Monday, 31 January 2011

UCL graffiti & damage

The UCL walls look pretty clean right now - has anybody witnessed the process?

Was it the weather or were the walls actually washed/cleaned? 

Has anybody identified damage to the surface/fabric of the stone caused by the chalking? 

Sunday, 30 January 2011

Unrest in Egypt

The situation in Egypt seems to be totally out of control, and looting is said to be wide-spread in Cairo right now.
There are reports of  attempts to protect collections and sites. See the articles below:
Egyptians form human shield to protect museum

Looters destroy mummies in Egyptian Museum

Friday, 7 January 2011

Elaborations on impermanence and longevity

Hello conservators and aficionados! I am taking advantage of a "brief break from my break" to wish you all a very happy 2011 from a sunnier latitude!

Also, make sure you check out  this insightful text on impermanence and conservators' quests to prolong the longevity of things: A conservator ponders impermanence by Kevin Driedger. You will find some food for thought there.

You will find Driedger's text on the  PCAN blog , a really interesting blog, by the way. 

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