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“Hurricane Sandy Collections Recovery" Free Webinar and Live Chat

In response to the ongoing recovery efforts associated with Hurricane Sandy, the Connecting to Collections Online Community will host a webinar and live chat event on Tuesday, November 20, at 2:00 pm (Eastern). This webinar will bring together leading experts in the field of disaster recovery to provide the cultural community with critical information on salvaging damaged collections.
During this webinar we will discuss health and safety concerns; triage, loss, and stabilization of collections; and recovery strategies.

20 Nov 2012

ICOM-CC Graphic Document Working Group Interim Meeting - Paper Conservation: Decisions & Compromises

Austrian National Library - Vienna 2013

The Interim Meeting of the Working Group Graphic and Documents will be held in Vienna from 17 to 19 April 2013, hosted by the Austrian National Library. The two-day conference, complimented by half a day of visits to museums and conservation laboratories, will provide a forum for the broad spectrum of activities in the Paper Conservation community. Challenges of digitization, changing cultural policies and economic constraints on the one hand demand growing competences of paper-, library-, and archive conservators.

16 Apr 2013 to 18 Apr 2013

Conservation Research Fellowship

Applications are sought for the 2013 Clothworkers’ Conservation Fellowship.

A grant of up to £80,000 is available to a UK public institution to enable an experienced senior conservator (employed by that institution) to pursue a research project for two years.

During the sabbatical their post will be covered by an externally recruited junior conservator.

The grant will meet the salary and on-costs of the junior conservator, and the project costs of the work undertaken by the senior fellow.

Closing date: 1st March 2013

Application deadline: 
1 Mar 2013

Head of Organic Artifacts Conservation Section

£36,146 per annum
Ref: 1289306

The Department of Conservation and Scientific Research is looking to recruit a Head of the Organic Artifacts Conservation Section to develop and implement, in conjunction with other senior staff members, strategic and operational plans for the department that support its preservation, conservation and research strategies, as well as managing and delivering the operational plan of the section, which will include increased participation in the Museum’s commercial and international activities.

Application deadline: 
9 Nov 2012

Akzonobel to fund Courtauld Postgraduate Students in Conservation of Wall paintings

Sanjai Dhar ©Courtauld Institute of Art

The Courtauld Institute of Art is delighted to announce that AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paint and coatings company, will fund three postgraduate students undertaking either a PhD or MA in Conservation of Wall Painting from October 2012. This new initiative builds on AkzoNobel’s current commitment to fund Sanjay Dhar, who is studying part-time for his PhD from 2009-2017. All three additional AkzoNobel Scholarships are for students from India, China and Brazil.

First Heritage Blacksmithing Awards

NHIG trainees on the day of the Awards ©Bethan Griffiths

In July 2012, the National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) held its first awards ceremony for graduates from its inaugural Heritage Blacksmiths training programme. The NHIG award is the first of its kind in the UK and is a competency work based qualification covering specialist skills units in heritage blacksmithing.

30 Jun 2012

European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage – Europa Nostra Awards 2013

Each year, Europa Nostra and the European Union reward the best of cultural heritage achievements. The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, aim to celebrate excellence and dedication by architects, craftsmen, volunteers, schools, local communities, heritage owners and media. The awards celebrate exemplary restorations and initiatives of the many facets of Europe’s cultural heritage in four categories. Every year, up to six monetary awards of €10,000 each are awarded to the top laureates in the various categories.

Deadline: 
8 Sep 2013

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