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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 Book Conservation

Building a Repertoire of basic Book Conservation Techniques
London Metropolitan Archives
City of London
40 Northampton Road
London EC1R 0HB

Lecturer: Sonja Schwoll
Participants: Maximum 12
Language: English
Fee: UKP200

25 Jun 2015 to 26 Jun 2015

Conference: What do we lose when we lose a library?

A conference about the future challenges of libraries.
https://kuleuvencongres.be/libconf2015/website

To commemorate the centenary of the destruction of the University Library in 1914, the Goethe-Institut Brussels, the British Council Brussels and the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) are organising a three day international conference on the challenging topic: What do we lose when we lose a library?

9 Sep 2015 to 11 Sep 2015

SRAL Conference and Workshop: Portable X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy

Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht
Hosted by SRAL
Organised by Kate Seymour

This two day meeting of lectures and accompanying demonstrations aims to highlight the possibilities and limitations of pXRF so that strong collaborations between conservators and conservation scientists can ensue. Emphasis on interpretation of acquired data from pXRF analysis will be given.

Portable X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (handheld and macro): friend or foe?

9 Jul 2015 to 10 Jul 2015

Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica Talk

The Continuing Challenges of Conservation in Jamaica
A report on a visit to Jamaica in February 2015
By Peregrine Bryant, Sara Crofts, Clive Dawson and Alexandra di Valmarana
Hogan Lovells, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG

19 May 2015
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9 May 2015

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