The Cultural Heritage Department at the University of Padua has just announced a new study track, held completely in English, in Applied Sciences to Cultural Heritage, Materials and Sites, of the Master’s degree in Archaeological Sciences. This new course has been created in partnership with the Geosciences Department and is aimed at archaeologists, chemists, mineralogists and conservation scientists.
Events are still largely online due to Covid-19, although some organisers are hoping to run live events later in the year. Readers should contact event organisers directly for the most up-to-date information on specific events, conferences, workshops, etc.
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E-RIHS is the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science www.e-rihs.eu and the Integrated Platform for the European Research Infrastructure IPERION HS www.iperionhs.eu are organizing a series of webinars, a key source of state-of-the-art information on heritage science research, facilities, policy and impact. It aims at developing a vibrant heritage science community and is intended for anyone involved in interdisciplinary heritage research.
ART AND ARCHITECTURE CONSERVATION TRAINING IN EUROPE: Relevant Experiences and Mastering of Conservation Methods
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The next speakers, John Marshall and Rhiannon Walker, will be discussing how previous damage caused by physical forces has led to the development of innovative and unique custom mounting solutions.
Focussing on three large and vulnerable works from the QAGOMA collection, they will share how the workshop team collaborated with conservators to design and fabricate safe and secure mounting systems, allowing these works to be moved, installed and displayed with much less risk of damage.
"Seamless Solutions: Treating a contemporary painting with agarose gel" by Olympia Diamond, paintings conservator at Julia Nagle Conservation, Thursday, 22nd April 2021 at 7pm (BST) / 2pm (EST)
Which challenges do international conservation students face, and how can you overcome these?
Conservation ethics and codes of conduct are similar worldwide. Nonetheless, many conservation programmes, regardless of their participation in the Bologna Process, have diverse focuses, lengths and acceptance requirements.
This fact, although enriching, makes student exchange and studying with graduate and post-graduate programs in different countries particularly difficult for conservation students.
Learn more about current digital printing methods and their materials in a lecture on Tuesday April 27, 2021 from 3:00 to 5:00pm EDT. Daniel Burge of the Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, will provide an overview of the history and technology of digital hardcopy printing, its preservation issues, including exhibition and storage, and its current uses in books, 3-D printing, photography and graphic arts.
The ICON Modern Materials Network and Care of Collections Group are pleased to present a Virtual Couriering and Condition Assessing Online Panel Discussion on Thursday the 29th April, 18:00-19:30 BST.
Over the past year, virtual couriering has become a necessity as travel has come to halt. As we tentatively look to the future, how do we use this new tool to save valuable funds and reduce an institution's carbon footprint while still maintaining high standards of collection care?
Join the FAIC for their Strategic Management of Collections workshop on Tuesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 6 at 12-2pm Eastern Time. Instructors Robert Huxley, Carol Butler, and Christiane Quaisser will share their approaches to managing some of the largest and most diverse natural history collections in the world as well as insight into strategic decision making beyond the typical rule book.
As you may know, there is an effort underway at many museums to eliminate in-person courier travel, replacing this practice with a variety of virtual methods to monitor works while on loan. While these measures have been necessary during the last year due to worldwide travel restrictions, some institutions are making permanent changes to their loan policies, ceasing to require in-person couriers for outgoing loans, and in turn declining to offer support for couriers for requested loans.