It was such an amazing weekend from 24-26 November 2017 as over 280 textile conservators and practitioners from 24 countries and regions gathered in Hong Kong for the IIC-Palace Museum 2017 Hong Kong Symposium, right after the conclusion of its precursor, the 9-day IIC-ITCC 2017 textile conservation workshop held in Beijing. Pleasant weather, agreeable timing, animated discussions, great enthusiasm, high spirit, reconnecting old acquaintances and expanding connectivity…… contributed to a rewarding, fruitful and memorable Symposium.
The Palace Museum in Beijing welcomed 23 participants from China and many corners of the world including Australia, Egypt, Argentina, Serbia, Finland, Canada, Austria, France and Vietnam to take part in the third IIC-ITCC Training Workshop. During our 9-day workshop, many interesting and thought-provoking issues were raised by the instructors.
On 5th December 1940, the British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd.'s SS Gairsoppa left from the port of Calcutta, India to sail toward Britain. The cargo ship was carrying important war supplies including 2,817 Bombay Mint silver bars, tea and Royal Mail letters. On 16 February, just as the ship was nearing the end of its journey, a German U-boat torpedoed it and the ship sunk just off the coast of Ireland. The Gairsoppa went down in just five and a half minutes and remained at the bottom of the sea bed for the next 73 years.
Call for Papers
- The European Year of Cultural Heritage kicked off with a ceremony that took place at the European Culture Forum in Milan.
WASHINGTON DC - The only existing sixth- and
seventh-century Chinese lacquer Buddha
sculptures have come together for the first time
in the exhibition “Secrets of the Lacquer
Buddha” at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler
Gallery, which opened last December.
Modern technology and scientific analysis
have revealed how these extremely rare life-sized
Chinese Buddha sculptures were created and
what they are made of. These new insights offer
a deeper historical understanding of the three
STOCKPORT - Bramall Hall, a Tudor Manor house in the north west of England dating from the 14th Century, has been awarded the 2017 Regional Institute of Historic Building Conservation Award for the restoration work that has seen the Hall returned to its full glory.
Bramall Hall was one of only four North West projects shortlisted for the Institute of Historic Building Conservation Regional Conservation Award.
PAINTINGS GROUP TALK -
Dennis Lee will give a talk titled ‘Who’s afraid of legal contracts?’
Following on from Dennis’s popular and accessible talk last year on copyright for conservators, he will now give a basic guide to the benefits and protections afforded by trading with legal contracts and terms and conditions. The talk will also cover the pitfalls of not being protected by legal agreements and how they might be used and brought to a client’s attention.
Demonstration Day Spectral Imaging XPECAM platform by XPECTRALTEK Antonio Cardoso
Venue: SRAL Studios Wiebengahal Avenue Ceramique, 224 Maastricht The Netherlands
Call for abstracts to the third issue of “ICAR The International Journal of Young Conservators and Restorers of Works of Art”.