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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

Europeana’s cultural dataset opens for re-use

Portrait of Jacob Maris at the Age of Twenty, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Public Domain (PD Art)

Opportunities for application developers, designers and other digital innovators will be boosted as the digital portal Europeana opens up its dataset of over 20 million cultural objects for free re-use.

Greece heritage sites in danger from spending cuts

Temple of Aphaia, Aegina, Greece ©Dennis Jarvis

The economic and political instability in Greece is jeopardising the country’s economic future and also having a devastating impact on the country’s rich cultural heritage, according to archaeologists in Athens.

Earthquakes in northwest Iran damage historical buildings

Sheikh-shahab tomb, Ahar, Iran, copyright: Elmju

A number of historical monuments have been damaged after two powerful earthquakes rocked the cities of Ahar and Varzaqan in northwest Iran. After a first assessment of the situation, cultural heritage experts have confirmed that the roof of Sheikh Shahabeddin Ahari's tomb, and the Qasem Khan Ahari's house, a building from the Qajar era (18th century), have both sustained heavy damage.

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