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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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Jornadas Europeas de Arqueología 2020, #Archeorama del 19 al 21 de junio 2020

El Ministerio de Cultura francés lleva encomendando desde 2010 al Inrap (Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Arqueológicas Preventivas francés) la coordinación y promoción de las Jornadas Nacionales de Arqueología (JNA).

En las JEA, todos los protagonistas relacionados con la arqueología se movilizan para que el público descubra los tesoros del patrimonio y los entresijos de la disciplina. Se anima a los operadores de excavaciones, organismos de investigación, universidades, museos y yacimientos arqueológicos, laboratorios, asociaciones, centros de archivos y entidades territoriales a organizar actividades innovadoras, originales e interactivas para el público en general. Se invita a todos los países miembros del Consejo de Europa a participar en las Jornadas Europeas de Arqueología.

Dieciocho países participaron por primera vez en 2019: Alemania, Austria, Bélgica, Eslovaquia, Eslovenia, España, Estonia, Francia, Italia, Letonia, Lituania, Malta, Polonia, Portugal, Reino Unido, República Checa y República de Irlanda.

En 2020, las Jornadas Nacionales de Arqueología se convierten en las Jornadas Europeas de Arqueología (JEA).

Fechas: 19-21 junio 2020

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Webinar: «Sustainability and Cultural Heritage: Our Past and Our Future», 10 June 16:00 pm (GMT+1)

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 Caitline Southwick giving their talk Sustainability and Cultural Heritage: Our Past and Our Future

Sustainability is a global issue. As realities surrounding climate change and social injustice become more apparent and hit closer to home, people are ready to do something about it. But what does cultural heritage have to do with climate change? How do museums impact social justice? Why do conservators need to learn how to think green in their practice? This webinar will outline what sustainability means to cultural heritage and what unique opportunities the sector has to engage with and promote sustainability – resulting in holistic change and contributing to a sustainable future for all.

About the speaker
Caitlin Southwick (MSc, PD) is the Founder and Executive Director of Ki Culture and Sustainability in Conservation. She has over eight years of international training and experience in the conservation field. Her interest in sustainability derived from her personal passion for the environment and she believes strongly in the duality of conserving cultural heritage and the planet. She is a former professional member of the American Institute for Conservation’s Sustainability Committee and is the current Secretary of the Sustainability Working Group for the International Council of Museums.

Date:10 jun 2020 04:00 PM (GMT+1)

Heritage and Resilience: Building a symbiotic relationship, 4th June, 12:00 pm (Rome, Italy)

The concept of resilience has gained significant traction in past few years and applied to various fields. However, there is general lack of clarity about this term, often misused as a jargon. Therefore, while on one hand, we need to understand the term itself, we should also explore it in relation to heritage, especially as we go through COVID pandemic and emerge from it.  The objective of this webinar is to reflect on the symbiotic relationship between heritage and resilience; for building resilience of heritage on one hand and exploring how heritage can contribute towards resilience on the other hand. Through various case examples, a multidisciplinary group of panellists will bring forward multiple perspectives on heritage resilience from ‘cultural, ‘natural’, ‘social’, ‘economic’ and disaster risk’ dimensions. The presentations will further explore the implication of resilience thinking on heritage conservation and management practices.


Resilience thinking for cultural heritage: an introduction
Leticia Leitao – Independent Consultant on cultural and natural heritage

Challenges to Natural and Cultural values in the English Lake District
Bill Kenmir – Nature Conservation Professional

Heritage and Resilience: economic questions
Alessio Re – Secretary General, at the Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture

Resilience to Disasters, or Resilient Disasters?
Ksenia Chmutina – Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University


  • Rohit Jigyasu, ICCROM
  • Leticia Leitao, Independent Consultant on cultural and natural heritage
  • Bill Kenmir, Nature Conservation Professional
  • Alessio Re, Secretary General, at the Fondazione Santagata for the Economics of Culture
  • Ksenia Chmutina, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University

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European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

The European Association of Archaelogists Anual Meetings are the highlight of the EAA year, bringing together colleagues from all over Europe to discuss important issues in research, heritage management and commercial practice, ethics and theory, and the newest results of fieldwork. With over 2.000 delegates and 150+ sessions, the EAA Annual Meetings have grown to be an essential event on European archaeological scene. The omnipresent friendly atmosphere and lively social programme provide excellent opportunities for networking. Each Annual Meeting has its own character, not least in reflection of the national or local character of the venue – you can get sight of it at our past conferences overview including some filmed conference sessions. Come and share this unique experience with your colleagues this August at the current conference or plan to attend one of EAA future conferences! For details how to plan your conference presentation or bidding to host an EAA conference, please read the conference guidelines .

