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
By Diana Citlalli Martínez Jiménez
Since the first issue, published in 1996, Coré has its place in the French landscape of journals dedicated to the conservation and restoration of cultural heritage. In 2016, due to difficult circumstances, the new board of the SFIIC decided to stop its publication. Once a better functioning dynamic was restored, convinced of Coré's place in the professional community, the SFIIC set out to relaunch its publication under a renewed format, with a bi-annual online publication.
Ann Marlene Gagnon wins the prize for her first piece for Studies in Conservation, awarded by IIC and Taylor and Francis.
For the past year, the International Institute for Conservation and publisher Taylor and Francis have been running the First-Time Author Essay Prize to encourage early career conservators to make submissions of significant new work to Studies in Conservation, the leading journal for the conservation profession.
By Isobel Griffin
Organising a big conference is always challenging, as anyone who has attempted it will report. However, put this challenge into the context of a global pandemic and it takes on a whole new dimension! Fortunately, I had no idea of what lay ahead when I was asked to become involved with planning the 2020 IIC Congress, due to issues with the original proposal. Edinburgh was one of the alternative locations suggested, and I was asked to investigate its suitability. Time was of the essence, so as the Scots would say, I tried not to delay in ‘getting oan wae it’.
Thanks to the dedication and generosity of fellow conservators in Croatia, the April-May 2020 issue of “News in Conservation” featured a first look at the earthquake devastation in Zagreb. Once again our Croatian colleagues, in partnership with the IIC Croatia Group amidst their rescue efforts, have been willing to give the global conservation community an update with a more detailed assessment of the damage and heritage rebuilding plans moving forward.
By Dragan Damjanovic