IAP Virtual seminar: Ancient and medieval gold jewellery technology with Jack Ogden

IAP Virtual seminar: Ancient and medieval gold jewellery technology on 15th April 2021
with Jack Ogden

In this Virtual Seminar Jack Ogden (Jewellery historian) will give an overview of early gold jewellery manufacture, focussing primarily on what can be observed with a stereo or digital microscope. Gold jewellery-making techniques have changed in various ways through the centuries and such developments which are evident in in many facets e.g. from wire production to overall assembly, can be identified by close visual examination. These characteristics can help date jewellery and, of course, help identify forgeries. In some cases, advances can be tied to developments in other areas, such as the availability of iron tools. The seminar is aimed at conservators, curators and archaeologists who might not have ready access to more advanced laboratory equipment.

This two-hour seminar (with short break) and a Q&A will start at 3pm BST and costs 25GBP.More information:

Giovedì, 15. Aprile 2021 - 16:00


Ces éléments à haute valeur esthétique sont malheureusement très sensibles aux agents de dégradation communs dans nos musées : poussière, lumière, forces physiques et fluctuations climatiques, insectes ravageurs. Il est donc indispensable aux personnes concernées par ce type de collection de savoir quelles conditions favorisent leur préservation. Il est également fort utile de pouvoir mettre en place quelques interventions directes, car nombre d’objets présentent une dégradation déjà avancée.

Giovedì, 29. Aprile 2021 until Venerdì, 29. Gennaio 2021 08:30 - 17:30
Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restauration, Neuchâtel

Internationale Tagung: Das Fragment im digitalen Zeitalter - Möglichkeiten und Grenzen neuer Techniken in der Restaurierung

Congressi e conferenze Externe Veranstaltung
Prenotati: 0 | Free Seats: Unlimited

Das Fragment im digitalen Zeitalter Möglichkeiten und Grenzen neuer Techniken in der Restaurierung

Internationale Tagung der HAWK
(Fakultät Bauen und Erhalten und Hornemann Institut)
in Kooperation mit

  • der ICOMOS AG Konservierung-Restaurierung
  • dem Verband der Restauratoren e. V. (VDR)

Zeit: 7. - 8. Mai 2021
Ort: HAWK, Aula, Hohnsen 2, 31134 Hildesheim

Hybrid-Veranstaltung, Online-Teilnahme ist noch möglich!

Venerdì, 07. Maggio 2021 until Sabato, 08. Maggio 2021 09:15 - 16:15

Papier japonais

L'objectif sera d'apprendre à connaitre les différents papiers japons, savoir les choisir et les mettre en oeuvre pour restituer des éléments disparus (matériaux organiques et inorganiques).

Giovedì, 27. Maggio 2021 until Venerdì, 28. Maggio 2021 08:30 - 17:30
Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restauration, Neuchâtel


Call for Papers Externe Veranstaltung
Prenotati: 0 | Free Seats: Unlimited

This is the first event in the series of annual colloquia on the topic of the conservability of performance art and performance-based works (“performance”). The events aim at advancing the knowledge on this topic within the discipline of conservation on the one hand, while, on the other, locating the discourse of conservation within a broader field of the humanities disciplines concerned with the theories and practices of performance— performance studies, anthropology, art history, curatorial studies, heritage studies and museology.

Sabato, 29. Maggio 2021 until Domenica, 30. Maggio 2021

Cuir - premiers gestes

Cette formation proposera des outils pour appréhender avec plus de justesse les objets en cuir : comprendre leur importance historique, leur dimension matérielle et leur état de conservation, hiérarchiser les priorités et surtout s’initier à quelques interventions de petite envergure lorsque l’appel à un spécialiste n’est pas envisageable. Après une journée d’approche théorique, les participants auront l’opportunité de mettre en oeuvre quelques gestes techniques de base pour le dépoussiérage, le nettoyage, le refixage et le traitement des déchirures sur tous types de cuirs (hors arts du livre et objets archéologiques).

