2017 Media Workshop at MoMA

Getting Started: A Shared Responsibility.
Caring for Time-Based Media Artworks in Collections.

2 May 2017 to 5 May 2017
1 Feb 2017

Vasari’s Last Supper is back on display - 50 years after flood

©Opificio delle Pietre Dure

FLORENCE - After the conclusion of a lengthy conservation project, the Italian president Sergio Mattarella attended the unveiling of Giorgio Vasari’s Last Supper (1543).
The panel painting, which is housed in the Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, was famously damaged during the flood that caused destruction in Florence in 1966. During the flood, the panel was submerged in polluted water for 12 hours and the unveiling of the restored painting is to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the flood.

A pyramid within a pyramid? – New discoveries at ‘El Castillo’ in Chichén-Itzá

©Daniel Schwen - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

MEXICO - A multidisciplinary group of scientists from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), has confirmed the existence of a second substructure located inside the Kukulkan pyramid also known as el Castillo in the archaeological site of Chichén-Itzá in Mexico. The structure was built between 550 and 800 AD, during the earliest and least known stage of this Mayan settlement.

Gels in Conservation Conference

The Emmanuel Centre, Westminster

Registration for the Gels in Conservation conference, London, 16 - 18th October 2017, has now opened. This conference is organised by IAP in association with Tate. It will be a gathering of conservators, conservation and other scientists, and students of conservation to present and discuss the theory and practical use of gels in various branches of conservation (paintings, paper, wall paintings, textiles, museum objects etc).

16 Oct 2017 to 18 Oct 2017

BAPCR Talk - Experiment and Evanescence: Joshua Reynolds's painting technique

BAPCR evening talk at the Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queens’ Square, London, WC1N 3AT
Doors 6.30pm / Talk 7pm

We look forward to welcoming you at the Art Workers’ Guild for an evening talk by Alexandra Gent who will present:

Experiment and Evanescence: Joshua Reynolds's painting technique

14 Mar 2017

Viral Images: Exploring the historic and conservation challenges of objects created for social protest and solidarity

Bonnie Sacerdote Lecture Hall, Metropolitan Museum of Art,
5th Avenue & 82nd Street,
New York City

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
2:30-5:00 pm

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Historic events of the past years have highlighted art as a creative means of social expression as well as a powerful tool used during social protests. A few images and words scribbled on a collection of post-it-notes or a graphically designed phrase captured in a Tweet heard around the world have had an unexpectedly lasting influence. But what happens to the art works when the protesters leave? Were they ever intended to be collected or preserved? Is there precedence for archiving these ephemeral materials? Who is collecting them? How do we preserve the intent and impact of these creative works for posterity? Archiving this form of cultural heritage presents many challenges.
The IIC will bring together six exceptional individuals to explore these issues at the latest roundtable discussion in IIC’s dialogues initiative. A curator, a sociologist, a conservator, an activist and academic, a librarian/archivist and a historian will explore with you these complex and relevant issues.

14 Feb 2017


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