Conserving the Oldest Known Egyptian Wall Painting

For the past year I have been working for the British Museum, as a part of the EU project ‘Transforming the Egyptian Museum Cairo’ on the conservation of the wall painting from Tomb 100 at Hierakonpolis.  Dating from [...]

Conserving the Oldest Known Egyptian Wall Painting2021-06-12T09:51:46+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 – Copenhagen2020-12-17T11:22:16+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 [...]

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

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

Reconstruction or Ruin: Conserving Destroyed Heritage

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
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