We are delighted to announce that the 2016 Forbes Prize has been awarded to Carol Mancusi-Ungaro for her work on the conservation of contemporary art works and we are looking forward very much to hearing her lecture in Los Angeles next year.
Call for Papers – News in Conservation thematic issue
After the success of NiC’s first thematic issue in February 2015 (issue 46 February 2015), we have decided to continue with an yearly offering of a special edition of our e-magazine concentrating on issues that we feel deserves an in-depth approach.
In the issue 37 of News in Conservation (August 2013), the authors presented a similar-titled paper describing experiments in devising systems aimed at increasing the reversibility of joints used in the conservation of marble sculptures while reducing the use of adhesives within such systems. The Vatican Museums Studio for the Restoration of Marble is continuing research in this direction and part 1 of the present article aims at describing, through case studies, possible solutions that are today in an advanced phase of development. Part 2 of the paper will follow in the next issue.
The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest ever find of gold (c. 5kg) and silver (c. 1.5kg) metalwork from the early Anglo-Saxon period. It was discovered in 2009, near Hammerwich, north of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. NiC has been following the progress of this project (NiC Issue 38 October 2013) and this is an update from the team working on the collection.
The desecration of monuments is a hot topic today: ISIS and other actors in the Middle East are being regularly, widely and rightly castigated for their destruction of world heritage sites, something for which US troops were already being criticised in the earliest stages of the Iraq War. It’s not a new trend: the price of war is as old as war itself.
IIC is pleased to announce the publication of the Proceedings of the LACONA X conference which was held in Sharjah, Egypt, in June 2014 and organized by the Faculty of Archaeology of Fayoum University, Athar-ICCROM, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the American University of Sharjah and the Arab Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, working in partnership.
The International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL) constitutes a leading scientific forum on digital libraries that brings together researchers, developers, content providers and users in the field of digital libraries. TPDL 2016 will take place in Hannover, Germany on September 5-9, 2016. The conference will be jointly organized by the L3S Research Center and the German National Library of Science and Technology.
The destruction of archaeological sites and heritage in Syria and Iraq is of more than local significance: the Editorial in the current edition of The Burlington Magazine describes them as falling ‘into the category of global heritage’ as the cultural history of this region is of fundamental importance to our understanding of much of human history in the West. It goes without saying that these recent atrocities are viewed with as much distress within Syria and Iraq as they are in the rest of the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art annually welcomes a vibrant group of graduate students, museum professionals, and senior scholars from around the world to undertake research and independent study as Metropolitan Museum fellows.
Applications open now. Please follow the link for more information.