ANNOUNCING IIC BIENNIAL CONGRESS LOCATION FOR 2024: LIMA, PERÚ
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) 30th biennial Congress will take place in Lima, Peru in 2024. The theme will be “Sustainable Strategies for Conservation: New Strategies for New Times”.
Call for proposals is now open (Deadline: May 31st, 2023) You can read the full of detalis here on the IIC website: https://lnkd.in/dUgMMvsN
Watch an introduction to the city, its cultural heritage and our event here: https://youtu.be/6mi5bLYjC98
Huge thanks to the Local Organising Committee for Lima 2024 – and we look forward to seeing many of you in Peru in a couple of years. #icccongres #IIC
The Heritage Research and Conservation Center signs an agreement with the Museo Pedro de Osma
The Heritage Research and Conservation Center signed a cooperation agreement with the Museo Pedro de Osma. This agreement will allow both parties to carry out collaborations for research and development projects, as well as carry out joint dissemination and socialization initiatives.
The museum, located in Barranco, is an international benchmark for its large collection of viceregal art from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, and Peruvian art from the 19th century. It also contains collections of textiles, books, coins, and prints.
X-rays reveal the secrets of mummies
The Heritage Research and Conservation Center was in charge of carrying out the X-ray readings of the three mummies repatriated to Peru from the Vatican. The images were obtained using a technique of joining several X-ray shots due to the size of the analyzed bodies.
This work was carried out in collaboration with the Peruvian Foreign Ministry, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture and Dr. Lucía Watson, a specialist researcher in Andean funeral bundles.
Associate researcher at the Heritage Research and Conservation Center is chosen as a fellow of the IIC
Mg. María Inés Velarde, a researcher associated with our Center, has been chosen as a fellow of the International Institute for Conservation (IIC), one of the most important organizations in the field of heritage conservation worldwide. She is the third researcher at our center and one of the first Peruvian researchers to receive this distinction from the IIC.
Researchers from the Center for Heritage Research and Conservation publish an article in the Archaeological Science magazine
Did you know that it is still unknown what technique the Moche and Vicús cultures used to cover copper with gold?
The new article by the Cobres Dorados team from the UTEC Heritage Research and Conservation Center, published in the Archaeological Science journal, proposes an alternative method for this question.
Read the article “A pre-Columbian galvanic technique able to explain the gilding of copper in northern Peru” at the following link.
Researcher at the Heritage Research and Conservation Center publishes an article in Journal18
The researcher Andrés de Leo, a member of the Center for Research and Conservation of Heritage and professor at the HACS academic department, published the article “The distinction of the chalice of Puebla de los Ángeles in the s. XVIII, between two worlds” in Journal18 magazine.
We congratulate him for this interesting article.
Facing Climate Change programme
The Heritage Center participated in the “Facing Climate Change program” organized by the University of Cambridge where our researcher Angelica Isa and our director Juan Carlos Rodríguez had two outstanding presentations with the following talks:
- “Taking advantage of traditional knowledge for sustainable IPM in conservation” by Angélica Isa and Dr. Pasqual Querner.
- “Challenges and opportunities in the development of a Master’s degree in preventive conservation in Peru” by Juan Carlos Rodríguez
The virtual event took place on November 29 and December 2 and brought together many international experts who gave their perspective on climate change.
The director of the Research Center for Heritage Conservation and an associated researcher are elected as fellows of the IIC
Dr. Juan Carlos Rodríguez, director of the Research Center for Heritage Conservation and Mg. Rosanna Kuon, an associated researcher of the Center, have been chosen as fellows of the International Institute for Conservation (IIC), one of the most important organizations in the area of heritage conservation worldwide. They are the first researchers in Peru to receive this distinction from the IIC.