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#HispaniaNostraContigoEnCasa: La historia de España a través de sus objetos, 2 de junio 19:00 -19:55 (GMT+1)

Hispania Nostra presenta #HispaniaNostraContigoEnCasa, una iniciativa on-line para aprender y disfrutar el Patrimonio de la mano de grandes profesionales.

Están todos los que son, pero no son todos los que están, ni tendría por qué ser así. En esta presentación me propongo explorar la relación  entre una comunidad emocional, España, y una cultura material que la refleja a través de ciertos objetos característicos.

Se trata de una propuesta abierta a la interpretación. Algunos se identificarán más con unos objetos que con otros y podrán sumar o restar los que quieran. Lo fundamental es que han sido y son vistos como representación de España y de los españoles. Hay edificios, cuadros, instrumentos científicos y aparatos de la vida cotidiana en el hogar, como la fregona. Algunos proceden de la llamada “alta cultura” y otros son “populares”.

Se trata de una selección de una cultura material compartida, sin centros ni periferias. También propongo un análisis en “cómo nos ven” desde fuera, mucho más parecidos de lo que algunos pretenden verse desde dentro.

Ponente: Manuel Lucena Giraldo del Instituto de Historia del CSIC.

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Webinar Using online and open apps for preventive conservation, 27 may 16:00 pm (GMT+1)

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 Dr Josep Grau-Bove (Sustainable Heritage, University College London) giving their talk Using online and open apps for preventive conservation

Online apps for preventive conservation are proliferating in the web. For free and with a few clicks it is possible to analyse humidity and temperature data, estimate pollutant concentration indoors, predict dust deposition rates, and many other tasks, basic and advanced. Current research projects (such as the developments around IPERION-HS and ERIHS, the European Research Infrastructure for Heritage Science) will accelerate the creation of new online platforms and improve their capabilities. In this talk, I will provide an overview, with practical demonstrations, of some of the best available online tools, and present a blueprint for future developments.

Date: 27 may 2020 04:00 PM (GMT+1)


II Conferencia Online: Nuevas didácticas y formas de acceso al patrimonio cultural en tiempos de pandemia y distanciamiento social, 30 de mayo

Factor Cultura organiza la II Conferencia internacional: «Nuevas didácticas y formas de acceso al patrimonio cultural en tiempos de pandemia y distanciamiento social» que tendrá lugar el próximo sábado 30 de mayo a las 17:00 (hora española).

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Conferencia «El uso del 3D en el patrimonio cultural digital para la resiliencia, la recuperación y la sostenibilidad en Europa»

La  Dirección General de la Comisión Europea para Redes de Comunicación, Contenido y Tecnología (DG Connect) una conferencia  sobre «El valor y el uso El uso del 3D en el patrimonio cultural digital para la resiliencia, la recuperación y la sostenibilidad en Europa».

El objetivo de la jornada es tratar ejemplos de buenas prácticas y casos de éxito de tecnologías digitales 3D en el sector del patrimonio cultural y cómo pueden ayudar en la recuperación tras la crisis y establecer una nueva visión para el acceso sostenible y la comprensión de nuestro patrimonio cultural.

Entre los ponentes se encuentran representantes de la Comisión Europea, instituciones del sector del Patrimonio cultural, así como los equipos de investigación de los proyectos europeos INCEPTION y ARIADNEplus.

La conferencia web tendrá lugar el miércoles 27 de mayo de 2020, de 10.00 a 13.00 CET y se podrá seguir en vivo a través de YouTube.

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