Course: Investigation, Preservation and Management of Archaeological Sites

This course is jointly organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (Bunkacho); Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU Nara); International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM); and National Research Institute for Cultural Properties [Tokyo and Nara], under the auspices of the Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage; Japanese National Commission for UNESCO; Nara Prefectural Government; and Nara City Government.

4 Sep 2018 to 4 Oct 2018
10 Jun 2018

Assistant Buildings Curator

Tower of London
Salary: £29,262 per annum
Closing date: 25th May 2018

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is the independent charity that looks after six of Britain's most important heritage sites: the Tower of London; Hampton Court Palace; Banqueting House; Kensington Palace; Kew Palace, and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.

Application deadline: 
25 May 2018

Book review: William Berwick: paper conservation in the United States and Western Europe, 1800-1935. Reviewed by Karl Buchberg

The first sentence of Christine A. Smith’s Introduction clearly states the overall goal of this volume: “This book interweaves two related histories: the professional biography of William Berwick (1848-1920), who was the preeminent manuscript restorer in the United States during the late nineteenth and earth twentieth centuries, and an exploration of the world of paper conservation in the U.S. and Western Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.” The author, who received an A.B. from Vassar College and then an M.S.

36th Gerry Hedley Student Symposium 2018

We are pleased to announce that the 36th Annual Gerry Hedley Symposium will be returning to Newcastle-upon-Tyne on Monday 4 June 2018, and will be hosted once again by Northumbria University.

The symposium, named in honour of Gerry Hedley, conservation researcher and educator, will allow for final year students of paintings and paper conservation training courses to present their research to other trainees and conservation professionals.

Time: 10:30- 18:00, with registration open from 9:00 am. The day's proceedings will be followed by a reception.

4 Jun 2018

Free Workshop: Pressure Sensitive Tape Removal

We have 4 available spots to attend a two-day workshop on "New products for Pressure Sensitive Tape removal" in Barcelona, Spain.

The workshop is part of the dissemination plan of the Nanorestart project (H2020 Grant Agreement 646063) and therefore has no cost for the participants except for travel and accommodation.

The workshop will take place on the 16th and 17th of May and will be taught in English by the paper conservator Antonio Mirabile.

16 May 2018 to 17 May 2018

Gels in Paper Conservation Workshop

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) presents the Gels in Paper Conservation workshop September 19 - 21, 2018 at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries in Philadelphia, PA. The workshop will be instructed by Anne Maheux and Michelle Sullivan, and organized by Sarah Reidell.

19 Sep 2018 to 21 Sep 2018


The Thirteenth Infrared and Raman User's Group (IRUG 13) conference will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, December 5-7, 2018. The conference will include oral and poster presentations addressing all aspects of the application of infrared and Raman spectroscopies to the study of cultural artifacts and their preservation, as well as applications in forensic science.

Deadline for submission of 500-word abstracts for papers & posters: June 1, 2018

5 Dec 2018 to 7 Dec 2018
1 Jun 2018


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