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Jul 19, 2014
This paper was a departure for a specialty group presentation in that it focused not on the conservation or technical study of material culture, but on the creation and consumption of cultural narratives and landscapes. Magee noted that conservation work informs and perpetuates stories about people, places, and things, and made the point that conservators […]
Jul 17, 2014
In his presentation Bart Devolder, Painting Conservator at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage in Belgium, delved into two major topics: the condition of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (?-1432) -also known as The Ghent Altarpiece- prior to conservation in 2010 and issues with showing the ongoing treatment behind a display window. Painted by […]
Jul 15, 2014
I was tweeting up a storm during this session (#AICSF).  Why the fervor? There is nothing like hearing the conversion of smart professionals towards the gospel of collaboration, preservation management and the preservation environment.  A two-year intensive review of the air handling systems at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (Delaware) generated insights into the […]