Actividades de formación

Online seminar: Heritage and Sustainability in Post COVID-19 World – Building Back Better, 2nd July 14:00-15:00 (Rome, Italy)

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to confront critical questions and decisions concerning our future and the role of cultural heritage in it. Looking ahead, the post COVID-19 phase provides an opportunity to ‘build back better’ by rethinking and further strengthening the role of heritage in sustainable development, in line with the UN 2030 agenda. Nevertheless, this will require the heritage sector to reconsider its position and proactively take concrete steps to advance social, environmental, and economic sustainability. The webinar will address this issue, with particular focus on museums and their collections.


  • Viviane GOSSELIN, PhD, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum of Vancouver, Canada. Member of the Advisory Group for the Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice.
  • Sophia LABADI, PhD, Professor of Heritage, University of Kent, UK.
  • Abubakar SULE SANI, PhD, Senior Lecturer, Department of Archaeology, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – Nigeria.
  • Errol VAN DE WERDT, drs/MA, Director, TextielMuseum, Tilburg – The Netherlands.
  • José Luiz Pedersoli Jr., ICCROM

Date: 02/07/2020
Time: 14:00 – 15:00 (Rome, Italy)
Location: Online

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Summer School: Museums and the Sustainable Development Goals, 24-27th August Rotterdam

From Monday 24th to Thursday 27th of August 2020 the Centre for Global Heritage and Development organises a summer school. We will visit different museums to learn what their contribution is to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. The SDGs are more urgent than ever as the corona crisis has shown how fragile the foundations of our societal structures are. Many governments and organisations are actively working towards the fulfilment of these goals and especially museums have instigated exciting new developments and initiatives.

Each museum has its own approach and priorities, these will be presented and discussed by curators and other museum staff. Participants are also expected to participate actively through critical questions and discussion.

Given the current corona crisis and the lack of hands-on education, this summer school is both a stepping stone to the new academic year, an opportunity to network and of course a unique educational experience that is not offered by existing courses.

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Location: Leiden, Rotterdam

Webinar: Materials Science for Built Heritage Conservation, 30th June

The webinar is part of «Technical Tuesdays: technical conservation webinars», organized by Historic England’s Technical Conservation Team.

In particular, this webinar will explore the contribution of materials science to the conservation of built heritage. It will explain how scientific techniques carried out in the laboratory or on site can be used to learn more about material composition and causes of decay, and how this can inform repair strategies and specifications. Some of the challenges and limitations to be aware of when commissioning materials science work will be described. An overview of the setup of pilot-sites to assess conservation treatments in historic buildings, and the role of materials science in the development of innovative conservation treatments will also be presented.

Presented by Francesca Gherardi, materials scientist at Historic England, and Alison Henry, Head of Building Conservation & Geospatial Survey at Historic England.

The webinar will take place next Tuesday (30.06.2020).

Charla online. Integración de sensores para la documentación y conservación del Patrimonio Cultural, Lunes 29 junio, 18,30h CEST

La Universidad de Granada en su ciclo de charlas online Restauración desde el confinamiento organiza el próximo lunes 29 de junio la conferencia online Integración de sensores para la documentación y conservación del Patrimonio Cultural a cargo de la investigadora de la Universidad Loyola Andalucía.

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(aforo 250 personas).

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Infoday on-line ERC grants, 9 de Julio 12:00-13:30

El 9 de Julio de 12:00-13:30 tendrá lugar una jornada informativa en remoto sobre el Programa European Research Council organizada por el  Gobierno Vasco junto a la UPV/EHU e Ikerbasque.

El Consejo Europeo de Investigación (ERC) apoya proyectos que buscan desarrollar investigaciones novedosas y de alto riesgo en las fronteras del conocimiento. La excelencia científica es el único criterio para la concesión de subvenciones y funciona sobre una base ascendente, sin prioridades predeterminadas. El webinar está dirigido a investigadoras/es y a las personas gestoras del sistema vasco de ciencia.

En la sesión participarán:

  • Amaia Esquisabel. Directora de Investigación del Gobierno Vasco
  • Estefanía Muñoz. ERC National Contact Point. FECYT
  • Laura Mohedano. ERC National Contact Point. ISCIII
  • Angel Rubio. Evaluador ERC y beneficiario de 2 ERC Advanced Grant. Max Planck-UPV/EHU-Simons Foundation
  • Ion Errea. Beneficiario de ERC Starting Grant- UPV/EHU

Al final de la sesión habrá oportunidad de formular preguntas a las/os ponentes.


13th edition Advanced Master Course in Structural Analysis of Existing Buildings, Monuments and Historical Constructions

After 10 years of European funding, 400 students and 65 countries, applications for the Advanced Masters in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions are opened up to July 20, 2020. This is the leading international course on conservation of heritage structures, winner of the 2017 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage «Europa Nostra», and a unique opportunity to meet people from all over the world.

This Master Course, which is running its 13th Edition, is organized by a Consortium of leading European Universities/Research Institutions in the field, composed by University of Minho (coordinating institution, Portugal), the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain), the Czech Technical University in Prague (Czech Republic), the University of Padua (Italy) and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic).

The course combines the most recent advances in research and development with practical applications.

A significant number of scholarships, ranging from 4,000 to 13,000 Euro, are available to students of any nationality.

