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Conservation

Once you dig it up, someone's gotta look after it...

November 8, 2018

Before the Industrial Revolution, history was just the continuation of the world. Restorations were taken for utilitarian and aesthetic reasons and pieces were fixed and maintained accordingly. If we look at restoration and conservation works in a modern sense, we can...

October 5, 2018

Why do we conserve some artworks instead of others? I was recently reading something for school that delved into this, and it got me thinking. So here's the first of a new series I'm calling Reading Rants! 

There is a chapter in Contemporary Theory of Con...

September 9, 2018

On September 2, 2018, the National Museum of Brazil was destroyed in a horrible fire. 200 years of scientific research, history and culture were lost. This monumental event was felt all over the world, and it reminded us how important it is to fund cultural institution...

April 20, 2018

Sustainability in Conservation (SiC) is an international organization aimed at promoting sustainability and ecological awareness in conservation of cultural heritage and related fields. The group was founded by students in 2016 to support environmental responsibility,...

February 23, 2018

A conservator is a person who works to preserve the physical state of our cultural heritage. In other words, we work with cultural objects, and buildings in order to save them from the ravages of time.

Conservators generally hold an advanced degree in the subject, speci...

February 8, 2018

Conservation is the actions taken in order to preserve cultural property and natural history. Steps such as examination, documentation, cleaning, treatment, or maintaining proper environments, all care for the object in question with the goal of prolonging its life for...

September 23, 2017

Special post today! We need your help! 

"Blue Waves" (1977) by Peter Struycken, the largest outdoor environment in the Netherlands is in danger of being demolished or covered up by the municipality of Arnhem, NL. The municipality intends to turn the coloured paved struc...

September 12, 2017

The survival of organic materials in within the archaeological record hangs greatly upon the environment in which they were left. As they are comprised of biodegradable materials, it is only under extreme circumstances that they can be properly preserved. Plant, animal...

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