Cristo alla Colonna, Bramante, Pinacoteca di Brera. Public Domain image
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MILAN - A recent, unusually cold spell has caused unexpected damages to paintings at Milan’s Pinacoteca di Brera.

Renzo Piano designed atrium at the Harvard Art Museum. ©Paul Geffen CC BY-NC 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
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CAMBRIDGE - Harvard University has been awarded a $506,000 (£405,000) grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for use by the Harvard Art Museums to establish a new Summer Institute for Technical Studies in Art (SITSA).

©Lana Kekez
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During the last ten years, the International Trust for Croatian Monuments has been supporting, among other projects, the International Conservation Workshop on the small island of Lopud, a 45-minute boat journey from Dubrovnik.

We are delighted to announce that from this 2017 volume of Studies in Conservation (Volume 62) IIC's journal will be carrying even more papers in a greater number of pages. Previous volumes have been produced in six issues but this will be increased, from now on, to eight. You will receive two issue in one delivery – so that will be two Studies in Conservation sent out in one packet, four times a year. The first sending, of issues 1 and 2 of Volume 62, will be in March 2017 and then at later, equally spaced, dates throughput the year.

Don't forget that as well as the first-rate, edited Studies papers you will receive in the post you are able able to access many more online as these are published electronically before they are printed. You can find out more at the publications page of the IIC web-site.

24-26 November 2017
Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last
The Conservation Office of the Hong Kong SAR is delighted to announce its upcoming collaboration with IIC and the Palace Museum (PM) in Beijing to host a two and a half days symposium dedicated to textiles conservation.

Besides conservation issues, the symposium will also address the artistic and historical aspects of textile artefacts ranging from thangkas, embroideries, archaeological textiles along the Silk Road, and royal and ethnic costumes across the East and West. 18 distinguished textile specialists and scholars from across the world will present case studies and latest research findings on the subjects.

Welcome to the February edition of News in Conservation. The big news is that NiC is changing skin and this is the last ever issue sporting the current look; from April 2017, NiC will adopt a new image to unify under a common branding all IIC’s publications and the website. To learn more about the changes all you need to do is to read IIC’s President Sarah Staniforth’s column, where all will be explained. Rest assured though – we are changing NiC’s look but the spirit of the publication...

Bonnie Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art,
5th Avenue & 82nd Street,
New York City

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
2:30-5:00 pm

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Historic events of the past years have highlighted art as a creative means of social expression as well as a powerful tool used during social protests. A few images and words scribbled on a collection of post-it-notes or a graphically designed phrase captured in a Tweet heard around the world have had an unexpectedly lasting influence. But what happens to the art works when the protesters leave? Were they ever intended to be collected or preserved? Is there precedence for archiving these ephemeral materials? Who is collecting them? How do we preserve the intent and impact of these creative works for posterity? Archiving this form of cultural heritage presents many challenges.
The IIC will bring together six exceptional individuals to explore these issues at the latest roundtable discussion in IIC’s dialogues initiative. A curator, a sociologist, a conservator, an activist and academic, a librarian/archivist and a historian will explore with you these complex and relevant issues.

24th January 2017

Access to electronic papers from Studies in Conservation and associated IIC publications via Taylor & Francis Online recently suffered from some technical issues that limited access for some IIC members. Taylor & Francis have worked on this and normal service has now been resumed.

If you do experience problems with access to Studies in Conservation and associated IIC publications via Taylor & Francis Online please contact the IIC office.

Welcome to the December issue of NiC, the last one of 2016. Invariably this time of the year tends to be a time to reflect on the events of the past twelve months, at personal and professional level. I was browsing old covers of NiC and had very mixed feelings about 2016 with so much of the world’s political events having a direct effect in the world of conservation and preservation! While more news of heritage destruction in the Middle East have kept coming in, I was also happy to share...