Wednesday, 23 December 2009 19:17
April 14-18, 2010
Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
75th Annual Meeting, St.Louis, Missouri
March 25-28, 2010
Association for Asian Studies (AAS)
Annual Meeting, Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia
November 17-21, 2010
American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, Marriott New Orleans & Sheraton New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
March 30- April 3, 2011
Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
76th Annual Meeting, Sacramento, California
Sunday, 08 November 2009 19:29
Museums and Restitution
Call for papers
8-9 July 2010, University of Manchester
Museums and Restitution is a two-day international conference organised by the Centre for Museology and The Manchester Museum at the University of Manchester. The conference examines the issue of restitution in relation to the changing role and authority of the museum, focussing on new ways in which these institutions are addressing the subject.
Restitution is one of the most emotive and complex issues facing the museum world in the twenty first century. Its current high profile reflects changing global power relations and the increasingly vocal criticisms of the historical concentration of the world's heritage in the museums of the West. The 2002 Declaration of the Importance and Value of Universal Museums, which was signed by the directors of eighteen of the world's most powerful museums, pushed the subject to the forefront of debate as never before.
Over recent years, the issue of restitution has taken on a new complexion with different processes emerging. We have seen an increasing emphasis on museums working with source communities, and with new forms of restitution other than object restitution - such as visual and knowledge restitution. The language of discussion too has changed, with the term 'reunification', for example, rather than 'repatriation' now often being used in relation to the Parthenon Marbles. The opening of New Acropolis Museum in Athens in June 2009 has added a further dimension to the debates. We are also seeing new countries gaining increasing prominence in restitution debates: for example, the official response from the government of the People's Republic of China to the Yves Saint Laurent auction of Chinese looted bronzes at Christie's in Paris in March 2009. This is a trend clearly set to continue.
This conference will bring together museum professionals and academics from a wide range of fields (including museology, archaeology, anthropology, art history and cultural policy) to share ideas on contemporary approaches to restitution from the viewpoint of museums.
· New museums, new developments
· Visual, knowledge and digital repatriation · Authority and power:
voices listened to, voices heard · Beyond ownership · Loans, travelling exhibitions, exchanges · Reflections on returns
Please send a title and a short proposal of no more than 300 words and biographical details to Louise Tythacott firstname.lastname@example.org and Kostas Arvanitis email@example.com
Deadline for Abstracts: Friday 11th December 2009
ICCROM Wood course announcement
Thursday, 29 October 2009 09:36
ICCROM is pleased to announce that the 14th International Course on Wood Conservation Technology - ICWCT 2010 will be held in Oslo, Norway from 24 May - 2 July 2010. This course is organised under the auspices of UNESCO by ICCROM,Riksantikvaren, NTNU, and NIKU.
The Wood course aims is to promote cultural understanding and research in the field of wood conservation, and to be a valuable resource for the work of the individual participants in their respective countries.
The course announcement is included below.
We are interested in inviting applications from mid-career professionals with a minimum of three years work experience in wood conservation.
Thank you for disseminating widely this information to the relevant networks.
Applications should reach ICCROM by the 29 January 2010 to ensure inclusion in our selection process.
THE 14TH INTERNATIONAL COURSE ON WOOD CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGY - ICWCT 2010 A course on the conservation of cultural heritage made of wood
Dates: 24 May - 2 July 2010 (6 weeks)
Place: Oslo, Norway (premises of Riksantikvaren)
The course is organized under the auspices of UNESCO by: 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 NIKU - Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research, Norway
Background and Content
The ICWCT was initiated as a response to a recommendation from UNESCO's General Conference in 1980, and it has been organized in Norway every second year since 1984. It is directed towards professionals who have been working for some years within the field of wood conservation.
The ICWCT covers a wide range of interdisciplinary topics. Theoretical and practical aspects of wood conservation are given equal consideration throughout the course. Some of the most interesting cultural heritage sites constructed in wood in Norway will be visited during the main excursion at the end of the course, including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Urnes Stave church and the Hanseatic Wharf in Bergen. Exercises and demonstrations are organized during the main excursion. The course concludes with a written exam, which awards university credits if passed.
The 2010 course will be based on curriculum followed in 2008 which was an improved programme developed by the partners and external experts during 2007,considering the evaluations of previous courses and maintaining highest technical and scientific approaches and standards as the previous courses.
