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Reflections on the 45th Annual Meeting of ANAGPIC in Los Angeles

The UCLA/Getty class of 2020 with UCLA/Getty professor Ellen Pearlstein (far left). Image courtesy of Jennifer McGough.

By Kasey Hamilton and Austin Anderson

In April of this year, over 160 people travelled to Los Angeles to attend the 45th annual meeting of the Association of North American Graduate Programs in Conservation of Cultural Property (ANAGPIC). Students, faculty, and staff of the UCLA/Getty Interdepartmental Program in the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials had the pleasure of not only attending the three-day conference, but hosting it as well.

Book Review: Selected Acquisitions: ICCROM Library

Daniela Sauer holding the three books highlighted in her review. Image courtesy of  ICCROM Library.

Reviews by Daniela Sauer

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.

Book Review: Sam Francis: The Artist’s Materials

Book cover of Sam Francis: The Artist’s Materials. Image courtesy of The Getty Conservation Institute

Review by Christian Scheidemann

Sam Francis: The Artist’s Materials
By Debra Burchett-Lere and Aneta Zebala
The Getty Conservation Institute
Los Angeles, 2019
150 pages / USD $ 40.00 / Paperback
ISBN 9781606065839

Globetrotting on International Museum Day

A young museum visitor at the National Air and Space Museum of France on International Museum Day © Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace - Paris-Le Bourget / Vincent Pandellé

Introduction by Sharra Grow

Yep, it’s that time of year again! The 18th of May saw celebrations of ICOM International Museum Day from all around the world. This year’s theme was “Museums as Cultural Hubs: The future of tradition.” Here at IIC we collected stories of museum celebrations all the way from South Africa to Siberia. Read more about how these museums are promoting local culture, finding new ways to interact with their communities, and forging new traditions.


Sustainability in Conservation: Saving Our Heritage and Our Planet

Used disposable nitrile gloves produce massive amounts of waste, which end up in landfills or incinerators. Image courtesy of Sustainability in Conservation

By Caitlin Southwick

It all started with gloves.

I have always considered myself to be a person who cares about the environment. I recycle. I try to reduce my waste production. I am aware of my carbon footprint. But this was in my personal life. I never considered my impact in my professional capacity.

The Need for More East Asia Art Conservation Specialists

Pinfang Zhu (left) and Yi-Hsia Hsiao (right) wet cleaning Ancestor Portrait, photo by Yi-Hsia Hsiao; courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art.

The conservation of cultural heritage from East Asia, namely traditional paintings and scrolls, requires the masterful use of techniques and materials quite different from those used in Western or European conservation practices. Unfortunately, as more of these East Asia art conservation specialists have retired in the last decade, there has not been an equivalent in-coming of new specialists to take their places.

Registration open: modelling conservation data Linked Conservation Data

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University of the Arts London, London, UK

Deadline for registrations: 16 August 2019.
Capacity is limited. Confirmation will be sent to all participants.

The Linked Conservation Data Consortium is organising a free workshop in London hosted by the University of the Arts London (UK) to discuss modelling conservation data. Conservation domain expertise and sample data are needed.

12 Sep 2019 to 13 Sep 2019
16 Aug 2019

Associate Conservator, Time-based Media

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation
New York City
31 July 2019

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation is seeking an Associate Conservator in Time-based Media to join its Conservation Department. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree from a recognized conservation program, and possess extensive knowledge of modern and contemporary art. Experience working with time-based media collections is essential; as well as knowledge of the best practices for condition assessment, documentation, installation, and preservation of TBM works in a range of analog and digital formats.

Application deadline: 
31 Jul 2019


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