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Society of Gilders biennial conference

The Society of Gilders is holding its biennial conference in Arlington, TX from 5 June through 10 June, 2017 osted by the University of Texas at Arlington's Art and Art History Department, this weeklong conference has intensive hands-on classes covering such diverse disciplines as Verre Eglomise, Gesso Recutting, Toning of gilded surfaces, Oil gilding, water gilding and much more. Instructors are top professionals from across the US and overseas. Many of these classes cannot be found anywhere else.

5 Jun 2017

"Modern/Contemporary Materialities" lecture series at The Art Institute of Chicago

Nonobjects and Quasi-objects: Notes on a Research Agenda at the Edge of Modernity
Prof. Monica Amor, Maryland Institute College of Art. Baltimore

As part of the "Modern/Contemporary Materialities" lecture series at The Art Institute of Chicago, generously supported by the Stockman Family Foundation.
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Fellows Lounge, AIC Rubloff building

8 May 2017

Summer School ART&LAW “Identity and Conservation of Contemporary Artworks: Duties and Responsibility”

The international Summer School ART&LAW Identity and Conservation of Contemporary Artworks: Duties and Responsibility is organized as one intensive week of debate among professors, professionals in the field, artists, contemporary artwork restorers from some of the most prestigious institutions working in the world of contemporary art. Classes, round table, case studies, workshops and role plays: a miscellaneous didactic methodology will go through experiences and case studies from all over the world.

3 Jul 2017 to 9 Jul 2017
Deadline: 
28 Apr 2017

Workshop on Islamic Bookbinding

The conservation department of the Islamic Arts Museum is organizing a five-day workshop for conservators from 24-28 July 2017 on the following topic:

Islamic Bookbinding: Understanding book structures and bindings of Islamic Manuscripts

24 Jul 2017 to 28 Jul 2017
Deadline: 
26 May 2017

Conservation Scientist Position

Conservation scientists carry out research and provide scientific services to assess the chemical and physical properties of historic and artistic objects, natural history specimens and related materials. In this position, you will develop new, or modify existing, techniques, methodologies or instrumentation pertaining to the study, scientific examination and physical and chemical analysis of cultural property through scientific research. You will also communicate concepts, ideas and research results through written reports and publications or oral communications.

Application deadline: 
23 Apr 2017

APS Lecture: "There's More to the Story: Integrating Paul Gauguin's Artistic Practice into an Exhibition Narrative"

The Association of Print Scholars is pleased to announce its second Distinguished Scholar Lecture:

Harriet Stratis
Senior Research Conservator
Art Institute of Chicago
There's More to the Story: Integrating Paul Gauguin's Artistic Practice into an Exhibition Narrative

Stratis will speak about her recent research for the exhibition "Paul Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist," which will open at the Art Institute of Chicago on June 25 and travel to the Musee d'Orsay in the fall.

Friday, May 12 at 5 PM, reception to follow

12 May 2017

All About Thangkas-- Workshop in New York City

9:00 am-6:00 pm
Location: Talas, 330 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, New York

Reserve your place in this intensely informative and comprehensive day-long workshop, with keynotes presentations, open Q&A during catered lunch, and discussion of thangka examples.

Private tours of thangkas at the Rubin Museum and the American Museum of Natural History on May 4, 5 are offered by arrangement.

6 May 2017

Thoughts on Preserving Electronic Systems Discussion

Bay Area Art Conservation Guild (BAACG) presents in cooperation with The Computer History Museum:
The Ghost in the Machine with John Burke and Nora Eibisch, Ph.D Thoughts on Preserving Electronic Systems

May 13 2017
1-5pm Discussion, Gallery Tour and Refreshments

$20-membership to BAACG included
BAACG Members free

RSVP to baacg.info@gmail.com
Limited seating so RSVP early

13 May 2017

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