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Conference on reversibility

From: Anita Martin <conservation>
Date: Friday, July 9, 1999
Reversibility--Does It Exist?
8-10 September 1999
Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London

A Conference organised by the Department of Conservation, The
British Museum

>From 8-10 September 1999, the British Museum Department of
Conservation will host an international conference on the concept of
reversibility as applied to cleaning, stabilization, consolidation,
assembly and restoration, including changes to the physical or
chemical properties of objects as a result of conservation. The
conference will be confined to the portable heritage, excluding
buildings but including mosaics and wall paintings.

Registration fee: UKP150 (to include preprints of all papers, teas,
coffees, lunches, and first night reception)

Conference Venue: The Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African
Studies, University of London, Russell Square, London, WC1.

Accommodation: Information about local hotels and halls of residence
will be sent on receipt of the registration fee. Delegates should
make their own bookings.

For further information please contact:

    Anita Martin, Department of Conservation
    The British Museum
    Great Russell Street
    London WC1B 3DG
    +44 171 323 8223
    Fax: +171 323 8636
    conservation [at] british-museum__ac__uk

List of papers

    Paul Ackroyd/David Bomford
    The National Gallery, London
    Questions of reversibility in paintings conservation

    Jonathan Ashley Smith
    Victoria and Albert Museum
    Reversibility - politics and economics

    Bob Barclay
    Canadian Conservation Institute
    Reconsideration of reversibility: musical instruments

    Isabelle Brajer
    National Museum of Denmark
    Aspects of reversibility in transferred wall paintings

    Paolo Brenni
    Fondazione Scienze e Tecnica, Florence
    Reparation or restoration? The dilemma of ancient scientific

    Caroline Buttler
    National Museums and Galleries of Wales
    Understanding reversibility in natural science collections

    Leslie Charteris
    Charteris Restoration and Conservation Reversibility-myth and

    Robert Child
    National Museums and Galleries of Wales Replication and

    Miriam Clavir
    University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology
    Museum changes to First Nations' objects and their physical and
    conceptual reversibility

    Vincent Daniels
    British Museum
    Paper and imperfect reversibility

    Luigi Dei/Piero Baglioni/Marcello Mauro
    Universita degli Studi
    Materials for wall paintings conservation: changes of
    physicochemical properties, aging effects and reversibility

    Jane Down
    Canadian Conservation Institute
    Swelling as an indicator of removability

    Annamaria Giusti
    Opificio delle Pietre Dure di Firenze
    Reversibility in the restoration of stone artefacts: real
    possibilities and insuperable limits

    Helen Murdina Hughes
    The Burrell Collection
    How greater knowledge of an object can affect an assessment of
    the reversibility of previous treatments

    Elisabeth and Erhard Jaegers
    Naturwissenschaftliche Beratung
    bei der Erhaltung von Kunst und Kulturgut Volatile binding
    media- useful tools for conservation

    Peter Meehan
    Science Museum
    Is reversibility an option when conserving industrial

    Andrew Oddy
    British Museum
    Does reversibility exist in conservation?

    Elissa O'Loughlin/Anne Witty
    US National Archives and Records Administration
    Treatment of previously deacidified paper

    Thea van Oosten
    Plastic Surgery

    Sergio Palazzi
    Lomazzo, Italy
    Reversibility: dealing with a ghost

    Alice Paterakis
    Agora Excavations and Museum
    The search for an ideal: reversibility in ceramic restoration

    Karen Pavelka
    University of Texas
    Reversibility and selection for conservation treatment in
    libraries and archives

    Hiltrud Schinzel
    Restoration-a kaleidoscope through history

    Nigel Seeley
    The National Trust
    Reversibility- achievable goal or illusion?

    Yvonne Shashoua
    National Museum of Denmark
    Back to Plastics

    Robert Smith
    Royal Armouries, Leeds
    Drawing the line-reversibility and compromise in the
    conservation of arms and armour

    Richard D Smith
    Wei T;o Associates
    Reversibility: a questionable philosophy

    Sandra Smith
    British Museum
    Opacity contrariwise

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:7
                   Distributed: Monday, July 12, 1999
                        Message Id: cdl-13-7-016
Received on Friday, 9 July, 1999

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