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Call for papers Isokon Symposium


Isokon Symposium
April 21, 2023
Abstracts due January 31, 2023, 5 pm ET

Scroll: A journal by the Student Conservators at Melbourne - Vol. 2, No. 1 now online

Scroll: A journal by the Student Conservators at Melbourne

Scroll is a student journal published online, with a new edition every year. The publication was created by students for students and aims to provide an avenue for emerging professionals, from a variety of disciplines, to share their ideas, projects and passions in the area of cultural materials conservation.

Vol. 2, No. 1 contents include:

Foreword - Alice Cannon, AICCM President

Conversing with artefacts: Observations from a manuscript healing place in Istanbul - Aslı Günel

Conserving queer heritage - L J Lupgens

Metallography and Microstructure: a Summer School Course in Ancient and Historic Metals.

This week-long course is designed to introduce or further develop knowledge of the microstructure of ancient metals and the practical application of metallography. Using prepared samples from the most extensive collection of mounted ancient metals in the world, course participants will learn how to sample, mount, polish, etch and interpret microstructural features. The course will run from about 9.45am to 4.55 pm each day for five days.

21 Aug 2023 to 25 Aug 2023

Call for abstracts for the “International conference on analytical techniques in art and cultural heritage"

International conference on analytical techniques in art and cultural heritage

Call for abstracts for the “International conference on analytical techniques in art and cultural heritage” held in Lisbon between the 7th and 12th of May 2023 is open until the 20th of January 2023. Please submit your abstract through the conference site

Accepted papers will be published in the special issues of the Microchemical Journal or the Journal of Cultural Heritage.

20 Jan 2023

Call for papers for the BAPCR Conference

BAPCR Conference

Call for Papers for the BAPCR Conference
Friday 16th June 2023, National Maritime Museum, London, and online
Deadline for abstract submissions: 8th January 2023

The BAPCR (British Association of Paintings Conservator-Restorers) is pleased to announce the call for papers for their forthcoming conference in June 2023: Hand in Hand: Collaboration in Art and Conservation.

8 Jan 2023

Two at a time: climatisation and pollutant absorption IIC seed money bears fruit

Liquids from glass deterioration induce corrosion on brass. Due to the pollutant formaldehyde, copper (green) and zinc (white) formates are formed. © Andrea Fischer, ABK

By Gerhard Eggert

Saturated aqueous salt solutions (water containing the maximum amount of a salt soluble) have been used to create a fixed relative humidity (RH) in display cases. Museum handbooks from the ‘70s and ’80s—including those by Thomson or Stolow—devote some pages to their use. The last article on these salt solutions’ practical use appeared in 1991, and then there was nothing more. Why?

Best of 2022

Best of 2022

We are grateful to everyone who has helped make this year a success, and there are a lot of people to thank, from our volunteers, editors and organising committees to our funders and supporters, and our amazing members.


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