Colours of Hallstatt | textiles connecting science and art

On the occasion of a three-year research project on 'Dyeing techniques of the prehistoric Hallstatt-Textiles' funded by the Austrian Science FWF [L431-G02] at the Natural History Museum of Vienna both an exhibition and a symposium will be organized. In co-operation with the University of Applied Arts Vienna, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, the Austrian Society for Textile-Art-Research and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands at both events, a colourful spectrum of research and art is presented.

21 Mar 2012 to 23 Mar 2012

Institute of Conservation Talk: Back to Front- Marks, labels & seals on the backs of paintings

The ICON Paintings Group invite you to a St Valentine’s Day Talk given by Christopher Stevens, Superintendent of the Royal Collection, Hampton Court Palace.
The Royal Collection: Back to Front - Marks, labels & seals on the backs of paintings
Tuesday, 14th February 2012
Doors open at 6pm talk begins at 6.30pm prompt
Venue: the Grand Robing Room,
Freemason’s Hall,
60 Great Queen Street,
London WC2B 5AZ
Close to both Covent Garden and Holborn Tube Stations

14 Feb 2012
10 Feb 2012

Digital Artworks - The Challenges of Conservation

Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe - ZKM | Media Museum
What happens to media art when the Internet environment for which it was conceived, changes? Can works that were once developed for the PC now be shown on an iPad? The exhibition Digital Art Works - The Challenges of Conservation at the ZKM | Media Museum fundamentally explores questions related to collecting, exhibiting, and maintaining computer–based art works and makes the work concerning digital conservation visible.

12 Feb 2012

Weekly News Highlights

We heard many interesting and amazing stories this week but what got our Facebook fans talking the most was the story about a woman that was arrested in Denver for damaging a Painting at the Clyfford Still Museum on December 29 2011. It was reported that the woman appeared to be drunk and cause damages to the painting estimated at approximately $10000 (£6470).

2012 Australasian Registrars Committee Conference - Sign & Return, Informing Collection Documentation

The bi-annual Australasian Registrars Committee conference will be held at the National Gallery of Victoria from 8-10 February 2012. Early bird registrations close on Friday 2 December 2011.
A strong line up of industry professionals will present and discuss a diverse range of documentation topics including exhibitions; the impact of disasters; provenance; and collection stocktaking. Confirmed speakers include Freda Matassa (UK), Shane Simpson (AU), Norman Palmer (UK) & Rebecca Buck (US).

8 Feb 2012 to 10 Feb 2012
2 Dec 2011

IIC 2012 Annual General Meeting

Notice of IIC Annual General Meeting 2012

Notice is hereby given that the sixtieth Annual General Meeting of the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works will be held at Room 106, Roberts Engineering Building, University College London, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE, UK, on Wednesday 18th January 2012 at 5.00 pm for the following purposes:

19 Jan 2012

Rising Tide/Melting Ice: The preservation of world archaeological heritage in a time of climate change - an on-line dialogue

Rising tide cover

Global weather patterns are changing and with these changes come significant threats to the preservation of world archaeological heritage. An increasing number of coastal sites are vulnerable to inundation and ruin by rising sea levels. And as temperatures rise in some parts of the world those archaeological remains which have laid frozen in the permafrost, in a state of spectacular preservation, are beginning to thaw and rot.

18 Jan 2012
University College London (UCL)
United Kingdom

Klimawandel und Museale Sammlungen

Climate change cover image

Die klimatischen Veränderungen auf unserem Planeten sind von enormer Tragweite. Sie beschränken sich nicht bloß auf die ohnehin dramatischen Verheerungen durch Sturmereignisse, die Bedrohung durch den ansteigenden Meeresspiegel, Verschiebungen von Wanderbewegungen und Lebensräumen oder das Potential für erhöhte Gesundheitsrisiken durch Schadstoffe. Das Wettergeschehen und Temperaturschwankungen betreffen weltweit auch den Erhalt kultureller Kostbarkeiten, an denen wir uns erfreuen, und die uns jeden Tag auf Neue begeistern.

16 Sep 2008
United Kingdom


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