Head of Conservation and Preservation

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) seeks an experienced conservator to lead conservation and preservation for the Research Library. The Head of Conservation and Preservation will be responsible for the care and treatment of the library’s special and general collections. In collaboration with colleagues at the Getty and in the broader conservation community, the Head will assume a vital role in institutional initiatives and research projects.

Application deadline: 
8 Jun 2018

2019 International Meeting on Iron Gall Ink - Call for Papers

International Iron Gall Ink Meeting Flyer

The University of Barcelona (in conjunction with the Spanish Cultural Heritage Institute and the General Subdirectorate of State Archives in Spain) is organizing the III International Iron Gall Meeting (IGI2019BCN).

You are invited to participate in this Meeting and submit your contributions related to the history of iron gall ink as well as the recent developments related to the study of the degradation processes and associated proposals for conservation, preservation and exhibition of manuscripts and works of art created with Iron Gall Ink.

13 Feb 2019 to 15 Feb 2019
10 Jun 2018

International Museum Day 2018 Call for Images and Stories

International Museum Day 2018 call for images and stories

Hyperconnected Museums: New Approaches, New Publics

May 18th is ICOM International Museum Day! With more than 36,000 museums in over 150 countries and territories participating, chances are your institution has something in the works for this big day. We, here at the International Institute of Conservation (IIC), want to hear about it!

18 May 2018

Koerner Fellowship in Painting Conservation

At the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), we bring people together with art to see, experience and understand the world in new ways.

Our Vision: We will become the imaginative centre of our city and province. We will be welcoming to our visitors, inspiring for our audiences and innovative in the ways we gather people together to create community through art. We will become a preferred cultural partner for artistic visionaries from all over the world.

Application deadline: 
24 May 2018

Course on Impact Assessments for Heritage

World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO, Shanghai Centre (WHITRAP, Shanghai)
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

Zhenze Town Government

15 Oct 2018 to 26 Oct 2018
15 Jul 2018

Course: Investigation, Preservation and Management of Archaeological Sites

This course is jointly organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (Bunkacho); Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU Nara); International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM); and National Research Institute for Cultural Properties [Tokyo and Nara], under the auspices of the Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage; Japanese National Commission for UNESCO; Nara Prefectural Government; and Nara City Government.

4 Sep 2018 to 4 Oct 2018
10 Jun 2018

Assistant Buildings Curator

Tower of London
Salary: £29,262 per annum
Closing date: 25th May 2018

Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) is the independent charity that looks after six of Britain's most important heritage sites: the Tower of London; Hampton Court Palace; Banqueting House; Kensington Palace; Kew Palace, and Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland.

Application deadline: 
25 May 2018

Book review: William Berwick: paper conservation in the United States and Western Europe, 1800-1935. Reviewed by Karl Buchberg

The first sentence of Christine A. Smith’s Introduction clearly states the overall goal of this volume: “This book interweaves two related histories: the professional biography of William Berwick (1848-1920), who was the preeminent manuscript restorer in the United States during the late nineteenth and earth twentieth centuries, and an exploration of the world of paper conservation in the U.S. and Western Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.” The author, who received an A.B. from Vassar College and then an M.S.


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