Since the discovery of natural gas reserves near Nine Mile Canyon two decades ago, conservationists have found themselves at odds with regional energy companies.
“Wearing historic clothing damages it. Full stop,” said the former head of conservation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, Sarah Scaturro.
With $1.3 million granted by the Getty, teams hope to develop innovative solutions to address Wupatki’s challenges that can also be applied to other climate-vulnerable heritage sites.
A new project is researching how Soviet-era plastics were made and used.
The Getty Conservation Institute has undertaken numerous mosaic reburials in Tunisia, Lebanon, and Cyprus over the years.
“The images in this book are a reflection of what I hear beneath the waves,” photographer Christian Vizl writes in Silent Kingdom: A World Beneath the Waves, his stunning book of undersea photography.
The Getty Conservation Institute and the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities have completed a nearly decade-long restoration project of the 3,000-year-old tomb.
Now working at New York University, Glenn Wharton is responsible for the comprehensive David Wojnarowicz Knowledge Base. Joan Jonas is next.
UK chemists even followed their noses to the Tate, where they tested three decades-old plastic sculptures.
This year’s session of the World Heritage Committee has resulted in 21 new sites, from the controversial Old City of Hebron in the West Bank, to a men-only island in Japan.
On March 8, art conservator Thea van Oosten will give a talk at the Institute of Fine Arts on the obstacles in preserving plastic art and design objects.
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is working to put the 1,275-foot “Whaling Voyage Round the World” panorama back on view.