"News in Conservation" Call for Student Book Reviews

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Three students reading. Drawings by Alexandra Taylor, NiC Book Reviews Coordinator

Attention all students!

Do you have any book recommendations? Would you like to write for NiC? We are looking for five current students to review conservation texts for News in Conservation.


With the following questions in mind, we’d like you to think about:

-What is a text that you would highly recommend to your peers?

-How did this book contribute to your educational experience?

-What did you find most challenging/stimulating in the text?

-Why would you recommend to others?


Some examples of “Must Have” conservation publications include (but are certainly not limited to):

~ Painting Materials: A short encyclopaedia, by Rutherford Gettens & George Stout (Dover Publishing)

~ Materials in the Service of Man, by Arthur Street and William Alexander (Pengiun UK)

~ Caring for your Pictures, by George Stout (Colombia University Press)

~ Theory of Restoration, by Teoria del Restauro (Instituto Centrale per il Restauro/Nardini Editore)

~ The Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art, by Harold Plenderleith and A.E. Warner (Oxford Univeristy Press)


We are looking for short reviews, 500 words maximum, due on the 1st of October. If you feel passionate about a particular conservation publication and would like to voice your opinion about it NiC, please get in touch with our Book Reviews Co-ordinator, Alexandra Taylor: alexandra.taylor2@outlook.com

We look forward to hearing from you!