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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 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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New tattoos discovered on Oetzi!

New tattoos discovered on Oetzi! | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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With the aid of a non-invasive photographic technique, researchers at the EURAC-Institute for Mummies and the Iceman have been able to show up all the tattoos on the man who was found preserved in a glacier, and in the process have stumbled upon a previously unknown tattoo on his ribcage
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International museum body demands answers over Tutankhamen damage

International museum body demands answers over Tutankhamen damage | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The International Council Of Museums (ICOM) has asked Egypt’s UNESCO ambassador Mohamed Sameh Amr about the condition of Tutankhamen’s mask which was recently damaged

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Spanish researchers find casket bearing 'Quixote' author Miguel de Cervantes' initials

Spanish researchers find casket bearing 'Quixote' author Miguel de Cervantes' initials | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Researchers looking for the remains of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes said Monday they found part of a casket at a Madrid convent bearing the initials of the "Don Quixote" author

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Find at Japan's Shiga ruins suggests ancient Buddhist site-cleansing ritual

Find at Japan's Shiga ruins suggests ancient Buddhist site-cleansing ritual | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Five coin-filled pots believed to have been used in an ancient Buddhist ritual to purify a building site have been unearthed at the Tehara ruins, Japan


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V&A in row over self-censorship after Muhammad image is taken down

V&A in row over self-censorship after Muhammad image is taken down | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Poster removed from museum website – but scholars of Islamic art fear ‘terrible loss for shared global heritage’
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The moment a man glues the beard part of King Tutankhamen's mask back on at ... - Telegraph.co.uk

The moment a man glues the beard part of King Tutankhamen's mask back on at ... - Telegraph.co.uk | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Cairo museum's use of Epoxy glue to reattach Tutankhamen's beard – and a spatula to try to hide the damage – has been widely condemned. But it's far from the worst restoration of a cultural treasure ...
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Red Seat Numbers Found on Rome's Colosseum : DNews

Red Seat Numbers Found on Rome's Colosseum : DNews | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The numbers were painted on the arches of the Colosseum to guide visitors to their respective stands, according to their social class.
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Archaeological committee assigned to inspect 'glued' Tutankhamun's gold mask ... - Ahram Online

Archaeological committee assigned to inspect 'glued' Tutankhamun's gold mask ... - Ahram Online | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Egyptian Museum General Director Mahmoud El-Halwagi dismisses claims that the mask was damaged and repaired adding that the mask is safe and sound and nothing happened to it since he took office last October

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Conservators seek restoration of national treasures in Kashmir museum

Conservators seek restoration of national treasures in Kashmir museum | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
An 18th century shawl is lying on the footpath for drying, precious artefacts from the 6th century and valuable manuscript have been damaged due to massive floods in Kashmir.
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King Tut's Mask Damaged During Botched Cleaning

King Tut's Mask Damaged During Botched Cleaning | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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One of the most priceless treasures in archaeology, the gold funerary mask of King Tutankhamun, was damaged during a cleaning attempt at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

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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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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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MAXICULTURE boosts initiatives in digital culture - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

MAXICULTURE boosts initiatives in digital culture - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Digital technologies provide a unique opportunity to preserve, access and spread our cultural heritage. But what are their socio-economic and technological impacts?

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A broken beard, a botched nose job and a 'ridiculous pout': A look at the ... - National Post

A broken beard, a botched nose job and a 'ridiculous pout': A look at the ... - National Post | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Some mistakes are too big to hide. A look at the worst botched restoration jobs (that we know of...)

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Wrapping Up Another Restoration: Vatican Mummy Project

Wrapping Up Another Restoration: Vatican Mummy Project | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Thanks to the generosity of Cecil and Susan Hawkins of the Canadian Chapter, the Vatican Museums is proud to announce that the conservation of the Mummy of an Unknown Man has been completed

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Sappho's New Poems: The Tangled Tale of Their Discovery

Sappho's New Poems: The Tangled Tale of Their Discovery | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
When two, never-before seen poems by Sappho emerged last year, not all classicists rejoiced at the rare discovery.
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Rare mural paintings found in Yuan Dynasty tomb

Rare mural paintings found in Yuan Dynasty tomb | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

Via rita roberts, Jukka Melaranta
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Elaborately depicted murals created during the Yuan dynasty, some 700 years ago, have been found in a tomb in Hengshan county, north Shanxi province


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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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SUU's Art Insights to spotlight 'Chemistry, Art & Conservation' - Ironcountytoday

SUU's Art Insights to spotlight 'Chemistry, Art & Conservation' - Ironcountytoday | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
CEDAR CITY – An exploration of chemistry and its applications in art make for a fascinating Art Insights’ presentation. Acclaimed chemist and educator Dr. Patricia S.
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MAXICULTURE boosts initiatives in digital culture - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News

MAXICULTURE boosts initiatives in digital culture - HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Digital technologies provide a unique opportunity to preserve, access and spread our cultural heritage. But what are their socio-economic and technological impacts?

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X-rays reveal words in Vesuvius-baked scrolls

X-rays reveal words in Vesuvius-baked scrolls | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Researchers decipher letters from Herculaneum papyri carbonized by eruption that destroyed Pompeii

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Truth inside rotting HMS victory

Truth inside rotting HMS victory | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's flag ship at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, has been found to be in urgent need of repair due to extensive water damage

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The Minnesota State Capitol restoration project, explained - MinnPost

The Minnesota State Capitol restoration project, explained - MinnPost | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The wear and tear on the State Capitol has resulted in the need for a massive $272.7 million project that’s currently underway to restore the state's premier political landmark

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The Met vs. MoMA: New York’s Art Museums at War

The Met vs. MoMA: New York’s Art Museums at War | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Inside the multi-million dollar race between the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art to rule the city.

Via Andre Castaybert
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