IIC is deeply dismayed to hear the terrible news of the devastating fire that has consumed the National Museum of Brazil, the country's oldest and most distinguished museum. Situated in the former Imperial palace of São Cristóvão, the fire appears to have also destroyed its extraordinary and unique collection of some 20 million specimens and artefacts.
The Denver Art Museum is accepting applications for an objects conservator for a two-year, full-time, benefitted position at the assistant or associate level. There is potential for an extension to a third year.
by Prof. Dr. Karin Petersen and Barbara Hentschel M.A.
Stressed About Pests? Integrated Pest Management for Heritage Preservation Professionals Workshop will be held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on February 28 - March 1, 2019. Rachael Arenstein and Pat Kelley will be instructing the course, presented by the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation.
The Icon Archaeology Group are pleased to announce the call for papers for our 1-day December conference on archaeological objects found by members of the public.
Every year thousands of objects are discovered by metal-detector users, field-walkers, people out walking, gardening or just going about their daily work. These finds are often acquired and displayed by local and national museums with the support of conservators.
Icon welcome papers on all aspects, including:
Conserving the ephemeral: Light
Tomar Polytechnic Institute, Tomar, Portugal
Light - a central 'element' throughout human's history to and in 'art making', perception and appreciation ranges from the inclusion of actual light, the lighting of artworks, how a light source might interact with an artwork, the use of reflections, and using light itself as an artistic medium.
Join a select group of 25 people for a two-day seminar on October 5 and 6 on the preservation and conservation of the Himalayan thangka, led by Ms. Ann Shaftel, at the University of San Francisco. With over 30 years of expertise in leading seminars and giving talks on Himalayan art conservation, Ms. Shaftel is one of the world's leading experts on the thangka.
Emergency evacuation at Hanuman Dhoka Palace Museum coordinated
by Nepal army in 2015; Photo: Aparna Tandon, ICCROM
IIC Point of the Matter Dialogue in Turin, Italy on 12 September 2018
The Getty Conservation Institute’s (GCI) postdoctoral fellowship is a two-year program designed to provide recent PhDs in chemistry and other physical or material sciences with experience in conservation science. The 2019-2021 Postdoctoral Fellow will be an integral part of the GCI Science’s Preventive Conservation and Modern and Contemporary Art research initiatives. (http://www.getty.edu/conservation/about/science/index.html).
The Walters Art Museum seeks an outstanding candidate for an advanced training opportunity in the field of Objects Conservation funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. For its term of two years, the fellowship will provide advanced conservation training and support scholarly research related to the collections of the Walters. Widely regarded as one of the finest museums in the United States, the Walters possesses an encyclopedic collection of eastern and western art. Applications are currently sought for a fellowship beginning in fall 2018.