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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.

Application deadline: 
15 Apr 2020

International Activities in the Preservation Studies Doctoral Program at the University of Delaware

Reyhane with a Senne gelim weaver in Naysar, Sanandaj, Iranian Kurdistan, taken by Saadat Aslani in January 2019; photo credit to Reyhane Mirabootalebi and the UD PSP.

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.

Tourists Damage and Vandalize UNESCO World Heritage Site Machu Picchu

“The magnificent City in the Clouds.” Machu Picchu, Peru. 2016. Photograph by R.R. Oxborrow, CDR, USN (Ret)

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.

Internationally Recognized Garman Art Conservation Department Awarded Grant Through National Endowment for the Humanities

A group of Buffalo art conservation students examining a painting during a recent Art Conservation Clinic. Photograph by Bruce Fox. Image courtesy of Buffalo State University.

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.

Hidden in Plain Sight: a new Dürer discovered

St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna. Photographer Lezlie Neo. 2015. Image licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Original image location here.

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.


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