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2013-11-21 20:23:07

The Restoration of the Japanese House Receives Six Major Preservation Awards LOS ANGELES, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As project architect for the Centenary Restoration of the Huntington Japanese House, Kelly Sutherlin McLeod, FAIA will accept the Governor's Historic Preservation Award for 2013 in a ceremony at the State Capital today. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131121/LA22323) This historic restoration and conservation project has been recognized with five...

2013-07-08 08:24:37

WASHINGTON, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Opportunity to photograph the take-down of Alexander Calder's Gwenfritz sculpture at the corner of 14(th) St. and Constitution Ave. WHEN: July 8 between 11 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. WHERE: National Museum of American History 14th St. and Constitution Avenue, NW WHY: The Gwenfritz is...

2013-01-29 12:24:39

KYIV, Ukraine, January 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksandr Vilkul presented a logo of petrykivskyi painting style - an original folk style developed at the end of 19th - beginning of 20th century in eastern Ukraine. In December 2013, Ukraine will present the tole painting technique Petrykivskyi Rozpys to the UNESCO commission, as the country aims to have the technique added to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List....

2012-02-08 23:53:48

You often hear about the Framers of the Constitution, but not so much the framers of the Magna Carta. They work for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Not the authors, of course; they've been dead 700 years. But a NIST engineering team, at the behest of the National Archives, designed and built a state-of-the-art encasement and transport cart to protect the Archive's prized copy of the 1297 Magna Carta. Their work–and the freshly conserved Magna...

2011-06-09 10:05:00

NEW YORK, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art today announced the successful installation of a new wireless environmental sensor network at the Museum called Low-Power Mote that will help preserve the works of art in its world-renowned, encyclopedic collection. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2010-10-26 08:01:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Where there's silver, there's tarnish. While getting the tarnish off your flatware might be an occasional inconvenience, to museum curators and conservators, it's a threat to irreplaceable works of art. To protect these objects for generations to come, scientists from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, have teamed up with conservators from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Md., to...

2010-08-12 07:40:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Photonix today announced that the Center for Research and Restoration of the Museums of France (C2RMF), located at the Louvre Palace has purchased a T-Ray 4000®, as its instrument of choice for performing investigations into art conservation and restoration using terahertz technology. The system, which will be located in the most prestigious art restoration research center in France, will be available to...

2010-07-01 11:25:00

Lands Set to Mark their 10th Year in July DOLORES, Colo., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The country's National Conservation Lands (formally the National Landscape Conservation System) and one of its signature units, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, will celebrate their 10th anniversary this month (July 12). Shown is the "Tucked Away Two-Story House" in the Canyons of the Ancients. The house dates to the 13th century. (Photo:...

2009-11-19 09:30:00

Rising Stars Singled Out by Audubon/Toyota for Environmental Leadership NEW YORK, Nov. 19, /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green jobs training. Educating children and families about watershed restoration. Protecting Tundra Swans, Barn Owls and the Guam Rail. Helping small and medium-sized businesses curb global warming. Using humor, laughter and play techniques to address "hot button" environmental issues. Creating green jobs for disadvantaged communities. These are just a few ways in which 40...

2009-11-05 13:27:40

The conservation and restoration of photographs is a topic that, in general, has not been very much researched. For example, in the case of colored or illuminated photographs, there does not currently exist an appropriate methodology, given that it there is not sufficient information about their material characteristics and structure. All this makes it difficult to research techniques of conservation and restoration. Researcher at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Ms Enara...