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Conference on modern materials

From: Dominique Rogers <do>
Date: Monday, January 25, 1999
UKIC Furniture Section Conference
Modern Materials - Modern Problems
The Conservation Centre, NMGM,
16-17 April 1999

The scope of the programme is to emphasise the development and use
of non-traditional materials, with an explanation of timber board
substitutes, adhesives coatings and finishes; their properties,
origins, manufacture, influence on design, use and degradation.
There will be investigations into what can be achieved in the way of
remedial or conservation treatments.

First day Friday 16 April. Meet up at 10.30 am at Conservation
Centre, Liverpool. The Conservation department of NMGM has kindly
arranged visits to their sites around Liverpool. This will include
The Conservation Centre studios and the Lady Lever Art Gallery. This
day is optional. The Conference, Saturday 17th April. starts at
9.00am and closes at 5.00 pm.

Chair and introduction by David Dewing, Director of The Geffrye


    "Composite Wood Products for Furniture Manufacture."
    A.J.Sparkes, retired from FIRA.

    "The Conservation of Early Twentieth Century Furniture." Jake
    Kaner, Buckinghamshire College.

    "En Bloc: Art in a Cabinet or a Cabinet as Art." The use and
    conservation of furniture in 20th century art. Roger Griffith,
    Museum of Modern Art, New York.

    An examination of the need for collaboration between
    conservation scientists and conservation practitioners. Brenda
    Keneghan, plastics conservator and Sherry Doyall, Royal Albert
    Memorial Museum, Exeter.

    "Foams In Upholstered Furniture, Crumbs from the Cake." The
    problems of conservation of degraded foams. Lesley Wilson,
    Freelance Textile Conservator.

    "Casein and Colour: The Conservation o a Smoker's Cabinet
    designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Shayne Lang, V&A
    Furniture Conservator.

    Consolidants and Gap Fillers with an emphasis on Epoxy Resins.
    Edward Ashley, Freelance Furniture Conservator.

    "Early Frank Lloyd Wright Furniture. Treatment of Objects from
    the Darwin Martin House." Pamela Kirschener, Kress Conservation
    Fellow, New York State.

    Cost: UKP45.00 pounds sterling.
    Members of UKIC UKP40.00 pounds sterling.
    UKIC Student Members UKP20..00 pounds sterling
    Price includes coffee, lunch, tea  on Saturday and  postprints.

Booking:  Please send your bookings as soon as possible, plus:

1)  A cheque for the appropriate amount made payable UKIC Furniture

2) Two SAE  (1 for confirmation and local information, the second
for further information,  details of fellow delegates and your order
form for Post Prints nearer the time) to:

    Colin Piper Conservation
    Highfield House
    The Greens
    Leafield, Witney, Oxfordshire OX8 5NP
    +44 1993 878593
    Fax: +44 1993 878009
    piper.conservation [at] which__net

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