Art Restoration & Conservation Workshops, June 16- July 4, 2016
The workshop will include the practices of conservation and restoration of fresco, canvas, frame making and gilding. The session will begin with an introduction, practical hands-on experience, excursions and lectures. After introductions which are common to all areas, participants may choose a specific area of focus.
The frescoes that will be worked on and studied are part of the rupestral settlements (underground habitations) located in the Alta Murgia area.
Canvases are provided by local churches and private collections and will be worked on onsite at Masseria La Selva. Please note that there is a fee for these workshops. WORKSHOP FEE: 2,650 EUR
1. Fresco restoration and conservation
2. Canvas restorationCommon to all areas of workshops will include:
More information can be found here.
The IHC is a research and training organization focused on realizing the full potential of the world’s cultural heritage as a source of learning, community identity and long lasting economic development. IHC achieves its aims through tapping highly trained human resources, developing educational programs at all levels, fostering research, facilitating access to relevant information, as well as stimulating discourse.
The IHC is offering multiple summer programmes:
Digital Tools for Heritage Management: 3D Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry 29 may – 24 june
The field school will introduce students to a broad range of 3D recording and mapping techniques. Students will be provided with hands-on instruction in these methods using terrestrial laser scanning (Leica Scanstation C10), GIS and GPS. The skills learned will be universally applicable, allowing students to work in the digitization of any site around the world.
An Introduction to Heritage Management 28 may – 24 june
This field school will introduce students to a broad range of topics in heritage management, will teach students much about the history of Greece. Students will be provided with hands-on on-site instruction and questionnaires that they will have to fill for every site they visit about the quality of management of each experience.
Engaging local communities in heritage asset management through Archaeological Ethnography 26 june – 22 jul y
This summer program gives you a unique opportunity to live the life of a village that is romantically stuck in the 19th century, in an all imposing scenery, the foot of mount Ida. It also gives you the opportunity to partake in a cutting edge project that aims to create, sustain and enlist local support for the benefit of local heritage.
Read more here: http://www.inherity.org/training/summer-schools/
Part of the World Heritage Education Programme, this African Youth Forum seeks to provide a sustainable platform to increase the involvement of youth in the promotion and protection of World Heritage in Africa, and also deliver essential feedback to UNESCO, the World Heritage Committee and the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) on youth challenges, accomplishments and actions related to the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in the region.
This regional youth forum will address Anglophone youth. Another forum is planned for 2017 targeting francophone youth in Africa.
Twenty-four African applicants, aged 20 - 28 years old, will be selected to participate in the Youth Forum based on the quality of their application, which includes creating a 2 minute video on how youth can contribute to the promotion and protection of World Heritage in the Africa region.
Deadline: 31 January 2016
Read more here: http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1407
National Gallery of Art is offering Summer Internships for 2016 in USA. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program. The minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree, with preference given to graduate students. This is a paid internship programme interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500 that is subject to all applicable taxes. Interns, using an authorized public transportation method, will receive an employer-provided fare subsidy to apply toward their monthly transit costs.Eligibility varies according to internship. A few are geared to undergraduates completing their degrees in May and June 2016, but most are for currently enrolled graduate students of all levels and those graduating in May or June 2016 with a relevant degree (such as MA, MBA, MFA, M.Arch, M.Ed, JD, or MLS). Please check prerequisites carefully. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. This is an international program.
Read more here: http://www.nga.gov/content/ngaweb/opportunities/interns-and-fellows/graduate/summer.html.html
Since the US/ICOMOS International Exchange Program was created in 1984, more than 700 young preservation professionals and over 70 countries have participated. The aim of the program is to promote an understanding of international preservation policies, methods, and techniques and to enable interns to make professional contacts and form personal friendships that will ensure a continuing dialogue between countries.
Read more here: http://www.usicomos.org/intern
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is pleased to announce the Call for Participants for the First Youth Regional Forum for the World Heritage in Asia.
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Cambodian National Commission for UNESCO will organize the forum from 25 November to 3 December 2015 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We welcome the participation of all interested young future experts.
The forum will bring together approximately 30 youth participants from 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region (1 participant from listed countries; Australia, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, and 10 participants from Cambodia).
Who can participate?
Click here to apply.
5–7 October 2015, Royal United Services Institute, London, UK
This course will introduce the concepts and mechanisms that underpin cultural property protection in the present day and educate participants in best practices of managing, protecting, and preserving manuscript collections at risk.
Presented with the support of the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, Harvard University, and Boston College, this intensive three-day programme will introduce the concepts and mechanisms that underpin cultural property protection (and destruction) in the present day and educate participants in best practices of managing, protecting, and preserving manuscript collections at risk. Case studies will examine incidents of manuscript and book destruction in Bosnia, Iraq, Libya, and Mali, while presentations and roundtables will survey the legal aspects of and military involvement in cultural property protection, the destruction of memory, and the way forward. Topics covered will include the 1954 Hague Convention; military operational planning processes; prosecuting cultural property crimes; developing and implementing no-strike lists; iconoclasm and the erasure of cultural memory; and looting and the trafficking of cultural artefacts.
Read more here.
October 27-28, 2015
The workshop focuses on sustainable restoration. It will discuss the problems of restoration and conservation techniques and methods that sometimes do not focus on environment, like use of some chemical mixtures. The Workshop, focused on the issue “Sustainable Restoration”, is aimed to discuss the following topics:
a) eco-friendly products coming by biotechnologies and nanomaterial sectors;
b) scientific alternative methodologies already available capable to replace the hazardous products and methods for workers and environment used in traditional restoration treatments;
c) new researches to more sustainable methods that take into account both the working conditions and the easiness to use;
d) training programs, activities or studies on the awareness of restorers on health risks, arising from the use of chemicals during the restoration procedures.
Read more about it here.
The workshop "Shuprana" in the region Marrakesh takes as a challenge the dissemination of knowledge and confidence in Raw Earth Building Techniques. The workshop is organised by Let’s Solve The Puzzle and led by BC studies together with Switzer Wayne (architect and earth constructor at Lehm Ton Erde Gmbh and assistent of Anna Heringer & Martin Rauch at ETH Zurich). Through theoretical explanation, a hands-on experience and a creative challenge, the participants will increase their knowledge of designing and building with Raw Earth. More info you can find in this Booklet, and/or via mail toLetssolvethepuzzle@gmail.com