By Adam M. Klups
Review courtesy of ICCROM
Connect and inspire African youth with the possibilities of their rich heritage. Use digital technologies, including social media, to promote heritage awareness and support creative industries. Engage heritage as an economic asset to address poverty and unemployment among young people. These are just some of the potential directions discussed during ICCROM’s Africa Expert Meeting for Cultural Heritage Conservation, held at the Egyptian Academy in Rome from 9-11 January 2019.
By Kasey Hamilton and Austin Anderson
In April of this year, over 160 people travelled to Los Angeles to attend the 45th annual meeting of the Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation of Cultural Property (ANAGPIC). Students, faculty, and staff of the UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials had the pleasure of not only attending the three-day conference, but hosting it as well.
Reviews by Daniela Sauer
For the June 2019 issue of News in Conservation, the ICCROM Library is contributing a list of new acquisitions and summaries of a selected group of top titles hand-picked by the librarian. We look forward to this being a regular quarterly inclusion in News in Conservation going forward.
Review by Christian Scheidemann
Sam Francis: The Artist’s Materials
By Debra Burchett-Lere and Aneta Zebala
The Getty Conservation Institute
Los Angeles, 2019
150 pages / USD $ 40.00 / Paperback
Introduction by Sharra Grow
Yep, it’s that time of year again! The 18th of May saw celebrations of ICOM International Museum Day from all around the world. This year’s theme was “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition.” Here at IIC we collected stories of museum celebrations all the way from South Africa to Siberia. Read more about how these museums are promoting local culture, finding new ways to interact with their communities, and forging new traditions.
IMD: NATIONAL AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM OF FRANCE
By Jadranka Beresford-Peirse
By Caitlin Southwick
It all started with gloves.
I have always considered myself to be a person who cares about the environment. I recycle. I try to reduce my waste production. I am aware of my carbon footprint. But this was in my personal life. I never considered my impact in my professional capacity.
The conservation of cultural heritage from East Asia, namely traditional paintings and scrolls, requires the masterful use of techniques and materials quite different from those used in Western or European conservation practices. Unfortunately, as more of these East Asia art conservation specialists have retired in the last decade, there has not been an equivalent in-coming of new specialists to take their places.
Students interested in the science behind art and its conservation will now be able to study at West Virginia University in the Bachelor of Arts in Technical Art History program, the first degree of its kind in the nation.