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Director, Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Yale University seeks a director to provide intellectual, creative, and operational leadership of its new Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage. Founded with a $25 million gift from Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin '78, the Institute on Yale's West Campus will create and disseminate new knowledge by uniting the vast resources of the University's museum and library collections with the scientific, technical, and intellectual wealth of Yale's schools and academic departments to advance conservation and digitization science and its practice around the world.

Application deadline: 
1 Sep 2012

Career Opportunities at National Museum of Qatar, Doha, State of Qatar

Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) has acquired masterpieces through the years, which QMA is committed to preserve and showcase to the world. QMA is dedicated to accomplish the vision of His Highness The Emir of Qatar through education and cultural interaction with communities in and outside of Qatar.

Its mission is to unite and focus the efforts of all museums in the State of Qatar for the acquisition, preservation and interpretation of collections and monuments held in trust for the Qatari people, to be shared with national and tourist audiences.

Application deadline: 
15 Sep 2012

The artifact, its context, and their narrative: multidisciplinary conservation in historic house museums

ICOM-DEMHIST (the International Committee for Historic House Museums), and three ICOM-CC Working Groups (Sculpture, Polychromy, and Architectural Decoration; Textiles; and Wood, Furniture, and Lacquer) are announcing a conference on: The artifact, its context, and their narrative: multidisciplinary conservation in historic house museums at the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, USA, November 6-9, 2012. 



7 Nov 2012 to 9 Nov 2012

A Woven Alliance: tapestry yesterday, today and for tomorrow - Symposium

Icon Textile Group Announcement

The Icon Textile Group is hosting a one day tapestry symposium ‘A Woven Alliance: tapestry yesterday, today and for tomorrow’, to be held at the Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh on Friday 21st September 2012. The symposium will reflect the creative, historical, technical and/or scientific partnerships and collaborations that take place when working on a tapestry project.

20 Sep 2012

Research Workshop - Materials Grand Challenges

The Melbourne Materials Institute (MMI) is pleased to invite you to the 2012 MMI materials research workshop “Materials Grand Challenges”.

In preparation for the 2012 Interdisciplinary Seed Funding round, the workshop bring together researchers and industry partners from materials science, engineering and bioengineering to discuss the major challenges in these areas and to encourage novel approaches that may lead to seed funding applications.

Registrations are essential. Please RSVP by Friday 9 Aug 2012.

19 Aug 2012
Deadline: 
8 Aug 2012

Asian Lacquer International Symposium: Call for participation & papers

Buffalo, New York, USA
Dates: 20 – 24 May 2013

The Asian Lacquer International Symposium will be held in Buffalo, New York, USA, in May 2013 and is being organised by the State University of New York College at Buffalo (Buffalo State) Art Conservation and Design Departments and the Burchfield Penney Art Centre.

19 May 2013 to 23 May 2013
Deadline: 
2 Jan 2013

Introduction to Japanese Paper Conservation Workshop

Three conservators from National Archives of Japan (NAJ) are visiting Brisbane to conduct a workshop at the International Council of Archives Congress (ICA). State Library of Queensland (SLQ) with the support of AICCM has negotiated with the conservators to run a workshop for conservators at SLQ. The workshop will be conducted on Monday 27th August 2012. It will be a hands-on workshop with all materials and tools supplied.

Instructors
Ms. Ikuko NAKAJIMA, Section Chief, Conservation Section
She has been working as a conservator at the NAJ since 1997

26 Aug 2012

AIC 41st Annual Meeting - call for papers

The AIC's 41st Annual Meeting will take place in Indianapolis, May 29- June 1, 2013, at the JW Marriott hotel.

The theme of the meeting will be the Contemporary in Conservation, focusing on contemporary approaches to conservation. In addition to the conservation of contemporary art the conference will encompass contemporary perspectives from within as well as outside the field on a range of subjects related to the field of conservation.

28 May 2013 to 31 May 2013
Deadline: 
9 Sep 2012

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