Conservation and restoration recording course – September 2009

2nd September – 2nd October 2009, Rome, Italy

Since 2003 ICCROM and the Getty Conservation Institute have jointly held a course on documentation for conservation in Rome. This is an intense four and a half week course on various documentation tools including rectified photography, thermal imaging, photogrammetry and laserscanning.
The course will feature a range of learning strategies that will draw upon participants’ own professional knowledge while adding new information and skills through readings, discussions, and a number of collaborative practical exercises. The course will include a required preparatory phase prior to arrival at ICCROM. This preparatory phase will allow participants to increase their background knowledge in key topic areas through readings and exercises that they will undertake while in their home countries.
Deadline for application is in mid February. For more information please click here

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Action on Skills: Proceedings online

Steve Brace

Stone mason, photo: Steve Brace

Action on Skills Training and Education for the Historic Environment was an ICOMOS-UK organised conference which took place at the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment in London on 29-30 April 2008.

The conference was also the venue for launching the the NHTG (National Heritage Training Group) research reports into the ‘Built Heritage Sector Professionals’ and the ‘Traditional Building Craft Skills – England 2008’.

The aims of the conference was to bring together craftspeople, building professionals, policy-makers, educationalists, trainers, students and trainees to raise the profile and status of skills training, highlight the need to link the development of historic environment training and skills to the wider Government agendas on sustainability and promote the social and economic benefits that heritage skills can deliver through informed conservation, repair and maintenance.

The Summary Proceedings comprise brief bullet points on each paper and each discussion which took place. These were reported by ICOMOS-UK Member Paul Simons.

Read Action on Skills Training and Education for the Historic Environment