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Webinar: The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS), 24 jun 2020 04:00 PM (GMT+1 London)

The Icon Book & Paper Group Committee  are pleased to be able to bring you a series of live streamed talks while many people are required to stay at home during in these unprecedented times.

The next talk will be Matija Strlic giving their talk The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS)

Much could be gained from research that is openly shared, as well as from research that is collaboratively developed. The European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science (E-RIHS) will specifically promote the sharing of facilities where research is carried out – whether scientific laboratories, conservation workshops or art history research departments. Namely, investments into unique research facilities and expertise are much better justifiable if access to such facilities is open to external researchers. Many such facilities already exist and operate nationally and in order to reduce the risk of duplication, E-RIHS will be developed into a distributed infrastructure. This way, excellent facilities will pool some of their operational time to enable research to be carried out internationally and collaboratively, with lean central management. E-RIHS, including its UK node, E-RIHS.UK, is still actively developing and collaboration is actively promoted across the spectrum of heritage research.

About the speaker
Matija Strlic is Professor of Heritage Science at University College London and Professor of Analytical Chemistry at University of Ljubljana. His main research interests are the development of heritage science infrastructure, including instrumentation and methodology, as well as modelling of heritage materials, environments, values and decision making. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and of the International Institute for Conservation and was Chair of the ICON Heritage Science Committee from 2015-2018.

CSIC Interdisciplinary Platform Open Heritage, research and Society is member of Spanish node in E-RIHS.

Date: 24 jun 2020 04:00 PM (GMT+1)

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Becas FormARTE del Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte, plazo abierto hasta el 09 de julio de 2020 a las 14:00

Han sido publicadas las becas #FormARTE de Formación y especialización en actividades y materias de la competencia de instituciones culturales dependientes del Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte .

El periodo de disfrute de las becas será desde el 2 de noviembre de 2020 al 30 de junio de 2021.


  • Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales. 11 becas.
  • Museología. 15 becas.
  • Biblioteconomía y Documentación. 11 becas.
    • Especialidad de Fondo Moderno: 8 becas.
    • Especialidad de Fondo Antiguo: 3 becas.
  • Archivística. 15 becas.
  • Gestión Cultural. 20 becas.
  • Artes Plásticas y Fotografía. 2 becas.
    • Especialidad de Artes Plásticas: 1 beca.
    • Especialidad de Fotografía: 1 beca.


Titulados universitarios de la Unión Europea, con dominio hablado y escrito del español, que hayan finalizado sus estudios de Grado en el año académico 2013-2014 o fecha posterior.

Número de plazas

Un total de 74 becas

Plazo de presentación de solicitudes: ABIERTO desde el 19 de junio de 2020 hasta el 09 de julio de 2020 a las 14:00

ICOMOS Webinar Series: «Heritage and Climate Change: Mitigation as Practice», on 20 June and 18 July at 14:00 (GMT+2)

The ICOMOS Emerging Professionals Working Group (EPWG) is excited to host another webinar entitled ‘Heritage and Climate Change: Mitigation as Practice’ on Saturday 20 June, 14.00 (PARIS)

This is the first of two webinars which will feature speakers from the ICOMOS International Climate Change and Heritage Working Group (CCHWG), and will form part of the ongoing ICOMOS International Webinars program.
The first of these sessions will be presented by Peter Cox, President of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Energy Sustainability and Climate Change (ISCES + CC), and Managing Director of Carrig Conservation International. Peter will foreground the intersection of climate change with heritage, by highlighting the effects of extreme weather events, and the integral role of cultural heritage in implementing mitigation measures. For all those interested in further understanding carbon impacts, climate change risk assessment, and links with the United Nations SDGs.

Please register online or watch the livestream on the ICOMOS Facebook Page

Registration Forms are below, and contain the ZOOM Links.


Webinar: Applying alkaline nanoparticles to deacidify alum-treated wood, 17 June 16:00 pm (GMT+1 London)

The Icon Book & Paper Group Committee are pleased to be able to bring you a series of live streamed talks while many people are required to stay at home during in these unprecedented times.

The next talk will be Susan Braovac & Fabrizio Andriulo giving their talk Applying alkaline nanoparticles to deacidify alum-treated wood.

Conservation of waterlogged archaeological wood using alum salts (potassium aluminum sulfate, ammonium aluminum sulfate) was a method used in the past to treat highly degraded wood. It was used on the Viking Age wooden finds from Oseberg, recovered in 1904 near Tønsberg, Norway. Today this wood is very acidic (pH ≤ 2), mainly due to the acid absorbed during the alum treatment. High acidity has caused the wood polymers to undergo a slow degradation over time. In order to slow down degradation, the research project Saving Oseberg investigates retreatment methods for these finds. In some cases retreatment cannot undergo water-based methods. For such objects, we are currently testing alkaline nanoparticles (calcium hydroxide in isopropanol) to deacidify the wood. We present a background of the alum method, facts about calcium hydroxide nanoparticles and show ongoing practical work using these.

About the speaker
Dr. Susan Braovac is an archaeological conservator in the research project Saving Oseberg (SO) at the Museum of Cultural History (2014-20). She has investigated the problems of alum-treated wood since the late 1990s. Dr. Fabrizio Andriulo is a conservation scientist who is a post-doctoral fellow in Saving Oseberg, and specializes in application of alkaline nanoparticles to acidic wood. Pia Kristina Edqvist is an archaeological conservator and joined the SO team in April 2020.

Date:17 jun 2020 04:00 PM (GMT+1)

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