A textile conservator working on material from the American Revolution Center (ARC) in Virginia was amazed to discover that a drab square of fabric hidden among some clothes was the missing piece from George Washington's tent.
A strike last week by attendant staff at the Louvre Museum in Paris resulted in the closure of several galleries and temporary free admission to the museum.
This is the first post in the new IIC Newsblog, which will publish a variety of news stories, including members' news and projects, news about conservation and cultural heritage, and IIC news and business.
This is the newsblog of the International Institute for Conservation, providing conservation news stories from around the world.
More information will be posted here in due course. In the meantime, if you would like to send a story to the blog, please e-mail the newsdesk.
- Christina Rozeik, News editor, IIC