Archive - Jan 5, 2009

Advanced techology restores Madonna and Child to splendor

When the Renaissance masterpiece Madonna and Child With Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint Sigismund by Neroccio de' Landi arrived at Washington's National Gallery of Art conservation lab 18 months ago, it had faded paint and damaged gilding. Now the work shines, thanks to the careful handling of restoration experts. (photos)

The Watch, Keeping You Safe at Estrella War XXV

Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, reports on The Watch, "a group of volunteers that ensure the safety attendees, staff, merchants, and the general public by monitoring activity during the event and making sure that site rules and SCA policy are being observed."

Dolan Madoc placed on vigil for Order of the Laurel

Eleanor Deyeson reports that the HL Dolan Madoc was recently placed on vigil by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Calontir. His Lordship is being recognized for his accomplishments in the fields of archery and bardic arts.

Catalogue provides digital access to medieval manuscripts

UCLA's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies has created a Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts to provide "a simple and straightforward means to discover medieval manuscripts available on the web."

Photos from Christmas Revel online

April and Steve have posted a large album of photos from the recent Christmas Revel in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann on their SmugMug website.