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Refashioning and Redress: Conserving and Displaying Dress

January 31, 2017


New Publication

Mary Brooks, Dinah Eastop, Getty Conservation Institute, United States

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This volume explores the conservation and presentation of dress in museums and beyond as a complex, collaborative process. Recognizing this process as a dynamic interaction of investigation, interpretation, intervention, re-creation, and display, this book examines the ways in which these seemingly static exhibitions of “costume”or “fashion”are actively engaged in cultural production.

The seventeen case studies included here reflect a broad range of practice and are presented by conservators, curators, makers, and researchers from around the world, exposing changing approaches and actions at different times and in different places. Ranging from the practical to the conceptual, these contributions demonstrate the material, social, and philosophical interactions inherent in the conservation and display of dress and draw upon diverse disciplines ranging from dress history to social history, material cultural studies to fashion studies, and conservation to museology.

Case studies include fashion as spectacle in the museum, dress as political and personal memorialization, and theatrical dress, as well as dress from living indigenous cultures, dress in fragments, and dress online.

Studies in Conservation Supplement on Lacquer

January 3, 2017


New Publication

university of delaware, Studies in Conservation (IIC-Taylor and Francis), London, UK

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Studies in Conservation is pleased to announce the release of Volume 61, Supplement 3, a series of open-access articles focusing on the conservation and analysis of lacquer. For access to the following articles please visit

– Beyond the basics: A systematic approach for comprehensive analysis of organic materials in Asian lacquers
– Some observations on the composition of Chinese lacquer
– Reconstructing lacquer technology through Chinese classical texts
– Searching for blood in Chinese lacquerware
– Searching for blood in Chinese lacquerware: zhū xiě huī 豬 血 灰
– A technical analysis of paint media used in twentieth-century Vietnamese lacquer paintings
– Simplified Chinese lacquer techniques and Nanban style decoration on Luso-Asian objects from the late sixteenth or early seventeenth centuries
– A hint of Orient in an Americana collection: Investigations into Chinese export furniture at Winterthur Museum
– Bending Asian lacquer in eighteenth-century Paris: New discoveries
– The technical investigation of an eighteenth-century Chinese imperial carved lacquer screen and its role in developing an appropriate conservation treatment
– The Japanese Tower at the Royal Domain in Laeken: A remarkable application of Japanese lacquer techniques in Belgium
– Reduced, reused and recycled: The treatment and redisplay of a repurposed seventeenth-century Coromandel lacquer screen in the Acton Collection, Villa La Pietra, Florence
– Fusing and refreshing the memory: Conserving a Chinese lacquered Buddha sculpture in London
– A preliminary examination of urushi-based conservation options for the treatment of photodegraded Japanese lacquer using scanning electron microscopy and profilometry
– Compensation for small losses to lacquer and inlaid decoration using paper fills painted and glazed in situ
– The reproduction of realistic samples of Chinese export lacquer for research
Measuring mercury emissions from cinnabar lacquer objects

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Change Over Time Volume 6.2 Therapeutic Landscapes

December 21, 2016


New Publication

University of Pennsylvania, , Philadelphia, USA

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The latest issue of Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment ( published by the University of Pennsylvania Press is now available on line and in print. Issue 6.2 Therapeutic Landscapes presents a collection of scholarly articles that examine the manifestations of and motivations behind the built environment as designed for therapeutic purposes: places such as palliative care wards, asylums, college campuses, and quarantines. The authors of this issue together illustrate the many meanings of treatment and how concepts of therapeutic landscapes have changed over time.

Aaron Wunsch

Persuasion and Coercion: Therapeutic Landscapes of the Early National Period
Dell Upton

“Until Cleansed and Purified”: Landscapes of Health in the Interpermeable World
David S. Barnes

Housing Lunatics and Students: Nineteenth-Century Asylums and Dormitories
Carla Yanni

Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals
Christopher Payne

In the Garden of Puériculture: Cultivating the Ideal French Infant in Real and Imagined Landscapes of Care (1895–1935)
Gina Greene

Greening Cities in an Urbanizing Age: The Human Health Bases in the Nineteenth and Early Twenty-first Centuries
Theodore S. Eisenman

Home and/or Hospital: The Architectures of End-of-Life Care
Annmarie Adams

Revista Conserva N°22

November 28, 2016


Call for Articles

CNCR – Centro Nacional de Conservación y Restauración, Chile

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La revista Conserva es publicada por el Centro Nacional de Conservación y Restauración (CNCR) de la Dirección de Bibliotecas, Archivos y Museos de Chile, desde 1997. Tiene una circulación anual y su distribución es de carácter nacional e internacional.

Es una publicación interdisciplinar, arbitrada por pares en idioma español y portugués, que está dirigida a especialistas en patrimonio cultural como a público general interesado en el tema.

Conserva está indizada en el Abstracts of International Conservation Literature (AATA Online) y en el Bibliographic Database of the Conservation Information Network (BCIN), desde 1999. Cuenta con un Comité Editorial y un corpus de consultores externos, que se conforma con destacados especialistas nacionales y extranjeros, según la temática de las contribuciones recibidas.

Los artículos seleccionados por el Comité Editorial serán publicados en la edición 2017 de la revista Conserva. El llamado constituye una alternativa para exponer los avances disciplinarios de la conservación restauración en materias teóricas, metodológicas y técnicas, así como también de otros ámbitos disciplinarios que investigan y problematizan el campo patrimonial.

Para mayor información comunicarse con:

Viviana Hervé
Asistente editorial revista Conserva
Teléfono: +56 2 24971262

Conservation Perspectives, The GCI Newsletter

November 21, 2016


New Publication

Getty Conservation Institute, United States

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Conserving Modern Paints
Fall 2016

In this issue

Recent Developments in the Cleaning of Modern Paints
Unlikely Synergies: How Paints Formulated for Military Assets May Save Outdoor Painted Sculptures
Modern Abstract Art in Argentina and Brazil
Manufacturing Artist Paints: Keeping Pace with Change
Creation, Conservation, and Time: A Discussion About Modern Paints
Key resources, project updates, and more

Call for papers: the Future of Conservation

June 22, 2016


Call for Articles/ Appel à articles

Institute of Conservation, , United Kingdom

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The Journal of the Institute of Conservation is seeking Full Articles and Shorter Notices for a special issue of the Journal to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Icon, the UK’s professional body for the conservation of cultural heritage.

As the notion of the preservation of cultural heritage appears beset by renewed onslaught from economic, technical and ideological challenges, the Journal wishes to mark its 40th year of publication with speculative insights into the future of conservation.

Themes for articles could include but are not limited to:
– in the face of contemporary economic, cultural and environmental concerns, is it time for conservation to become more ideological?
– should access to cultural heritage be a legally enshrined human right, with preservation at its core?
– has conservation practice lost sight of its core skills and function?
– what are the skills and practices that conservation should embrace to be relevant for the future?
– is advocacy based on the mandate of saving cultural heritage for future generations bankrupt if sections of the current generation hold heritage in disdain?
– given the opportunities for preservation using digital technologies is it now possible to recuperate any loss of cultural heritage?
– should conservation be more partisan, declaring why at this moment preserving this part of cultural heritage is of value to this particular culture?
– if manifestos are needed, what would a manifesto for the aims of conservation be for the next 40 years?
– are codes of ethics redundant because they are always contingent upon greater factors, including politics and economics?
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