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venerdì, aprile 17, 2015

Can't Touch This Museum

Gli americani sono troppo avanti, lo Smithsonian ha fatto un video su you can't touch this di MC Hammer solo per sensibilizzare il pubblico a non toccare le opere d'arte. Prima che lo faccia il nostro ministero...

martedì, aprile 14, 2015

Il sapere che resiste: progetto di Un Ponte Per e UNESCO in Iraq | OnuItalia

: "Il sapere che resiste: progetto di Un Ponte Per e UNESCO in Iraq

(di Francesca Morandi)

FIRENZE/BAGHDAD – In principio e’ l’amore per i libri, per il “sapere che resiste”. Dalla Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze aiutata dagli “angeli del fango” venuti da tutto il mondo dopo l’alluvione del 1966 e’ partito “un ponte per” la Biblioteca Nazionale di Baghdad.

Le televisioni di tutto il mondo hanno trasmesso la devastazione fatta dall’Isis di siti archeologici millenari e opere d’arte di altissimo valore in Iraq, ma in questo stesso Paese c’è chi ricostruisce e protegge, silenziosamente ma tenacemente, lo straordinario patrimonio culturale iracheno. Da dieci anni l’associazione non governativa “Un Ponte Per” ( ha avviato il programma “Il Sapere che resiste”, sostenuto, nel corso del tempo, da un numero crescente di istituzioni, tra le quali l’Unesco, l’Unione Europea, il Ministero degli Esteri italiano, la Conferenza Episcopale Italiana (CEI), Regione Toscana,  Regione Lombardia e il Comune di Firenze."

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lunedì, aprile 13, 2015

Conservator - Archives New Zealand Recruitment: Job Information

Department of Internal Affairs Recruitment: Job Information: "Conservator - Archives New Zealand"

Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Location: Wellington
Business Group: Archives New Zealand
Branch: Information and Knowledge Services
Salary: $66,629 - $90,146
Conservator - Archives New Zealand
Are you interested in working with New Zealand's documentary heritage?

Archives New Zealand is the official guardian of the memory of Government in New Zealand. We contribute to the development of New Zealand's identity and memory. The Preservation and Repository Services team at Archives New Zealand is responsible for the protection and care of the Holdings for long term preservation reasons and also to enable our clients access to the Archives over time.

Archives New Zealand has a new position available in the Preservation and Repository Services team for a Conservator.  We have a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about the preservation of New Zealand's history.  Archives New Zealand manages a broad scope in its Archives Holdings, including: art works, paper, audio visual and photograph collections. It has offices with repositories in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. The role is based in Wellington but the role will also provide preservation support for the regional offices.

We are seeking a person who has experience working as a conservator in a museum, archives or library environment to work in conjunction with our other Conservator, Audio Visual Specialist and Technicians to ensure our long-term preservation and access goals are achieved.

Previous experience and knowledge of the following areas would be an advantage:

  • preservation of paper based and other archive collections
  • undertaking collection surveys and condition reporting
  • strong oral and written skills and familiarity with computer applications
  • strong analytical and planning skillsan ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. 
If you believe you have the right skills and experience for this role, enjoy working in a collaborative team based environment and are seeking an opportunity to add real value to the preservation of the Archives Holdings we would welcome your application. 
Applications close: 5pm, Friday 24 April 2015.
For more information please contact: David Adams, Manager Preservation and Repository Services (04) 495 6221.
Job description: To review the full job description, please click here 

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giovedì, aprile 09, 2015

British Library Courses

British Library Courses: "British Library Courses 2015

British Library Courses 2015
West Dean College has collaborated with the British Library to deliver a programme of courses in preservation and collection care for libraries. The programme focuses on Continuing Professional Development and is aimed at professionals, conservation students and others interested in furthering their skills in this area.

Understanding and caring for bookbindingsDavid Pearson, Sarah Hamlyn, Karen Limper-Herz, Roswitha Ketzer, Robert Brodie
23 April 2015
Location: The British Library, London
This training day will help librarians and archivists understand the types of bindings in their collections and will provide guidance on handling and describing bindings and on appropriate conservation techniques. Participants will be given an overview of the history of Western bookbindings, with examples drawn from British Library collections. At the end of the day participants will be able to:
  • Recognise different bookbinding structures and materials
  • Describe bookbinding styles and structures
  • Understand why bookbindings deteriorate
  • Minimise the risk of damage to bookbindings
  • Commission appropriate conservation work.

