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Conference on furniture conservation

From: Jake Kaner <jake.kaner>
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2002
The first annual Twentieth Century Furniture Research Group (TCFRG)
1900 - 1939: Thirty-nine years of innovation
Owen Harris Lecture Theatre
Saturday 25th May 2002
9:30 am-5 pm

A small exhibition of Isokon furniture will be on display for the
poster session at the lunch interval. This will include a model of
the long chair, working jigs, formers and design work.

The programme of lectures and case studies is aimed at furniture
historians, furniture conservators, design history students,
curators, objects conservators and others with an interest in
twentieth century furniture, materials and design.

The Twentieth Century Furniture Research Group (TCFRG) was formed in
March 2001 and is led by Prof. Jake Kaner. It is one of the major
research groups, which forms part of the High Wycombe International
Research Centre for Furniture Studies (HWIRCF), which is housed on
the High Wycombe campus of Buckinghamshire Chilterns University

One aim of the TCFRG is to promote and preserve furniture
manufactured in the Chilterns throughout the twentieth century. This
aim is being developed through the G-Plan archive, a project that is
actively seeking material and objects relating to the furniture
making activities of this area. If you have any information, which
you would like to be considered for this project, then please
contact Prof. Jake Kaner, by telephone, post or email.


    9.30 am     Registration and coffee.

    10 am       Chairs welcome (Gareth Williams, V&A Museum).

    10:10 am    Keynote address.

    10:30 am    Dr. Matthew Denney
                Putting early twentieth century furniture into a
                commercial context with focus on the Arts/crafts

    11 am       Dr. Reg. Winfield
                Viennese secession, driving modernity, domestic

    11:30 am    Prof. Jake Kaner
                Early plastic as innovation, Mackintosh, Derngate,

    12 noon     Noelle Streeton
                Discoveries at the Sint Lucasarchief in Brussels,
                design based archive with primary literature.

    12:30 pm    Panel questions (Morning speakers).

    12:45  pm   Lunch - Poster session.

    1:45 pm     Edgar Mantz
                Isokon, Breuer, curved plywood, technical design and

    2:15 pm     Dr. Andreas Krupa
                Conserving furniture from the Bauhaus at the
                Bauhausarchiv, Berlin, three case studies.

    3:15 pm Coffee/Tea.

    3:30 pm     Dr. Clive Edwards
                Aluminium furniture design, interdisciplinary
                methodologies, contextual reflections.

    4 pm        Pamela Kirschner
                Preserving Graycliffe, Frank Lloyd Wright, colours,
                fabrics and furniture.

    4:30 pm     Panel questions (afternoon speakers).

    4:45 pm     Conference Close
                Gareth Williams

How to book: By post, Please a cheque payable to BCUC and a self
addressed envelope to

    Sharon Grover
    TCFRG Conference
    Faculty of Design, BCUC
    Queen Alexandra Road
    High Wycombe HP11 2JZ

Advance booking is essential

Concessions: Students, senior citizens and society members (only
with furniture, design, conservation or twentieth century in the
title are acceptable)

Cost: Full price UKP65, Society members price UKP 55,
Students/senior citizens price UKP45

Cancellations must be made at least two weeks before the conference,
and will be subject to a 20% cancellation fee. Tickets will be
issued at registration upon personal identification being shown.

By train from London take the Chiltern line from Marylebone station
to High Wycombe (a 40 minute journey) Alight at High Wycombe station
and turn left down Amersham hill. Turn right into the high street
and proceed along here for some 75 metres until you see MacDonald's
on your left. Turn immediately left and follow this direction
through the underpass until you arrive at the front of the
University College. Follow the pavement left around the front of the
building until you are in Alexandra road. Continue up Alexandra road
for 100 metres. The Owen Harris building will be on your right.
Train, bus and coach information may be obtained from travel line on
+44 345 382000.

Contact details

+44 1494-522-141  (BCUC switchboard)
jake.kaner [at] bcuc__ac__uk
sharon.grover [at] bcuc__ac__uk

BCUC reserves the right to alter the programme at short notice.

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