In the Asia and the Pacific region there are various forms of cultural heritage, including wooden structures, which are of great value from a global point of view. In order to safeguard this important cultural heritage for future generations, it is necessary for heritage professionals to carry out proper investigation, analysis and preservation.
Ligatus are pleased to announce the that registration for their Summer School is now open.
It will be held on 25-29 September and 2-6 October in Norwich, UK hosted by the Cathedral Library.
Week 1: Identifying and Recording Bookbinding Structures of the Eastern Mediterranean
Tutors: Dr Athanasios Velios and Dr Georgios Boudalis
Week 2: European Bookbinding, 1450-1830
Tutor: Professor Nicholas Pickwoad
Emerging conservator opportunity for newly qualified conservator (within five years of graduation) to work on heritage project in Antarctica.
The Antarctic Heritage Trust (New Zealand) is offering a unique and exciting professional development opportunity for a conservator to travel to Antarctica to participate in our project to conserve the expedition bases of Scott, Shackleton, and Hillary.
This is an exciting time to join the Royal Museums Greenwich. We are moving into new purpose built conservation studios in August 2017 which opens up a whole range of opportunities and we are looking for a Senior Manager to manage the paintings, frames and textile conservation studios. Part of the role is develop public engagement activities at our new facility.
Reporting to: Head of Conservation & Preservation
Painting Conservation Studio
Frame Conservation Studio
Textile Conservation Studio
Call for Abstracts
Tours and a workshop to be held on Friday 20th October.
The New Zealand Conservators of Cultural Materials Pū Manaaki Kahurangi will be holding our annual conference later this year. The theme ‘Beyond the Bench: Connecting with Our Heritage’, aims to explore the ways in which conservation connects with taonga, communities, and the wider heritage sector.
ROME – Thanks to modern technological advances in digital photography techniques, a five-year project to digitise the entire Sistine Chapel has begun and it will form the basis for any future restorations of the monument. The highly detailed images will in fact immortalise the Chapel and all its masterpieces in their current state, thus informing on any changes in its state of preservation in the future.
The last time all Sistine frescoes were photographed was between 1980 and 1994, during a landmark restoration project to clean the paintings for the first time in centuries.
CAIRO: A significant fragment believed to be from a ship built for King Khufu has been unearthed from a site near the Great Pyramid at Giza. The plank is made of cedar wood and measures 26 metres (85 feet); it is believed to be part of a second boat discovered at this site in 1954, together with another boat, now housed in The Khufu Boat Museum, a small modern facility resting alongside the Great Pyramid. The two boat were first located by archaeologist Kamal El-Mallakh with Zaki Nour, who found the pits during routing cleaning of the southern side of the Great pyramid.
Edited by Efstratios Stylianidis and Fabio Remondino, Whittles Publishing, 2016, ISBN 978-184995-168-5 Hardback, 400 pages, liberally illustrated, full colour throughout.
Washington and Lee University (W&L) and the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) have had an ongoing collaboration for several years in which W&L undergraduates and faculty staff work with museum professionals at NCMA. This work benefits both institutions---W&L is able to provide NCMA with useful data about their collection, and W&L students and faculty staff get the chance to work with international experienced art conservators and an outstanding collection of cultural heritage material.
The Denver Art Museum is inviting applications for a one-year, full-time, fellowship in the conservation of its textile collections. There is potential to renew for a second-year. The museum continues to expand its exhibit, storage and working spaces dedicated to textiles and is poised to offer excellent, advanced-level training in textile and fashion conservation and display.