By Hedwig Braam
Image: Still from the film Casa de Pueblo, Spain: Bridging the Divide Between Built and Moveable Heritage Conservators Through Social Media. Courtesy of Alberto Sanchez-Sanchez.
The poster prize and student poster prize winners at IIC's 2020 Edinburgh Congress not only produced technically excellent and evocative posters, but developed the art of the poster itself for the digital age, with accompanying short explanatory films which were well executed and compelling to watch.
By Sally Foster
With the publication in July 2020 of New Futures for Replicas: Principles and Guidance for Museums and Heritage, one of the lead authors invites us to reflect on its implications in heritage preservation practices and mind-set. New thinking about authenticity reinforces the critical role of conservators, past and present, in realising #replicafutures.
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.