Jesus’ tomb, Christianity’s holiest shrine to be restored

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JERUSALEM — A restoration project to restore the monument believed to be tomb of Jesus Christ has begun.
A team of Greek conservators will be carrying out the work estimated to last for nine months and that will involve the consolidation of the collapsing chapel built above and around the burial cave.
The structure is buckling under its own weight and in order to carry out the work, the conservators will have to access the interior of the first-century tomb; this will be the first time the tomb is accessed in more than 200 years.

Star Trek USS Enterprise back on display

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WASHINGTON DC – After two years undergoing conservation work, the model of the starship USS Enterprise used in the popular television show, is back on display at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and is now on exhibition in the Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall.

Ligatus Summer School 2016 - place available!

A place has become available for the second week of the Ligatus Summer School in Lisbon.

The theme of the second week course is ‘European Bookbinding, 1450 – 1830’, taught by Professor Nicholas Pickwoad.

The School will be hosted by the New University of Lisbon (NOVA), in association with the University of the Arts London (UAL), the National Library of Portugal and the Torre do Tombo National Archive.

Monday, 5 September, 2016

Workshop - Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer

GCI is partnering with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and the Rijksmuseum to offer the fourth Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer workshop, which explores newly developed analytical procedures for acquiring detailed compositional information about Asian lacquers, their additives, and their European substitutes.

Information about previous workshops is available online:

15 May 2017 to 19 May 2017

Workshop - Mosaics at Archaeological Sites: Training for Site Managers

MOSAIKON is pleased to announce the third course in its series of regional training courses on the Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites with Mosaics, which will be held at the World Heritage Site of Volubilis, Morocco, in partnership with the Direction du Patrimoine Culturel of Morocco.

For more information go to:

2 May 2017 to 19 May 2017

IADA SYMPOSIUM 2017 - From Generation to Generation - Sharing Knowledge, Connecting People

Call for papers deadline: 15 September 2016

For more details on the topic and to download abstract templates, please visit:

The International Association of Book and Paper Conservators is delighted to invite you to send paper proposals for the next IADA Symposium ‘From Generation to Generation - Sharing Knowledge, Connecting People’ to be held from May 3rd-5th 2017 in Oslo (Norway) at the Oslo Konserthus.

3 May 2017 to 5 May 2017
15 Sep 2016


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