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New drawings revealed as restoration starts on Rome’s Colosseum

New drawings revealed as restoration starts on Rome’s Colosseum | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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A long-delayed restoration of the Colosseum’s only intact internal passageway has yielded ancient traces of red, black, green and blue frescoes

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Synagogue where Jesus likely preached uncovered in Israel - Haaretz

Synagogue where Jesus likely preached uncovered in Israel - Haaretz | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Experts believe an ancient synagogue  excavated on the western shore of the sea of Galilee could be one where Jesus  preached.

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Restoration of century-old Robert Reid painting reveals stunning find

Restoration of century-old Robert Reid painting reveals stunning find | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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A valuable painting is found hidden beneath another valuable painting — again...

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Tweet from @postalheritage

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Behing the scene at the British Postal Museum and Archive

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3D Laser scanning. Restoration and preservation of the historical monument building - YouTube

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 Restoration and preservation of the historical monument building using 3D laser scanning

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A video about 3D laser scanning techniques applied for the preservation of historic buildings

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The Archaeology News Network: Auction of 4,500 year old Sardinian idol stopped

The Archaeology News Network: Auction of 4,500 year old Sardinian idol stopped | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

Via Andre Castaybert
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Campaigners wins rights to stop New York auction house from selling an ancient mother goddess icon that could be worth up to $1.2 million.


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The Weston Cast Court: Victoria & Albert Museum opens refurbished Italian Cast Court

The Weston Cast Court: Victoria & Albert Museum opens refurbished Italian Cast Court | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
On Saturday 29 November 2014, the a href= http://www.vam.ac.uk target= _blank V&A /a will open the newly refurbished Italian Cast Court as the fir
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The San Gemini Conservation and History of Book Structures Course – a teacher’s view

The San Gemini Conservation and History of Book Structures Course – a teacher’s view | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Flavio Marzo, tutor of one of the courses at the San Gemini Preservation Studies summer field school, talks to News in Conservation about his teaching experience

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Restoring a masterpiece | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts

Restoring a masterpiece | Blog | Royal Academy of Arts | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Some exciting news from the Royal Academy in London; a unique but largely forgotten work of art is being brought to light thanks to a generous grant from Arts Council England. Daniel Maclise’s Waterloo cartoon is to undergo conservation treatment in time for the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo in 2015

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I restauri della basilica di Sant'Andrea a Mantova

I restauri della basilica di Sant'Andrea a Mantova | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Stanno terminando in questi giorni i restauri della basilica di Sant’Andrea a Mantova, iniziati alla fine del 2008 e frazionati in tre lotti: il primo comprendeva le superfici dell’abside, del pres...
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Started in 2008, conservation work on Sant'Andrea Basilica in Montova are about to be terminated

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El Greco’s Penitent Magdalene to be conserved - News in Conservation, Issue 40, February 2014

El Greco’s Penitent Magdalene to be conserved - News in Conservation, Issue 40, February 2014 | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City will conserve El Greco's Penitent Magdalene

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Art and cultural heritage is forgotten victim in Syria

Art and cultural heritage is forgotten victim in Syria | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The campaign, launched in Rome and entitled "The Forgotten Victim in Syria", is being supported by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin along with leadin
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V&A to publish Nazi's 'degenerate art' inventory online

V&A to publish Nazi's 'degenerate art' inventory online | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London is to publish online the only surviving full copy of the Nazi list of “degenerate art”—the Modern art, particularly Expressionism, that Hitler despised. The typescript inventory of ...
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Best Supporting Role|The Getty Iris

Best Supporting Role|The Getty Iris | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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How conservation saved the panel paintings by Peter Paul Rubens now on view in Spectacular Rubens—a conversation with Jonathan Graindorge Lamour - See more at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/best-supporting-role/#sthash.0KxqjSaX.VWQHBqIb.dpuf

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Verona's Arena to get $17.5 million restoration

Verona's Arena to get $17.5 million restoration | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Verona's famed Roman amphitheater, home to one of the world's premier opera festivals, will be the first large beneficiary of a new Italian government initiative to encourage private donations to protect cultural treasures.

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5 Things to Know About Japan’s Handmade ‘Washi’ Paper

5 Things to Know About Japan’s Handmade ‘Washi’ Paper | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
.@UNESCO adds Japanese washi paper to Intangible Cultural Heritage list http://t.co/5GlTRvzhKe How long till the UK joins the Convention?
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Historic sites face climate threats

Historic sites face climate threats | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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Climate change is threatening historic heritage all over the world

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3D Laser scanning. Restoration and preservation of the historical monument building

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A video about 3D laser scanning techniques applied for the preservation of historic buildings

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 Restoration and preservation of the historical monument building using 3D laser scanning

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Amphipolis Press Conference: Archaeologists reveal new secrets of ancient ... - Ancient Origins

Amphipolis Press Conference: Archaeologists reveal new secrets of ancient ... - Ancient Origins | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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The Greek archaeological and research team who have spent the past few months excavating the enormous tomb of Amphipolis in northern Greece, have given their first complete presentation of the excavation results at the Ministry of Culture in Athens, revealing new fascinating information about this monumental discovery 

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Treasure hunters destroy tomb - Hurriyet Daily News

Treasure hunters destroy tomb - Hurriyet Daily News | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Hurriyet Daily News Treasure hunters destroy tomb Hurriyet Daily News The assistant head of Olba archaeological excavations, Murat Özyıldırm said during a visit to the ancient city with his students on March 5, 2011, that he had found a dynamite...
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A 12,000-year-old tomb made of rock in the southern province of Mersin’s Silifke district has been blown up with dynamite by treasure hunters

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How Optical Illusions Help Restore Art

How Optical Illusions Help Restore Art | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
New York City's streets were drained of color on a recent cold and overcast March day. Their pallor—and that of the cars, trucks, and people occupying them—mimicked that depicted by Childe Hassam in his Winter in Union Square, an oil painting on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
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When restoring colours to their former glory is no longer an option

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Student destroys 19th century statue while taking a selfie

Student destroys 19th century statue while taking a selfie | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Climbing into the lap of a Greco-Roman artwork to Instagram yourself? Sounds legit
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A statue called The Drunken Satyr is damaged by student taking a 'selfie' in Milan's Accademia di Brera

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Europeana releases cross-platform culture app. - News in Conservation, Issue 40, February 2014

Europeana releases cross-platform culture app. - News in Conservation, Issue 40, February 2014 | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Europeana releases cross-platform digital app

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Browse News in Conservation | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Browse News in Conservation | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Issue 40 of News in Conservation is out and available for free download. Follow the link to the IIC website

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“Iraq Heritage” launches to respect and protect the cultural heritage of modern Iraq

“Iraq Heritage” launches to respect and protect the cultural heritage of modern Iraq | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Iraq Heritage announces the official launch of www.iraqheritage.org, a website devoted to help people understand, value, care for and enjoy Iraq's unique and ancient heritage.
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