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Conference on William Blake

From: Joyce Townsend <joyce.townsend>
Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2004
Dr Joyce H Townsend
Senior Conservation Scientist
Conservation Department
London SW1P 4RG
joyce.townsend [at] tate__org__uk
+44 20 7887 8072
Fax: +44 20 7887 8982

Conference Announcement:
"William Blake at Work"
Tate Britain,
London SW1P 4RG
Call for Papers

Friday April 30, 2004

A one-day conference at Tate Britain to coincide with the
publication of William Blake: The Painter at Work (ed.) Joyce
Townsend, Senior Conservation Scientist, Tate Collections (Tate
Publishing, 2003) and the 'Blake at Work' display in Room 8.

This conference is intended to widen the debate about Blake's
materials, processes and techniques.  New studies by conservation
scientists working on Blake's originals have enlarged our
understanding of his craft, skills and use of materials.  How did
Blake create the colour prints and the temperas?  Have some of the
watercolours lost their colour? Why are some of the temperas so
brown and gloomy in appearance?  Many of these mysteries have now
been solved but what are implications of such studies to
conventional literary or art historical approaches to Blake?  How
might Blake's use of animal glue in the temperas or rejection of
oil-based paint in the colour prints have a bearing on our
understanding of Blake's statements and theories about his art?

Registration: To include morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, early
evening reception, UKP20 or UKP10 concessions.

To Register please telephone +44 020 7887 8888.

Please send abstracts to joyce.townsend [at] tate__org__uk and/or
david.worrall [at] ntu__ac__uk by March 31, 2004.

Invited speakers include Noa Cahaner McManus, Bronwyn Ormsby and
Joyce Townsend.

Conference Organizers:
    For Tate Collections: Robin Hamlyn, Joyce Townsend.
    For The Nottingham Trent University, Minne Tanaka, David Worrall

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