Aim and objectives
The aim of the Course is to promote cultural understanding and research in the field of wood conservation, and to be a valuable resource for the work of the individual participants in their respective countries. The main objectives of the course are:
to give participants the theoretical and practical knowledge essential for diagnosing the causes of deterioration and for selecting the most appropriate methods of conservation and restoration of wood;
to extend the knowledge of participants beyond their own professions for a broader understanding of different aspects and approaches to wood conservation;
to bring people with various professions from different countries and cultures together for a mutual learning experience, drawing on different experiences, practices and approaches to wood conservation and use of wooden materials.
The Course programme
The Course programme is divided between lectures, laboratory exercises,conservation workshop exercises, field studies, museum visits and excursions. The curriculum includes six distinct but interconnected units covering aspects of: properties of wood; factors affecting the decay of wood; principles of conservation at a global level; preventive conservation; conservation of objects and painted surfaces including archaeological wood and furniture; conservation of wooden buildings and structures, including wood working tools and machinery. The course will include a one - week onsite workshop outside Oslo and a study tour of 4 days to selected wooden heritage sites in Norway including two World Heritage Sites. As a part of the programme, each participant is expected to give a 20 minute presentation from his or her own work experience.
Between 20 and 25 lecturers will be contributing to the course. All are recognized experts within the field of conservation and with various geographic backgrounds and professional experience.
The course concludes with a written exam, giving 18 university credits if passed. A full time presence during the course period is required to be allowed to sit for the exam and to obtain the course certificate.
Participation is free of charge for the selected participants.
Applicants should be mid-career professionals with a minimum of three years work experience in wood conservation. It is of great importance for the success of the course that the participants have relevant experience to contribute to and benefit from the mutual exchange of ideas. The number of participants is limited to 20.
The working language of the course is English. A good knowledge of English is essential for the benefit of the individual participant and for the course as a whole,and must therefore be documented in the application. A certificate of language may be required.
Please fill the ICCROM application form (obtainable from ICCROM web site) and send it together with a full professional curriculum vitae (in English) to the contact address below. (Email applications are welcome. In the event that it is not possible to provide a scanned version of the necessary photographs and signatures, it will also be necessary to send a paper copy.)
ICCROM - Sites Unit
Via di San Michele 13
I-00153, Rome, ITALY
Tel: +39 06 58553 1
Fax: +39 06 58553349
Web Site: http://www.iccrom.org
For further information, please contact:
Prof. Eir Grytli (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Tone Olstad (email@example.com)
Applications should reach ICCROM by 29 January 2010 to ensure inclusion in our selection process.
Please note that the organization of the Course is subject to the necessary funding being obtained and also subject to the approval of the General Assembly of ICCROM to be held in November 2009.
Archéologie et médias quelles représentations, quels enjeux?
Tuesday, 27 October 2009 08:10
Musées royaux d’Art et d’Histoire de Bruxelles MRAH (Belgique)
le jeudi 5 novembre 2009
Accueil des participants
Introduction : Serge Lemaitre (MRAH, Kineon) et Céline Schall (Université d’Avignon / Uqàm, Canada)
Drawing up a balance sheet of the archaeological film for the last 15 years, Tom Stern (Stiftung Ruhr Museum), Thomas Tode (filmmaker, Hamburg, Allemagne)
Making the Most of the Medium of Film to Create Alternative Narratives about the Past and its Investigation, Ruth Tringham (University of California, Berkeley)
Bonekickers: informing, educating, entertaining ? Greg Bailey (University of Bristol), Don Henson (Council for British Archaeology) et Angela Piccini (University of Bristol)
The Value of Television: A Critical Approach, Faye Simpson (University of Exeter)
The strange case of the Mary Rose, popular culture and academic maritime archaeology, Joel Sperry (UCL, Institute of Archaeology, Londres)
The Mysterious Bog People: quand l’archéologie emprunte à la fiction policière. Valérie Morisson (Université de Grenoble II)
Bones and disease in the British Media, Victoria Mary Park (University of Newcastle)
Popularization of archaeology in the Argentinean newspaper: social representation and education, Virginia Salerno (Universidad Buenos Aires)
Archaeology threatens the world! Representations of archaeologists in cinema, Peter Hiscock (Australian National University, Canberra)
The Holmes Stretch (or There’s No Place Like Holmes), Easton J Anspach (Columbia University, New York).
De l’archéologie expérimentale à l’histoire vivante : un exemple de médiation culturelle, Damien Glad (Paris I Sorbonne)
L’archéologie et la science-fiction, Danièle Alexandre-Bidon (EHESS, Paris)
17h20 – 18h00
Conclusion et discussion