#imwd2017

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#TBTMuseum to the 3rd International Museum Workers Day #IMWD2017, Thursday June 29th 2017 — More Info Link in Bio. (Updates coming soon).
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To celebrate #IMWD2017, we invited museum and heritage workers from around the globe – including artists, scholars, art historians, scientists, archaeologists, anthropologists, curators, filmmakers, performance artists, designers, architects, conservators & many other whose expertise, years of experiences and dedication help create, discover, preserve, and disseminate our tangible and non-tangible cultural heritage.
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From among the 150+ countries that engaged with #IMWD2017, some of the inspiring participants were based out of 🌍 :::: Bhutan, Azerbaijan, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Moldova, Chad, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Mozambique, Ghana, Cameroon, Belaize, Oman, Madagascar, Jordan, Swaziland, Botswana, Congo, Jamaica, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Zimbabwi, Benin, Vietnam, Papa New Guinea, Suriname, Brunei, Haiti, Cote d’Ivoire, Malaysia, Burkina Faso, Togo, Dominican Republic, Mali, Rwanda, Chad, Senegal, South Africa, Yemen … & numerous others …
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IMWD2017 were equally thrilled to have the participation of:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Musee Louvre; Galleria degli Uffizi; LACMA; El Museo Soumaya; Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin; The Gardner Museum; Modern Art Museum, Rio de Janeiro; International Center of Photography; American Federation of Arts; LA Opera; Hispanic Society of America; National Museum Philippines;  AAMers (& Future of Museums); Museum Directors; International Council of Museums ICOM; ICOM USA; ICOM Canada; ICOM Italia; … & very many others…
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Mark your calendars for the 4th #IMWD #IMWD2018 on #June28. UPDATES coming soon.

Reading now: ‪The @MetMuseum “It is as much for the humblest artisan as for the most refined lover of the fine arts.”‬

Denver Art Museum’s Director of Conservation Sarah Melching treating a rare map of Asia, including consolidating flaking gold paint, to prepare it for display in our newest exhibition "Linking Asia: Art, Trade, and Devotion." || If you've ever wondered how artworks are prepared for shows or how artists and curators collaborate, Insight, a brand new series of behind-the-scenes conversations, will satisfy your curiosity.
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The series will begin on Saturday, Feb. 24, with a conversation led by Sarah Melching and the owner of the map, Wesley Brown. Three other talks through September will offer a look at a day in the life of museum director Christoph Heinrich; a dialogue between Florence Müller (Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art & Curator of Fashion) and fashion illustrator Jim Howard; and a peek into the world of exhibition development and design with the team who helps transform DAM's galleries. Packaged tickets (all four sessions) are available now; single session tickets will go on sale Feb. 17, pending availability.
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#BehindtheScenes #DenverArtMuseum #LectureSeries #ArtMuseumLife

#ConservationCenter student, Kim Frost, attends to the gold leaf adornment of a @kressfdn panel painting - via @nyuifa.
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Guisto de’Menaboui,
“Saints Catherine of Alexandria and John the Baptist” c. 1363, tempera on wood, Georgia Museum of Art @georgiamuseum.
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#paintingconservation #artconservation #nyuifa #gilding #panelpainting #oilpainting #conservation #goldleaf #restauration

#HappyNewYear 🎊 ~
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Universal Dial Plate 1854

A conservator’s work is never done - thanks to National Art Museum of Ukraine @namu.museum 📸 @toje_ievgen

What a glorious project to end the year with - courtesy Condé Patrimoine @condepatrimoine :
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Chantier-école pour la restauration d'une peinture à l'huile sur toile de 16m2 «La colère de Noë» à l'abbatiale d'Essômes.
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#condepatrimoine #artrestauration #restauration #conservation #restoration #conservators

When #conservation work get heavy duty after a natural disaster, as in the work of these conservators at @theconservationcenter
who spent several weeks carefully #triaging pieces from #hurricaneharvey in a quarantined space at their west town chicago laboratory. Here's a snapshot of Steve and Michael hard at work!
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#conservators #conservationlab #restoration #restauro #preservation

We, too, cozied up with our favorite book during the Holidays ... - as did @mini_museum:
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I like big Bibles and I can not lie! Last Friday before Christmas and I've finished cleaning these large manuscripts for the #PolonksyPre1200 #digitisation project, Harley MS 2833 & 2834, a French bible in two volumes. I love finding evidence of use such as the drops of candle wax found throughout, and burn holes from a hovering flame. Flick through the images to see the beautiful illuminations, cannon tables, and bling! @britishlibrary.
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#medieval #manuscript #bookstagram #parchment #rarebook #bible #library #booklovers

Merry Christmas 💫.
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The Wilton Diptych (c. 1395–1399), collection the National Gallery, London.

