Reconstruction or Ruin: Conserving Destroyed Heritage

2020-04-05T18:03:53+01:00

Having been linking articles and writing on the subject of virtual reconstruction Bamyian Buddhas,  replicas Tutankhamun: Tomb Reconstruction, and 3D digital recording Digital Archaeology on this blog, this recent article from The Art Newspaper by Robert Bevan, author of [...]

Reconstruction or Ruin: Conserving Destroyed Heritage2020-04-05T18:03:53+01:00

Doom, Medieval paintings and Shakespeare at the Guild Chapel Stratford

2020-04-05T18:21:06+01:00

This autumn I have been involved in the wall paintings conservation project in the historic Stratford on Avon Guild Chapel for the Perry Lithgow Partnership.  This follows on from the project at the adjoining Guildhall earlier this year Wall [...]

Doom, Medieval paintings and Shakespeare at the Guild Chapel Stratford2020-04-05T18:21:06+01:00

Egyptian Wall Plasters, Paintings, and the Publications of the Luxor Conservation Conference

2020-04-05T18:22:45+01:00

The Gerda Henkel Foundation has started to publish the papers from the Conservation of Theban Tombs conference, on its L.I.S.A portal.  The conference was held in Luxor in February 2016 -  I spoke there about the ongoing conservation [...]

Egyptian Wall Plasters, Paintings, and the Publications of the Luxor Conservation Conference2020-04-05T18:22:45+01:00

Imaging Methods for Examination in the Conservation of Art Works

2020-04-05T18:23:49+01:00

After the course last year at Open Source in Milan on non-invasive analysis and imaging for art works (Non Invasive Diagnostics For Paintings), I have been researching further into the subject in order to be able to make [...]

Imaging Methods for Examination in the Conservation of Art Works2020-04-05T18:23:49+01:00

Conflict, Cultural Heritage, Conservation and working in Zagreb in late 1990s

2020-04-05T18:26:48+01:00

Last year at the British Museum's Defining Beauty: The Body in Ancient Greece exhibition, one of the most outstanding pieces was the Apoxyomenos, see: The Croatian Apoxyomenos.  It was a relatively recent find, discovered by a tourist diving [...]

Conflict, Cultural Heritage, Conservation and working in Zagreb in late 1990s2020-04-05T18:26:48+01:00

Wall Painting Conservation for Shakespeare’s Anniversary

2020-04-05T18:28:57+01:00

As part of the 400 year anniversary events to mark Shakespeare's death, a major conservation and restoration project has been on going in the 15th century Guildhall in Stratford on Avon, with the restored building to open as [...]

Wall Painting Conservation for Shakespeare’s Anniversary2020-04-05T18:28:57+01:00

Technical Perspectives on Wall Paintings

2020-04-05T18:37:57+01:00

Last week, 25-29 April, was the 10th ICAANE conference, held at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.  ICAANE (International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East) is a conference cycle organised by archaeologists from various [...]

Technical Perspectives on Wall Paintings2020-04-05T18:37:57+01:00

Buttery Stairs Spandrels, Great Hall, Hampton Court

2020-03-01T11:26:07+00:00

These 1532 carved spandrels over the doorway leading to the Great Hall at Hampton Court were severely deteriorating.  Carved from soft Reigate stone, they were powdering, blistering and delaminated and in danger of further loss of material. [...]

Buttery Stairs Spandrels, Great Hall, Hampton Court2020-03-01T11:26:07+00:00

Death on the Nile; Conservators, Egyptologists & Coffins in Cambridge

2020-04-05T18:46:24+01:00

From 7-9 April the Ancient Egyptian Coffins Past, Present and Future conference was held in Cambridge, to coincide with major Death on the Nile exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum - a part of the museum's bicentenary celebration. [...]

Death on the Nile; Conservators, Egyptologists & Coffins in Cambridge2020-04-05T18:46:24+01:00