Salary Range: £29,176-£34,804
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located in Los Angeles, California, works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, field projects, and the dissemination of information. In all its endeavors, the GCI creates and delivers knowledge that contributes to the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.
By Graham Voce and Sarah Stannage
By Raju Mansukhani
Arms gallery at Saleh Khana coming alive with hi-tech conservation processes and traditional swordsmithing of Mewar, Rajasthan.
Saleh Khana is the oldest portion of The City Palace Museum in Udaipur. It was built in the 1560's by Maharana Udai Singh II, in whose name Udaipur, as a 'city of peace', was established.
By Silvia E. Ramírez Paseiro, with introduction by Sharra Grow
By Joyce Hill Stoner
The two most recent graduates of the University of Delaware’s Preservation Studies Doctoral Program (PSP) hailed from Portugal and Uruguay, and other current students are from Iran and China, working alongside students from the US. Recent topics have ranged from the preservation of fossil bones to the change of paint media from egg to oil in the Quattrocento or from examining the significance of historic architecture and intangible cultural heritage of the Bapai Yao in China to identifying the authorship of ancient Greek ceramics through technology.
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Just before 6am on Sunday, January 12, six tourists were discovered trespassing on Machu Picchu, Peru. The trespassers, who were caught by park staff members, had illegally entered the site on Saturday night and allegedly caused one of the stones from the Temple of the Sun to fall 20 feet to the ground. It is believed that the trespassers may also have defecated on the sacred Inca site grounds.
Congressman Brian Higgins announced Buffalo State’s Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Art Conservation Department will receive a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for preservation education and training. The three-year grant extends from 2020-22.
The Garman Art Conservation Department will use the grant to support students studying the conservation of art and cultural heritage in the prestigious graduate program. The SUNY Research Foundation at Buffalo State College accepted the award on behalf of the department.
A new discovery has been made on the walls of St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Austria. High on the plastered porch walls of the bishop’s portal (an area that now serves as the Cathedral’s gift shop) hides a wall painting thought to, at least in part, have been done by the hands of Albrecht Dürer.
The image appears to be a triptych, depicting St. Catherine and St. Margaret flanking St. Leopold III, a patron saint of Austria.