Read the latest article on conservation history by Giorgio Bonsanti in the December issue of the Burlington Magazine.
INDIA - The Qutb Shahi Heritage Park, a monumental complex located close to the famous Golkonda Fort in Hyderabad, is the object of a conservation plan that will span a period of 10 years aiming at repairing cracks and bulges, and replacing missing architectural elements like stone or stucco plasterwork. To maintain the authenticity of the monuments, only original materials are being used such as lime mortar and stone.
The site is made up of 75 monuments spread across 108 acres and comprises of 40 mausoleums and 23 mosques.
GREECE - An international research team discovered a human skeleton during its ongoing excavation of the Antikythera Shipwreck (circa 65 B.C.) a ship discovered and salvaged in 1900 by Greek sponge divers and considered the largest shipwreck ever discovered.
The shipwreck, which holds the remains of a Greek trading or cargo ship, is located off the Greek island of Antikythera in the Aegean Sea. The first skeleton recovered from the wreck site during the era of DNA analysis, this find could provide insight into the lives of people who lived 2100 years ago.
This article is an updated text version of the poster presented by Raimundo Milton and Joana Lia Ferreira at the IIC Los Angeles Congress. Their work was selected as the winner of the Student Poster prize. This version contains an update to the project’s results.
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.
ICOM-CC Education and Training in Conservation Working Group and National Research Laboratory for Conservation, Lucknow, India Working Group Interim Meeting at NRLC Training Institute, Sector G, Jankipuram, Lucknow
The Emmanuel Centre, Westminster
Registration for the Gels in Conservation conference, London, 16 - 18th October 2017, has now opened. This conference is organised by IAP in association with Tate. It will be a gathering of conservators, conservation and other scientists, and students of conservation to present and discuss the theory and practical use of gels in various branches of conservation (paintings, paper, wall paintings, textiles, museum objects etc).
It is with great sadness that we wish to convey the passing of Tom Stone on Saturday December 6th, 2014, in his 68th year. Tom was a highly regarded leader in ethnographic conservation and has left an indelible mark in the field of objects conservation in Canada and beyond.
The Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and the Spanish Association of Anatomy (SAE) have organised an International Congress of Ceroplastic that will be held in Madrid, 29-30 of June 2017.
For more information go to: https://www.facebook.com/ceroplasticaucm/?ref=bookmarks
Delft University of Technology & WTA Nederland-Vlaanderen, The Netherlands