News in Conservation, February 2016

Publication Type:

Journal

Authors:

Various contributors

Source:

News in Conservation, International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Volume 52, London (2016)

Keywords:

conservation, cultural heritage, digital preservation, galleries, museums, preventive conservation, restoration (process)

Abstract:

Welcome to the February issue of News in Conservation, the first issue of 2016.
Thanks to all who participated to the IIC AGM in January; it was nice to see so many familiar faces and also so many new ones including an amazing turn-up for Peter Stone’s talk.
In this issue we travel to beautiful Lisbon, courtesy of Ana Ferreira and Carla Zeferino, where we explore the treasures hidden in the Church of São Cristovão. The church and its content are the objects of a comprehensive conservation intervention which is explained in Ana and Carla’s article on page 8.
Following on we have Anna-Marie Miller with an interesting case study focusing on the conservation of a group of Syriac manuscripts damaged during the Second World War.
Johanna Wilk and Gabriela Krist give us an insight into collection care and preservation in Lower Austria where monasteries and castles, now in urgent need of preservation, forms part of the artistic heritage of the country.
The review section of this issue is packed with plenty of interesting insights; Clare Finn talks about a film on Peggy Guggenheim and IIC Vice-president Julian Bickersteth gives his opinion on a new book on environmental issues in humid climates published by the Getty Conservation Institute.
Enjoy!

Barbara Borghese
Editor