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Course on conservation science

From: Francoise Vogel <fv>
Date: Friday, July 28, 2000
ICCROM Collections Programme
Sharing Conservation Science: Vers un Langage Commun
International pilot course on the design and implementation of
scientific research projects in conservation of cultural heritage
Paris, France
June 9 - July 6, 2001

    Ecole Nationale du Patrimoine - Institut de Formation des
    Restaurateurs d'Oeuvres d'art (ENP-IFROA)
    International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and
    Restoration of Cultural Property  (ICCROM)

French Associate Institutes:

    C2RMF (Centre de Recherches et de restauration des Musees de
    CRCDG (Centre de Recherches sur la Conservation des Documents
    LRMH (Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques)

The purpose of the course is to improve the quality and the
relevance of research projects in conservation of cultural heritage.
The course will be structured to strengthen the methodological
approach in the various fields of conservation science. These
include investigation of materials, study of deterioration
processes, research on conservation material and processes, study of
the influence of environment and use of collections. Issues such as
project formulation, sampling, artificial ageing, immediate and
long-term evaluation of conservation material and processes, survey
and monitoring, will be critically discussed and reviewed in
dialogue with all disciplines involved.

Participants will learn, debate and implement in cooperation the
necessary skills to design and carry out conservation research

The course is designed for scientists with at least 3 years
experience in conservation research and for conservators-restorers
with at least 3 years practical experience. Art historians,
archaeologists or curators actively involved in current conservation
research project are also invited to applied.. Participation is
limited to 18, with 9 from the scientific fields (chemistry,
physics, biology, etc.).

Selection will be based on scientific research proposals submitted
by candidates in their application dossiers. The candidate's
proposal should be in the form of an abstract of 500 words including
the objectives and a description of the project. It  should be
innovative,  important for the field, and should require the
collaborative contribution of the various disciplines involved in

Lecturers: International team of conservation scientists, art
historians, and conservators- restorers

Working Language: English and French. rcarlson [at] ala__orgFluency in one
of the languages and ability to understand and read the other is

Course Fee: 800 US$

Applications: Please use the general ICCROM application form, with
in attachment the 500 words proposal for a scientific research
project in conservation (see the former paragraph on participants).

Applications are available at the address below or at

    ICCROM- Training Information and Fellowships Office
    13, via di San Michele
    I-00153 ROME RM, ITALY
    +39 06 58 55 31
    Fax: +39 06 58 55 33 49
    training [at] iccrom__org

Application Deadline: November 15, 2000

                  Conservation DistList Instance 14:9
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Received on Friday, 28 July, 2000

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