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Book Review: Unraveling the Art of Tapestry

Book cover for “Anatomy of a Tapestry” courtesy of Schiffer Publishing Ltd.

Review by Katja Diaz-Granados

Anatomy of a Tapestry: Techniques, Materials, Care
By Jean Pierre Larochette & Yadin Larochette, illustrations by Yael Lurie
Pennsylvania, USA: Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2020
160 pages / 190 images and drawings / $45.00 / Hardcover spiral
ISBN: 9780764359330

IIC COP26 Edit-a-thon 24 hours generating useful content for conservation

Elizabeth Wathuti speaks at the Opening Ceremony for COP26 at the SEC, Glasgow (Photograph: Karwai Tang/ UK Government) (2021). Image licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Original location here.

By Marina Herriges

November 2021—this was the month that all eyes from around the globe were looking at Glasgow where the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26, was held. The venue was divided into two zones on either side of the River Clyde: the Blue Zone, where negotiations between world leaders took place, and the Green Zone, where the public shared a platform to voice concerns and perspectives and where IIC had its stall for two days.

Obituary: Remembering Eleanor McMillan

Eleanor McMillan and Andrew Oddy at IIC Bilbao Congress, 2004. Image courtesy of David Leigh.

By Andrew Oddy

Eleanor McMillan spent her life working in conservation in the United States, but on the international scene she served two terms on the council of IIC. She was a larger-than-life figure whose confidence no doubt stemmed from the fact that she was born into the Roosevelt family and was the great granddaughter of President Theodore Roosevelt.

Apply to take part in workshops and field projects with Our Collections Matter

screenshot of our collections matter film with images of people and collection objects

If you work in a collections-based institution such as a museum, library or archive, here’s an opportunity not to be missed!

ICCROM is giving up to 20 organizations the chance to try out the Our Collections Matter (OCM) Toolkit with its help and support in bi-monthly workshops. This helps you implement Sustainable Development Goals - from environmental sustainability to social development - through the medium of your collections work.

Studies in Conservation Special Issue: Conservation and Philosophy

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Studies in Conservation Volume 67, 2022 Issue 1-2
Special Issue: Conservation and Philosophy: Interactions and Intersections

IIC members can now read the latest issue of Studies in Conservation. This special issue captures the essence of the virtual symposium, Conservation and Philosophy, convened by IIC Fellow, David Scott and supported by IIC’s special interest community for authenticity and ethics.

A Sweet Result: Saving a Dieter Roth chocolate sculpture from becoming food

Dieter Roth, P.O.T.A.A. VFB, 1969. Chocolate, birdseed, wood. Edition 3/30 (22.5 x 24.9 x 23.1 cm) Coll. Fundação de Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto. Acquisition 1999. Photo: © Filipe Braga. © Fundação de Serralves, Porto.

By Vania Assis

Although created relatively recently, modern artworks and collections pose some of the most challenging preservation projects with unusual media and volatile combinations of ephemeral nature. The artist Dieter Roth created multiple sculptures using perishable—and mostly edible—materials, often produced with the ultimate aim of destruction or absorption through the environment.


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