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Dec 17, 2014
This headline certainly grabbed my attention.  Read the account of Narayan Khandekar, Senior Conservation Scientist at Harvard University, who worked on the restoration of Harvard’s Rothko murals using lighting to recreate the original appearance.  His description of the project in The Conversation, December 16, 2014  seems like it could be part of a future wave of non-invasive […]
Dec 16, 2014
Conservators – Earthquake Recovery (Two positions, 1 year fixed term) Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand Applications are invited from suitably qualified conservators for two fixed term positions as Earthquake Recovery Collections Conservators, funded by our insurers. Applicants should have proven experience of working with a wide range of materials both organic and inorganic to include […]
Dec 15, 2014
Most of us remember the story from 2012 about Cecilia Gimenez, an 83 year old Spanish woman who disastrously restored a fresco of Jesus crowned with thorns in her local church and became a worldwide laughing stock and sensation. According to The New York Times (“A Town, if Not a Painting, Is Restored”, by Doreen […]