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Natural and man-made hazard impact on urban areas

October 24, 2017

Publication

New Publication

Maria Bostenaru Dan/”Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism and Mirela Adriana Anghelache/Institute of Geodynamics of the Romanian Academy, “Ion Mincu” Publishing House, Bucharest, Romania

Description
This book is a collection of short essays on the topic of the role of urban planning in natural and man-made disasters. Starting 2013 a number of events took place at the Centre for Architectural and Urban Studies (CSAU) of the “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism on the topic of the impact of natural and man-made hazards on urban areas. These included guests with experience in Portugal and from the cooperation with Portugal in European networks. From this point of view the book is a continuation of a former publication of CSAU, regarding the impact of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. The book is bilingual, in Romanian and English.


Metal 2016 Proceedings of the Interim Meeting of the ICOM-CC Metals Working Group September 26-30, 2016 New Delhi, India

October 4, 2017

Publication

New Publication

Raghu Menon, Claudia Chemello, Achal Pandya , USA

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Description
Proceedings of Metal 2016, the Interim Meeting of the International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation Metals Working Group that took place in New Delhi, India, September 26-30, 2016. The proceedings includes 39 research papers from conservators and conservation scientists from around the world, as well as abstracts of 25 posters presented at the conference. Edited by Raghu Menon, Claudia Chemello, and Achal Pandya. 358 pages.


Preserving, Protecting, Promoting: IFLA launches new guide to its Cultural Heritage work

August 30, 2017

Publication

New Publication

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

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Description
Libraries play a central role in recording and preserving the life of our communities. From conserving ancient manuscripts to web harvesting, they help guarantee that researchers and citizens tomorrow will be able to understand life today.

This mission is not easy. Effective preservation requires expertise, investment, and a commitment from public authorities. There are numerous risks and threats, from natural disasters to wars, and from physical degradation to technological change that can leave formats such as floppy disks unusable.

IFLA is committed to supporting its members do the best job possible, and in doing so, make a major contribution to safeguarding cultural heritage, a specific target set down established in the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

It works closely with UNESCO and partner organisations to make the case for effective preservation policies internationally for all forms of heritage. It manages the Risk Register, which holds information on unique library collections in order to help ensure their safety in times of disaster. And through dedicated committees and its network of Preservation and Conservation (PAC) centres, it builds contacts and skills around the world.

In order to highlight this work, both to members of the library community and beyond, IFLA has produced a new brochure. This highlights the key areas of IFLA’s work, why it is involved, and explains how to find out more. We encourage you to read and share it!

Available in: English, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese and Arabic


LEUKOS: The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society

July 17, 2017

Publication

Call for Articles

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Description
LEUKOS: The Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society
Special Issue: Museum Lighting Call for Papers
Deadline: 31 March 2018

Investigating how modern lighting solutions can improve customer experiences in museums?

Concerned with the challenges new lighting technologies present for conservation of museum exhibits?

Please contribute your research to the Special Issue of LEUKOS on Museum Lighting.

Why this subject?

Museum lighting is at a pivotal moment. Solid-state lighting (SSL) promises to transform the illumination and display of art. LED lighting offers many opportunities to present art, heritage and archaeological pieces in a better light. Literally. But they present new challenges concerning conservation and the best customer experience. The challenges are likely to be addressed from applied and multidisciplinary research. This includes engineering, architecture, vision science, psychophysics, psychology, conservation science, physics, and chemistry.

This special issue will follow the 1st International Museum Lighting Symposium and Workshops, to be held September 11 & 12, 2017 at University College London.


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