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A new UNESCO publication pays tribute to Iraqi cultural heritage | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

A new UNESCO publication pays tribute to Iraqi cultural heritage | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
A new UNESCO publication pays tribute to Iraqi cultural heritage: http://t.co/ZwQ8h7hu0T
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Mandela glasses sculpture defaced

Mandela glasses sculpture defaced | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

ty of Cape Town.

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A sculpture of a pair of spectacles, inspired by Nelson Mandela, has been defaced by vandals in Cape Town

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The story behind “The Conservator versus life” by Shellie Cleaver | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

The story behind “The Conservator versus life” by Shellie Cleaver | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Saudi Arabia Destroyed 98 Percent of Its Cultural Heritage - artnet News

Saudi Arabia Destroyed 98 Percent of Its Cultural Heritage - artnet News | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
According to the UK-based Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, over 98% of Saudi Arabia's heritage sites have been destroyed since 1985.
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Capitol dome restoration to be completed for 2017 inauguration - Scripps Howard Foundation Wire

Capitol dome restoration to be completed for 2017 inauguration - Scripps Howard Foundation Wire | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Preservation Techniques for Original Drafts - Gettysburg Address | Exhibitions - Library of Congress

Preservation Techniques for Original Drafts - Gettysburg Address | Exhibitions - Library of Congress | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The Library's copies of the Gettysburg Address are preserved in a state that assure long-term stewardship of these national treasures for the nation
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This Archaeology Site Is Guarded by 500 Turkish Soldiers

This Archaeology Site Is Guarded by 500 Turkish Soldiers | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The excavation of a 5,000 year old city on the Turkey-Syrian boarder continues despite nearby presence of the Islamic State extremists

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Forced to close: War in Syria's Aleppo takes toll on hundred-year old Baron Hotel

Forced to close: War in Syria's Aleppo takes toll on hundred-year old Baron Hotel | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Indifferent to the sniper fire and shelling around him, the owner of the oldest hotel in Syria's Aleppo sits gloomily in the storied property he has b
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The Baron Hotel, the oldest hotel in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo and an historic landmark has been forced to close due to the ongoing confict in the country


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The conservation of two late medieval Hebrew manuscripts

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Two Hebrew manuscripts in their original bindings to be conserved at the British Library. Read the blog post from the conservators involved in the project

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Saving Italy's 'greatest picture'

Saving Italy's 'greatest picture' | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Piero della Francesca’s 15th Century fresco of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in Tuscany is to be restored with funds from the government and from private businesses

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The Archaeology News Network: Vases in Pompeii reveal panic before eruption

The Archaeology News Network: Vases in Pompeii reveal panic before eruption | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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French and Italian archaeologists digging out a pottery workshop in Pompeii have brought to light 10 raw clay vases, revealing a frozen-in-time picture of the exact moment panicked potters realized they were facing an impending catastrophe

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News in Conservation, Issue 44 October 2014 available for free download

News in Conservation, Issue 44 October 2014 available for free download | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Visit the IIC website to download your free copy of News in Conservation, the e-paper from IIC

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Restored paintings at Sarria church - Times of Malta

Restored paintings at Sarria church - Times of Malta | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

In February of last year, Din l-Art Ħelwa organised a string concert to mark the restoration of Mattia Preti’s altar piece dedicated to the Immaculate Conception at Sarria church, Floriana, carried out by Giuseppe Mantella and his restoration team.

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Mattia Preti’s altar piece dedicated to the Immaculate Conception at Sarria church, Floriana, restored

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New Preservative Could Save Ancient Ships for Archaeologists - Scientific American

New Preservative Could Save Ancient Ships for Archaeologists - Scientific American | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Chemical based on shrimp protein could preserve famous wooden ships like the Mary Rose

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Restoration under way on Qusayr Amra wall paintings

Restoration under way on Qusayr Amra wall paintings | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Conservation Through a Gamer's Eye | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Conservation Through a Gamer's Eye | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Ashira Loike and Beth Edelstein highlight the Department of Objects Conservation's recent collaboration with students from the Rochester Institute of Technology, which resulted in three digital games based on objects from the Museum's collection

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World's oldest Quran discovered and may be linked to Imam Ali - Communities Digital News

World's oldest Quran discovered and may be linked to Imam Ali - Communities Digital News | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Project Coranica in Germany have discovered a copy of the Quran that may be the oldest in the world, dating to within 20-40 years of the
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This article depicts how researchers from the Project Coranica at the University Library in Tubingen, Germany have discovered a copy of the Quran that may be the oldest in the world, dating to within 20-40 years of the death of Islam's Prophet Muhammad. The copy of the Quran, dubbed Ma VI 165 by scientists, appears in the famous "Kufic script", popularized by Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib who moved the center of the Islamic government to Kufa in the after being elected as "Caliph" in 656 AD. The timeline for when the manuscript was created, coupled with the fact that Imam Ali was one of the few early Muslims that was literate, lends strongly to the notion that this manuscript is linked to the Imam. The theory is bolstered by the fact that of the first several Muslim leaders after the death of Prophet Muhammad, Imam Ali was the only one who had memorized the Quran in its entirety and became a "Hafiz." This relates to international relations through the discovery of this thousand year old script, this affect the Islam community around the globe. 

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ARCHAEOLOGY - Archaeologists unearthing treasures just meters from ISIL

ARCHAEOLOGY - Archaeologists unearthing treasures just meters from ISIL | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

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A Turkish-Italian team has completed its fourth season of excavations in Karkamış, which is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world and located right on Turkey’s border with Syria

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New single-step method for conserving waterlogged wooden artefacts

New single-step method for conserving waterlogged wooden artefacts | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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A safer, greener material for conserving waterlogged wooden artefacts, such as those recovered from Henry VIII’s ship Mary Rose, could preserve important pieces of our history for generations to come.

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Forensic archaeologists begin work at the Mackintosh Library - BBC News

Forensic archaeologists begin work at the Mackintosh Library - BBC News | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Forensic archaeologists begin sifting through the ashes of the fire-damaged Mackintosh Library at the Glasgow School of Art.
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Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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A new exhibition at the Prado Museum in Madrid showcases paintings by Titian following restoration

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Karkemish archaeologists dig metres away from ISIS-controlled territory

Karkemish archaeologists dig metres away from ISIS-controlled territory | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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In Karkemish, an ancient city along the Turkey-Syria border, an excavation team announced its newest finds Saturday just metres from ISIS-controlled territory.

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The Archaeology News Network: Funds needed to preserve ancient synagogue in Israel

The Archaeology News Network: Funds needed to preserve ancient synagogue in Israel | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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At least $60 million will be needed to refurbish a historic synagogue from the 1st century, which was discovered on a land owned by the Vatican in northwestern Israel during the construction of a hotel


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Dig finds 21 Anglo-Saxon skeletons

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Graves containing 21 Anglo-Saxon skeletons and jewellery which belonged to "high status" owners are uncovered in Suffolk, UK

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Conserving Stained-Glass Records at Corning Museum - New York Times

Conserving Stained-Glass Records at Corning Museum - New York Times | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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The Corning Museum of Glass library is to start unfurling about 7,000 drawings and paintings from the Whitefriars stained-glass factory

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