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Book Review: Conservation Issues in Modern and Contemporary Murals

Book cover for Conservation Issues in Modern and Contemporary Murals, edited by Mercedes Sánchez Pons, Will Shank, Laura Fuster López. Image courtesy of Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Review by Dr. Zsuzsanna Wierdl

"Conservation Issues in Modern and Contemporary Murals"
Edited by Mercedes Sánchez Pons, Will Shank, Laura Fuster López,
New Castle upon Tyne, UK, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2015
English and Spanish / $107.95 / Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781443872331

Museum Lighting & Preservation Environment Meeting

Princeton Preservation Group Meeting
Co-sponsored by the New Jersey Caucus of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
Princeton Theological Seminary Library, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542
Topic: Museum Lighting & Preservation Environment Guidelines
Speaker: Paul Himmelstein, Conservator

Publish 3D models in "Studies in Conservation"

A 3D model of an archaeological site in Iraq © Jason Herrmann, published in Journal of Field Archaeology

By George Cooper

Routledge, Taylor & Francis, publisher of IIC’s peer-reviewed journal Studies in Conversation, have partnered with 3D content platform Sketchfab to develop an exciting new feature for articles published online. 3D models can now be published in the main text of an article. The pilot program makes Routledge, Taylor & Francis the first major publisher to incorporate 3D models within the HTML version of online journal articles, making Studies one of the first publications in conservation to offer this feature.

IIC Fellowship Certificates

We are now providing certificates so that all of our Fellows have a formal acknowledgement of their position in the profession.

Iconic Cormac’s Chapel at the Rock of Cashel re-opens to the Public

Interior of Cormac’s Chapel at The Rock of Cashel. Image taken by Barry Nangle © The Office of Public Works (OPW)

On the 3rd of July, 2018, The Office of Public Works (OPW) Commissioner, John McMahon, welcomed the official re-opening of Cormac’s Chapel, an Irish Romanesque style building which forms part of the Rock of Cashel complex, following an extensive conservation project.

Elizabeth Tower Original Colour Scheme to be Restored

Rendering of Proposed Colour Scheme from paint analysis, by Purcell © UK Parliament.

The clock dial frames and the hands of the Elizabeth Tower are to be repainted in a return to the original Victorian colour scheme. Samples of the famous landmark’s earliest paintwork have been analysed by team of experts, in order to establish a true picture of the original design. Completed in 1859, the design of the clock tower was undertaken by Charles Barry, the architect of the Gothic Revival Palace of Westminster. Barry also created the intricate ironwork for each of the dials – including the choice of Prussian blue and gold frames filled with white glass.


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