By Rosanna Kuon Arce
Reviewed by Marc Holly
Book Conservation and Digitization – The Challenges of Dialogue and Collaboration.
By / Ed. Alberto Campagnolo (and Contributors)
ARC Humanities Press, 2020
300 Pages, 109 € / 125 USD
By Amber Bhatty and Eleonora Sermoneta
Over the last year, COVID-19 emerged as a global crisis that greatly impacted communities and deeply affected the way we learn and experience heritage.
By Scott M. Haskins
Just across the Bay from San Francisco, the small town of Richmond, California has been inspired by the enthusiasm of the Richmond Museum of History and Culture’s executive director, Melinda McCrary, and raised the resources to save, protect and restore an abandoned mural lost in storage after its removal from the Richmond post office during a 1970s renovation. The excellent quality modernist mural was originally painted under the Work Projects Administration in 1941 by Russian immigrant artist, Victor Arnautoff.
By Munyaradzi Elton Sagiya
Zimbabwe is the only country in the world that takes its name from an archaeological site: Great Zimbabwe. The name Zimbabwe is an indigenous Shona word referring to a ‘house of stones’. The prefix Great was introduced by Europeans who arrived in the region around the 18th century, and it distinguishes this site from more than 360 similar but smaller recorded sites that are also found in Botswana, Mozambique and South Africa.
Read more here In its position as the current President of the G20, the Italian Government hosted a webinar on 12th April on addressing climate change through culture, in the lead up to COP26 in Glasgow later this year.
What challenges do international conservation students face, and how can you overcome these?
Conservation ethics and codes of conduct are similar worldwide. Nonetheless, many conservation programmes, regardless of their participation in the Bologna Process, have diverse focuses, lengths and acceptance requirements.
This fact, although enriching, makes student exchange and studying with graduate and post-graduate programs in different countries particularly difficult for conservation students.
Enthusiasm is contagious, as clearly shown by our amazing team of Digital Engagement Volunteers (DEVs) during Congress this past November. The seamless flow of presentations and engaging Q&A sessions was beautifully supported by our DEVs preparing and working behind the curtain; it takes quite a lot of effort to make it all look effortless, and these Volunteers played a key roll, all the while showing great poise (on camera no less!) under pressure.
Reviewed by Alexandra Taylor
Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt: Emerging Research from the APPEAR Project
Edited by Marie Svoboda and Caroline R. Cartwright
J. P. Getty Museum, Los Angeles
US publication Date: August 25, 2020
UK Publication Date: September 29, 2020
196 pages / 169 colour illustrations / 26 diagrams and tables
Paperback: US $60.00, UK £45.00 / Free in digital formats (online, PDF, E-book)
The Foundation for Advancement in Conservation’s (FAIC) Collaborative Workshops in Photograph Conservation Committee is seeking a new committee member. The Committee is funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation endowment, and charged with the planning of programs related to photograph conservation and preservation.