Proof of why we love #Archives ❤️! Photographer Ralph Morse at a Santa School for LIFE magazine, c. 1964. #MerryChristmas Everyone 🎅🏻 🎄😘

🔊 #CantHearYou - at @israelmuseum_arts installing @fragments.of.the.imagination -
הצצה קטנה אל מאחורי הקלעים של תערוכת ״ירושלים של פרטים״ #IsraelMuseum

Art + Science = a beautiful marriage - at @MetMuseum:
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In July 2017, scientist Federico Carò joined curator Sean Hemingway and photographer Bruce Schwarz at the #archaeological site of Palakaistro and analyzed by XRF all the significant metal finds and #metallurgical objects from the past excavations. This is part of the cooperation between #TheMet and the British School at Athens that started in 1998.
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Palaikastro was the site of a major Minoan town during the #BronzeAge (ca. 3000–1050 B.C.), and later, in ancient #Greek and #Roman times, the location of an important sanctuary dedicated to #Zeus.
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Since the early 20th century, the archaeological site is excavated and studied by an international teams of #archaeologists and #conservators under the auspices of the British School at Athens and with the permission of the Greek Ministry of Culture.
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In these photo, FC is at the Agios Antonios Research Center at Palaikastro, analyzing a Late #BronzeAge bowl excavated in 2003.
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The 2017 archaeological fieldwork was supported by The Adelaide and Milton de Groot Fund.
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Images: Bruce Schwarz
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#themet #metscience #archaeology
#science #conservationscience

Feeling a bit claustrophobic, today?
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At @museusdesitges: Aquest bust-reliquiari del segle XV és la Dama del Cau Ferrat. La seva bellesa il•lumina el #GranSaló del #CauFerrat. Vine a veure-la! #instamuseum #Sitges #museusdesitges

Paper Conservation at Chester Beatty Conservation Lab in Dublin, on ‬#Islamicmanuscripts.
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#conservation #manuscripts #conservator #paperconservation #islamicmanuscript

Miracles happen! Washing the window-washer at @williamstown_art, @clarkartlibrary @clarkart

#MondayMotivation courtesy @centerartstudio:
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We treat a group of small French bronzes for exposure to heat and ash during a fire. Sara, in protective gear, uses the flexible shaft and a wire brush to remove green oxidation from the inside. Julieta uses our Leicester hot air gun to provide a controlled hot wax finish.
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#conservator #conservation #bronze #sculpture #artconservation #preservation

A great way to brush up on our #ArtHistory ... & Italian, courtesy @palazzostrozzi:
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La sala dedicata agli stili dello Studiolo di Francesco de’ Medici, nelle parole del curatore #CarloFalciani.
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A Palazzo Strozzi in occasione della mostra "Il Cinquecento a Firenze" fino al 21 gennaio 2018.
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 #PalazzoStrozzi #paintings #oldmasters #rinascimento #Renaissance #Manierismo #Mannerism #Cinquecento #Firenze #Florence

Oh, my! How truly epic.
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Conservation/ Preparation in advance of
@rijksmuseumvanoudheden’s Nineveh exhibit, now on view.

Ayyyyy 💉 - @nmafa!
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Wood boring insects tunneled away within the wood leaving losses and paper-thin areas of surface. Conservator Dana Moffett injects a bulked adhesive to support fragile areas before the object is installed. The object is on display in our new exhibition Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa’s Arts.
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Female figure, late 19th century, Urhobo artist
Gift of Walt Disney World Co., a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company
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#Africa #AfricanArt #Nigeria #artconservation #conservators #conservation

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