Memling's Triptych of Jan Crabbe reunited at The Morgan

Hans Memling (Flemish, ca. 1440–1494), The Triptych of Jan Crabbe, ca. 1467-70. ©Pinacoteca Civica di Palazzo Chiericati, Vicenza. Left and right panels:  ©The Morgan Library & Museum, Photography by Graham S. Haber

NEW YORK- Hans Memling’s Triptych of Jan Crabbe will be reunited in all its component for the first time for an exhibition taking place at The Morgan Library & Museum.
Completed around 1470 in Bruges, the triptych was dismantled centuries ago and the parts were scattered. The inner wings owned by the Morgan, will be displayed alongside other elements of the famous triptych: the central panel from the Musei Civici in Vicenza, Italy, and the outer wings from the Groeningemuseum in Bruges, Belgium.

Textile dyeing techniques in the Ming and Qing Dynasties in China unveiled - by Jing Han

Bright yellow embroidered silk robe with dragons among clouds. Made for an Empress. 1770-1820 (embroidered). © The Victoria & Albert Museum

This newly completed interdisciplinary doctoral research undertaken at the Centre for Textile Conservation and Technical Art History, University of Glasgow, built up the first complete picture of textile dyeing techniques in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911), China, which not only significantly contributed to textile history, but is also very helpful for the better understanding, exhibition and preservation of historical and archaeological textiles of this time period.

Fashion house Bulgari funds restoration of the Spanish Steps

Crowds on the monument while conservation is taking place©Daryl_Mitchell CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

ROME – One of Rome’s most visited tourist attractions, the Spanish Steps (Italian Scalinata di Trinità dei Monti), will be officially re-opened to the public after a £1.3 million (€1.5 million) conservation project.

IAP Course: Identification of Pigments

Price(s): £465.00
Places available: 8
Location: Institute of Archaeology

This introductory / refresher course to be held at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (location to be confirmed) introduces the techniques necessary to identify pigments using the polarizing light microscope. The relevant theory and optical properties of materials are explained in lectures/discussions and course notes but the majority of the course is dedicated to learning in practice how to determine the optical properties of pigments and to use these to identify pigments.

12 Jun 2017 to 15 Jun 2017

IAP Course: Conservation of Glass

Price(s): £565.00
Places available: 10
Location: to be confirmed

This practical course, to be held in Cambridge, UK (location to be confirmed), covers the principles and practice of historical and archaeological glass cleaning, care, conservation and restoration.

Discussions centre on aspects of deterioration, restoration methods and proper conditions for storage and display. Practical sessions focus on cleaning, reconstruction, adhesion and gap filling and the use of different techniques and materials.

11 Sep 2017 to 15 Sep 2017

IAP Course: Conservation of Immovable ‘Bronze’ Objects

Price(s): £150.00
Places available: 10
Location: IMECHE Building

This course, aimed at those persons working with collections of sculpture, public art, memorials, and architecture, focusses on the practice of dealing with the conservation and maintenance of in-situ architectural elements, sculpture, monuments etc made from ‘bronze’.

15 Jun 2017


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