Conservation

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Conservation

Expert finds lost dress of Queen Elizabeth I in English village church

Rare 16th-century fabric to go on show at Hampton Court Palace after three-year study

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Book Shorts

History of Dubrovnik before, during and after Yugoslav Wars is recorded in photo book

Contrast of city's devastated buildings and monuments and some of their remarkable restorations is heartening

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Conservation

The Sistine Chapel's system upgrade: Nam June Paik's immersive video to be recreated for Tate

The late artist’s award-winning Venice Biennale presentation has been painstakingly reconstructed at Tate Modern—clunky old tubes and all

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Leonardo da Vinci

If Leonardo’s Vitruvian Man goes on show at the Louvre, we won’t see it again for a decade

Italian conservationists say they may attempt to block the loan of the famous drawing

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Conservation

Josef Albers's Manhattan returns to its rightful place in the MetLife building

The colossal mural, recently recreated, has returned to its home near Grand Central Station

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Restoration

Restorers discover shield fragment is 1,700 years old, making it the oldest German panel painting

Researchers at the Landesmuseum in Halle found fragments of paint on the ancient wooden object

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Conservation

Isenheim altarpiece restorers invite visitors in

Laser imaging comes to aid of restoration of 16th-century paintings and sculptures

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Ancient Egypt

Golden touch up: King Tutankhamun's coffin undergoes first ever restoration at new Grand Egyptian Museum

Famous Ancient Egyptian artefact transferred from Luxor tomb to Cairo for delicate conservation work ahead of museum opening

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

New law regarding Notre Dame says restoration must preserve its 'historic, artistic and architectural interest'

But attempts in the senate to ensure it will look as before the fire were dropped from the final version

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Attribution

Hidden number discovered in conservation helps reveal painting is from Titian's workshop

Part of the Wellington Collection in London, the picture was originally believed to be by a minor north Italian artist

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Cathedral of Notre Dame

'Robin Hood' environmental group files lawsuit over lead fumes near Notre Dame

Complaint accuses authorities of failing to protect locals from potential health risks after fire

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Conservation

A Wall Street lobby restored to its former glory

A vast Art Deco mosaic celebrates the artistry of its overlooked creator

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Unesco

In a first, Unesco gives Frank Lloyd Wright buildings World Heritage status

US architect's distinctive designs are among 29 cultural sites recognised for their “outstanding value to humanity”

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Venice

Dramatic speech in Baku challenges Unesco’s support for damaging Venice cruise ship decision

The non-governmental organisation Europa Nostra recommends that the World Heritage Committee put the lagoon city on the endangered list

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Old Masters

Spot the horse: imaging technology reveals hidden secrets of Dutch Golden Age paintings

New algorithm, developed by scientists at the National Gallery of Art, precisely aligns layered images to reveal compositional differences

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Modern art

How the artist Robert Rauschenberg got his goat

Swedish conservators allow Monogram to travel to London, New York and San Francisco for a major traveling survey

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Sydney Opera House roof gets special soundcheck

Getty grant helps to modernise tap-test of city’s tile-clad landmark

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19th century

London version of Manet’s Le déjeuner sur l’herbe predates the bigger picture in Paris

Research supports theory that Courtauld’s painting is preparatory sketch for version in the Musée d'Orsay

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Conservation

Leonardo Da Vinci’s St John the Baptist back on view at the Louvre after a thorough—but careful—cleaning

The ten-month project faced “major media pressure” because of earlier restorations of the artist’s work at the museum

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Conservation

Vasari’s Last Supper back on display 50 years after Florence Flood

Panel painting was submerged in polluted water for 12 hours when the Arno burst its banks in 1966

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50th anniversary of the Florence Flood: Memories from a drowned world

An oral history project on the 1966 disaster captures conservators’ stories of weeping officials and guards unknowingly treading on an Old Master

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Work starts at château that made Louis XIV jealous

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Conservation

Child portrait revealed to be work by Goya’s brother-in-law

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Conservation

Renault funds Versailles restoration project

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Institutions across Florence stage exhibitions to mark the 50th anniversary of the Great Flood of 1966

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Conservation

Museum crowdfunds to repair damaged Gauguin

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Conservation

Rodin’s working methods revealed as his dancers give up their secrets

Scrutiny of clay figures and plaster casts shows how artist reused limbs and torsos

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How the Townley Venus's thumb was knocked off at the British Museum

One of institution's most important sculptures, now restored, was damaged by external catering team setting up for corporate event

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The man who spent 40 years preserving Palmyra’s past

Polish archaeologist Michal Gawlikowski on his hopes for the war-torn city and his friendship with murdered scholar Khaled al-Asaad

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Conservation

Concrete-encased Cadillac stops traffic in Chicago

Restored Fluxus work launches city-wide celebration of public art

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‘Rescue archaeologists’ head to Iraq

First group of Iraqis trained by British Museum staff return home

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Baroque giants in treatment

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Croatian heritage has a friend in Britain

Over the past 25 years, the International Trust for Croatian Monuments has raised more than £500,000 to repair the ravages of war

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Artists

New York museum and galleries celebrate Richard Pousette-Dart centenary

On the 100th anniversary of his birth, the late artist’s foundation has also undertaken the conservation of his hospital triptych Presence, Healing Circles

