This volume is the first of a series on “Physical Techniques in the Study of Art, Archaeology
and Cultural Heritage”. It follows a successful earlier publication by Elsevier (Radiation
in Art and Archaeometry), also produced by the editors of this book, Dr David Bradley
(Department of Physics, University of Surrey) and Professor Dudley Creagh (Director of
the Cultural Heritage Research Centre, University of Canberra).
In this Volume 2 of the series on the use of physical techniques for the study of art, archaeology,
and cultural heritage, we continue our policy of choosing topics from widely different
fields of cultural heritage conservation. Also, we have chosen authors both in their
early and late careers.
In Chapter 1, Dudley Creagh writes on “Synchrotron radiation and its use in art,
archaeometry, and cultural heritage studies”. He is Professor and a Director of the Cultural
Heritage Research Centre at the University of Canberra, Canberra, Australia....
The nonprofit arts currently face an environment that challenges the way they have grown and raises the prospect of future consolidation. The authors focus on the relationship among the components of local communities’ arts ecology and develop a new framework for evaluating systems of support to the arts. They then use this framework to assess the strengths and weaknesses of Philadelphia1s arts sector.
Over the last six months’ total apartment supply levels within the Sydney CBD and surrounds have
risen by 33% due to the release of four new projects. Two new developments have been released
in the Southern Precinct whilst an additional building is being marketed in the Mid Precinct and
another in the Eastern Precinct. Three projects have also been recently completed – The Stamford
Residences and The Reynell Terraces in the North, East Exchange in the East and INMARK Tower
in the South.
The ancient Egyptians were an intelligent, social, active, and
peaceful people. Despite the many hardships that challenged their re-
markable civilization, they maintained their pride, optimism and love
of life. Their priorities were centered on their gods, their families and
In the last five years, the Internet has vastly enhanced our ability to display images to each other, and we can now think of ourselves not just as viewers and consumers of images but as makers and users of them ourselves. Indeed, if on the Internet we do not use images, we appear stuck in print culture and oblivious to the possibilities of the new medium. We can of course avoid giving these impressions by including some wallpaper and a few bits of eye candy, without thereby getting very far at all into graphics as a mode of conveying meaning....
America’s modern culture is unavoidably and irreversibly immersed in the media. Men,
Women, grandmothers, teenagers, even children are subject to the powerful influence of media
today. As Americans, we are subject to an abounding atmosphere of subliminal messages and
culturally strive to be like those we see on television, in the movies, and walking down the
streets of Hollywood. It is vital to realize in our hustle-bustle lives that a billboard with a favorite
celebrity sprawled across it does not deserve respect and extensive praise.
Romans held Greek civilization in high regard and,
like us, considered fifth-century-BC Greece to be the
region’s golden age, a time characterized by refined
artistic and cultural production, scholarship, and
military strength. During his reign five hundred
years later, Augustus sought to align his rule with
this era and promote a rebirth of the golden age
of Greece in Rome. Augustus’s interest in Greek
art and culture strengthened Roman reverence
for classical Greek art, philosophy, and intellectual
Taken as a whole, the German cinema is both more and less than the sum of its
films. When one thinks of individual titles, quite a few, especially from the 1920s and
early 1930s, have entered the canon, have become cultural icons the world over. Yet in
these very same classics, the brilliant and the dark sides of their genius appear not only
close together but inextricable. If we think of The Golem, The Cabinet of Dr Caligari,
Nosferatu and Dr Mabuse: these are titles which by themselves evoke the spirit of an
age, conjuring up...
Facilitating access is concerned with assisting people to command appropriate health care
resources in order to improve or preserve their well-being. If services are available, then a
population may ‘have access’ to health care provision. The extent to which access is gained
can depend on administrative, political, social and cultural factors and barriers. The services
available must be relevant and effective if people are to gain access to improved health
In this publication, Jeremy Nowak, President and CEO of The Reinvestment
Fund, examines the role of community-based arts and cultural activity
in neighborhood development and points towards strategies for building
an integrated vision of creativity and development. It focuses on the ways
cultural activity and neighborhood development have complementary and
in some ways intertwined missions, and offers a framework for flexible
investment and funding that supports this synthesis and can contribute to
imaginative and substantive urban revitalization....
Arts-related real estate markets have paradoxical entry
barriers and advantages. There are barriers inherent
in the uncertainty of demand, zoning issues and the
costs of retrofitting old systems. At the same time,
entry barriers are lowered because the space demand is
flexible and often requires minimal high-end fixtures
Art-making, performance, craft production and
exhibition spaces attract users who want to adapt and
re-create space in flexible ways.
The starting point for this document was a review of literature
on the creative sector and community change guided by Mark
Stern and Susan Seifert from SIAP. Next, staff from TRF
interviewed people involved in community development and
cultural activity in Philadelphia and Baltimore, two cities that
exemplify the plight of post-industrial urban centers. We then
examined the arts and culture-related investments within TRF’s
portfolio and reflected on how those investments relate to TRF’s
model of investor-driven change. ...
All field investigations are subject to review for data consistency by a qualified senior engineer
(discipline lead). These reviews are documented and any abnormalities checked by the senior
engineer. All review comments and subsequent actions taken to provide consistent data are
documented. These review documents become part of the design quality control documents for
the appropriate Schedule Activity.
All geotechnical information from field investigation and testing is checked according to Section
4.3.3 (Quality Program for Geotechnical Documents) of this QMP.
Good availability of bank credit and informal capital can partially but not fully substitute for
underdeveloped equity markets. New Zealand’s banking sector has been growing since 1990 in
line with growth in Australia and Denmark. Informal capital markets are also larger than in most
OECD countries relative to GDP.
While New Zealand’s economy has low formal barriers to trade, its share of external trade
(relative to GDP) is well below that of similar-sized, high-performing OECD countries.
Tuyển tập báo cáo các nghiên cứu khoa học quốc tế ngành hóa học dành cho các bạn yêu hóa học tham khảo đề tài:Research Article Augmented Reality for Art, Design and Cultural Heritage—System Design and Evaluation
Community arts and cultural activities, through their intrinsic expressive
and exploratory processes and products, have the capacity to catalyze or
reinforce place-making through each component of the architecture of
community: through the coalescing of social and civic relationships around
creative activity; through the creation and reinforcement of quality public
assets that incubate or nurture art and culture; through market demand for
commercial and residential space used by artists and the creative sector in
general; and through networked enterprises of cultural instituti...
Through the SNS REAAL Fund, SNS REAAL Group seeks to express its commitment to
social responsibility and solidarity in a concrete way, in the form of a social dividend. For
this reason, the fund gives financial support to projects that further general community
interests with an idealistic or social content. The focus areas of the SNS REAAL Fund are Art
and Culture, Health and Care, Sport and Recreation, Nature and Environment, Education,
Restoration (cultural heritage) and social community activities. When granting requests,
attention is paid to regional distribution.
Significant development always builds from existing
assets and points of strength. Accordingly, not all
economically distressed places are positioned to utilize
arts and cultural activities as a major development
strategy at either the regional or neighborhood level.
Additionally, no economic or community development
strategy should be viewed as a quick-fix to complex
social and economic problems.
Reform of development processes is especially
important to niche developers and investors within the
cultural community because they are often least able
to incur the high transaction costs of idiosyncratic
public processes. Small arts entrepreneurs also lack
the financial and political clout to maneuver through
entrenched real estate development systems. The
greatest efficiency is created if there is clarity and
predictability at points of public entry and adequate
assistance at the civic level to maximize access.