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These High-Tech Archaeological Tools Will Help Rebuild Nepal’s History

These High-Tech Archaeological Tools Will Help Rebuild Nepal’s History

Pompeian frescoes cured with antibiotics

Pompeian frescoes cured with antibiotics Some of the most celebrated frescoes at the ancient Roman site of Pompeii have been given a clean bill of health, thanks to a course of antibiotics. Conservators used amoxicillin, a type of penicillin, to treat strains of bacteria living […]

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obscurahistorica: petetownswag: petetownswag: This guy at my school went viral on Twitter and Reddit because he and his friend left a pair of sunglasses and a watch on the floor in the Dallas Museum of Art and people were convinced that it was an abstract […]

Museum Dance Off 2 Schedule update, plus a short love letter to you, (yes, you), Baltimore, and libraries.

whenyouworkatamuseum: Here’s an update on the schedule for Museum Dance Off 2! We’re cooking with gas now. THUNDERDOME will happen on Friday!  Round 2, Day 3-  Monday, May 4th  Hamilton Cultural Association vs Molly Brown House Museum Round 2, Day 4 – Tuesday May 5th  […]

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obscurahistorica: themindofaconservator: Unlocking the secrets of time, through tree rings Most people look at paintings from the front, but not dendrochronologist Tomasz Wazny. He focuses on the sides of works painted on wood, which reveal clues about when, where and how a painting came to […]

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book-historia: Had a bit of a splurge the other day at an auction… Not the little guy, the big guy! It’s a 17th century oak Bible box, and it looks an awful lot like my wee model of a chained book and lectern by Bryson […]

Kathmandu Cultural Emergency Crowdmap

View image | gettyimages.com This crowd map aims to collect on the ground reports of the damage caused to cultural heritage in Nepal as a result of the earthquake on 25 April 2015. Every humanitarian emergency has a cultural dimension. When culture is affected, the local […]

Follow Friday for Preservation Week

Please reblog! Learn more about conservation and preservation by following these fine folks on Tumblr and other sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Vine, and blogs (link goes to a Google Doc spreadsheet). Are you a conservator or preservation professional? Are you a pre-program or graduate […]

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