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Subject: Conference on furniture

Conference on furniture

From: Jake Kaner <jkaner01<-a>
Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2005
The Third Twentieth Century Furniture Research Group Conference
Friday, November 11, 2005

This exciting programme of lectures is aimed at furniture
historians, furniture conservators, design historians, curators,
students, researchers and others with an interest in primary
research into twentieth century furniture, related materials and

The twentieth century furniture research group (TCFRG) formed in
March 2001 and is led by Prof. Jake Kaner. It is situated within the
Faculty of Design's Research Centre for Furniture.

A central aim of the TCFRG is to promote and preserve furniture
manufactured in the Chilterns throughout the twentieth century;
which is materialising through our important archive of company
records, photographs, designs, working drawings and visual accounts
(film and voice recordings).

If you have any information or material, which you would like to
have considered for this aim, then please contact the research
centre at the High Wycombe campus.

Conference schedule

    9:30am          Registration and coffee

    10am            Chair's introduction, followed by the opening
                    Peter Cornish
                    Associate Dean, BCUC

    10:15 am        Festival of Britain: New opportunities in
                    furniture consumption
                    Dr Matthew Denney
                    Duke's Auctioneers

    10:45 am        GPlan furniture archive: Danish influence,
                    design impact and domestic retail explosion
                    Prof. Jake Kaner

    11:15-11:30am   Break

    11:30am         From reproduction to contemporary: Robert
                    Heritage designs for Archie Shine
                    Oliver Heal
                    PhD student

    12am            The Stag Cabinet Company: John and Sylvia Reid
                    and the design and production of 'contemporary'
                    furniture, 1953-63
                    Dr. Robin Jones
                    Solent University

    12:30pm         Furniture as I have known it
                    Prof. Floris Van den Broecke
                    Design Director
                    Ercol Furniture Ltd

    1pm             Panel questions: Morning speakers

    1:15-2pm        Buffet Lunch

    2pm             Keynote speaker
                    Discovering plastic conservation: the AXA art
                    conservation project in co-operation with the
                    Vitra design museum
                    Kathryn Kessler
                    Vitra Design Museum

    2:30pm          Is there a tomorrow, a legacy of architectural
                    Dr. Nigel Bamforth
                    Victoria and Albert Museum

    3pm             The one-piece chair
                    Dr. Clive Edwards
                    Loughborough University

    3:30-3:45pm     Break

    3:45pm          Collections management at the Geffrye museum
                    Annabelle Campbell
                    Geffrye Museum

    4:15pm          International speaker
                    The re-introduction of plastics in Germany from
                    1951 onwards
                    Prof. Friederike Waentig
                    Cologne University of Applied Sciences

    4:45pm          Panel questions and Chair's close

Please send completed booking form with a cheque payable to BCUC and
a self addressed envelope to

    Catherine Pinot de Moira
    Third TCFRG Conference
    Faculty of Design
    Queen Alexandra Road
    High Wycombe HP11 2JZ

Advance booking is essential.
Concessions: BCUC staff and students, other students, senior
citizens, and society members (only with "furniture, design,
conservation or twentieth century" in the title are acceptable). See
booking form overleaf, for rates.

Cancellations must be made at least seven days before the conference
and will be subject to a 25% cancellation fee.

Tickets will be issued at registration (upon personal identification
being shown), along with the conference programme and a delegate
contact list. BCUC reserves the right to alter the programme at
short notice.

Contact details

    +44 1494 522 141 (BCUC switchboard)a
    jake.kaner<-a t->bcuc< . >ac< . >uk
    sharon.grove<-a t->bcuc< . >ac< . >uk
    cpinot01<-a t->bcuc< . >ac< . >uk

Fees include; morning coffee, sandwich lunch, afternoon tea and
conference admission.

No. of tickets:
Cost (UKP):
    Full rate       UKP65
    Society member  UKP55
        Society name:
    OAP             UKP45
    Student         UKP25
    BCUC            UKP15

    Total cost:     UKP

First name
Name(s) of other attendees
Payment details

I enclose a cheque for UKP __ made payable to Buckinghamshire
Chilterns University College or BCUC.

Please tell us how you heard about this event
How will you be travelling to the conference?

Please return completed booking form to the address given overleaf
(How to book) or for electronic version contact

    Catherine Pinot de Moira
    cpinot01<-a t->bcuc< . >ac< . >uk

Booking Hotline +44 1494 522 141 ext 3048

                  Conservation DistList Instance 19:17
                 Distributed: Thursday, October 6, 2005
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Received on Tuesday, 27 September, 2005

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