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Skill shop and resources for Conservators.

Get one step ahead before the summer break by bookmarking our latest finds and adding these workshops for conservation to your Autumn 2023 diary. We’ve researched some of the most interesting resources and events on offer and hope you will find them useful.

The Art of the Conservator

This fantastic group on Facebook is one we have only just been introduced to and it is an absolute fountain of useful resources for conservators. From interesting research paper abstracts and job posts to links to insightful conservation in action articles and even gives notice of sale events such as the Getty’s annual Summer Book Sale.

To visit and join the group, click here.

Bridging the gap – synergies between art history and conservation

When: 23–24 of November 2023

Where: The National Museum in Oslo

This two day conference aims to bring forth new research in conservation and conservation science by highlighting the benefits of multidisciplinarity.

"The scientific committee invites conservators, art historians, educators and heritage scientists alike to present research from collaborative projects that aid our understanding, interpretation and dissemination of art, architecture and design."

To find out more and register, click here.

Filling in the Blanks: The Genesis of the English Stationery Binding

When: Thursday 5th October, 2023 9:30 to 17:45 BST Where: The National Archives, Kew. UK.

A fantastic opportunity to gain a thorough understanding of late medieval book binding located at The National Archives in Kew. "Map the development of the late medieval English stationery binding’s structure, through a series of presentations by historians and conservators, followed by an optional bookbinding workshop in the afternoon."

To book, click here.

Photographic Chemistry for Preservation

When: In your own time

Where: Online

Whether you’re looking to expand your skill set or brush up on basic knowledge, this online self-study series explores key elements of photographic chemistry that are essential to understanding the nature of silver-based analog photographs, their creation, and their deterioration mechanisms. These topics are critical for photograph conservators, but also of interest to photographers, artists, collectors, and other photography enthusiasts. This series of modules includes video lectures and quizzes on specific topics in the chemistry of photography. Study at your own pace and repeat sections as needed!

Find out more and register here.

Water we doing? West treatment in conservation

When: September 21, 2023 - 12:00pm ET

Where: Online, webinar

Get the answer to the questions of what wet treatment is, when the best times to use it are, and why it works in certain instances. This webinar will introduce you to what to expect and what questions to ask when discussing wet treatments with a conservator.

Find out more and book here.

Wren 300: Glass Conservation Evening

When: 14 September 2023, 6pm – 8pm GMT

Where: St Botolph’s Aldgate, Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AB

Join two experts on stained glass, Leonie Seliger and Alexandra Epps, for an evening that looks in on the making and conservation of stained glass and lets the light in on the relevance of the stained glass windows in Wren’s churches.

Find out more and book here.


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