Did you miss out on last week’s talk about the fire that devastated the Glasgow School of Art almost a year ago? Fear not, as Duncan Chappell (Academic Liaison Librarian, GSA) kindly let us record his presentation and share his powerpoint with you!
This week’s article reviews a recent training event for Icon Interns on the conservation of glass plate negatives held at the RCAHMS and describes the process of repairing a plate using a pressure binding method…
Earlier this year, The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) hosted a training day on the repair of glass plate negatives organised by resident Icon Intern, Marta García-Celma. Other Icon Interns came from all over the country to take part in the training session. The day was split into two parts. In the morning, there were lectures covering the preventative and interventive conservation of glass plates and their digitisation. This was followed by a practical session in the afternoon, where we got to repair our very own glass plate. Continue reading
This month’s blog round-up contains articles from all over the world, from Cambodia to Edinburgh and from London to San Francisco, covering subjects from the conservation of musical instruments and audio-visual media to outsize prints by Albrecht Durer and textiles by William Morris. These articles demonstrate what I love about conservation; it’s wonderful diversity and beautiful historic objects.
Next week, on Tuesday 14 April, the Icon Scotland Group will be hosting a talk at the Centre for Research Collections at Edinburgh University Main Library about the salvage operations following the devastating fire at the Glasgow School of Art.