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Conference on 19th and 20th century secular wall paintings

From: Robert Gowing <robert.gowing<-a>
Date: Monday, January 24, 2005
"Modern Traditions: 19th and 20th century wall paintings"
UKIC Stone and Wall Paintings Section
Secular Wall Paintings Conference Series No. 3
Skinners' Hall, Dowgate Hill, London EC4
4 March 2005

The third (and final) in a series of one-day symposia dedicated to
the study and conservation of secular wall paintings will focus on
decoration from the 19th and 20th centuries. Papers treating
technical and art historical subjects will be complemented by
presentations on recent conservation projects. The conference is
being held in the Banqueting Hall of the Worshipful Company of
Skinners, which contains a glorious cycle of murals by Sir Frank
Brangwyn, RA, depicting incidents in the history of the Company.

Provisional Programme:

    The art of the house painter: 1700-1841
    James Ayres, freelance writer and
    consultant on historic buildings

    Formulating the Crace style of interior decoration: the career
    of John Gregory Crace (1809-1889)
    Megan Aldrich, Sotheby's Institute of Art-London

    Image and Identity in mural painting in British public
    buildings: 1840-1940
    Clare Willsdon, University of Glasgow

    Early 20th century attitudes towards wall painting conservation:
    Lord Leighton's frescoes at the V&A
    Robert Gowing, English Heritage

    The treatment of the Entrance Hall at the Fitzwilliam Museum,
    Cambridge: changing approaches to the conservation of 19th
    century polychromy
    Tobit Curteis, Tobit Curteis Associates

    More myth than mural--a study of a C20th secular wall painting
    by Hans Feibusch
    Kate Hunter, Newport Ship Leader and Elizabeth Holdford, private

    Rex Whistler: a comparative study of three decorative schemes
    Marguerite O'Leary, private conservator

    Modern mural painting: contemporary trends and emerging traditions
    Ernestine McKay, Director, Frescoes Forever.

Conference fees:
    UKP50 UKIC Members
    UKP60 Non-members
    UKP40 Full-time students.

Registration forms can be found at <URL:>
within the Stone and Wall Painting Section, or can be obtained by
sending your details to Caroline Babington
<caroline.babington<-a t->btconnect< . >com> or

    Robert Gowing (Section Chair)
    c/o English Heritage (328-9 SR)
    23 Savile Row
    London W1S 2ET

Robert Gowing

Chair, UKIC Stone and Wall Painting Section

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