12 mei 2018

Sciences and Technologies applied to Heritage Conservation

Contributions of scientific research to the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage, have been fruitful and productive. This discipline appeared in the late eighteenth century, with the application of empirical procedures and results, improving substantially with the constitution of specialized technical workgroups in the 60s, with specific objectives and procedures. 

Nowadays, the need of creating, supporting and developing cultural heritage conservation scientific and technical groups is out of debate in any world-class conservation center. Therefore, in countries supporting the protection of cultural heritage, a qualified scientific body has successfully been integrated and consolidated as part of cultural heritage protection procedures. 

However, scientific specialization in cultural heritage is not an established discipline in terms of training programs, since its role has not been properly communicated and valued., there are no dedicated scientific degrees related to heritage conservation in Spain, even though many other include contents that may have an application in this field. In consequence, there is a real need to get to know and organize training activities related to technical and scientific contribution to restoration and conservation of cultural heritage for curators, restorers and managers, among others. 

Strengthening the bonds between the two already mentioned fields, Science and Culture, should be a priority for Public Administrations. In this context the Spanish National Research Plan in Cultural Heritage promotes every two year this Congress. 

Being 2018 the EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE, this edition will enhance the international dimension of the Congress. To achieve this, European research groups, professionals explaining the state of the art of European cultural heritage research and trans-national research projects will be part of this year’s program. 

 
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AGENDA

2-5/10/2019, Guebwiller - France
Après avoir consacré son précédent colloque en 2016 aux peintures monumentales en Bretagne, le Groupe de recherches sur la peinture murale (GRPM) invite les chercheurs confirmés et débutants à se réunir autour de la peinture murale en Alsace et dans les régions alémaniques afin de combler un vide. Le colloque sera ouvert à des contributions de synthèse tant qu’à des conférences monographiques mais avec la volonté forte de permettre de faire le point des connaissances sur le sujet. Les interventions s’inscriront dans des champs disciplinaires variés : histoire de l’art, histoire, archéologie, architecture, conservation- restauration. Des posters sont ouverts aux jeunes chercheurs et aux travaux des associations de sauvegarde et de valorisation de ce patrimoine. [Meer]
5-7/09/2019, London - United Kingdom
This conference marks the 5th Interim Meeting of ICOM-CC Glass and Ceramics, and the 34th year of dedicated events from Icon’s Ceramics and Glass Group. [Meer]
19-21/06/2019, Pamplona - Spain
The 5th HMC 2019 will focus on research about aspects concerning technology and characterization of historic mortars, significance of the mortars and conservation and restoration issues in historic masonry structures and archaeological sites, historic plasters, design and preparation of preservation products, repair materials (mortars, renders, plasters and grouts) and test methods (for historic and repair mortars). [Meer]
12-14/06/2019, Belfast - United Kingdom
Icon’s 2019 conference will be in BELFAST, and will take place from 12th-14th June 2019 at Belfast Waterfront. [Meer]
 

BRK NIEUWS

30 november 2018
BRK-APROA colloquium, 21-22 november 2019 - Gerestaureerd met de beste bedoelingen. Op 21-22 november 2019 gaat het 10de BRK-APROA colloquium door in het Auditorium Lippens van de Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België in Brussel. De deadline voor het inzenden van abstracts is 11 februari 2019. [Meer]
07 oktober 2018
Op 14 oktober vindt er in het kader van ECHY 2018 (The European Year of Cultural Heritage) in heel Europa voor het eerst de Dag van de conservatie-restauratie van cultureel erfgoed plaats. De beroepsvereniging voor conservators- restaurateurs van kunstvoorwerpen (BRK- APROA) organiseert in samenwerking met haar Europese overkoepelende organisatie E.C.C.O. (European Confederation of Conservator-Restorers' Organisations) een evenement om iedereen te sensibiliseren rond het belang van conservatie-restauratie van cultureel erfgoed. [Meer]
14 september 2018
Beste collega's,  Op zaterdag, 20 oktober, organiseert de BRK-APROA een uniek geleid bezoek aan het Instituut van de Ursulinen en de wintertuin, Bosstraat 9, 2861 Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Waver. [Meer]
12 september 2018
De petitie staat online. https://www.change.org/p/later-red-onze-liften-sauvons-nos-ascenseurs [Meer]
19 juli 2018
Postprints: Keuzes en dilemma's in de conservatie-restauratie/Choix et dilemmes en conservation-restauration [Meer]