By Nicole Prawl with introduction by Barbara Reeve
This year’s sessions of China’s Government Work Report were held in early March and included the National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China (NPC) and members of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
The Humboldt Forum in Berlin, a new state-funded museum scheduled to open this fall, has become the target of great criticism. The Forum, which will include large African and Asian archaeological and ethnological collections, is being labelled by critics as an unethical monument to colonialism.
With these protests as the backdrop, and the recent restitution report from French President Macron still at the forefront of cultural heritage news, Germany just released an eight-page resolution with guidelines for the repatriation of colonial-era artifacts.
The new National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) opened on 28th March along the Doha waterfront. The Museum was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel who also designed the Louvre Abu Dhabi. The unique disc-like structure of NMoQ was inspired by the “desert rose” crystal formations famously found in the Qatari desert.
I think we can all agree that shipping a box full of fragile glass objects can produce a little anxiety. Unsurprisingly, the collections and conservation departments at The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) are often contacted with questions about packing and shipping glass. Conservation relies heavily on the advice of the preparators, experts with years of experience moving and shipping glass safely. Their genius has always been apparent to those of us working behind the scenes at the Museum, but now the secret is out.
Tucson, Ariz./Los Angeles – More than 30 years after it was cut from its frame, ripped from its backing, rolled up, and stolen from the University of Arizona Museum of Art (UAMA), Willem de Kooning’s 1955 painting Woman-Ochre will be conserved and studied by conservators at the J. Paul Getty Museum and scientists at the Getty Conservation Institute.
Linked Conservation Data introductory webinar: Why Linked Data?
Registration open: https://www.ligatus.org.uk/lcd/meeting/webinar-1
IIC is contributing to the Linked Conservation Data consortium (see here: https://www.iiconservation.org/content/linked-conservation-data-project), investigating the potential of Linked Data for conservation documentation.
Review by Neva Pološki and Barbara Horvat Kavazović
By Stephanie Auffret and Mariana Calderón
Review by Rosa Lowinger
Coping with Biological Growth on Stone Heritage Objects Methods, Products, Applications and Perspectives
By Daniela Pinna
Apple Academic Press, 2017
Hardback $169.95 / e-Book $152.96
360 pages / 34 black and white and 20 color illustrations