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Call for Book and Event Reviewers (NiC)

Call for Book and Event Reviews (NiC)

"News in Conservation" regularly features professional publication and event reviews to help you stay up to date with the latest and greatest in cultural heritage and preservation research.

So, if you’ve recently attended a conference, symposium, or workshop, or
if you just read a stellar book, thesis, or journal, the News in Conservation readership would love to hear from you!

IIC also has a collection of recently published books yearning to find good homes in exchange for reviews, so what are you waiting for?

Selected Acquisitions: ICCROM Library

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.

NiC Editor, Sharra Grow, discussing her work with the IIC on a panel at the Society of Winterthur Fellows event, Friday, 10 May 2019

Panelists at the Society of Winterthur Fellows event (Delaware, USA) on Friday, 10 May 2019. Photo courtesy of Joyce Hill Stoner

Sharra Grow (seated third in from the left), IIC Editor of "News in Conservation", participated on a panel at the Society of Winterthur Fellows event on Friday, May 10th (Delaware, USA). Along with her fellow panelists, Sharra discussed career paths in areas outside of the traditional role of bench conservator and curator. Main topics of discussion included: What other options are there besides the traditional museum jobs for conservators and curators? How do you find and develop "outside-the-box" opportunities?

Robert Shepherd Memorial Fund: Scholarships & CPD Grants

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.

10 May 2019

Should paintings be conserved in public?

(left) Daniela Storti and (right) Valeria Merlini, owners and head conservators of Merlini Storti Art Restoration and Conservation, Rome. Photographer Stefano Martinelli. Image courtesy of Merlini Storti.

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.

Book Review: The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity

Book Cover "The Codex and Crafts in Late Antiquity" (image courtesy of Bard Graduate Center)

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
ISBN: 978-1-941-79212-4

Book Review: Sharing Conservation Decisions: Current Issues and Future Strategies

Book Cover "Sharing Conservation Decisions: Current Issues and Future Strategies" (image courtesy of  ICCROM)

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:
276 pages
ISBN 978-92-9077-271-2


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