The Archivio Lombroso is now online!

The vast number of documents that Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909) donated to the University of Turin are now accessible online — an incredible resource for the history of science and the history of Italy and Europe.

Ritratto di fronte e di profilo di un galeotto. Fa parte dell’Album dei delinquenti n. 1, seconda metà del XIX secolo (Archivio Lombroso, Univerità degli Studi di Torino).

The Lombroso Project was established by the Museum System of the University of Turin, with the support of the CRT Foundation and the Department of History of the University of Turin.

Read about the Lombroso Project and access the documents here.

Also, read about the  Museo di Antropologia Criminale ‘Cesare Lombroso’ in UMAC World Database of University Museums and Collections.

COMPETITION T.D. Lee Science and Art Lecture Fund, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

 

The SJTU TD Lee Fund of the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China) was established in 2013 with the aims of studying and exploring new scientific achievements, encouraging cooperation between scientists and artists, and creating artistic works to show the science itself or the influences that science brings to humans, society and the environment.

The Fund holds scientific symposiums and Science and Art Competitions on one specific scientific theme every year.  Since 2014, four competitions have been successfully held whose themes are “Synchrotron Radiation”, “Gravity and General Relativity”, “Parity Nonconservation and Neutrino Physics” and “Quantum and Topology”. In 2018, the theme is “Time Reversal”.

See below how to apply:

Submission Information and Calendar

Submission Form

More information, please contact Xuwei CHEN (xwchen@sjtu.edu.cn)

 

New MSc in Modern Material Artefacts, University of Glasgow, UK

This programme engages with historical and scientific concepts and practices for the interpretation, investigation and preservation of museum and archive collections. It is designed to enable you to become proficient in object-based techniques from art history, material science and conservation for the interdisciplinary study of commercial synthetic materials in applied arts and social history collections. A key strength of this programme is its focus on modern materials as common artefacts that includes fibres and colourants as well as plastics. Read more.

Starts September 2018.

New Issue MUSEUM INTERNATIONAL

From the latest ICOM Newsletter:

We are pleased to announce that the new issue of Museum International, dedicated to the ICOM 2016 General Conference theme ‘Museums and cultural landscapes’, has just been published. The printed version is now available. We have redefined the journal’s layout and design to be more aesthetically pleasing and readable, bringing out a more dynamic, vibrant whole.

Free access to the articles will be available to ICOM members for 30 days, through the Wiley Online Library platform: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/muse.2017.69.issue-1-2/issuetoc

Wiley offers a reduced subscription fee to all ICOM members. To subscribe, please visit the Museum International homepage at: http://ordering.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/subs.asp?ref=1468-0033&doi=10.1111/(ISSN)1468-0033

Travel Grants for the next ICOM-ICT Workshop Beijing

ICOM-ITC April 2018 workshop
 
The ICOM International Training Centre (ICOM-ITC) is announcing the organisation of its tenth training workshop that will be held from 9 to 17 April, 2018 in Beijing, China. ICOM, ICOM China and the Palace Museum are pleased to award travel grants to international participants attending the training workshop called Managing a Museum Today.

Please apply online: https://icom.formstack.com/forms/icom_itc_april_2018_application
The application forms should be filled out and the required documents should be sent before Midnight (CET) Wednesday 20 December, 2017.