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Conference on mounting and housing art on paper

From: David Giles <dgiles>
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Mounting and Housing Art on Paper for storage and display: History,
science and present-day practice
Conference at the British Museum, London
19-20 May 2005

Mounting and housing art on paper for storage and display: This two
day international conference hosted by the British Museum will bring
together a range of experience and expertise to focus on the
mounting and storage of art on paper:

Day 1

    Opening speech: The archaeology of the mount
    Antony Griffiths (The British Museum, London, UK)

    Why mounts matter--historical mounting

        The Royal mount: 250 years of mounting practice in the
        British Royal Collection
        Alan Donnithorne (The Royal Collection, Windsor, UK)

        The photographic mount: a brief historical outline
        Laura Downey Staneff (University Art Museum, University of
        New Mexico, USA)

    Historical mounting within its context

        The developing approach to the treatment of framed paper in
        historic houses of the National Trust
        Andrew Bush (The National Trust, UK)

        Mounting papyri at the British Museum
        Bridget Leach (The British Museum, London, UK)

        Artists' books--art on paper in the library
        Almuth Corbach and Katharina Mahler (Herzog August
        Bibliothek, Wolfenbuttel, Germany)

    Contemporary mounting and housing practice

        Conservation mounting at the V&A: an overview of techniques
        Clair Battisson, Chris Gingell and Simon Fleury (V&A,
        London, UK)

        2-D or not 2-D--that is the question?--the storage and
        display of rolled wallpapers
        Nicola Walker (The Whitworth Art Gallery, The University of
        Manchester, UK)

        Big paper, big problems: storage solutions for large format
        works on paper
        Michelle Facini (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC)
        and Debra Evans (Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco,
        California, USA)

    Contemporary practice--case studies

        East meets West--solutions for housing papyri and thangkas
        Nicky Lewis (Conservation Centre, Liverpool, UK)

        Mounting fragile Tibetan and Asian material at the British
        Library: exhibition and storage
        Ian Swindale (British Library, London, UK)

        Mounting and housing solutions for four book of hours
        Jordi Casasayas (University of Melbourne, Australia)

        Passive conservation--mounting and framing of works by the
        Cobra movement
        Jan Stokmans and Piet van Dalen (Art Conservation,
        Vlaardingen, Netherlands)

        The display of single-sheet material: two recent exhibitions
        at the Bodleian Library, Oxford
        Andrew Honey  (Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK)

Day 2

    Materials and microenvironments

        Mountboards, tapes and adhesives for conservation and
        framing--the quest for acceptable standards
        Barry Leveton (Levetons Conservation Studio, Norwich, UK)

        Print frame microclimates
        David Thickett (English Heritage, UK)

        The 'Charters of Freedom': case study of inert gas
        Catherine Nicholson and Mary Lynn Ritzenthaler (National
        Archives and Records Administration Maryland, USA)

        Argon-filled containers for the display of paper
        Nancy Purinton (Harpers Ferry Centre, National Park Service,
        USA) and Joan Irving (Conservation Center for Art and
        Historic Artifacts, Philadelphia, USA)

        Anoxic framing investigations at Tate
        Katharine Lockett and Brian McKenzie (Tate Gallery, London,

        "Suppressed storage" What is it?
        Ian Moor and Angela Moor (The Centre for Photographic
        Conservation, London, UK)

    Preservation concepts in traditional Japanese mounting

        Advantages and disadvantages of the hanging scroll format
        from a conservation viewpoint
        Yasuhiro Oka (Oka Bokkodo Co. Ltd, Kyoto, Japan)

        Don't throw away the box--wooden storage boxes and cabinets;
        a traditional Japanese craft
        Simon Fleury (V&A, London, UK)

    Mounting/housing as a strategy in preservation planning

        Wellcome moves: a strategy for rehousing and storing a
        prints, drawings and paintings collection
        Caroline Checkley-Scott and Julia Nurse (Wellcome Institute,
        London, UK)

        Developing a preservation programme for unframed and
        unglazed photographic and digital artworks
        Angels Arribas (National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh,

        Mounting and housing in a modern collection: Moderna Museet
        Alison Norton and Ellen Cronholm (Moderna Museet, Stockholm,

Comprehensive conference preprints will be produced and there will
also be a major poster display, an exhibition of historical
mounting, a reception and a trade fair.

Registration fee:
    Before 1st March 2005 UKP175.00
    after 1st March 2005 UKP205.00


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Enquiries and booking: acalton [at] thebritishmuseum__ac__uk

David Giles
Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science
The British Museum

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