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Skill Shop - Workshops for Conservators

Is 2023 the year you want to make professional self improvement a top priority, or maybe you just need to fine tune some skills to take your career up a level? With more courses now being run online, distance is no longer a barrier!

We’ve found a host of workshops and courses for conservators that could be just what you’re looking for…

LED light bleaching Q&A session

Date: March 15, 2023, 4 pm - 6pm via Zoom

Registration: The event is limited to 50 participants

This event is aimed at professional paper and textile conservators who are thinking about implementing the new LED light bleaching technology or who want to learn more about this method. There will be a short presentation of the current light bleaching devices - followed by an open discussion.

Register here.

The Collection Care Department at The National Archives (UK) is excited to announce an upcoming Treatment Roundtable: Wallpaper: Materiality and Challenge

Date: 22nd February 2023

Where: UK & online

This roundtable brings together conservators and researchers to discuss the TNA’s rich wallpaper collection, focusing on the materiality and the challenges regarding access and preservation. The records are part of the Board of Trade Design Registers collection with wallpaper samples dating from 1842 to 1885. This is an extraordinary resource for researchers interested in the history, manufacture, materiality, production, and commercialisation in the wallpaper industry. Their designs continuously attract the attention of collectors, artists, and designers from around the world.

Register here.

Conservation Science Tutorials

When: Self-paced

Where: Online

With the support of the Getty Foundation, FAIC has created a series of self-paced modules that review key science principles in conservation. The modules are designed to:

- help mid-career conservators refresh their knowledge

- prepare participants for workshops on specific topics

- assist students about to enter a graduate conservation program

Register for FREE here.

Learning from Mistakes

An important topic in the industry at the moment, learning from mistakes presents a huge opportunity for others in the profession and having an online platform to share them is hugely valuable.

Find out more here.

Managing your record management and archives projects

When: May 10, 2023 - 10:00am ET

Where: Webinar

Maintaining programs for managing records and archives can involve a myriad of short and long-term projects undertaken with or without grant funds. This joint DHPSNY and NYSA webinar will provide key considerations for planning and managing records management and archives projects.

Find out more and register here.

Self-destructing books: colour, corrosion, conservation

When: Thursday 9 March 2023 1–2pm (GMT)

Where: Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library & Online via Zoom

This talk draws on research into corrosive pigments undertaken jointly by the Bodleian Libraries and Team Pigment of the universities of Durham and Northumbria. It explores colorants commonly used in illuminated manuscripts and how they can be identified; and investigates possible means to counteract the degradation caused by destructive pigments.

Registration is FREE - book here.

Icon Skills: Writing Persuasively for Conservators with Margaret Webster

When: 16 February 2023

This two-part workshop is designed to help conservators write clearly and persuasively, and optimise their proofreading and business writing skills.

Find out more and register here.

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