Nanotechnologies for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – Copenhagen

Last week 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 29-30 November 2018. The conference marked the conclusion of the Nanorestart European research project - mentioned previously in this blog here: Gels in Conservation. The [...]

Nanotechnologies for the Conservation of Contemporary Art – Copenhagen2020-02-22T08:42:37+00:00

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 was to train those working in the field in Egypt in a new generation of imaging techniques [...]

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

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 the uses of digital reproduction in heritage protection.  The workshop was part of the museum's Culture in [...]

Culture in Crisis and Digital Reproduction at the V&A2020-02-21T11:36:18+00:00

Gels in Conservation

A pioneering international conference on the use of gels in conservation was held in London last month.  Its aim was to give a snapshot of current theory, research and practice on the use of gels for treatment processes in the conservation of art objects and decorative surfaces. The range of gels featured included those drawn [...]

Gels in Conservation2020-02-21T11:38:06+00:00

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

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 project at the tomb chapel of Sennefer TT96A by the Belgian Archaeological Mission in the Theban Necropolis [...]

Egyptian Wall Plasters, Paintings, and the Publications of the Luxor Conservation Conference2020-02-21T11:43:12+00:00

Technical Perspectives on Wall Paintings

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 European universities and hosted every other year at a different European university. The conference is huge and [...]

Technical Perspectives on Wall Paintings2020-02-21T11:46:20+00:00

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

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. The exhibition itself is particularly interesting not only for the rich and varied collection it showcases, but [...]

Death on the Nile; Conservators, Egyptologists & Coffins in Cambridge2020-03-01T11:28:39+00:00

Conservation of Theban Temples and Tombs Symposium

Last week was the inaugural conference on the Conservation of Theban Temples and Tombs, Luxor, organised by Susanne Brinkmann and Christina Verbeek, and sponsored by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. The conference was a one day event, and included presentations about the conservation of the tombs of Neferhotep TT49, the project at the Valley of [...]

Conservation of Theban Temples and Tombs Symposium2020-03-01T11:37:57+00:00

St George and the Dragon

Over the last month I have worked with my colleague, conservator of polychrome sculpture, Seppe Roels, on his project on a couple of pieces of beautiful 16th century polychrome wooden sculpture, in Belgium. The pieces were from M Museum, in Leuven.  The museum has a comprehensive collection of medieval sculpture, and is currently holding [...]

St George and the Dragon2020-03-01T11:44:50+00:00