Polychrome Sculpture: Meaning, Form, Conservation
Edited with new introduction by Michele D. Marincola
In the decades since its initial publication in German in 1978, Polychrome Sculpture has come to be widely regarded as a watershed text on the making and meaning of European medieval and Baroque painted wood sculpture. This influential work is now available in English for the first time, in a meticulous translation enhanced and updated by new color illustrations, annotations to the original text, and a new introduction.
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Organic Materials in Wall Paintings
Edited by Francesca Piqué and Giovanni Verri
In 2003, the GCI partnered with a number of research groups to create the Organic Materials in Wall Paintings project. Its purpose was to enhance scientific support for the conservation of wall paintings by evaluating various investigative techniques and assessing their potential and limitations for the identification of organic materials in lime-based wall paintings. This project report summarizes the results of the collaboration and includes information on the techniques used for identification of the organic materials and the research results.
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Conserving Concrete Heritage
Alice Custance-Baker, Gina Crevello, Susan Macdonald, and Kyle Normandin
This bibliography is an outgrowth of Conserving Twentieth-Century Built Heritage: A Bibliography (2nd ed). Its annotated entries are intended to assist those interested in the conservation of concrete by identifying and describing specific resources on the subject. It will also promote understanding of the current state of knowledge, which may assist with identification of gaps in the existing literature.
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The Conservation of Twentieth-Century Outdoor Painted Sculpture
This report is from a June 2012 meeting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, organized by the GCI to discuss the issues and challenges posed by the conservation of twentieth–century outdoor painted sculpture. It is in the form of meeting notes, reflecting the dialogue among participants representing a number of relevant professions, including conservators, artists' estates, foundations and studios, the paint industry, collection managers, and curators.
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Find out more about GCI's Outdoor Sculpture Project.
Principles for the Conservation of Heritage Sites in China
Issued by ICOMOS China
Approved by the State Administration of Cultural Heritage
Bilingual Chinese-English text
Originally promulgated in 2000 by ICOMOS China with bilingual versions published in 2002 and 2004, Principles for the Conservation of Heritage Sites in China was the first set of national guidelines for cultural heritage practice in China. The revised Principles include commentary on articles and a glossary of terms, as well as an extensive foreword by Tong Mingkang, president of ICOMOS China, on developments in cultural heritage conservation in China over the past two decades.
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