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Topics in Preservation Series Lecture: From Words to Diagrams: An Automated Visualization of Historical Bookbinding Structures

The Preservation Research and Testing Division at the Library of Congress announces the Topics in Preservation Series Lecture: From Words to Diagrams: An Automated Visualization of Historical Bookbinding Structures
11:00 am -12:00 pm EST
Library of Congress James Madison Memorial Building, Pickford Theater, Room LM 312
101 Independence Ave SE
Washington, DC 20540

Register to view remotely at: http://www.loc.gov/preservation/outreach/tops/campagnolo/index.html

12 Apr 2017

2017 University of Cambridge Museums Collections Care and Conservation Professional Courses

University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) 2017 Programme for Collections Care and Conservation Courses has arrived! These professional development courses and workshops offer expert-led, practical training for colleagues working and studying in the Collections Care and Conservation sector.

For a full list of courses to be offered in 2017, please visit the webpage:
www.museums.cam.ac.uk/care-conservation/collections-care-conservation-pr...

15 May 2017 to 7 Nov 2017

Icon Ceramic and Glass Group Conference 2017 - Call for Papers

Call for Papers Conservation of Ceramics, Glass and Enamels Conference, Oxford

The Icon Ceramic and Glass Group Conference 2017 will be held at Oxford, on Friday the 8th September. The conference theme is intentionally broad to encourage papers on the widest possible range of materials and treatments within the context of ceramics, glass and enamels.

8 Sep 2017
Deadline: 
7 Apr 2017

1st International Museum Lighting Symposium - Call for Papers

Call for Abstracts: 1st International Museum Lighting Symposium, UCL,Sept 11th-12th 2017: A day and half of talks from academic and industry experts from around the globe.

11 Sep 2017 to 12 Sep 2017
Deadline: 
31 Mar 2017

Call for Papers: European Lacquer in Context (ELinC) Conference

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The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels, Belgium), the University of Antwerp dep. Conservation Studies (UA, Antwerp, Belgium) and the Royal Museums of Art and History (KMKG-MRAH, Brussels, Belgium) kindly invite you to participate in our two-day conference European Lacquer in Context.

The theme of this conference is European lacquers in a broad sense: theoretical and practical work concerning conservation and restoration, art historical, technological and chemical research will be highlighted.

18 Jan 2018 to 19 Jan 2018
Deadline: 
4 Jun 2017

3rd INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION SYMPOSIUM-WORKSHOP OF NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS

The CENTRE DE RESTAURACIÓ DE BÉNS MOBLES DE CATALUNYA (Centre of Restoration of Cultural Heritage of Catalonia) and the ESCOLA SUPERIOR DE CONSERVACIÓ I RESTAURACIÓ DE BÉNS MOBLES CATALUNYA (Superior School of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage) in Barcelona, Spain, are to host the 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONSERVATION SYMPOSIUM-WORKSHOP OF NATURAL HISTORY COLLECTIONS in Barcelona (Spain) from the 21-24 November 2017.

21 Nov 2017 to 24 Nov 2017

Hundreds of coffins to be restored in Egyptian Museum conservation project

Four small gold coffins from the tomb of King Tutankhamun on display in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Egypt. ©Mark Fischer CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

CAIRO – A team of conservators at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo will soon be involved in a project to document and conserve a collection of 600 coffins. The project is part of an American-Egyptian collaboration to preserve and document one of the world’s oldest civilisations.
Moamen Othman, the Head of the museum’s conservation department said: “There has been no other project like this worldwide, with this number of coffins being documented or restored”.

First reliable radiocarbon dates for Australian Aboriginal rock art

Aboriginal Rock Art, Kakadu National Park, Australia. © Thomas Schoch, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

CANBERRA - A team of researchers from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and the Australian National University (ANU) have developed a new technique that will, for the first time, allow a more precise dating of Australian Aboriginal rock art.

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