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mercoledì, febbraio 26, 2014

Opere molto delicate – Parole D arte - Blog -

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Opere molto delicate

Destino crudele, in questi giorni, per alcune opere d’arte. Per motivi diametralmente opposti, da un capo all’altro del mondo, in occasione di due mostre, sono stati distrutti dei pezzi. Al Pérez Art Museum di Miami, in Florida, uno dei vasi dell’installazione di Ai Weiwei è stato distrutto da un artista, per protesta. A Bari, per la rassegna di arte contemporanea “Display Mediating Landscape”, ora in corso alla sala Murat, il giorno prima dell’inaugurazione alcune opere in carta (di Michal Dean, Nicola Gobbetto, David Jablonowski, Paul Branca) sono state erroneamente gettate nella spazzatura, dall’addetta alle pulizie che è poi stata “processata” dai media per averlo fatto. Aldilà del valore delle opere e delle dinamiche che hanno portato a questi esiti, ho voluto sentire il parere di una persona esperta in materia, da interpellare proprio in casi come questo. Ho contattato Nella Poggi, conservatrice di opere d’arte su carta, con un lungo curriculum alle spalle. Riporto le risposte quasi integralmente, fornendo un quadro interessante sul restauro e la conservazione, prendendomi il rischio di sfidare  i lettori che, soprattutto nel web, sono abituati a letture ben più brevi. Ma lo spazio  a volte (non sempre) è necessario per approfondire.
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venerdì, febbraio 21, 2014

Sarajevo fire may have destroyed state’s Ottoman archives - UK News | Online Newspaper | The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 10, 2014

Sarajevo fire may have destroyed state’s Ottoman archives - UK News | Online Newspaper | The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 10, 2014: "Sarajevo fire may have destroyed state’s Ottoman archives"

Director blames vandalism following protests in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Smoke billows from a burning government building in Sarajevo last Friday. Protesters across Bosnia set fire to government buildings and fought with riot police  as long-simmering anger over lack of jobs and political inertia fuelled the country’s worst civil unrest since the 1992-1995 war. Photograph: Reuters/Antonio Bronic
Smoke billows from a burning government building in Sarajevo last Friday. Protesters across Bosnia set fire to government buildings and fought with riot police as long-simmering anger over lack of jobs and political inertia fuelled the country’s worst civil unrest since the 1992-1995 war. Photograph: Reuters/Antonio Bronic

Some of the most important historical documents charting the history of central Europe in the 20th century are feared lost, after a fire at the state archives of Bosnia-Herzegovina in Sarajevo.
The archive, which contains mostly documents from 1878 to 1918, when the Austro-Hungarian ministry of finance was in charge of Bosnia, but also older material from the Ottoman period and documents from the war crimes commission after the second World War, was targeted by protesters on Friday.
While staff have not been allowed to enter the building to assess the damage, historians are concerned that key documents have been lost in what archive director Adamir Jerkovic condemned as an act of vandalism.
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lunedì, febbraio 17, 2014

Sea Snails and Purple Parchment - Collection Care blog

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Sea Snails and Purple Parchment

Purple coloured pages of vellum are sometimes found in sacred texts adorned in gold or silver lettering. They can be seen in folios 2-5 of the recently digitised Cotton Titus C XV on the British Library's Digitised Manuscripts website. Fragments of the Codex Purpureus Petrolpolitanus (a 6th century copy of the Four Gospels in Greek) demonstrate the use of purple as an indicator of wealth, power and kingship. Purple parchment was once only used for Roman or Byzantine Emperors, but later found use in Anglo-Saxon illuminated manuscripts for the Emperors in Carolingian art and Ottonian art in the 9th and 10th centuries. The discovery of shell fragments in archaeological sites in Scotland and Ireland has pointed to the harvesting of sea snails for a gland which produces the purple colour. 
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mercoledì, febbraio 12, 2014

Center for Jewish History • Employment Opportunities

Center for Jewish History • Employment Opportunities:

The Center for Jewish History is a cultural institution, independent research
facility and destination for the exploration of Jewish history and heritage. It
is home to five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society,
American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum and
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

The partners’ archival collections span more than 700 years of history and total
over 500,000 volumes and 100 million documents. The collections also include
thousands of artworks, textiles, ritual objects, recordings, films and

Position Description:
The Center for Jewish History seeks an Assistant Conservator. Reporting directly
to the Associate Conservator, the Assistant Conservator will participate in the
activities of the Werner J. and Gisella Levi Cahnman Preservation Laboratory,
which provides a comprehensive conservation service for the research collections
held by the five partner institutions of the Center, and supports overall
collection care and digitization efforts.

