Collaborative Displays of Conserved Work on View This Fall and Beyond
National and University Library, NSK 2021 international virtual conference
In response to the current global threats to world heritage that call for urgency in developing comprehensive heritage protection strategies, the National and University Library in Zagreb is organising the international conference “Solidarity in culture: Heritage protection under conditions of crisis”, in Zagreb, from 18 to 20 March 2021.
By António Cardoso
The desire to uncover all the secrets of a painted surface in the attempt to know it better is a common goal among most, if not all, art conservators. This need to understand, in a more profound way, a specific piece of history that we may have in front of our eyes has a deep impact on the way we perceive the world around us.
Conservation By Design (CXD) is very proud to be a title sponsor of the IIC Congress this year. The company’s commitment to the sector is evident not only through its pedigree in terms of delivery, but also through its investment in many long-term projects and initiatives that benefit the industry at large.
Conservators around the world answer questions about their work on Ask a Conservator Day. The next Ask a Conservator Day will take place on November 18th, 2020. Ask a Conservator day is held in November in remembrance of the flooding of Florence on November 4th, 1966, which damaged priceless cultural heritage. However, in response to the catastrophe, incredible efforts were made—and are still being undertaken—to conserve the items impacted by the flood.
Exploring the intersections and interactions between the two disciplines, providing an opportunity to bring the insights of philosophy to conservation debates around topics including plaster casts and replicas, the re-creation of modern artworks, the reasons why works of art are restored or seen as over-restored, the anthropology of forgery - and many other issues.
The blast in Beirut Port on August 4, 2020 was devastating to the city, its people, its heritage and to the fine art sector. Many artworks are in need of urgent conservation and/or restoration interventions. This sector remains neglected. Beirut’s fine art suffered from severe physical and chemical damages.
For the 3rd consecutive year E.C.C.O. calls Conservator-Restorers from all around Europe to open their " virtual doors" to the public.
Despite the COVID-19 outbreak and the impact it holds at national and international level, the celebration will take place as always in the second week of October.
Conservator-Restorers invite visitors to their " virtual workplaces": Experts from museums, ateliers, private or university studios and workshops, sites and monuments will present the Profession of C-R and their projects to the public.
Visit to Zagreb and Split February/March 2020
My last year's report was written and sent to our supporters during August/early September 2019. On 16th September last year our dear friend and trustee, Peter Stormonth Darling, suddenly died. This was not recorded in my last year's report and I regret this. I did put a notice on our website, www.croatianmonuments.org, immediately.
By Tanushree Gupta and Gabriela Krist