By Tiina Sonninen and Kirsi Varkemaa
Review by Joyce Townsend
Museum Lighting: A Guide for Curators and Conservators
The Getty Conservation Institute, 2020
328 pages / $70 Getty Store / £55 Amazon / Paperback
Review by Diane Knauf
Museum Lighting: A Guide for Conservators and Curators
Los Angeles, CA: The Getty Conservation Institute, 2020
328 pages/ $70.00 (USD) / Paperback
Plastic has infiltrated the web of life. We eat from it, drink from it and even wear it. For many Conservators plastic has an incredible array of useful applications – from providing a lightweight and versatile packaging material for the transportation of art works to being worn as PPE gear in conservation labs.
Our Vice President Dr Austin Nevin has been appointed as the Courtauld Institute's first Head of Conservation. IIC congratulates him on his new post.
In its announcement, the Courtauld writes:
"Building on The Courtauld’s long history as a centre of excellence in teaching both the conservation of easel paintings and the conservation of wall painting, Dr Nevin’s role will be to bring the two departments together, and to raise the profile of The Courtauld’s work in this area nationally and internationally."
Austin Nevin said:
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.
This meeting is part of the Sustainability and Climate Action Challenge #Together We Make the Future.
The first introductory meeting online will enable participants to examine and discuss how COVID-19 has impacted us from the point of view of sustainability. What lessons have we learned? What positive impacts has this experience given us? In what ways can we continue some of this progress? What will be some of the major issues for incorporating sustainability when we return to work? How can we envision and ensure our future will be sustainable?
We are gearing up for the 2020 IIC Congress, and with registration now open and presenter selections being finalized, we thought this would be a great opportunity to give you some behind-the-scenes peeks of the whole process. In this issue, we will introduce you to the student poster committee and the amazing work they do to select and mentor congress poster presenters.
Restoration work at the Kerimağa mansion located in Birgi, a historical quarter of western Turkey's İzmir province, has been inaugurated with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.