Cultural heritage to be included in Horizon 2020

In response to a petition featuring the signatures of more than 6000 museum and gallery professionals, coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute with support from the Collections Trust (, the Industry Research and Energy Committee (ITER) of the European Parliament has confirmed that ‘Cultural Heritage’ has been included as a priority in the proposed €80bn Horizon 2020 funding programme.

Protecting, Preparing and Responding: the International Committee of the Blue Shield

Founded in 1996 to protect the world's cultural heritage threatened by wars and natural disasters, the ICBS has been described as the "Cultural Red Cross". Four of its founding members, recipients of the 2012 IIC Advocate Award, talk about the Committee’s formation and evolution, as well as the future challenges that the ICBS faces.

23 Jan 2013

Innovations in Evaluation: New Technologies in Museum Visitor Research - A One-day Workshop at the British Museum

The development of new digital technologies, from eye trackers to iPads, is changing the way researchers understand museum visitors. This hands-on workshop will provide a unique opportunity to test, evaluate and discuss some of these new innovations in visitor research in the museum environment. What can these developments tell us that we didn't know before and what opportunities and problems do they present?

12 Mar 2013
15 Feb 2013

Advanced-Level Photograph Conservation - Conservation Strategies for Humidity and Water-Damaged Photographic Materials

This first workshop in the advanced-level photograph conservation series will be offered in partnership with the Croatian State Archives. The workshop will take place at the facilities of the Archives in Zagreb, Croatia.

The workshop aims to provide participants with the theoretical and practical basis to:

14 Jul 2013 to 25 Jul 2013
4 Feb 2013

Working Internationally One-Day Conference

ICOM UK in partnership with the National Museum Directors' Council and the British Museum is holding a one-day conference entitled Working Internationally on the 4th March 2013 at the British Museum. The Conference is aimed at those working in national, regional and local museums who are looking to work on international projects. More information is available at or book at

4 Mar 2013
4 Mar 2013

ICOM UK and the British Council offer travel bursaries to ICOM Rio 2013

ICOM UK and the British Council are offering two travel bursaries of up to £1,500 for delegates hoping to attend ICOM's 23rd General Conference in Rio de Janeiro from 10th to 17th August 2013. Those wanting to apply should visit the ICOM UK website:

Applications should be returned to by 12.00pm on Wednesday, 13th February 2013.

11 Jan 2013
13 Feb 2013

Senior Conservator, Paintings

The Huntington is seeking a senior paintings conservator for a full-time position. The incumbent will play a leading role in establishing an art conservation specialty within the existing program, with the goal of creating an integrated conservation unit for all of the Huntington’s library and art collections. Initial duties will include coordinating a comprehensive assessment of the art collections in all media, preparing a detailed report and multi-year preservation plan, and advising on the creation of a new laboratory space for paintings and objects.

Application deadline: 
1 Mar 2013

Call for Papers - 39th Annual CAC Conference

The Canadian Association for Conservation of Cultural Property has announced a call for papers for its 39th Annual Conference to be held on 23-25th May 2013 in Saint John, New Brunswick. The conference aims to explore all aspects of conservation, including theory and treatment, preventive conservation, conservation ethics and the public interpretation of conservation practice. An abstract of between 300 and 500 words, either in French or English, can be submitted for a 20-30 minute presentation or poster.

22 May 2013
11 Jan 2013


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