News in Conservation, June 2016

Publication Type:

Journal

Authors:

Various contributors

Source:

News in Conservation, International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Volume 54, London (2016)

Keywords:

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

Abstract:

Welcome to the June issue of NiC
The countdown to the 2016 IIC Los Angeles Congress has now started and final preparations are under way to ensure the event will be a successful one, in the wake of past editions. We now have some more details regarding the social and excursion plans organised for the event and, as you will see, it is a packed programme indeed! If you haven’t yet done, so you will still be able to purchase your ticket at the standard rate here; remember to log in or create an account to be able to register online.
In this issue we hear from Julian Bickersteth about the IIC council meeting that took place in Doha last month and also from IIC’s President Sarah Staniforth which speaks about changes and future challenges for IIC.
In the spirit of international co-operation, Tanushree Gupta tells us about the challenges of improving preservation parameters at the Napier Museum in Kerala, India, and talks about how a collaboration between the Government of Kerala and the Institute of Conservation, University of Applied Arts in Vienna lead to a four-day workshop on ‘Conservation of Tangible Heritage with Special Reference to the Napier Museum’.
Another interesting workshop on Practical applications of microfadometry in museum lighting took place in Gothenburg, Sweden and Malin Borin gives us a summary of the event.
Happy reading!

Barbara Borghese
Editor