The successful applicant will carry out conservation treatment, contribute to
activities related to the Partner collections’ preventive care, and assist with
installation of artifacts. They will also contribute to the ongoing running of
the laboratory and support the lab’s outreach program to both internal and
external stakeholders, through participation in demonstrations, tours and
writing blog articles.

Conservation treatment focuses on stabilizing material for long term storage and
providing access for researchers. Work is conducted in a visible laboratory that
is an important part of the guest experience.
The position is part-time with no benefits, for a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Primary Responsibilities:
•       Carry out conservation treatments for paper-based archival and library
•       Create custom protective enclosures for a variety of collection material
•       Maintain proper documentation of all treatments and tracking of
•       Follow best practices and ethical standards for treatments
•       Carry out condition surveys on both item and collection level
•       Assist with IPM activities and with monitoring environmental conditions
in storage areas and in the galleries
•       Assist with the creation of mounts for exhibition material, and with the
unpacking, condition examination, and installation of incoming loans
•       Assist with disaster preparedness planning and training
•       Create and update content for the Preservation page on the Center’s wiki
and write blog articles of select conservation treatments
•       Research and purchase equipment and supplies for conservation
•       Supervise enthusiastic volunteers and interns
•       Keep current about latest conservation techniques and practices through
research and training

Selection criteria:
•       Master’s degree from a recognized conservation training program with a
specialization in paper conservation
•       Minimum two years experience conserving paper-based collections
•       Good manual skills and demonstrated ability to perform conservation
treatments as evidenced by presentation of conservation portfolio
•       Demonstrative ability to work within the AIC Code of Ethics
•       Knowledge of preservation theory and standards of conservation practice
•       Experience with technology-based management tools
•       Good organizational and communication skills
•       Ability to work independently and as part of a team
•       Ability to work with diverse constituencies, including curators,
archivists, librarians and administration

•       Conservation training or experience treating books and/or photographic
•       Experience working with archival collections
•       Ability to compile time and cost estimates

Application procedure: Review of applications will begin immediately. First
consideration will be given to applications received by 5pm Friday, March 21.
Please direct questions and applications (cover letter addressing each of the
selection criteria, resume and hourly salary requirement) to:
Felicity Corkill
Associate Conservator
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
fcorkill [at] cjh [dot] org

No phone calls please. Candidates invited for interview will be required to
present a conservation portfolio and the contact details of three references.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.

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Book preservation and conservation | Royal College of Physicians

Book preservation and conservation | Royal College of Physicians: "Home
What we do
Medical careers & training
CPD, education & revalidation
Book preservation and conservation"

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has organised a series of five conferences to discuss the issues around ‘the future and the medical book’.
Each of the five conferences will have a theme and will include short talks by experts, followed by discussion.
The topic for Thursday, 27 February 2014 is Book preservation and conservation.

Book preservation and conservation

Thursday 27 February 2014

The science of the deterioration of books

Matija Strlic – senior lecturer in sustainable heritage, University College London

The preservation assessment survey and its benefits

Speaker to be confirmed

How to protect and conserve books

Caroline Bendix – independent library conservator
Registration: from 3.15pm
Tours of the RCP: starting from reception at 3.30pm

Talks and discussion: 4pm to 7pm.
The lectures are open to all and are free to RCP fellows and members; £10 per event to non-members.
Buffet supper is available if booked in advance: £35 for RCP fellows, members and their guests; £45 for non-members.
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mercoledì, febbraio 05, 2014

Copia digitalizzata del Dirk de Bray

 Dirk de Bray, Onderwijs van 't Boek-Binden, MS 1658(facsimile edn, Amsterdam, 1977).

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Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze piano di emergenza per il salvataggio delle collezioni

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze

Dalla pagina web della BNCF può finalmente essere scaricato il piano di emergenza per il salvataggio delle collezioni. Sono anni di lavoro mio e di Gisella e, anche se privo delle informazioni riservate, è comunque uno spunto da cui partire per pubblicare un piano per le vostre collezioni, leggete e valutate di scrivere il vostro, qualora doveste usarne delle parti fatecelo sapere...

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sabato, febbraio 01, 2014

Mold mars 600,000 MU volumes stored at off-campus facility University of Missouri

Patches of mold cover University of Missouri Libraries volumes at an off-site storage depository. All 600,000 printed volumes at Subtera have been contaminated and must either be treated to eradicate the mold or destroyed.