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Fire at Clandon Park - an update from the National Trust

Since the awful fire on Wednesday 29th April at Clandon Park, near Guildford in Surrey, the National Trust has received much sympathy and many offers of support from conservators, for which it is immensely grateful. This Palladian mansion, dating from the 1720s, boasted fabulous interiors including the double-height Marble Hall, and extensive collections of eighteenth century furniture, paintings, textiles and ceramics. Thankfully no one was injured but, as media photographs have shown, damage is extensive.

Two 19th century thangkas from Tibet: examination and conservation by Caroline Ocks

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This study, carried out as a diploma-project, is a multidisciplinary approach to the examination and conservation of two thangkas. The poster version was first presented at the 2015 IIC Hong Kong Congress and it is now published as a full version as part of NiC’s focus on showcasing emerging conservators’ work.

Cooling down hot issues: the MIA Conservation Freezer by Aristoteles Georgios Sakellariou

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The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha opened its gates to the public in 2008 under Qatar Museums Authority (today’s QM) and H.E. Shaikha al Mayasa bint Hamad al Thani. In late 2011 the MIA conservators identified the need for the museum to have its own freezer, primarily to treat large objects, such as carpets, for insect infestation. In December 2013, with the Director’s support a new conservation freezer became a reality. It is custom-made, the design tailored to MIA’s requirements and space available. Component parts were shipped to Qatar and assembled on site.

Feeding the war: illicit trafficking in cultural goods

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LONDON - The question that many have been asking following the recent well documented destructions and acts of vandalism on cultural heritage is whether the trafficking in antiquities pillaged from the Middle East and North Africa regions is providing funding for insurgent groups active in conflict areas.

Concert in aid of the International Trust for Croatian Monuments

Concert In aid of the International Trust for Croatian Monuments and in Thanksgiving for the Life of one of its founding members Sir Henry Grant de la Poer Beresford-Peirse Bt

Holy Trinity Church
Sloane Square, London SW1

Piers Lane, piano
Ivana Lazar, soprano
Dubravka Separovic Musovic, mezzo-soprano

9 Jun 2015

Workshop on pigment-toned paper pulp for infilling

Using Pigment-toned Paper Pulp to Create Flawless Fills for Works of Art on Paper and Archival Material
Smithsonian Libraries
Preservation Services Dept.
Landover MD 20785

Registration Fee: $650 (materials and lunch included)
Enrolment limit: 8

9 Sep 2015 to 11 Sep 2015

Conference on Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Reviews

In celebration of its 50 years of conservation service and 30 years of conservation education and training within the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education, and Religious Affairs, you are cordially invited by its organizers, the Directorate of Conservation of Ancient and Modern Monuments (DCAMM) and the Department of Conservation of Antiquities and Works of Art, TEI of Athens to participate in the conference: Conservation of Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Reviews. The conference will take place in Athens, Greece, from 25-29 May 2015, at Technopolis and the Acropolis Museum.

25 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

Conservator: Japanese Paintings

29,689 per annum
Ref: 1463449

The Department of Conservation and Scientific Research is looking to recruit a senior Conservator who will be an authority on Japanese scroll-mounting at the British Museum and who will contribute to the care and conservation of the British Museum’s collection of Eastern Pictorial Art on paper and silk.

Application deadline: 
11 Jun 2015

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