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Welcome to all Icon members from the Committee of the Icon Paintings Group. We have a regular programme of conferences and meetings spread throughout the year to which all members of Icon and the wider public are warmly invited.

Conference

 

 

‘Modern Conservation: What’s New?’

Icon Paintings Group Conference, 10th October 2014

9.15am-5pm

 

Venue: The Wallace Collection, London

 

The Paintings Group is hosting a conference during which the speakers will discuss various aspects of modern conservation, by presenting their research and findings as well as a number of case studies. The aim of the day is to provide a platform for paintings conservators to discuss various aspects of modern conservation including: the deterioration and conservation of contemporary works of art and problems posed by it; appraisal of new conservation materials and their properties; new and innovative techniques that are being developed and used to address conservation problems; or new and novel ways of using traditional or well known materials already in the conservator’s tool kit.

 

Topics of discussion will include: recent developments in wet cleaning systems for unvarnished modern and contemporary painted surfaces; the treating of and removal of liquefying paint; an evaluation of adhesives, consolidants and retouching media for the conservation and treatment of paintings on transparent plastic supports; Laropal A81 as an alternative to MS2A and other resins; the use of Kinesio tape as a supportive measure during conservation treatments; and a review of rigid stretcher insert systems, their materials and applications. There will also be a number of case studies, exploring modern conservation materials and complex ethical issues.

 

Please see the ICON website and the Paintings Group events page for a full programme of speakers and papers.

 

Evening Reception

 

Afterwards we will be holding an evening reception from 5-6pm at The Wallace Restaurant. Two free drinks vouchers will be included in the delegate packs and are included in the ticket price.

 

Registration/booking

 

Registration for this event is now open - book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets prices are: members £75; non-members £95; students/concessions £45.

 

Tickets can be purchased by following the link below to the Eventbrite page. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/modern-conservation-whats-new-tickets-12027900775?aff=es2&

 

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Conference programme

 

9:15- 9:45             Registration

 

9:45- 10:00          Welcome

 

Session 1

10:00- 10:30        Recent developments in wet surface cleaning systems: unvarnished modern and contemporary painted surfaces.

Bronwyn Ormsby*, Melinda H Keefe, Alan Phenix and Tom Learner

10:30- 11:00        Treating softening paint and drips in paintings by Tal-R and van Hemert.

Ida Antonia Tank Bronken*, Jaap J. Boon, and Anna Vila

11:00- 11:30        Cleaning off liquefying paint.

Line Blomsterberg Anderson*, Katherine Segel, Katarina Havermark

 

11:30- 12:00        Coffee break

 

Session 2

12:00- 12:30        Conservation treatment of Rex Whistler’s mural In Search of Rare Meats in the Tate Restaurant, August – October 2013, using Acrylic Consolidant Lascaux 498HV.

Jim Dimond

12:30- 13:00        Adhesives, consolidants and retouching media for the conservation treatment of paintings on transparent plastic supports: Assessing risks, joint integrity and aging.

                                Donald Sale

 

13:00- 14:00        Lunch

 

Session 3

14:00- 14:30        Laropal A81 as an alternative to MS2A and other resins.

Sophie Reddington

14:30- 15:00        Kinesio tape – Conservation science meets sports medicine.

Anna Krez

15:00- 15:30        Vibration Management for Canvas Paintings: A review of rigid stretcher insert systems, their materials and applications.

Laura Hinde

 

15:30- 16:00        Coffee break

 

Session 4

16:00- 16:30        Conservation consultancy and treatment ordered by the artists for their action related to the contemporary painting

Miroslaw Wachowiak and Slawomir A. Kaminski

16:30- 17:00        Oral poster presentations.

 

17:00 Closing Remarks

 
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