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Trevor Proudfoot Obituary

Trevor Proudfoot standing in a historic doorway. Image courtesy of Lewis Proudfoot.

By Lewis Proudfoot

Trevor James Proudfoot, who has died of cancer at the age of 65, was a stone mason and influential leader in the world of stone and plaster conservation. As the National Trust’s advisor for the conservation of stone and plaster since 1982, and managing director of his company Cliveden Conservation, Trevor leaves as his lasting legacy the innumerable sculptures, buildings and historic interiors that he has worked on during a career that spanned 45 years.

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The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), located in Los Angeles, California, works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, field projects, and the dissemination of information. In all its endeavors, the GCI creates and delivers knowledge that contributes to the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.

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15 Apr 2020

International Activities in the Preservation Studies Doctoral Program at the University of Delaware

Reyhane with a Senne gelim weaver in Naysar, Sanandaj, Iranian Kurdistan, taken by Saadat Aslani in January 2019; photo credit to Reyhane Mirabootalebi and the UD PSP.

By Joyce Hill Stoner

The two most recent graduates of the University of Delaware’s Preservation Studies Doctoral Program (PSP) hailed from Portugal and Uruguay, and other current students are from Iran and China, working alongside students from the US. Recent topics have ranged from the preservation of fossil bones to the change of paint media from egg to oil in the Quattrocento or from examining the significance of historic architecture and intangible cultural heritage of the Bapai Yao in China to identifying the authorship of ancient Greek ceramics through technology.

Tourists Damage and Vandalize UNESCO World Heritage Site Machu Picchu

“The magnificent City in the Clouds.” Machu Picchu, Peru. 2016. Photograph by R.R. Oxborrow, CDR, USN (Ret)

Just before 6am on Sunday, January 12, six tourists were discovered trespassing on Machu Picchu, Peru. The trespassers, who were caught by park staff members, had illegally entered the site on Saturday night and allegedly caused one of the stones from the Temple of the Sun to fall 20 feet to the ground. It is believed that the trespassers may also have defecated on the sacred Inca site grounds.

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