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Contribuciones para la revista CONSERVA 2016 - Hasta el 31 de diciembre
Hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2015 se recibirán contribuciones sobre el patrimonio cultural y sus procesos de investigación, conservación y restauración, que aporten a su valorización y gestión, así como al desarrollo del conocimiento en materias patrimoniales.
Conserva es la revista oficial del Centro Nacional de Conservación y Restauración (CNCR) dependiente de la Dirección de Bibliotecas, Archivos y Museos (Dibam). Se publica una vez al año, desde 1997.
Su objetivo es exponer trabajos y reflexiones sobre el patrimonio cultural y sus procesos de investigación y de restauración, dando a conocer la labor que realiza el CNCR, así como las experiencias desarrolladas por otras instituciones y profesionales, tanto del país como del extranjero.
Está dirigida a especialistas y público en general interesados en el tema, constituyendo una alternativa de publicación especializada para exponer los avances disciplinarios de la conservación restauración en materias teóricas, metodológicas y técnicas, como también para revisar críticamente lo logrado en el área.
Conserva está indizada en el Abstracts of International Conservation Literature (AATA) y cuenta con un comité editorial conformado por destacados especialistas nacionales y extranjeros, según la temática de las contribuciones recibidas.
+info: http://www.cncr.cl/611/w3-article-54380.html...

International team of bioarchaeologists get under the skin of a Medieval mystery - York - United Kingdom
A simple PVC eraser has helped an international team of scientists led by bioarchaeologists at the University of York to resolve the mystery surrounding the tissue-thin parchment used by medieval scribes to produce the first pocket Bibles.
Thousands of the Bibles were made in the 13th century, principally in France but also in England, Italy and Spain. But the origin of the parchment -- often called ‘uterine vellum’ -- has been a source of longstanding controversy.
Use of the Latin term abortivum in many sources has led some scholars to suggest that the skin of fetal calves was used to produce the vellum. Others have discounted that theory, arguing that it would not have been possible to sustain livestock herds if so much vellum was produced from fetal skins. Older scholarship even argued that unexpected alternatives such as rabbit or squirrel may have been used, while some medieval sources suggest that hides must have been split by hand through use of a lost technology.
+info: http://artdaily.com/news/83194/International-team-...

 

 

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2016

January

Sustainability in Cultural Heritage (SICH)
11-12 January 2016.  Roma. Italy
Organisation: University of Pisa, YOCOCU (Youth in Conservation of Cultural Heritage), Italy
Contact: sichprinconference2016@gmail.com
Deadline: 20/12/2015
+info: https://www1.dcci.unipi.it/sichprin/index_congres....

February

Masterclass Mirrors and Flat Glass
1-4 February 2016.  Amsterdam. Netherlands
By prof. Patricia Jackson
Organisation: University of Amsterdam
Contact: pe-CenR@uva.nl
+info: http://www.conservation-restoration-training.nl/ma...

May

Defence Heritage 2016 - 3rd International Conference on Defence Sites: Heritage and Future
4-6 May 2016.  Alicante, Comunitat Valenciana. Spain
Organisation: Wessex Institute, UK and University of Alicante, Spain
Contact: imoreno@wessex.ac.uk
+info: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/defence2016...

Islamic Heritage Architecture 2016 - 1st International Conference on Islamic Heritage Architecture and Art
17-19 May 2016.  Valencia. Spain
Organisation: Wessex Institute, UK
Contact: imoreno@wessex.ac.uk
+info: http://www.wessex.ac.uk/16-conferences/islamic-her...

17th International Course on Wood Conservation Technology - ICWCT 2016
19 May 2016 - 30 June 2016.  Oslo. Norway
Organisation: ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)
Riksantikvaren - The Directorate for Cultural Heritage, Norway
NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Contact: wood2016@iccrom.org
Deadline: 30/09/2015
+info: http://www.iccrom.org/wood-conservation-technology...

