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In September 2016, the city of Edinburgh hosted the course “Water and Paper Conservation Principles”, organised by The Scottish Conservation Studio

Hans Memling (Flemish, ca. 1440–1494), The Triptych of Jan Crabbe, ca. 1467-70. ©Pinacoteca Civica di Palazzo Chiericati, Vicenza. Left and right panels:  ©The Morgan Library & Museum, Photography by Graham S. Haber
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NEW YORK- Hans Memling’s Triptych of Jan Crabbe will be reunited in all its component for the first time for an exhibition taking place at The Morgan Library & Museum.

Reproduction of heat modelling process
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This article is an updated text version of the poster presented by Raimundo Milton and Joana Lia Ferreira at the IIC Los Angeles Congress. Their work was selected as the winner of the Student Poster prize.

Bright yellow embroidered silk robe with dragons among clouds. Made for an Empress. 1770-1820 (embroidered). © The Victoria & Albert Museum
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This newly completed interdisciplinary doctoral research undertaken at the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History, University of Glasgow, built up the first complete picture of textile dyeing techniques in the Ming and Qing Dyna

Welcome to the October issue of NiC. The 2016 IIC Congress that took place in Los Angeles just concluded and as I look once again at the titles of the papers and posters presented during this edition, I can’t help feeling overwhelmed by the realisation of how far the field of contemporary art conservation has come in the past few years. In particular I am so very impressed by the work students and emerging conservators are doing and I’m happy to have this space allowing me to share some...
De-installation of the blue whale skeleton, carried out while the public gallery remained open. ©The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London

IIC is pleased to announce that the 2016 IIC Keck Award is awarded to the Natural History Museum, London, UK, for their ‘Blue Whale Project’. The Award itself was presented at the 2016 Los Angeles Congress.

The project
In September 2015, the Natural History Museum’s conservation team began the work of checking, cleaning and dismantling a 25 metre long, 4.5 tonne blue whale skeleton. The specimen had been on public display in the Mammals Hall of the Museum since 1934, and will be re-suspended from the ceiling of the Museum’s main Hintze Hall from the summer of 2017. The whale will take the place of the Diplodocus cast that has stood in the Museum’s main entrance for 35 years.

Welcome to the August issue of NiC. We have been in ‘countdown mode’ for the past few weeks and now that the date of the IIC Los Angeles Congress is finally approaching we hope many of you will join us in what promises to be an amazing event. In order to wet your appetite, IIC met and interviewed Jamie Goldblatt Manné, Director of the Marciano Art Foundation, and conservator Tatyana Thompson to talk about the Marciano Museum of Contemporary Art, one of the venues participants will be able...

Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, Melva Bucksbaum Associate Director for Conservation and Research at the Whitney Museum of American Art, has been awarded the biennial Forbes Prize for conspicuous services to Conservation by the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, its highest honour. Carol Mancusi-Ungaro is the twenty-fourth recipient of the Prize. The Forbes Prize, which includes delivering a lecture, will be delivered and presented at the 2016 IIC Congress (22nd to 16th September 2016) in Los Angeles ( see here for more details on the Congress).

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