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Archaeologists find '8000-year-old human skull containing brain matter' - The Independent

Archaeologists find '8000-year-old human skull containing brain matter' - The Independent | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Archaeologists find '8000-year-old human skull containing brain matter'
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Archaeologists in Norway have found what could potentially be an 8,000-year-old human skull – which contains traces of brain matter.
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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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Gothic cathedrals blend iron and stone - HeritageDaily

Gothic cathedrals blend iron and stone - HeritageDaily | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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Using radiocarbon dating on metal found in Gothic cathedrals, an interdisciplinary team has shown, for the first time through absolute dating, that iron was used to reinforce stone from the construction phase

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Archaeologists Discover 13800-Year-Old Underwater Site at Haida Gwaii - Indian Country Today Media Network

Archaeologists Discover 13800-Year-Old Underwater Site at Haida Gwaii - Indian Country Today Media Network | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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An archaeological discovery from this past September could put the earliest inhabitation in Canada at around 13,800 years ago

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Widespread looting and damage to historical sites in Syria - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

Widespread looting and damage to historical sites in Syria - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Four of six major archaeological sites in Syria have been heavily looted and damaged, according to a AAAS analysis of high-resolution satellite images that documents the extent of the destruction.
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Shakespeare's Curtain theatre unearthed in east London

Shakespeare's Curtain theatre unearthed in east London | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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Theatre where Romeo and Juliet was first performed is rediscovered in Shoreditch centuries after it was dismantled

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For The First Time In 3,200 Years, This Colossal Statue Stands Again 

For The First Time In 3,200 Years, This Colossal Statue Stands Again  | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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Archaeologists working in the Egyptian city of Luxor have completed their restoration of a statue of ancient Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Along with its twin effigy, they're considered the highest statues of a pharaoh in a walking position

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Bringing a Ming painting back to life

Bringing a Ming painting back to life | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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Jin Xian Qiu, Senior Conservator of Chinese Paintings and Carol Weiss, Conservator of Chinese Paintings, British Museum explain the intricate process behind the conservation of Chinese scroll paintings

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Egypt unveils renovated Tutankhamun Gallery

Egypt unveils renovated Tutankhamun Gallery | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The Cairo government unveiled four newly renovated halls of the famed Tutankhamun gallery in the Egyptian Museum, as the facility undergoes a complete overhaul

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How the worst restoration in history saved a Spanish town

How the worst restoration in history saved a Spanish town | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Cultural heritage: a basic human need - Sada Mire at TEDxEuston

http://www.tedxeuston.com Sada Mire is a Somalian archaeologist. She lived the first fifteen years of her life in Mogadishu, until 1991, when she settled in ...
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Underwater excavation reveals lost Levantine village - HeritageDaily

Underwater excavation reveals lost Levantine village - HeritageDaily | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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A 7,500-year-old underwater water well that has been partially excavated from a site on Israel’s Mediterranean coast near Haifa will give important insights into the Neolithic society that once lived there

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Haitian conservation assistants in residence at IPCH | Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage

Haitian conservation assistants in residence at IPCH | Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
@rainnwilson @LIDEHaiti Please check out our project bringing Haitian art conservation assistants to the U.S.: http://t.co/9qSRwFQoGo
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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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The New Chartres: An Exchange by Madeline H. Caviness and Jeffrey Hamburger

The New Chartres: An Exchange by Madeline H. Caviness and Jeffrey Hamburger | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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A response to the critical articles about the restoration of the Chartres Cathedral

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How to Restore a Rothko: With Light

How to Restore a Rothko: With Light | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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A conservation scientist explains how transparencies, computer algorithms, and ambient illumination can bring a faded painting back to life

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Skeleton from Greek mystery tomb to be identified next month: Officials from culture ministry

Skeleton from Greek mystery tomb to be identified next month: Officials from culture ministry | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Details on the identity of a mystery skeleton found in a massive tomb dating from the era of Alexander the Great in Greece are to be revealed next mon
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Archaeologists unearth royal entry complex at Herodian Hilltop Palace - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

Archaeologists unearth royal entry complex at Herodian Hilltop Palace - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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chaeologists from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology have discovered a monumental entryway to the Herodian Hilltop Palace at the Herodium National Park

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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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Internships and Fellowships | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Internships and Fellowships | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Internships and fellowships provide professional training and research opportunities for students and scholars at various academic levels to engage fully with the intellectual life of the Museum.

Via Jules Rochielle
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Fluffy Stuff: Mould and the Pearse Papers Conservation Project

Fluffy Stuff: Mould and the Pearse Papers Conservation Project | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Mould can grow on any surface, especially in our wet, damp climate! It’s one of the most common and serious causes of damage to our heritage but is largely preventable. NLI conservators often deal with mould on paper and the […]

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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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A Scandalous Makeover at Chartres by Martin Filler

A Scandalous Makeover at Chartres by Martin Filler | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Apparently with the full support of the French state, restorers have set out to do no less than repaint the entire interior of Chartres Cathedral in bright whites and garish colors.

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Has the restoration of the Chartres Cathedral gone a step too far?

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Notre-Dame de Chartres Returns to XIII.c Glory

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In scena "Kairòs - Sussurri del tempo" per sostenere il restauro del Museo delle Arti Sanitarie - Napoli - Repubblica.it

In scena "Kairòs - Sussurri del tempo" per sostenere il restauro del Museo delle Arti Sanitarie - Napoli - Repubblica.it | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Theatre production in aid of the restoration of 17th Century museum and historic apothecary in Naples, Italy

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Restoration of Carmel Mission Basilica wins award - KIONrightnow.com

Restoration of Carmel Mission Basilica wins award - KIONrightnow.com | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The recent $5.5 million restoration of the Carmel Mission Basilica has received a prestigious honor by the construction industry.
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Peru to press charges over Greenpeace Nazca lines stunt - Telegraph

Peru to press charges over Greenpeace Nazca lines stunt - Telegraph | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Greenpeace activists allegedly damaged the millennia-old Nazca lines during a protest to draw attention to climate talk

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