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The latest issue of News in Conservation is out now download it at https://www.iiconservation.org/publications/nic

The latest issue of News in Conservation is out now download it at https://www.iiconservation.org/publications/nic | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Hidden Michelangelo Buonarroti drawing goes on show at Musei Capitolini in Rome

Hidden Michelangelo Buonarroti drawing goes on show at Musei Capitolini in Rome | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
A newly-discovered drawing by Renaissance master Michelangelo, found during the restoration of his Sacrifice of Isaac , has gone on show in Rome, alo
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Research mission launched to retrieve the De Rooswijk merchant ship

Research mission launched to retrieve the De Rooswijk merchant ship | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Maritime archaeologists and students from the UK and the Netherlands will work on the project from July to October to retrieve the De Rooswijk merchant ship on Goodwin Sands, Kent.
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Archaeologists find Roman emperor's 1,900-year-old summer home in Turkey

Archaeologists find Roman emperor's 1,900-year-old summer home in Turkey | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Kibyratis in the Turkish mountains was a pastoral retreat for the Roman elite, who didn't miss the opportunity to make money while about it
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Egyptian archaeological team discovers mummies in ancient tomb near Egypt's Luxor

Egyptian archaeological team discovers mummies in ancient tomb near Egypt's Luxor | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed several mummies, colourful wooden sarcophagi and more than 1,000 funerary statues in a 3,500-year-old tomb near
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Exhibition considers what is at stake when heritage is destroyed in war-torn region

Exhibition considers what is at stake when heritage is destroyed in war-torn region | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Nimrud. Aleppo. Palmyra. Ebla. These ancient sites and many others in Iraq and Syria have found their way to the top of international news today, as t
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Ancient Egyptian mummy shroud discovered in museum's storage

Ancient Egyptian mummy shroud discovered in museum's storage | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
A 2,000-year-old burial cloth had been hidden away in the museum archives during World War II at the National Museum of Scotland
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Michelangelo crucifix gets pride of place at the Santo Spirito basilica in Florence

Michelangelo crucifix gets pride of place at the Santo Spirito basilica in Florence | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
A wooden crucifix sculpted by Michelangelo at 18 has been restored to pride of place in Florence's Santo Spirito, the church the Renaissance master ha
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Roman palace hit by Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago is restored

Roman palace hit by Mount Vesuvius 2,000 years ago is restored | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The seaside palace was part of Herculaneum, a Roman city destroyed by a volcanic eruption on the west coast of Italy in AD79. Broken timber from the building was found on a beach near the ruined city.
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Restoration of the edicule covering the tomb of Christ now complete

Restoration of the edicule covering the tomb of Christ now complete | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The Greek Orthodox, Armenian, and Franciscan communities today unveiled the restoration of the Edicule surrounding the Tomb of Christ, inside the Chur
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Man faces court for slashing Thomas Gainsborough painting at the National Gallery

Man faces court for slashing Thomas Gainsborough painting at the National Gallery | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
A man suspected of slashing an 18th century painting at Britain's National Gallery which featured in a James Bond film is due to appear in court on Mo
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ISIS devastated Mosul Museum, or did it?

ISIS devastated Mosul Museum, or did it? | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
To get inside Mosul's museum, you no longer enter through the main entrance, flanked by the capitals of ancient columns. Instead, you scramble over a pile of rubble and duck through a jagged hole in the wall.
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Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East

Buyer Beware: US Market for Ancient Asian Art Still the Wild, Wild East | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Cultural treasures stolen from conflict zones continue to pop up for sale in the United States and elsewhere.
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Iraqi forces seize ancient site of Hatra from IS

Iraqi forces seize ancient site of Hatra from IS | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Iraqi forces seized the UNESCO-listed ancient site of Hatra from the Islamic State group Wednesday, the latest archaeological jewel to be wrested from
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Museum Struggle To Conserve “New” Media Art That’s No Longer So New

Museum Struggle To Conserve “New” Media Art That’s No Longer So New | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Conservation of art that was made with technology like old TVs, VCR tapes and floppy disks is breaking down and getting more and more difficult to conserve. How do you “restore” a casse…
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Egypt discovers 3,000-year-old tomb of nobleman

Egypt discovers 3,000-year-old tomb of nobleman | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Egyptian archaeologists yesterday unearthed several mummies and hundreds of funerary statues in a 3,500-year-old tomb near the city of Luxor, the latest in a series of major discoveries of ancient relics.
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Gunmen kill policeman in attack near Egypt's St. Catherine's Monastery

Gunmen kill policeman in attack near Egypt's St. Catherine's Monastery | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Gunmen attacked security forces near St. Catherine's Monastery in Egypt's south Sinai on Tuesday, killing at least one police officer and injuring four others, the Health Ministry said, just a week after two deadly church bombings killed 45.
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Medieval priest discovered in elaborate grave 700 years after his death

Medieval priest discovered in elaborate grave 700 years after his death | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The remains of a medieval priest who died 700 years ago have been uncovered in an elaborate grave.
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Rapid rise of clothes moths threatens historic fabrics - BBC News

Rapid rise of clothes moths threatens historic fabrics - BBC News | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Rare furnishings in England's historic houses are under threat from a new species of the insect.
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Mosaics unearthed in southern France help shed light on a Roman city

Mosaics unearthed in southern France help shed light on a Roman city | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The surprise discovery was made during an excavation of the modern-day city of Uzes in southern France. The team found two large mosaics that made up the floor of a grand Roman building.
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Masterpiece damaged in National Gallery screwdriver attack is restored and back on display 

Masterpiece damaged in National Gallery screwdriver attack is restored and back on display  | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
A Thomas Gainsborough masterpiece that was slashed with a screwdriver has been restored and returned to its spot in the National Gallery.
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Fire damages historic Ottoman mosque in Greece

Fire damages historic Ottoman mosque in Greece | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
A fire during restoration works has caused serious damage to an historic 15th century Ottoman mosque in Didymoteicho, northeastern Greece, local offic
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UNESCO raises $75.5 mn to protect heritage from war, terror

UNESCO raises $75.5 mn to protect heritage from war, terror | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Seven countries and an American donor on Monday pledged $75.5 million (70 million euros) to a UNESCO-backed fund aimed at protecting the world's cultu
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La Tomba di Giulio II rinasce dalla luce - Arte

La Tomba di Giulio II rinasce dalla luce - Arte | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
L'immortale solennità del Mosè, che sovrasta e affascina con la sua imponenza; la grazia elegante
della Fede e della Carità, e poi la sacralità della Madonna col Bambino, nello splendore candido e
prezioso del marmo che disegna espressioni, drappi e geomet... (ANSA)
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No Specific Proposal Made to British Museum on Parthenon Marbles, Says Greek Culture Ministry

No Specific Proposal Made to British Museum on Parthenon Marbles, Says Greek Culture Ministry | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
No Specific Proposal Made to British Museum on Parthenon Marbles, Says Culture Ministry
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