June

XIV International Forum of Studies ‘Le Vie dei Mercanti’ "World Heritage and Degradation. Smart Design, Planning and Technologies"
16-18 June 2016.  Aversa, Naples, Capri. Italy
Organisation: Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli
Contact: leviedeimercanti@unina2.it
Deadline: 20/01/2016
+info: http://www.leviedeimercanti.it/...
Posted by FUUH member: Ciambrone, Alessandro

July

XIIth World Congress on Earthen Architectures - Terra 2016
11-14 July 2016.  Lyon. France
Organisation: ISCEAH Committee of ICOMOS international, in the framework of the UNESCO World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP).
Contact: contact.terra2016@gmail.com
Deadline: 10/01/2015
+info: http://terra2016.sciencesconf.org/...

September

ICOM-CC Photographic Materials Working Group Interim Meeting Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
21-24 September 2016.  Amsterdam. Netherlands
Organisation: ICOM-CC Photographic Materials Working Group
Contact: icom-cc.pmwg.2016@rijksmuseum.nl
Deadline: 15/01/2016
+info: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/icom-cc.pmwg...

2017

March

6th International Architectural Paint Research Conference "Powers of Ten"
15-17 March 2017.  New York City, New York. United States of America
Organisation: APR - Architectural Paint Research
Contact: Mary Jablonski
Deadline: mjablonski@jbconservation.com
+info: http://www.apr2017.org/...

 

 

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Esgrafiado. Materiales, Técnicas y Aplicaciones
Por Rafael Ruiz Alonso
Editado por la Diputación Provincial de Segovia, el Instituto de la Cultura Tradicional Segoviana “Manuel González Herrero” y la Real Academia de Historia y Arte de San Quirce
ISBN: 978 84-86789-84-8
Published: 2015
Este libro es fruto del proyecto de investigación “Corrientes Nacionales e Internacionales del Esgrafiado”, que desde 2013 auspician las instituciones que lo han editado. Pionero en su género, este trabajo persigue poner de relieve la importante presencia del esgrafiado en la historia de la arquitectura universal, reclamando para él la protección y respeto que merece, al haber constituido la imagen externa de un sinfín de emblemáticos edificios, corrientes arquitectónicas y fenómenos urbanísticos.
El libro pone al alcance del lector una parte destacada de los parámetros tecnológicos, semánticos, estéticos e históricos del esgrafiado, desde la antigüedad hasta nuestros días, atendiendo a su desarrollo en las más diversas partes del mundo: España, Portugal, Italia, Alemania, Bélgica, Estados Unidos, Marruecos, Polonia, México, Hungría, Argentina, Mauritania, Austria, Suiza, Eslovaquia, República Checa, Holanda, Francia, Reino Unido, Dinamarca, Irán, etc. No por casualidad, esta investigación se desarrolla desde Segovia, ciudad y provincia donde continúa en plena vigencia la más antigua tradición del esgrafiado en todo el planeta, heredera de su importante experiencia medieval.
+info: https://www.academia.edu/18715850/ESGRAFIADO._MATE...
Posted by FUUH member: Ruiz Alonso, Rafael

Organic Materials in Wall Paintings
Project Report. Edited by Francesca Piqué and Giovanni Verri.
Published: 2015
In 2003, the Getty Conservation Institute partnered with a number of research groups to create the Organic Materials in Wall Paintings (OMWP) project. Its purpose was to enhance scientific support for the conservation of wall paintings by evaluating various investigative techniques and assessing their potential and limitations for the identification of organic materials in lime-based wall paintings.
For the assessment of investigative techniques, the OMWP project used a set of wall painting replicas selected from among hundreds made by Leonetto Tintori (1908–2000) at the Laboratorio per Affresco di Vainella (LAV), near Prato, Italy. Each OMWP partner laboratory evaluated one or more analytical techniques used on the Tintori replicas. The project team then set about developing an investigation methodology, starting with approaches not requiring sampling (noninvasive), followed by investigations that required removal of material (invasive). Evaluation of the techniques was carried out by assessing both the level of information a particular method would provide and the accuracy/repeatability of the result.
+info: http://www.getty.edu/conservation/publications_res...
Posted by FUUH member: García Vicente, José Javier

 
 
 
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