By Johanna Runkel, Gabriela Krist, Tanushree Gupta
For the fourth year, our conservation training event has taken place at the Palace Museum, Beijing.
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
By Francesca Gabrieli
On the 2nd and 3rd of May 2018, the Optical Society of America (OSA) held the Big Data in Cultural Heritage Imaging incubator meeting in Washington, D.C., hosted by John Delaney, National Gallery of Art (USA), Martin Fischer, Duke University (USA), and David Saunders, British Museum (UK).
By Sasha Drosdick
What is legacy? How is it made and maintained, and who controls it? This April, the symposium Body of Work: Contemporary Artists' Estates and Conservation, created a platform for open discussion on all things legacy.
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
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.
We are now providing certificates so that all of our Fellows have a formal acknowledgement of their position in the profession.
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.
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.