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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.

Workshop: Textile Wet Cleaning with Richard Wolbers

The Textile Conservation Workshop of the Museum für Islamische Kunst – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin is happy to announce the Workshop:

Textile Wet Cleaning with Richard Wolbers

BASIC WORKSHOP 23rd-25th January 2017 • Berlin, Germany
ADVANCED WORKSHOP 27th-28th January 2017 • Berlin, Germany

The Textile Conservation Workshop of the Museum für Islamische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, invites Richard Wolbers for two intensive workshops aimed at textiles conservators and restorers interested in new wet cleaning methods for textiles.

23 Jan 2018 to 28 Jan 2018
Deadline: 
23 Oct 2017

Workshop: Heritage Emergency and Response Training

Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative and FEMA’s Office of Environmental Planning & Historic Preservation, co-sponsors of the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, United States

13 Nov 2017 to 17 Nov 2017
Deadline: 
15 Sep 2017

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