New experiences with anchoring systems in the restoration of stone artefacts by Guy Devreux + Stefano Spada (Part 1)


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 assembly of the Staffordshire Hoard objects - by Rachel Altpeter + Chris Fern + Kayleigh Fuller + Pieta Greaves ACR + Lizzie Miller


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.

International Trust for Croatian Monuments - Review of the concert in memory of Sir Henry Beresford-Peirse


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.

LACONA X Proceedings Available Online as part of Studies in Conservation

Lacona X Proceedings

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.

Two-day Symposium on 'Collecting and Conserving Performance Art' - Call for Papers

In June 2016, the specialty group Modern Art and Cultural Heritage (MKKM) of the German Association of Conservator-Restorers (VDR) will host an international, two-day symposium on the topic of collecting and conserving performance art. The symposium will be held in English and will take place at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany.

9 Jun 2016 to 11 Jun 2016
31 Aug 2015

2nd International Meeting for Conservation and Documentation of Ecclesiastical Artefacts

Halki, Turkey
Call for Papers

Conference organised by: Technological Educational Institute of Ionian Islands-Specialisation Conservation of Cultural Heritage (Greece) in collaboration with Ecumenical Patriarchate- Halki Theological School (Turkey)
are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2nd International Meeting for the Conservation & Documentation of Ecclesiastical Artefacts 'PRESERVATION OR JUST AN OBSESSION' a two days meeting that will be held in Halki (Turkey), July 8th - 9th, 2016.

8 Jul 2016 to 9 Jul 2016
8 Dec 2015

Cambridge Heritage Research Group Seminars, Michaelmas 2015

Alternate Tuesdays 1-2pm & Thursdays 5-6pm
Seminar Room, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Downing Site

Thursday 22 October
The Place of Prehistory: local engagements with archaeological heritage at the Land's End
Liz Pra, Assistant Heritage Consultant, Cotswold Archaeology

Tuesday 27 October
Return of Chinese Cultural Relics Taken from the First Opium War to the end of Japanese Occupation (1840/1945)
Hui Zhong, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland

22 Oct 2015 to 3 Dec 2015

Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series: Art, Anthropology and Art History

Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

Professor Caroline Van Eck (Centre for the Arts in Society, University of Leiden)
Dr Stijn Bussels (Centre for the Arts in Society, University of Leiden)

From the Grotesque to Outsider Art: Where Does Art History Stop, and Anthropology Begin?

20 Oct 2015

Specialist Scientist for Paintings Examination - Organic Analyst

The central role of this post in the Scientific Department is to undertake technical examination of paintings in the National Gallery collection, especially the analysis of organic materials in samples, to provide interpreted and documented data in support of conservation work and other technical research.

Application deadline: 
2 Nov 2015

Course on Karibari Board Making

West Dean College
Course Leader: Ranson Davey, National Gallery of Ireland

This course is designed to introduce the student to the construction, fabrication and use of the karibari (Japanese drying board) through the practical experience of making a board. The four-day programme also covers the use of traditional Japanese materials, tools and techniques, and the properties of Japanese papers.

10 Oct 2016 to 14 Oct 2016


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