 2017
(optional tour runs August 21-24, 2017

September 17-24, 2017
(optional tour runs September 25-28, 2017)


21 May 2017 to 24 Sep 2017

Icon Workshop on book conservation skills for paper conservators

Icon Scotland Group
159 Causewayside

Icon Scotland Group is hosting a two-day theory and practical workshop from 20-21 September 2016 at the National Library of Scotland. The workshop is run by Icon-accredited book conservator, Caroline Scharfenberg.

20 Sep 2016 to 21 Sep 2016

One-day Preservation Courses held at the British Library

West Dean College
One-day courses held at the British Library:

Preservation Assessment Survey Workshop led by Julia Foster
15 September 2016

Preventing Pests by Integrated Pest Management led by David
9 November 2016

Preserving Historic Photographs led by Susie Clark
17 November 2016

Course fee: UKP128

For more information please go to:

15 Sep 2016

Online course: The Examination of Transparent Coatings on Furniture and Wooden Objects

HAWK University of Applied Sciences and Arts

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

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.

19 Sep 2016 to 20 Nov 2016

3rd international IPM Conference in Museums, Archives, Libraries and Historic Buildings

The 3rd international IPM Conference in Museums, Archives, Libraries and Historic Buildings that will take place on 13-15 September 2016 at the Auditorium of the Louvre Museum, Paris.

The conference languages will be French and English, with simultaneous translation.

This conference is aimed at heritage institutions professionals involved in preventive conservation or pest management (insects, microorganisms, rodents, birds ...).

13 Sep 2016 to 15 Sep 2016

Online course on microbial infestation

"Microbial Infestation of Objects of Art and Cultural Heritage"
by Prof. Dr. Karin Petersen and Barbara Hentschel M.A.

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.

19 Sep 2016 to 20 Nov 2016

Webinar on experimental design for conservation research

"Scientific Method and Experimental Design in Preservation and Conservation Research"

Instructor: Chandra L. Reedy

Broadcast from the laboratories of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) July 14, 2016 9-12pm Central


Part I Scientific Method
Platt's analysis of progress in scientific research
Thinking: Fermi and Pasteur
Steps in the research cycle
Multiple hypotheses and creativity

14 Jul 2016


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