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Subject: Conference on conserving colored media on paper--addendum

Conference on conserving colored media on paper--addendum

From: Catherine Hoskins <catherine.hoskins>
Date: Wednesday, May 26, 1999
The Broad Spectrum:The Art and Science of Conserving Colored Media
on Paper
5 - 9 October 1999
The Art Institute of Chicago
Sponsored by The Art Institute of Chicago
Supported by AIC, IIC,IPC

The first major International Conference to address recent advances
in the understanding of a broad array of colored media on paper.
Forty one papers on the history and development of these materials,
their uses by various artists, physical properties and criteria for
their identification, conservation studies and the ethical issues
that surround them will be presented by an international body of
speakers which will include:

Wednesday, 6th October: Pastel and Chalk ; Robert E Child, National
Museums and Galleries of Wales (UK) on "Color Co-ordinated: The
Physics of Seeing"; Marjory Shelly, The Metropolitan Museum of Art,
New York on " The Pastel Palette: An Overview of Its Technical and
Aesthetic History 1500-1900; Thea Burns, Queens University, Ontario
(Canada) on "Chalk or Pastel? The Use of Colored Media in Early
Drawings"; Richard Kendall (UK) on "Materials and Methods in Degas'
Later Pastels"; Gregory Hill and Gilbert Gignac, The National
Archives of Canada on  "Housing a Pastel Collection at the National
Archives of Canada"

Thursday, 7th October: Watercolors and Inks; Thomas McGrath, Harvard
University (USA) on "Observations on the Functions of Watercolors
and Pastels in Italian Renaissance Drawings"; Susan Dackerman and
Thomas Primeau, The Baltimore Museum of Art (USA) on " History and
Technology of Early Hand-Colored Intaglio Prints";  Faith Zieske,
Philadelphia Museum of Art (USA) on "Paul Cezanne's Watercolors";
Elmer Eusmam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Holland) on "Treatment
Effects on Iron Gall Ink; The Significance of Iron Migration";
Vincent Daniels, The British Museum (UK) on "Ageing of Paper and
Pigments Containing Iron and Copper"; Joyce Townsend, Tate Gallery
(UK) on "The Analysis of Watercolor Materials, in Particular
Turner's Watercolors at the Tate Gallery (1790-1840); Aeli Clarke
Roberts, Camberwell College of Arts (UK) on "An Investigation into
the Relationship of Pigment Particle Size to the Stability of
Colored Media"; Season Tse and Sherry Guild, Canadian Conservation
Institute on "The Effect of Non-aqueous Deacidification Processes on
Watercolors and Artists Inks"

Friday, 8th October: Morning session; 19th & 20th Century Materials;
Peter Zegers, The Art Institute of Chicago (USA) on "Gauguin's
Monotype Techniques"; Margaret Holben Ellis, Institute of Fine Arts,
New York University (USA) on "Daylight Fluorescent Colors as
Artistic Media"; Debbie Glynn, Camberwell College of Art, London
(UK) on "The Preservation and Conservation of Ink Jet and
Electrophotographic Printed Materials" Afternoon session; Inpainting
on Paper: The Ethical and Practical Considerations; James Berstein
(USA) on "Inpainting on Paper: An Absorbing Challenge"; Daria Keynan
(USA) on "On Material(ism): Why Paintings Conservators Have All the
Fun" Color Change: New Methods and Technologies For Assessing Fading
of Colored Media; Roy Perkinson, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA)
on "Statistics without Anesthesia: Interpreting Colorimeter Data";
Barbara Mangum, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (USA) on
"Use of the X-rite for Colotron Measurements of Watercolor"; Paul
Whitmore, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg (USA) on
"Demonstration of Microfading Tester Operation and Performance"

Saturday Morning, 9th October: The Colored Materials of Asian Art:
Their Study and Conservation; Sandra Grantham, London (UK) on "The
Consolidation of Flaking and Powdering Gouache- Type Paint Layers on
Paper Substrate"; Mitsuhiro Abe and Sidney Thompson, The British
Museum(UK) on "The Conservation of Japanese Fusuma"; M.Brigitte Yeh,
The Art Institute of Chicago on "Faithful to the Brush: Chinese
Color Printing Technology and History in the Ten Bamboo Studio
Manual of Painting" (Programme subject to change)

Registration; $ 375, late registration $400 (after 1 September) will
include tea, coffee, lunches and Saturday breakfast and Evening
Reception. Flights and accommodation are not included. List of
hotels will be available on receipt of payment.

Registration forms from

    Harriet Stratis
    Department of Prints and Drawings
    The Art Institute of Chicago
    111 Michigan Avenue
    Chicago IL 60657
    +1 312 857 7662
    Fax: +1 312 443 0085
    hstratis [at] artic__edu

Details from

    Elizabeth Sobczynski
    Voitek Conservation of Works of Art
    9 Whitehorse Mews
    Westminster Bridge Road
    London SE1-7QD
    44 171 928 9920
    Fax:+44 171 928 6094
    voitekcwa [at] BTinternet__com

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