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SAAM Stemming the Tide Symposium

Global Strategies for Sustaining Cultural Heritage Through Climate Change

Climate change has become one of the most significant and fastest growing threats to people and their cultural heritage around the globe. Yet cultural heritage sites and collections can also serve as an invaluable source of resilience for communities to address climate change.

5 Mar 2020 to 6 Mar 2020

Heritage Ironwork Semiar: Treatment & Protection of Historic Ironwork

10.00am - 4.30pm
The Guildhall, Bath

In a post-disposable world, the concept of looking after things so that they last is making a welcome return. So what are the best ways to ensure the longest lifespan for ironwork? And how can we renew surfaces without causing irreversible damage to historic material?

This one-day seminar will give an overview of:
 Deterioration & Degeneration
 Treatment
 Coatings
 Maintenance

6 Mar 2020

2020 Working Internationally Conference

2020 Working Internationally Conference: Can museums and galleries save UK diplomacy? Soft power in turbulent times.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 Working Internationally Conference on Thursday 12 March at Leeds Art Gallery.

ICOM UK and NMDC members can book tickets at the special price of £49 (regular tickets are £79). There are a limited number of tickets for students at £29 (only 8 tickets remaining). Tickets can be booked online at

12 Mar 2020

CFP: Study Day on Nineteenth-Century French Drawings

Funded by the Getty Foundation's Paper Project
Organized by Britany Salsbury, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OhioMarch 13, 2020
Proposal deadline: September 30, 2019

13 Mar 2020
30 Sep 2019

Conference - Plastics in Peril: Care and conservation of plastics in museums collections

Call for Papers

University of Cambridge Museums is hosting a 2-day international meeting on conservation of plastics on 16-17 March 2020, at the University of Cambridge, UK. Submissions for presentations and posters on this subject are warmly welcomed.

The aim of the meeting is to provide a forum to discuss real-life approaches to plastics in museums and share experiences that will be useful to others with similar objects.

16 Mar 2020 to 17 Mar 2020
30 Sep 2019

Conference: Architectural Plastics & Polymer Composites in the 21st Century

Early registration is opening for the "Architectural Plastics & Polymer Composites in the 21st Century: Design & Preservation of Contemporary and Traditional Architecture" conference which will be held on Saturday, March 28-Sunday, March 29, 2020 at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with an optional tour program on Monday, March 30th.

28 Mar 2020 to 29 Mar 2020

Conference: Indoor Air Quality in Heritage and Historic Environments

The IAQ2020 Call for Abstracts is open.
University of Antwerp, Belgium

The conference discusses the impact of indoor air quality on heritage objects.
Contributions are welcome on new trends in pollution monitoring, understanding the levels of risk to collections, material emissions, and building refurbishment as a mitigation action. Furthermore, we encourage contributions that discuss practical case studies in museums, archives or churches (e.g., decision making, implementation of mitigation actions, use of showcases, etc.).

30 Mar 2020 to 1 Apr 2020
6 Dec 2019