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Stabilising Recently Discovered c.17th Domestic Wall Paintings

Last month, when site work and travel were still a reality I worked on a fascinating conservation project on domestic wall paintings in a house in a village outside Oxford. Cromwell House dates from around 1600 and is [...]

Stabilising Recently Discovered c.17th Domestic Wall Paintings2020-04-03T19:04:28+01:00

Conservation Subject Bibliographies at the Chantry Library, Oxford

The Chantry Library, the reference collection of conservation literature owned and managed by the Oxford Conservation Consortium,  has introduced a series of subject bibliographies to it's website, with the aim of providing curated information through key information sources [...]

Conservation Subject Bibliographies at the Chantry Library, Oxford2020-04-05T18:05:23+01:00

Nanotechnologies for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – Copenhagen

At the end of November 2018 I was invited to attend the international conference on NANOmaterials for the RESToration of works of ART, (NANORESTART ), held at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. The conference marked the [...]

Nanotechnologies for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – Copenhagen2020-04-05T18:06:58+01:00

Advanced Imaging Techniques at the Egypt Exploration Society

Two Saturdays ago a workshop on advanced imaging techniques was held at the Egypt Exploration Society in London. It was taught by Dr Kathryn Piquette, of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities. The purpose of the workshop [...]

Advanced Imaging Techniques at the Egypt Exploration Society2020-03-01T12:39:46+00:00

Conservation of C16th Painted Panelling at Magdalen College, Oxford.

I have just completed a phase of conservation work at Magdalen College Oxford’s historic Dining Hall. I was asked to undertake the conservation treatment of three historically fascinating areas of C16th carved and painted panelling set within [...]

Conservation of C16th Painted Panelling at Magdalen College, Oxford.2020-03-01T12:28:44+00:00

The Chantry Library – A Valuable Conservation Resource in Oxford

I have been excited recently to have the opportunity to peruse the Oxford-based Chantry Library https://chantrylibrary.org/how-to/.   This an important reference collection of conservation literature which has been owned and managed by the Oxford Conservation Consortium since 2016, following [...]

The Chantry Library – A Valuable Conservation Resource in Oxford2020-02-28T11:07:23+00:00

Finalising the Conservation Campaign at the Tomb of Sennefer – and a Black Coffin

January and February saw the 2018 season of the Archaeological Mission to the Theban Necropolis of the Université libre de Bruxelles, and the University of Liège (MANT).  The mission has the concession for the study and conservation [...]

Finalising the Conservation Campaign at the Tomb of Sennefer – and a Black Coffin2020-04-05T18:16:03+01:00

Culture in Crisis and Digital Reproduction at the V&A

While following the issue of digital documentation, reproduction and in particular its use to record at risk cultural heritage I was very interested to attend a conference and workshop event at the V&A in early December, which discussed [...]

Culture in Crisis and Digital Reproduction at the V&A2020-04-05T18:18:24+01:00

St Paul’s Catacombs for Heritage Malta

The Hal Saflieni Hypogeum in Malta reopened to the public this month, after a period of closure to assess and improve its environmental management systems: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/maltas-hypogeum-one-worlds-best-preserved-prehistoric-sites-reopens-public-180963397/. I was interested to see this having been involved in an environmental [...]

St Paul’s Catacombs for Heritage Malta2020-03-01T11:13:05+00:00