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Conference on deterioration of artists' paints

From: Alan Phenix <alnphenix>
Date: Monday, July 30, 2001
Deterioration of Artists' Paints: Effects and Analysis A joint
meeting of ICOM-CC Working Groups Paintings 1 and 2 and The
Paintings Section, UKIC

BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum, London
September 10-11, 2001

We are pleased to announce the final programme for the meeting.
Places at the conference are still available, but those wishing to
attend should submit registration forms soon to avoid
disappointment.  Registration forms, in hardcopy or electronic
format, can be obtained from:

    Rebecca Moisan
    Conservation Officer.
    Southampton City Art Gallery
    Southampton City Council
    Civic Centre
    Southampton SO14 7LP, UK
    +44 238 083 2203
    artgallery [at] southampton__gov__uk


    Alan Phenix (NB on vacation August 5-26 )
    RCA/V&A Conservation Course Rooms,
    Victoria & Albert Museum
    South Kensington
    London SW7 2RL,  UK
    +44 20 7942 2095
    alnphenix [at] aol__com


Monday 10th September

Registration and Coffee

Welcome and Introduction: Alan Phenix and Mary Bustin

    Leslie Carlyle
    Historical reconstructions of artists' oil paint: an
    investigation of oil processing methods and the use of selected
    artists' mediums

    Stephen Hackney, Jacqueline Ridge, Joyce H Townsend and Klaas
    Jan van der Berg
    Visual deterioration in Pre-Raphaelite paintings

    Maria Brunskog
    Goose-skin and orangepeel: alterations of structural texture of
    objects with japanned surfaces

    Rene Boitelle, Klaas Jan van den Berg, Muriel Geldof and
    Georgiana Languri,
    Descending into details of Th. Rousseau's La descente des vaches
    (Museum Mesdag, The Hague): Technical Research of a Darkened

12:30-14:00     Lunch (not provided)
14:00 -14:30
    Jacky Mallegol
    Ageing of oil-based paintings and varnishes

    Jaap J. Boon, Jaap van der Weerd, Katrien Keune and Petria Noble

    Chemical changes in old master paintings: dissolution, metal
    soap formation and remineralisation processes in lead pigmented
    paint layers of 17th Century paintings.


    Catherine Higgitt, Marika Spring and David Saunders
    The effect of pigment-medium interactions on the appearance of
    paint films containing red lead or lead-tin yellow

15:30-16:00 Tea and coffee


    Melanie Caldwell
    Twentieth century painting and restoration materials and their
    effect on Stanley Spencer paintings in the Sandham Chapel,
    Burghclere, National Trust

    Georgiana Languri, Jorrit van den Berg and Jaap. J. Boon
    Effects of additions of mastic, Copaiba Balsam, asphalt or earth
    pigments on the chemical drying of oil and oil paint

    Klaas Jan van den Berg, Muriel Geldof, Suzan de Groot and Henk
    van Keulen
    Darkening and surface degradation phenomena in Dutch late 19th-
    and early 20th-Century paintings.  A Progress report.

17:30-18:00 Discussion

18:00-20:00 Reception (in the foyer outside the BP lecture theatre)

Tuesday 11th September (Doors open 9 am)

    Rebecca Hellen, Maja R. Solajic and Brian Singer
    A study of aged dislocated paint layers in Nearing Camp, Evening
    on the Upper Colorado River (1882) by Thomas Moran

    Ros Whitehouse and Nicholas Eastaugh
    Deterioration of paint films in the work  of Sir Alfred Munnings

    Dominique Allart, Cecile Oger et Sophie Denoel
    Observations relatives aux pigments bleus chez Henri Bles

11:00-11:30 Tea and coffee


    Marika Spring and Rachel Grout
    The Blackening of Vermilion; a study of the process through the
    detailed analysis of paint samples

    Helene Dubois, Sabrina Meloni, Erika Metz, Barbara Schoonhoven
    and Arie Wallert
    Breakdown Processes of Orpiment- and Realgar-based
    Sixteenth-century Paints.

    Michael Duffy and Chris McGlinchey
    Weeping Cadmium Paint: A Case Study

13:00-14:15 Lunch (not provided)

    Sigrun Thiel and Alan Derbyshire
    Crystals on ivory miniatures

    Spike Bucklow
    Pigment/medium interaction: the visible evidence

    Susanne Stangier
    Documentation--identification--classification. A
    phenomenological approach to changes in the appearance of

15:45-16:15 Tea and coffee

    Michael O'Malley and Elizabeth A. Moffatt
    Paul-Emile Borduas: problems with the blacks in the later
    paintings (1955-1960)

    Elizabeth Jablonski, James Hayes and Mark Golden
    The Conservation Cleaning of Acrylic Dispersion Paint Films:
    Preliminary Investigations

17:15-17:40 Discussion
17:40-17:50 Closing Remarks:  Alan Phenix

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