News in Conservation, August 2017

Publication Type:

Journal

Authors:

Various contributors

Source:

News in Conservation, International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works, Volume 61, London (2017)

Keywords:

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

Abstract:

Welcome to the August issue of NiC.
As you would have spotted by glancing at this issue, preparations are well underway for the next IIC event – the fourth IIC Student & Emerging Conservator Conference to take place next October In Bern. I surely hope to meet many of you there!
One of the most rewarding aspect of editing this paper is to get to know the work of so many interesting people from all over the world. In this issue, we ‘travel’ to Egypt where we are introduced to the work of Sherif Afifi, Head of Conservation and Restoration unit at Bibliotheca Alexandrina. I first spotted Sherif watching one of his video tutorials online and was intrigued by his approach to sharing his knowledge freely, something I strongly believe and advocate from the pages of this publication.
Following on, another great article, and one I am particularly delighted to be able to share; Ann Shaftel, conservator and expert in the treatment of Tangkas has agreed to share a bit of her wisdom with NiC. Her article is an insight into the evolution of treatment theory and methodology of Tangkas developed during over 40 years’ career. Treasure it!
One special mention goes to the fantastic book reviewers that have been contributing their work to NiC and to our book editor, Will Shank for his amazing effort in coordinating the reviews.

Without further ado, I leave you to enjoy this issue.

Barbara Borghese
Editor