Course fee: £116

Environment: Effective monitoring and management
Jane Henderson
24 April 2015
Location: The British Library, London
Avoiding a ‘one size fits all’ approach to environmental parameters, this training day helps you to understand the vulnerabilities and tolerances of your collections and then shows how to set realistic and achievable targets that are appropriate to the materials in your care and the resources available to you. At the end of the day you will be in a strong position to take cost-effective decisions and prioritise actions for maintaining a sustainable environment. The training day is aimed at people with responsibility for the care of library and archive collections, and is led by Jane Henderson, Senior Lecturer in Conservation at Cardiff University. 

Course Fee: £116

Disaster response and salvage
Emma Dadson
28 April 2015
Location: The British Library, London
This intensive course focuses on preparing for disaster response and salvage. The course uses experience of responding to real incidents to demonstrate how planning can minimise the impact of emergencies in libraries and archives as well as outlining the practical steps to take when responding to situations. With reference to case studies, the course includes strategies for dealing with damage, an emergency decision-making exercise and a major incident desktop scenario. By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the key issues that a disaster plan needs to address
  • Give examples of the decisions to be made when responding to an incident
  • Source salvage equipment to build a disaster kit

Previous attendees commented that they had learnt ‘how much there is to think about when dealing with a disaster and how to prioritise actions’, 'the importance of preparedness, tips for emergency kits and for small scale incidents, and how to assess what we can cope with ourselves and when to call in help'. 

The day is led by Harwell Document Restoration Services.
Course fee: £128

Dust and dirt: Strategies for prevention and management
Caroline Bendix and Paul Garside
3 June 2015
Location: The British Library, London
Dust is a constant presence in most libraries and archives and can be harmful to collections. This training day will focus on understanding the nature of dust and the threat it poses, as well as means by which dust can be cleaned and how collections may be protected from it. At the end of the day delegates will have:
  • A clear understanding of how dust forms and from what it is made
  • Practical knowledge of cleaning collections
  • Awareness of health and safety issues
  • The ability to identify pest and mould damage
  • Details of various methods of protecting against dust
  • The ability to set up a housekeeping programme
  • An understanding of using volunteers to help clean collections

Course fee: £128 
Preventing pests by IPM
David Pinniger
10 June 2015
Location: The British Library, London
Led by David Pinniger, Independent Consultant Entomologist, this one-day workshop provides an introduction to preventing pests through use of integrated pest management. The course is aimed at anyone with any involvement with, or responsibility for care of libraries, archives and collections. Technical handouts will be given to support the course. This session is limited to only 16 places.
Course objectives:
  • To introduce the main insect pests which attack collections: what they need to live: how to identify them: the damage they cause; ways to prevent them becoming established
  • Understanding pest environments
  • Selecting the most appropriate treatments to control pests
  • Making plans to establish an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programme

Course fee: £128

Essential preservation

Ruth Honeybone and Sarah-Jane Hamlyn
12 June 2015
Location: The British Library, London
Preservation is a means of ensuring that collections can be used for the long-term. This workshop focuses on the preservation of library and archive collections, with an emphasis on traditional, paper-based collections. The day introduces common terminology and standards, highlights risks to collections, and describes simple and practical steps for putting preservation into practice.
The day is targeted at those who are newly involved in caring for library and archive collections, those for whom preservation is just one of their many responsibilities, and those who are seeking a bit more confidence in how to approach preservation.
By the end of the day, participants will be able to:
  • Understand what is meant by preservation
  • Identify the main threats to library and archive collections
  • Identify factors to consider when storing and handling items
  • Understand the role preservation policies play in supporting and enabling good practice
  • Find other sources of information and networks to support their preservation work

Course fee: £128

Information and booking
Download a booking form here. 
For further information please call 01243 818219 or 01243 818300

Please return your completed booking form

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