07 juli 2020

BAPCR Talk: Sustainability in Paintings Conservation

Sustainability is something that conservators are inherently concerned with. However, applying environmental consciousness to our daily practice may seem complex, and with the numerous other considerations that conservators must take into account, sustainability can fall through the cracks. Putting the environment first may seem to conflict with conservation ethics, but actually win-win-win solutions are achievable - treatments and methods that are good for the object, for the conservator, and for the planet. There are many things that we can already do to start practicing more sustainably.
This talk will address issues of environmental sustainability in paintings conservation for private practitioners and institutions. In addition to providing practical tips and actions, we will address loans, tours, exhibitions, materials and waste, as well as digital sustainability.

Caitlin Southwick is the Founder and Executive Director of Ki Culture and Sustainability in Conservation. She holds a Professional Doctorate in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage from the University of Amsterdam. Caitlin has worked in the conservation field in museums and on sites around the world, including the Vatican Museums, the Getty Conservation Institute, the Uffizi Gallery, and Easter Island. She is the Secretary of the Working Group on Sustainability for the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and a former Professional Member of the American Institute of Conservation (AIC) Sustainability Committee.

Sustainability in Conservation (https://www.sustainabilityinconservation.com/) focuses on green solutions for the conservation field. The international organization provides and disseminates open access resources and information about sustainable practices for conservators. SiC’s programming focuses on collaborative research projects to advance sustainable solutions for the field, including the Green Solvents Program, which will produce a handbook on green chemistry for conservators and a digital platform for sharing research on the applications and uses of green solvents in the field.

Entry is free of charge to BAPCR members (please email BAPCRsecretary@gmail.com to request a Zoom invitation), and £5 for non-members.

Non-members can pay for tickets in advance by:
• BACS transfer – NatWest, Sort code: 53 50 33, Account number: 5300 0757
• PayPal - www.paypal.com. When making payment, follow the instructions online. Click on “Send money” tab. Enter BAPCRsecretary@gmail.com when prompted.
• Cheque – payable to the BAPCR, posted to: BAPCR, Rose Green, Broomham Lane, Whitesmith, BN8 6JQ
Please email Gemma Collins, BAPCR Secretary at BAPCRsecretary@gmail.com with your name and email address details when you pay for your tickets.

AGENDA

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08-10/11/2021, online
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04-05/11/2021, online
This year, the 6th International Meeting on Retouching of Cultural heritage (RECH6) will take place virtually on 4th and 5th November 2021. RECH6 is a collaboration between the RECH Group and the Instituto de Restauración del Patrimonio (IRP) of the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. [Meer]
21-22/10/2021, Turin - Italy
For the very first time, the International Conference of Dress Historians will take place in Italy (it will be possible to join also through a digital platform) at the Centre of Conservation and Restoration “La Venaria Reale” in Turin,Italy. [Meer]
 

BRK NIEUWS

20 juli 2021
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20 juli 2021
Het War Heritage Institute (WHI) werft aan: 1 contractuele assistent-stagiair (m/v/x), voor de conservatie en restauratie van het historisch houten erfgoed (contract van zes maanden). [Meer]
30 mei 2021
Programma Conservatie-restauratie in context Brussel, 18-19 november 2021 [Meer]
19 maart 2021
Algemene Vergadering van BRK-APROA op op maandag 31 mei - virtueel [Meer]
29 januari 2021
Net zoals in Spanje in 2012 (Ecce Homo) en in 2018 (Sint-Joris) en recentelijk in andere Europese landen, heeft België zojuist een rampzalige erfgoedtragedie meegemaakt in Bergen/Mons. [Meer]