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.
Sharra Grow (seated third in from the left), IIC Editor of "News in Conservation", participated on a panel at the Society of Winterthur Fellows event on Friday, May 10th (Delaware, USA). Along with her fellow panelists, Sharra discussed career paths in areas outside of the traditional role of bench conservator and curator. Main topics of discussion included: What other options are there besides the traditional museum jobs for conservators and curators? How do you find and develop "outside-the-box" opportunities?
The Anna Plowden Trust has been asked to administer a fund set up in memory of the late Robert Shepherd, the well known picture conservator. This fund will provide one annual Scholarship to a student of easel painting conservation and one annual CPD Grant to a practising painting conservator, currently working, and making their career, in the UK.
Introduction by Sharra Grow
This past November, Apollo published the article “Should paintings be conserved in public?” written by Conservator Ian McClure and Curator Paul Taylor. The authors called into question the overall worth of such public displays of conservation suggesting that, rather than inspiring on-lookers, the main message the visiting public receives is that conservation work is tedious and boring. And while trying to show the candid daily work of the conservator, what visitors actually see is still carefully choreographed.
By Alice Tsang
Time flies. It has been a year since Hong Kong hosted the inaugural IIC-Palace Museum Symposium series with the theme “Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last” in November 2017.
Review by Jane Eagan
The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity
By Georgios Boudalis
Bard Graduate Center, New York, 2018
Paperback USD $30.00
200 pages / 32 colour plates, 80 halftones, 45 line drawings
Review by Graham Voce
Sharing Conservation Decisions: Current Issues and Future Strategies
Edited by Alison Heritage & Jennifer Copithorne
International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), Via di San Michele 13, 00153 Rome, Italy, 2018
Free download / e-book: https://www.iccrom.org/news/sharing-conservation-decisions-current-issue...
By Mikkel Scharff and Jørgen Wadum
By Athanasios Velios and Kristen St.John
By Karen te Brake-Baldock and Dr Rachel Rivenc