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More human remains, clues found in Civil War submarine's conservation

More human remains, clues found in Civil War submarine's conservation | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
More clues of the H.L. Hunley mystery are being revealed during conservation of the American Civil War submarine.
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Tutankhamun's golden treasures harbour secrets

The legendary treasure of ancient Egypt's boy king Tutankhamun, whose tomb British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered in the Valley of the Kings n
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16 Years after Surviving the Flames, St. John the Divine's 17th-Century Tapestries Return

16 Years after Surviving the Flames, St. John the Divine's 17th-Century Tapestries Return | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
After a catastrophic 2001 fire, the 17th-century Barberini tapestries have returned to view at Manhattan's Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.
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Archaeological project reveals historic earthquake in Cyprus

Archaeological project reveals historic earthquake in Cyprus | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
An excavation conducted in Dreamer’s Bay, within RAF Akrotiri airbase, by professional and student archaeologists from the University of Leicester has uncovered valuable new information about remains in the ancient port.
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Chad cave paintings at World Heritage Site defaced | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Chad cave paintings at World Heritage Site defaced | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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A Rare Public Display of a 17th-Century Mayan Manuscript

A Rare Public Display of a 17th-Century Mayan Manuscript | News in Conservation | Scoop.it

With the book newly digitized, scholars are reinterpreting a story of native resistance from within its pages
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Bears Ears monument gets visit from Interior secretary

Bears Ears monument gets visit from Interior secretary | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
President Trump's executive order on national monuments ordered Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review all national monuments designated since 1996 that are larger than 100,000 acres.
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Lempertz to hold Asian art auction outside of Germany to avoid cultural heritage law

Lempertz to hold Asian art auction outside of Germany to avoid cultural heritage law | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The controversial new German cultural heritage law has forced Cologne auctioneers Lempertz to hold its Asian art sale outside of Germany.
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Conservation of second Khufu's boat begins in Cairo | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Conservation of second Khufu's boat begins in Cairo | International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Matching the Smells of Musty Manuscripts with Chemical Compounds

Matching the Smells of Musty Manuscripts with Chemical Compounds | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Researchers at University College London studied the scents of old books to better understand how to identify and protect "heritage smells."
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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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Cross of 12th century Byzantine chapel stolen in southern Turkey

Cross of 12th century Byzantine chapel stolen in southern Turkey | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The cross of a 12th century Byzantine chapel, located outside the ancient city of Myra in the southern province of Antalya, has reportedly bee
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The Perth museum collection stashed away in cardboard boxes

The Perth museum collection stashed away in cardboard boxes | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Tucked away at the back of a car park, in a basement below a gallery in a Perth university, sits a museum most West Australians would not even know existed — and there is push to give it a proper home.
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Saving Pakistan's Mohenjo Daro poses a huge challenge

Saving Pakistan's Mohenjo Daro poses a huge  challenge | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
Archaeologists believe the ruins could unlock the secrets of the Indus Valley people
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Italy is giving away dozens of historic buildings for free (but there's one catch)

Italy is giving away dozens of historic buildings for free (but there's one catch) | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
From ancient castles, monasteries, convents and towers to old farmhouses, schools and inns, 103 of Italy’s historic buildings are being given away for free with one requirement. All takers will need to commit to transforming the properties into tourist facilities including hotels, restaurants or...
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Burial Site Found in Egypt, With 17 Mummies ... So Far

Burial Site Found in Egypt, With 17 Mummies ... So Far | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The remains, which are thought to be more than 1,500 years old, were discovered at a funerary site being excavated by students from Cairo University.
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Humanizing a Museum’s Ancient Mummies

Humanizing a Museum’s Ancient Mummies | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The American Museum of Natural History is exploring the stories of 18 Egyptian and Peruvian mummies through new CT scanning and recent conservation.
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Louvre Abu Dhabi to open in November, sources say

Louvre Abu Dhabi to open in November, sources say | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
The Art Newspaper is the journal of record for the visual arts world, covering international news and events. Based in London and New York, the English-language publication is part of a network of titles founded by Umberto Allemandi with editions in Italian, French, Russian, Chinese and Greek.
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Sistine Chapel digital mapping to aid future preservation

Sistine Chapel digital mapping to aid future preservation | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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Bringing together undergraduates, graduate students and professionals in cultural heritage preservation. A case study from the North Carolina Museum of Art 

Bringing together undergraduates, graduate students and professionals in cultural heritage preservation. A case study from the North Carolina Museum of Art  | News in Conservation | Scoop.it
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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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