Lunedì, 07. Giugno 2021 until Martedì, 08. Giugno 2021 08:00 - 17:00
Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restauration, Neuchâtel

Manipulation et déplacement des biens culturels

Bases essentielles pour une pratique adaptée Une formation pour apprendre à manipuler et déplacer les objets de collection en toute sécurité

Martedì, 15. Giugno 2021 until Mercoledì, 16. Giugno 2021 08:00 - 17:00
Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restauration, Neuchâtel

Tensions et contraintes (formation en anglais)

Une introduction aux propriétés mécaniques des matériaux et à leur caractérisation pour une pratique de la conservation

Mercoledì, 16. Giugno 2021 until Giovedì, 17. Giugno 2021 08:00 - 17:00
Haute Ecole Arc Conservation-restauration, Neuchâtel

Metal 2022

Call for Papers Externe Veranstaltung
Prenotati: 0 | Free Seats: 12

Call for Papers
Metal 2022
September 5-9, 2022 Helsinki, Finland

The ICOM-CC Metals Working Group, The National Museum of Finland and Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, Finland, are pleased to announce the call for papers for the 10th Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Metals Working Group.

The conference will be held at Suomenlinna Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at the entrance to Helsinki’s harbour. This will be the first time that the Metals Working Group Interim Meeting takes place in the Nordic Countries.

We are also excited to announce that for the very first time ever the conference will be offered in a hybrid format with in-person AND virtual programming. This is a new format for the Working Group as we try to expand inclusion and outreach. Although we are very hopeful that we can meet in person in 2022, the conference may transition to a 100% virtual event depending on the COVID-19 situation. If the hybrid format goes ahead as planned, presenters will be expected to deliver their paper in-person in Helsinki.

Selected papers will be published as digital Preprints and provided to attendees at the meeting (whether in-person or virtual) and will also be available after the meeting as print on demand at Please note that for the publication, all authors will be asked to transfer copyright
of the contribution to ICOM-CC.

We invite papers on the following themes:

Sustainability in practice in the metals conservation community

• Alternative and less hazardous treatments.
• Innovative chemical recycling.
• Developing affordable and eco-friendly techniques and products to conserve individual artifacts or collections (mass treatment).
• Environmental responsibilities on large-scale treatment projects.

Conservation treatments, materials and analysis
• Innovative treatment techniques.
• Review and improve existing techniques and methodologies.
• Non-invasive analytical techniques.
• Data science, computational techniques and visualization.

Preventive conservation
• Re-assessing and improving preventive conservation measures for metal and composite artifacts and collections.

Elevating the voice of the conservator
• Growing discourse surrounding social justice and objects with contentious narratives; vandalism.
• The preservation and presentation of contentious objects (e.g. illegally excavated or linked to traumatic heritage, war, colonialism, nationalism).
• Teaching metals conservation – adapting the curriculum to evolving social and economic/technical/industrial/data scientific (or computational) realities.
• Giving a voice to emerging conservation professionals and their vision for the future of the field.

All aspects of the conservation, study and research of metallic cultural heritage are welcome and papers may explore other topics.

Metal 2022 will also feature a dedicated Young Conservation Professionals session. Students and recent graduates (no more than 3 years from the end of their studies) are invited to submit abstracts for this session. If selected, their contribution will be published in the proceedings as short papers.

Submission Information
Please submit abstracts of 600 words or less for consideration. The work must be original and not previously published. Include title, corresponding author's name, professional title, affiliation, email address and a biography of no more than 300 words. In the case of multiple authors
please list all authors, professional titles and affiliations.

For submissions to the Young Conservation Professionals session, please indicate that you are submitting a paper to this session by including the letters YCP before the title of your abstract. For example, “YCP Conservation of painted cast iron sculptures.”

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2021

The Paper-flow online submissions portal will be live and
ready to accept your abstract from March 15, 2021.

For further information, please contact us at Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.

Call for Posters: Coming in June 2021!

Paul Mardikian - Coordinator, ICOM-CC Metals Working Group
Liisa Näsänen - Conference Chair, The National Museum of Finland
Eero Ehanti and Heikki Häyhä - Steering Committee, The National Museum of Finland and
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Domenica, 05. Settembre 2021 until Giovedì, 09. Settembre 2021