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Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) Training Course

A one day RTI training course will be hosted by Icon Scotland Group and Historic Environment Scotland.

Time: 10:30 - 17:00
Venue: Stirling Castle
Fee: £8 - £10

This practical one day course will take attendees through taking RTI-compatible photographs and then processing them on their own computers to create a 3D effect of the virtual surface structure. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own objects to work with. The fee includes lunch, tea & coffee. The course will be led by Marta Pilarska of Historic Environment Scotland.

28 Sep 2018

Object Conservator

Summary
Wiltshire Council are seeking a dynamic and qualified object Conservator with experience of working in a busy conservation laboratory to join the Wiltshire Conservation and Museum Advisory service, based at the state of the art Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre.
The Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre offers a passport to the past for anyone interested in finding out more about the fascinating history of Wiltshire and Swindon.

Application deadline: 
4 Sep 2018

Wood Identification Workshop

The Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) presents the Wood Identification workshop in collaboration with the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT). Suzana Radivojevic will be teaching the workshop at the New Orleans Jazz Museum on January 29-31, 2019.

29 Jan 2019 to 31 Jan 2019

Conservation of Globes - Online Course

by Mag. Dr. hab. Patricia Engel and Michael Højlund Rasmussen

Content
Historic globes exist all over Europe, in public collections and libraries, but also as private property. While older celestial globes were made of metals, since Behaim's Erdapfel from 1492 globes have been made of paper, papier-mâché, wood and parchment.

17 Sep 2018 to 18 Nov 2018

2019-2020 Fellowships at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art welcomes applications from scholars of art history, archaeology, conservation and related sciences, education, as well as from scholars in other disciplines whose projects are interdisciplinary in nature and relate to objects in The Met’s collection. The tremendous diversity of fellows' projects reflects the historic and geographic diversity of the Museum's collection.

Application deadline: 
7 Dec 2018

Paitings Conservator, Contemporary Paintings

The Art Institute of Chicago, founded in 1879, is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. An encyclopedic museum, the Art Institute collects, preserves, and interprets works in every medium from all cultures and historical periods.

Application deadline: 
15 Sep 2018

Conference: Planning for the Unthinkable

The Victoria and Albert Museum, in partnership with UK Armed Forces and the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport invite you to attend the following one-day conference:

PLANNING FOR THE UNTHINKABLE: PROTECTING THE NATIONAL HERITAGE SECTOR
Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A
9:30 - 17:00, Thursday 29th November 2018

29 Nov 2018

21st International Symposium: New Horizons in the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage

ICOMOS International Wood Committee

Registration is now open for IIWC’s four-day conference in the historic city of York, where international experts, professionals and practitioners will present new research and technical advancements in the conservation of wooden built heritage. The conference will include tours of the medieval city of York and workshops will be put on by York Archaeological Trust, Historic England and the ICOMOS-UK Wood Committee. There will also be evening receptions at the University of York’s Kings Manor, and at the Jorvik Viking Centre.

12 Sep 2018 to 15 Sep 2018

CPD Course: Environmental Controls in Museums, Libraries, and Archives

Three-day course at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, developed for museum and library facilities operations staff; conservators and collections managers; librarians, archivists and curators; and those in the architectural / engineering and construction management fields.

Learn how to efficiently achieve the proper conditions for material preservation and conservation in a museum environment. Increase your understanding of temperature and humidity requirements, while balancing the needs of the collections, personal comfort and the building itself.

30 Oct 2018 to 1 Nov 2018

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