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Spotlights on Syria - NiC’s interview with Dr Prof Maamoun Abdulkarim

Spotlights on Syria - NiC’s interview with Dr Prof Maamoun Abdulkarim | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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News in Conservation was granted an exclusive interview with Prof. Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director General, Directorate General of Antiquities & Museums (DGAM), Syria

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Beneath the Surface: Technical Analysis of a Vajrabhairava Figurine | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Beneath the Surface: Technical Analysis of a Vajrabhairava Figurine | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The  MET Departments of Objects Conservation and Scientific Research examined this figure in order to shed light on the materials and the production technique of this unusual representation.

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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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Spain Tests Limited Visits to Altamira Cave - Archaeology Magazine

Spain Tests Limited Visits to Altamira Cave - Archaeology Magazine | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Closed to the public in 2002, five randomly chosen visitors a week have been allowed to enter the cave wearing special protective suits since February 2014

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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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Byzantine Monastery mosaic floor discovered in Hura - News in Conservation, Issue 41

Byzantine Monastery mosaic floor discovered in Hura - News in Conservation, Issue 41 | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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An Impressive Byzantine Period Monastery with a Spectacular Mosaic Floor was discovered near the village of Hura in the Northern Negev area in Israel

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articles/Bulgari adopts Romes Spanish Steps

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articles/Bulgari adopts Romes Spanish Steps (Philanthropic conservation "Bulgari ‘adopts’ Rome’s Spanish Steps - The Art Newspaper http://t.co/JolZCpLx5C" #JHUConservOn)...
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After Prada, Dior and Tod's, Bulgari is the latest fashion house to join in what it's shaping like a trend - sponsoring the conservation of landmark monuments. The Spanish Steps in Rome are to be 'adopted' by Bulgari

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Is an earthquake behind the Shroud of Turin image?

Is an earthquake behind the Shroud of Turin image? | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Neutron radiation caused by 33 A.D. earthquake could have led to
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Could this new theory hold some truth about the Turin Shroud?

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Istanbul's Grand Bazaar undergoes restoration - World Bulletin

Istanbul's Grand Bazaar undergoes restoration - World Bulletin | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Although plans for the restoration had been in the pipeline for some time, a minor accident on the roof of the Bazaar during the shooting of the film...
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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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Get out of the lab, now! By A. Cosentino | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Get out of the lab, now! By A. Cosentino | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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On how involving locals in the efforts to preserve cultural heritage can bring amazing results

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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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British Library Says 6.5 Million Sounds Are in Jeopardy - Hyperallergic

British Library Says 6.5 Million Sounds Are in Jeopardy - Hyperallergic | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Last week, the British Library launched a £40m ($60m) crowdfunding initiative to preserve its archive of over six million sound recordings.
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The British Library's  Save our Sounds project is concentrated on remediating decay and technological obsolescence, which could result in the loss of many of the recordings in less than two decades.

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Intach to revive Lodi-era tomb - Times of India

Intach to revive Lodi-era tomb - Times of India | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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To salvage Delhi's vanishing heritage, the monument is going to be conserved for the first time by Intach Delhi in collaboration with the department of archaeology

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Israeli archaeologist says he's found citadel captured by King David

Israeli archaeologist says he's found citadel captured by King David | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Business Insider Israeli archaeologist says he's found citadel captured by King David Fox News May 1, 2014: Eli Shukron, an archeologist formerly with Israel's Antiquities Authority, walks in the City of David archaeological site near Jerusalem's...
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An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem

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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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Lawmaker Seeks Harsh Punishment for Crimes Against Cultural Heritage in Peru

Lawmaker Seeks Harsh Punishment for Crimes Against Cultural Heritage in Peru | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
An opposition lawmaker is proposing drastic punishment for people who damage cultural heritage in Peru: a 15 year prison sentence.
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A 15 year prison sentence proposed for people found guilty of damaging cultural heritage in Peru

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Famed Syria Crusader castle survives fierce battles; Damage is inside, in the lower courtyard

Famed Syria Crusader castle survives fierce battles; Damage is inside, in the lower courtyard | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Columns are blackened with soot and vaults have crumbled in one of the courtyards of Syria's the Krak des Chevaliers, a Crusader castle that is a UNES
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Crusader castle 'Krak des Chevaliers' near the Syria-Lebanon border heavily damaged by on-going battles in Syrian conflict

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Wall collapse at Pompeii: Italian archaeologists call emergency meeting, seek answers

Wall collapse at Pompeii: Italian archaeologists call emergency meeting, seek answers | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Italy’s top cultural official scheduled an emergency for Tuesday morning after heavy rains led to the collapse of a section of wall in ancient Pompeii, the famous city buried by the eruption of Mt.
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Another article on the recent collapses at Pompeii

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Pompei, altro crollo. Il responsabile Unesco: un piano globale o viene giù tutto La Soprintendenza: intervenire su dissesto idrogeologico

Pompei, altro crollo. Il responsabile Unesco: un piano globale o viene giù tutto La Soprintendenza: intervenire su dissesto idrogeologico | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Nuovo cedimento dopo quello di ieri, Domani in vertice convocato dal neo ministro della Cultura Dario Franceschini
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Structures collapse in Pompeii following extreme wet weather 

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Mapping 10 Preservation Battles Being Waged In NYC Right Now - Curbed NY

Mapping 10 Preservation Battles Being Waged In NYC Right Now - Curbed NY | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Mapping 10 Preservation Battles Being Waged In NYC Right Now Curbed NY While advocates, especially those aligned with the Landmarks50 alliance, believe that 'preservation provides a reassuring chain of continuity between past and present,' the...
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Life amid the ruins By Elinor Betesh | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Life amid the ruins By Elinor Betesh | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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From "Views+Opinions", an interesting article from Elinor Betesh for News in Conservation December 2013

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