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Conservation

Researchers burst Moholy-Nagy’s bubbles at the Guggenheim

Conservators and plastics experts worked together to examine the warps and flaws in the artist's Plexiglas experiments

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Conservation

Artist transforms French cathedral treasury into an Aladdin’s cave of colour

Jean-Michel Othoniel used his trademark coloured beads to create an immersive environment

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Conservation

Curtain rises on Buddha restoration

Visitors to Boston will see conservators at work

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Science, then and now, reveals marvels of Medieval manuscripts

Fitzwilliam’s anniversary exhibition breaks ground across the centuries

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Conservation

Musée de Cluny’s treasures head to Texas

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Conservation

Church murals by Delacroix get a fresh look

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Conservation

Weimar blazes a trail with restoration of burned books

Library has saved half a million pages since major fire of 2004

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Conservation

Cleaning of Chandos Portrait could confirm what Shakespeare looked like

The relic-like painting of the Bard, which hung in the Duke's Theatre in the 1660s, was the first work donated to London's National Portrait Gallery upon its founding

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Disasters & destruction

Earthquake in Myanmar damages at least 100 Buddhist pagodas

Tremors from the earthquake were felt in Thailand, India and Bangladesh

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Dambulla temple in Sri Lanka will not be stripped of Unesco world heritage status

Organisation issues statement after international press raised concerns that the holy site could be delisted<br> <br>

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Conservation

Former French culture minister calls for halt to restoration of Galerie Vivienne

The character of the 19th-century glass-covered gallery, a National Historic Monument, would be wiped out by the renovation, Jack Lang says

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Conservation

Fears over the future of a Keith Haring mural in New York

The director of the artist’s foundation once called the piece “a lexicon of his vocabulary”

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Stone-age skier irreparably damaged by well-intentioned youth

Two minors carved over a pictogram at one of Norway’s most important archaeological sites

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Louvre-Lens to restore Le Brun lost after the French Revolution

Painting of Christ once owned by the Sun King went missing for 200 years and was almost completely obscured by age and layers of dirt

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All aboard the Mary Rose: Henry VIII’s fully restored warship opens to the public

Visitors will be able to see the Tudor king's favourite vessel up close as protective barriers come down

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Conservation

Seventeen Le Corbusier buildings named World Heritage Sites by Unesco

The stark Modernist structures are on the conservation list along with other sites in the Caribbean, India and Brazil

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Conservation

Getty and Rothschild team up for fellowship supporting 'innovative scholarship'

Art historians and conservators will study at the Getty in Los Angeles and Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire

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Wake-up call: climate change is serious threat to our heritage

As the Unesco World Heritage Committee convenes in Istanbul, a recent report by the organisation highlights sites under threat from global warming<br>

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MoMA breathes life into Bruce Conner’s gas chamber sculpture

The haunting work titled CHILD goes on show in New York after two decades away from the public eye

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International Council of Museums conference: institutions asked to think beyond collections

Participants in Milan will ponder the relationship between museums and the cultural landscape<br>

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Loan to Los Angeles renews Getty’s Italian connection

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Project to restore Christ’s tomb kickstarted by $1.3m donation

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How to preserve Damien Hirst’s butterflies

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Conservation

Peggy Guggenheim’s Picasso goes a whiter shade of pale

The artist's The Studio restored to its original brightness

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Conservation

South London Gallery in Peckham needs £1m more for its fire station

Gallery nears fundraising goal for restoration project

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Conservation

When disasters strike, keep calm and conserve

Facing physical, financial and political catastrophe, leading conservators share their survival strategies

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Conservation

Cuba or bust: conservators from US plan study trip

Mission will focus on Cuba's photographic collections

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Conservation

Silk Road leads to Los Angeles as Getty show recreates Mogao Grottoes

Long-term China-US project produces replicas of caves from the ancient world’s “information superhighway”

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Conservation

Revealed: how altarpiece broke in disastrous fall at London's National Gallery

Recently published records show that 14th-century work suffered serious damage in 1989

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Exhibitions

Rubens painting unseen for 80 years unveiled in St Petersburg

Recently restored painting, The Resurrection of Christ, is going on show at the State Hermitage Museum

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Conservation

Robot divers sent to search for sunken treasures

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Conservation

Lizards’ feet inspire new dust removal techniques

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Conservation

Medieval dog tag is among Russian finds

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Conservation

Ancient graves shed new light on Jiangsu

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Conservation

New replica of Lascaux caves to open this year

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Conservation

Conservators to mull modern challenges

Comment

Isil rampage: a threat to cultural heritage that belongs to all

James Cuno, the president of the Getty Trust, says the world must find ways to intervene and protect antiquities when nation-states cannot do so <br>

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New light shed on craftsmen who captured sea life in glass

Corning Museum restores fragile models by father and son glassblowers Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka

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British Museum dips its toes into world of underwater archaeology

London institution’s new show explores Egypt’s lost cities<br>

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Italy squanders €150m in EU grants

Sicily and Naples miss out on culture and tourism grants to protect crumbling cultural heritage sites due to chronic mismanagement

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Yale restores Louis Kahn’s vision for his Modernist landmark

Decade of research underpins groundbreaking conservation plan at US university’s centre for British art