Publications

Shaftel, A. 2005-current
“Treasures”
Chronicle Herald newspaper column on conservation topics, syndicated in Canada.

Don’t Be Fooled by Fakes (fakes and forgeries)
Chronicle Herald newspaper column

Safely Store Memories
Chronicle Herald newspaper column

Prepare Yourself (document your home, possessions in case of fire, storm damage)
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Take Care of Your Veterans’ Medals, Letters (military decorations)
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Demand Perfection When Having Old Prints Restored, Reframed
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Hunting Trophies Can be Harmful (taxidermy specimens)
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Sacred Treasures (art of Anglican Church)
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Holiday Treasures Deserve Special Treatment (ornamental artifacts)
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Mind Your Treasures When Holiday Decorating
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Leave Aging Beauty Alone (heirloom photos)
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Water Stains Are Often Major Pain (furniture)
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Scrapbook with Care to Preserve Memories
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Baseball Cards Stuck Together Is Sticky Problem
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Moldy Records Are Tough To Clean Properly
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Everyday Sacred Art
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Don’t Be Dazzled (jewelry)
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
All Shoes Deserve a Winter Holiday
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Saving Sacred Treasures (Catholic Cathedral)
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
All Decked Out in Finery (Costumes)
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Something Old, Something New, Something You’ll Need to Have Cleaned
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Center Brings Crafts to People
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Use Your Treasures Carefully
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
It’s OK to Buy Brand New Treasures
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Treasures Aren’t Always Fancy
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Use Piano Scarves with Care (textiles)
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Lighten Up with Restored Paintings
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Tacky Trinket vs. Treasured Heirloom
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Ask Many Questions about Art Treasures
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Vintage Motorcycles Deserve Special Care
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Special Treatment Saves Flags (colours)
Chronicle Herald newspaper column
Saving the Liberator (banners)
Chronicle Herald newspaper column

Shaftel, A. 2009
“Thangka Fakes and Forgeries”
Journal of Art Crime

Shaftel, A. (co-author) 2008
“Thangka production in the 18th –21st centuries:  documenting the introduction of non-traditional materials into Tibetan painting practice”
ICOM-CC Postprints

Shaftel, A. 2008
“The Continuously Evolving Form of Thangkas”
ICOM-CC Postprints

Shaftel, A, 2007
“Thangka Painting Techniques: Traditional, Contemporary and Instantly Old”
American Institute for Conservation Postprints

Shaftel, A. 2006
“Art and Respect: A Thangka Workshop in Melbourne”
TAASA Review, Vol. 15, No. 1

Shaftel, A. 2005-6
“Sacred Art”
Shambhala Sun.

Shaftel, A. 2006
“Teaching Thangka Conservation to Anims”
The Bhutan Society of the UK Newsletter.

Shaftel, A. 2006
“Art and Respect: A Thangka Workshop in Melbourne”
TAASA Review, Vol. 15, No. 1.

Shaftel, A. 2004
“Thangkas” web column,
www.tibettour.com.cn

Shaftel, A. 2004
“Conservation Outreach”
AIC News, Vol. 29, No. 4.

Shaftel, A. 2003
“Religious Symbolic Textiles in Himalayan Monasteries: Prayer Flags, Banners and Thangkas”
Tales in the Textile NATCC Conference, Albany.

Shaftel, A. 2001
“Management of Thangka Collections: A Case Study Approach”
CAC-ACCR 2001 Conference and Workshop. 31 Aug 2001.

Shaftel, A. 1998
“Thangkas – A Mounting Concern”
Textile Conservation Newsletter, 35, 8-10.

Shaftel, A. 1996
“Intent, In Tents and Intense”
Conservation OnLine

Shaftel, A. 1991
“Conservation Treatment of Tibetan Thangkas”
Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 30, 3-11.

Shaftel, A. 1986
“Notes on the Technique of Tibetan Thangkas”
Journal of the American Institute for Conservation, 25, 97-103.