The Attic (a name which commemorates our first physical location) is, first and foremost, a site for the research students of the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester: a virtual community which aims to include all students, be they campus-based and full-time, or distance-learning and overseas. But we welcome contributions from students of museum studies - and allied subject areas - from outside the School and from around the world. Here you will find a lot of serious stuff, like exhibition and research seminar reviews, conference alerts and calls for papers, but there's also some 'fluff'; the things that inspire, distract and keep us going. After all, while we may be dead serious academic types, we're human too.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Conference Alert: 8th European Conference on Research for Protection, Conservation and Enhancement of Cultural Heritage

From the ICME listserv:

You are cordially invited to attend the 8th European Conference on Research for Protection, Conservation and Enhancement of Cultural Heritage (www.chresp.eu), which will be held at Hotel Union, Ljubljana, Slovenia, from 10th to 12th November 2008. The event is supported by the European Union through its 7th Research Framework Programme (under the activity 6.3 "Environmental technologies").


CHRESP conference programme

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The programme of oral sessions and posters is available from web page: http://www.chresp.eu/Programme.aspx

CHRESP demonstration area

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A demonstration area will be organised in the conference venue, to present technologies, tools, devices and prototypes, developed under the framework of EC and National funded research projects. This exhibition will promote further exploitation of all of these products and prototypes, by showing their applicability to potential end users, conservators, curators, owners and managers of cultural heritage assets. Besides, it will be an opportunity for decision- makers and relevant authorities, as well as the scientific community to learn about the potentially marketable products developed under recent research projects.

In this context, most representative market oriented EC and National funded research projects will be presented, covering movable and immovable heritage prototypes and products, ICT tools, sensors and decision support based platforms. More than 30 stands will be distributed at the exhibition area.

CHRESP workshops

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The organisers are delighted to announce six CHRESP and one COST workshop (13th and 14th November), many of which will offer hands-on experience. Practitioners, decision makers, collection keepers and heritage managers are particularly welcome. For details, please visit http://www.chresp.eu/Post-conference.aspx

The organisers have a limited budget available to reimburse travel costs for participants wishing to take part at the workshops. In order to apply for the reimbursement, please send an application to: chresp@nuk.uni-lj.si until October 1st 2008 with a one-page motivation letter containing:

Short CV (including your age, country of residence and present employee/university)
Estimation of travel costs
Why you would like to attend the workshop and how will this help develop your career

The International Expert Committee will evaluate the applications. Particularly welcome are:

Applications from new and candidate EU countries, Mediterranean (EU and partner countries) and East European countries, Applications by practitioners and students.

CHRESP study visits

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The following visits will be organized:

Thursday, 13th November

· Ljubljana – town of architect Joze Plecnik

· Heritage sites of Dolenjska and Bizeljsko
(Cartusia Pleterje, Castle of Brezice and castle of Pisece)

Friday, 14th November

· Earthquake endangered sites of Posocje region with visit of roman archaeological site (Vila Rustica Mosnje) and World war I museum in Kobarid

· Heritage sites of Primorska region (Holy Trinity Church in Hrastovlje) and Park of Skocijan Caves (UNESCO World heritage)

Registration

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· To register for the conference (€350),
please fill in the http://www.chresp.eu/secured/RegistrationForm.aspx registration form.

· To register for the Workshops (registration deadline October 15th 2008. Please do not pay until your participation has been confirmed) and Study visits (each €50) a separate
http://www.chresp.eu/Post-conferenceRegistration.aspx registration form should be filled in.

Accommodation

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You are kindly requested to book your own accommodation as soon as possible to secure your preferred option. For accommodation information, please visit http://www.chresp.eu/Practical.aspx

Jana Kolar and Matija Stlic
Conference organizing team

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