Join the Conservation!

Since we launched this blog in January, we have gained over 350 followers and the website has been viewed over 3000 times. We have received and published lots of fantastic articles about conservation and conservators in Scotland, but we are always on the look out for more!

Do you want to join in the fun and see your name in (digital) print? A page long description of your project, some photographs of an interesting object or just a paragraph on something that’s got you excited, we accept them all!

It’s a great way publicise what you are doing and looks great on a CV. Want to have a go, but stuck for ideas? Have a look at this article for some inspiration. So what are you waiting for? Check out these simple guidelines and send us your article to join the conservation!

Painting of Russian writer Evgeny Chirikov by Ivan Kulikov, 1904.

Painting of Russian writer Evgeny Chirikov by Ivan Kulikov, 1904.

 

 

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Ingenious Impressions: The Coming of the Book

This week’s blog is a summary of a six-month internship by Sarah Graham at the University of Glasgow. Sarah helped to prepare for the current ‘Ingenious Impressions’ exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery, which closes on the 21st June. Don’t miss out on this innovative exhibition, get down there now!

For the last six months I have been the conservation intern on the Glasgow Incunabula Project at the University of Glasgow. This was in preparation for the Ingenious Impressions exhibition which opened in February and runs until June. There has been a lot of bench work in the studio to prepare this 500 year old material for display but I have also been given experience outside the studio during the installation and engaging with social media. The overwhelming majority of material in Special Collections is available for reference in the reading room and they frequently loan material to exhibitions worldwide. This, however, is the first time they have curated their own exhibition in over 10 years. Over the last 5 years, the Glasgow Incunabula Project (Julie Gardham, Jack Baldwin and Bob Mclean) have catalogued over a thousand incunabula (books produced between 1450-1501) when the printed book was created as we know it today.

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Best of the Blogs – May

Unusual and unwanted objects are the focus of this month’s ‘Best of the Blogs’. A mysterious object found in the Staffordshire Hoard, a reverse glass print, an Afghan coat and Museum Freecycle are discussed in the articles below….

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Photographic Preservation Training

The ICON Scotland Group, in collaboration with partner organisations, is offering a training day for heritage staff who work with small to medium sized photographic collections.

A few spaces are still available at the workshops in Aberdeen and Brora. Tickets are only £15 each, so book now to avoid missing out! http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/icon-scotland-group-8017964603?s=37146159

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