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Professional Development Seminar - Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums, Historic Sites, Conservation Treatment and Collection Care

Accepting Abstracts for the 2017 Fall Professional Development Seminar

The Potomac Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, the Washington Conservation Guild and the Smithsonian Institution's Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management will once again collaborate with the Lunder Conservation Center to host the second annual Professional Development Seminar, building upon last year's theme:

Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums, Historic Sites, Conservation Treatment and Collection Care.

1 Nov 2017

XXI International NKF Congress ICC-Nordic Group - Cultural heritage facing catastrophe: Prevention and recoveries

CALL FOR PAPERS at https://www.nkf2018.is

The Icelandic section of the Nordic Association of Conservators is pleased to announce the XXI NKF Congress - Cultural heritage facing catastrophe: prevention and recoveries to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland 26 - 28 September 2018.

The theme of the congress is the impact of natural and man-made catastrophes on cultural heritage and recoveries.

26 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018
Deadline: 
1 Feb 2018

Seminar: Environmental Controls in Museums, Libraries and Archives

University of Wisconsin, College of Engineering, Department of Engineering Professional Development, United States

Learn how to efficiently achieve the proper conditions for material preservation and conservation in a museum environment. Increase your understanding of the temperature and humidity requirements, while balancing the needs of the collections, personal comfort, and the building itself.

Registration deadline: 17 October 2017

17 Oct 2017 to 19 Oct 2017
Deadline: 
17 Oct 2017

EU funds to highlight Pompeii as a jewel of European heritage

© Public Domain, Catalogue of the Museo Archeologico di Napoli, via Wikimedia Commons

BRUXELLES - The European Commission has announced in April the allocation of almost €50 million from the European Regional Development Fund to the continuation of the renovation and preservation works on the iconic Italian archaeological site of Pompeii.
After the completion of the restoration works co-financed by the EU Cohesion Policy, the Ancient
Roman city of Pompeii, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is expected to welcome almost 200,000 additional tourists per year.

CLIR and Antiquities Coalition Initiative Receives Major Grant from the Whiting Foundation

WASHINGTON, DC—The Whiting Foundation has awarded the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) $170,000 (£130,000) to design, implement, and launch a prototype Digital Library of the Middle East (DLME). Other partners in the initiative will be The Antiquities Coalition and five universities and together they will create a proof of concept for a large-scale digital library of cultural artifacts from the Middle East and North Africa. Technical implementation and IT support will be provided by Stanford University Libraries.

Ross Fountain restoration gets underway

© The City of Edinburgh Council

EDINBURGH - Work has begun to restore Edinburgh's A-listed Ross Fountain to its former glory.
After initial inspections, the cast-iron feature will be removed piece by piece this summer from West Princes Street Gardens before being repaired and returned in Spring 2018.

Memphis Belle to shine again after restoration

© U.S. Air Force photo by Ben Strasser

DAYTON, Ohio - A restoration team from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force has completed a project to restore the iconic Memphis Belle™, a Boing B-17F aircraft which completed 25 combat missions over Europe during World War II and return home safe. The famed aircraft and its crew became iconic symbols of the heavy bomber crews and support personnel who helped defeat Nazi Germany.

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