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Book Review: Buried by Vesuvius – the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum

Buried by Vesuvius, book cover. Image courtesy of J Paul Getty Museum.

CONSERVATION IN CONTEXT: A TALE OF TWO VILLAS

Review by Graham Voce

Buried by Vesuvius – the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum
Edited by Kenneth Lapatin
Los Angeles: J Paul Getty Museum, 2019
276 pages / $65.00 / Hardcover
ISBN 978-1-60606-592-1

The 30th Anniversary of the Latvian Society of Restorers

The conference  participants at the Rundale Palace.  Photo by  M. Gaujenietis

By Indra Tuņa and Anna Kozorovicka

Founded in 1989, The Latvian Society of Restorers (LRB) is the association of restorers and conservation related specialists who are professionally involved in preserving cultural heritage in Latvia. The LRB has nearly 200 members. The majority are certified conservators in different areas of conservation who work in museums, libraries, archives and private companies and also includes architects, art collection managers and construction industry specialists.

Associate Conservator (Paper)

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) seeks an Associate Conservator for Photographs and Works of Art on Paper responsible for the care and study of the Museum’s large holdings of photographs, prints, drawings, screens and scrolls, and manuscripts. Located in Los Angeles, California, LACMA is dedicated to the acquisition, conservation, exhibition and interpretation of these collections.

Application deadline: 
30 Apr 2020

Resources for learning and professional development

We know many of you will be experiencing impacts on your day to day work at the moment. Here's a reminder of resources to help you learn, develop and enjoy as an IIC member.

Social Media Tips to Promote Art Conservation Series: Using Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories compilation (left to right): Example of a student hosting a lab tour walk-through. Example of a quiz feature with question (2nd image) and answer (3rd image) revealed in a second post. Example post showing large text emphasized by a bright background. Example showing where Story highlights appear in the titled circles above the main feed posts.  Images courtesy of Melissa King and Marie Descrochers.

By Marie Descrochers, Melissa King, and Magdalena Solano

This is the second installment in our series of articles on the use of social media to highlight conservation. Social media is a great way to connect to the work of our colleagues and enrich our own conservation community, but perhaps more importantly, it allows us to share the technical work we do with the public. The tips and tricks for this installment will focus on the use of the Instagram Stories feature.

Head of Inorganic Conservation

The Head of Inorganic Conservation is a key role within the Collection Care department at the British Museum.

As part of a dynamic and enthusiastic team this role will lead, develop, manage and set standards for a specialist team of Inorganic conservators, (ceramics, glass, metals, stone, wall-paintings, mosaics and the facsimile service) whilst making a major contribution to the Management and planning of the Conservation Team.

Application deadline: 
30 Mar 2020

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