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5 Top Tips For Caring For Books

5 Top Tips For Caring For Books

Our Senior Paper Conservator David Jones sits down with specialist Fine Art Insurers, Smith Greenfield to share his top 5 tips for caring for precious books and manuscripts

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Conserving Conservation: The Value of Traditional Metalworking Skills

Conserving Conservation: The Value of Traditional Metalworking Skills

In many contexts the application of traditional methods and their modern-day counterparts remains vital. Traditional metalworking knowledge can extend the life of objects which are severely damaged, have active corrosion in inaccessible places, or are missing parts or historic finishes integral to their stability or function.

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Ephemerality, Values and New Models: an Approach to Graffiti and Street Art Conservation

Ephemerality, Values and New Models: an Approach to Graffiti and Street Art Conservation

In their aim to present a new imagery in cities, graffiti and street artists have managed to make the public aware of the potential and power of their ideas, and consequently, the public has added values to these art forms. These values play an important role in our current view of graffiti and street art, not only in accepting them as ‘art forms’ but also in presenting possibilities in their conservation.

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Masterpiece Award Winners Announced

Masterpiece Award Winners Announced

In partnership with Plowden & Smith, Masterpiece Awards are awarded to those exhibits and stands that are judged to be outstanding - perhaps undiscovered, rare, provenanced, and of beauty.   There are three types of award:   Outstanding Display Rewards...

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