Summer School 2024: Saving energy for cultural heritage institutions
The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) is organizing an international Summer School in partnership with The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).
The event is part of Climate2Preserv, a project that aims at developing a protocol that helps cultural institutions explore different energy saving strategies considering their collections, building, systems and more.
The course will accommodate a total of 20 participants, coming from 3-4 Belgian institutions and 6-7 international institutions (museums, galleries, archives and libraries). Each institution will send two participants, one person with a technical background and some experience in facilities, and one person with a background in conservation or collection care.
During the workshop, these teams will simulate a fast-paced walk through of the protocol that focuses on teamwork, gathering and understanding documentation, exploring energy saving strategies and decision-making and sharing information. Participants will do this through a mixture of theoretical courses, exploring tools, visiting existing case-studies and completing exercises based on actual case-study data.
At the end of the course, they get the time to plan their future steps within their own institutions.
The deadline for application is January 14.
A selection will be made by January 28.
Upcoming KIK-IRPA events
From May 29 through 1 June 2024, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) will host the Architectural Finishes Research Conference in Amsterdam. They do so in collaboration with renowned partners on this subject in the Low Countries: the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), SRAL ‒ The Conservation Institute, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and University of Amsterdam (UvA).
The international and interdisciplinary XXIII Symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting focuses on 'Cross-Media Perspectives. Technical Studies of Art on Panel, Paper and Parchment (1400-1600)'.