Review by Neva Pološki and Barbara Horvat Kavazović
By Stephanie Auffret and Mariana Calderón
Review by Rosa Lowinger
Coping with Biological Growth on Stone Heritage Objects Methods, Products, Applications and Perspectives
By Daniela Pinna
Apple Academic Press, 2017
Hardback $169.95 / e-Book $152.96
360 pages / 34 black and white and 20 color illustrations
By Graham Voce
2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Every year IIC holds the Annual General Meeting (AGM), bringing IIC’s council and officers before the membership to review the past year; those in attendance discuss issues, news and developments the council is planning in order to help move IIC and the international conservation profession and community forward. The AGM is also a governance meeting that is part of IIC’s legal framework as a UK registered charity; at this time trustees—members of IIC’s governing Council—either stand down or are (re)elected by IIC’s membership.
ISLAMABAD: The coordination committee on heritage sites has decided to map cultural, natural and religious sites across the country to develop plans for the preservation of heritage sites.
Tuesday’s meeting was chaired by Minister for National History and Literary Heritage Shafqat Mehmood and attended by culture and archaeology ministers from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Singh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Kashmir.
Read more: Exploring the Old Town with Heritage Walk Karachi
The North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) worked with North Carolina State University men’s basketball player Wyatt Walker to re-create the arm of an ancient statue as part of its Bacchus Conservation Project. The 6-foot-9-inch player’s arm was 3-D scanned by Heather Pendrak of Pendragon 3D, with Walker holding grapes above his head in the manner depicted in a 19th-century drawing of the statue, to help artist Larry Heyda of Lawrence Heyda Studios create the new statue arm.
In 1955, at the Fell Mill Farm in Warwickshire, England, a 200-million-year-old skull of an Early Jurassic Ichthyosaur was unearthed. Over the decades the skull received little attention and was never thoroughly studied until 2014 when paleontologists Dean Lomax (University of Manchester) and Nigel Larkin began a research project at Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham (UK).
As illustrated by this sign outside the National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. (USA), the 35-day government shutdown took a far-reaching toll on not only government employees and contractors but on national and foreign visitors as well.
Emily MacDonald-Korth interviewed by Sharra Grow
Emily MacDonald-Korth, president and chief conservator-analyst at Longevity Art Preservation (based in Miami, Florida, USA) recently discovered previously hidden elements on an important Jean-Michel Basquiat painting. Through a Q&A with editor Sharra Grow, Emily tells NiC readers the whole story.
Q: How did you discover the hidden elements in Basquiat’s painting? Tell us the story of how it happened.
By Marina Gabriel
ASOR Cultural Heritage Initiatives is an international, collaborative effort founded to respond to the destruction of cultural heritage in Syria, Iraq, and Libya. Since 2014, ASOR CHI has produced over 2,000 reports on the cultural situation, inventoried 16,000 sites, conducted 13,000 satellite assessments, and compiled 17,000 archived media entries on cultural heritage incidents and assets.