A nice little blogpost about how bookbinders in the past would reuse materials when binding new books. As you can see on the image below, the parchment tabs have previously been written on, suggesting they where once pages in another book.
The biggest international conservation conference will be this year in 15-19 september. The theme is Building Strong Culture through Conservation. Who wouldn’t wan’t an excuse to go to Australia!
Lousiana Museum of Contemporary art recently launched a webchannel with interviews and small videos about art, music and artists. Usually in relation to the exhibitons and events going on at the museum.
Part of the museums webpage is dedicated to conservation. Find stories about all types from the conservation of a Tibetan Altar to the museums preventive conservation activities. Only thing missing is a few photos of the conservation processes.
History of photographic techniques.
A wonderfully detailed blog about a parchment book conservation project.
There is an explanation for a method of using magnets for the very difficult task of flattening the humidity sensitive parchment.
An article about book conservation.
A tin foil recording has been recreated by scanning and making a 3D model.
Facinating to hear such an old recording.
Danish photo series of 4 awesome conservators restoring mural paintings in Rørby Kirke.
Beautifully made video with interview of paintings conservator David Marquis from the Midwest Art Conservation Center.
IIC (International Institute for Conservation) has a new, free downloadable newspaper. You can read about the conservation of two Roman altars in Scotland and laugh about the tragic amateur restoration of the fresco Ecce Homo.
Glass conservation, talk about finding the right piece of the puzzle.