Cambridge Heritage Research Group Seminars - Michaelmas Term 2017

Alternate Tuesdays 1-2pm & Thursdays 5-6pm
Seminar Room, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Site, unless otherwise indicated

19 October:
Start of year Heritage Fair – all welcome (social event)

24 October:
Patrick Boylan: (Professor Emeritus of Heritage Policy and Management, City, University of London):
‘Campaigning for the strengthening of the protection of cultural property in times of armed conflict 1992 - 2017: a personal perspective.’

19 Oct 2017 to 30 Nov 2017

National Archives, Ireland - Internship

The National Archives, on behalf of the Valuation Office and in conjunction with the Heritage Council, is pleased to offer a 12 month internship in paper conservation.

Application deadline: 
2 Oct 2017

Subject Tutor, Collections Care and Conservation Management

The Edward James Foundation is a charitable educational trust located on the 6,400 acre West Dean Estate in beautiful West Sussex countryside near Chichester, specialising in creative and applied arts. As well as being a respected educational institution, the historic house and collections, the stunning grounds and gardens open to the public, and the year round events and exhibitions make West Dean truly unique.

Application deadline: 
9 Oct 2017

Principal Conservator Paper and Books

Vacancy for Principal Conservator, Paper and Books Artlab Australia Level P03
Salary range: A$90,029 - A$95,487
SA Government Vacancy number: 2017 - 23071
Closing date: 12 October 2017

Application deadline: 
12 Oct 2017

Paper Conservator at Heritage Conservation Centre

The successful candidate would be mainly based at Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC), where it is the main repository of the national collection under the custodianship of the National Heritage Board (NHB), Singapore.

Application deadline: 
9 Oct 2017

Archives and Records Association Conservation Lecture Week: Churchill College

Members and non-members are invited to attend the ARA Conservation Lecture Week. The programme covers a broad range of topics including: standards; health and safety; seals; papermaking; photographic processes and preservation; care of film and sound recordings; surveying and testing materials.

9th - 12th October 2017
Churchill College, Cambridge, UK
Full attendance: members - GBP375 Non-members - GBP415
Day attendance: members - GBP95 Non-members - GBP105
(Lunch is not included.)

9 Oct 2017 to 12 Oct 2017

Workshop on Minimal Intervention on Limp Vellum Archival Bindings

London Metropolitan Archives, London

Lecturer: Lara Speroni, private conservator
Language: English
Participants: Max 12 people
Course fee: UKP 200

This two-day workshop will look at the execution and adaptation of sewn-on book covers that are quick and simple to make but effective and non-intrusive. The sewing structures and cover designs can be adopted as a one-off conservation intervention or as a part of a large collection's preservation plan.

23 Nov 2017 to 24 Nov 2017

Workshop: Under the Skin: Studies in Parchment

The Institute of Conservation's Book & Paper Group is delighted to present its next training opportunity, showcasing current conservation, preservation and scientific research on historic parchment. The event is generously supported by the Clare Hampson Fund and hosted by The National Archives, London, UK.

This is a re-run of an event organised in March 2016 at the Parker Library in Cambridge.

19 Oct 2017 to 22 Oct 2017


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