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
“ ‘All is well – nothing to report’ - But as everyone knows, serenity is the result of hard work and the peace of the Library is deceptive.“ (ICCROM Newsletter N. 3, p. 1., Rome: ICCROM, 1975)
These words come from one of ICCROM’s earliest Newsletters, in October 1975. At that time the Library held 8,500 items and was under the scientific supervision of the unforgettable Giorgio Torraca.
The next deadline for applications is 30 November. Find out more here about the nomination process and the benefits of becoming a Fellow.