How Ancient Art Is At Risk In The Face Of Climate Change

Climate change is not just affecting the health and well-being of humans, flora, and fauna worldwide, but is also threatening the very existence of art, archeological finds, and cultural artifacts. As the Arctic ice erodes, for instance, Iñupiat artifacts once locked in the frozen Alaskan dirt are getting lost to the sea, sometimes faster than scientists can spot them.

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Ancient art may also be disappearing. Climate change is feared to make Neolithic and Bronze Age rock art panels in Northumberland in Northern England vanish permanently because stones may more rapidly deteriorate in the future. Changes in the environment, such as more wind as well as warmer and wetter weather, is estimated to have such devastating consequences on these artworks.

This shows that rock art doesn’t last forever, despite being among the earliest forms of art and emerging more than 50,000 years ago in different countries. Scientists, for instance, found that the Northumberland rock art is facing greater deterioration due to two things: the height of the panels and the level of exchangeable cations in the local soil.

Steps need to be taken to protect rock art, as well as the ancient art inside museums and conservation centers. Art conservation refers to maintaining and preserving these artworks, shielding them from future damage and deterioration. They have become an increasingly crucial aspect of what museums and civic authorities do, and tech advances are hoped to lead to safer, more effective techniques to preserve, analyze, and repair these objects.

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Sadigh Gallery provides affordable ancient artworks and coins for collectors of every level. As a family-owned business, the gallery greatly treasures its interaction with many decades-long customers. Read more on this page.


About Sadigh Gallery

Sadigh Gallery is a family-owned art gallery specializing in ancient artifacts and coins from around the world. The gallery was established in 1978 as a small mail order company which was operated by one man, Michael Sadigh. After achieving much success, he then moved to the current location on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan in 1982. Our focus is on providing affordable ancient antiquities and friendly, down-to-earth service. As a family-owned business, we greatly treasure the interaction with our customers. A large portion of our customers have been with us for 10 to 20 years, and we are grateful that they have become good friends, rather than simple business partners. We pride in providing quality service to each and every one of our customers, and their satisfaction matters most to us. If you have any questions, concerns, or any other comments regarding our merchandises or services, feel free to call us at your convenience. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority! All of our antiquities are guaranteed authentic, and all items are sent with a Lifetime Certificate of Authenticity. We provide secure packing to ensure safe delivery. Contact us for more information, or to receive one of our FREE CATALOG today. Contact Information: 303 Fifth Avenue Suite 1603 New York, NY 10016 Toll Free (800)426-2007 Tel (212)725-7537 E-mail: Web Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 10:00AM – 8:00PM Open on Sundays by appointment only. Closed on Saturdays.
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