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Conference on authenticity and conservation

From: Erma Hermens <ermahermens>
Date: Friday, February 17, 2006
Authenticity and Conservation
University of Glasgow, Scotland
March 24, 2006

The Art History Department of Glasgow University is organizing a
conference on the theme of Authenticity and Conservation.

The conference will take place at the Hunterian Art Gallery Lecture
Theatre, Hunterian Art Gallery, Glasgow on March 24, 2006.

The purpose of the symposium is to open up a discussion on and
promote a greater understanding of authenticity of art in the
context of conservation. It focuses on the dilemmas conservators and
curators face when decisions have to be made on conservation
treatments and modes of display; it looks at the interaction between
art historians, conservators and conservation scientist while
investigating the original intent of the artist, as well as at
research methodology--both art historical and scientific--that can
be used to support this. Various approaches aesthetical,
philosophical, ethical, will also be discussed.

The interdisciplinary character of the conference aims to encourage
the discussion between the different disciplines. A wide range of
subjects from a variety of disciplines, periods, and approaches as
well as specific case studies will be presented.

The conference is intended for art historians, curators,
conservators, conservation scientists, students and anyone with a
special interest in the subject.

A preliminary list of speakers:

    Dr Klaas Jan van den Berg
    Conservation Science, Netherlands Institute for
    Cultural Heritage, Amsterdam

    Peter Paul Biro
    Forensic Studies in Art, Montreal

    Nicola Costaras
    Senior Paintings Conservator, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

    Dr Tina Fiske
    Conceptual Art, Art History Department, Glasgow University

    Rene Hoppenbrouwers
    Limburg Conservation Institute, SRAL

    Dr Gary Kemp
    Philosophy Department, Glasgow University

    Dr Erma Hermens
    Art History Department, Glasgow University

    Prof Margaret MacDonald
    Whistler Studies, Glasgow University

    Petria Noble
    Senior Conservator, Royal Picture Gallery The Mauritshuis, The
    Hague

    Dr Arie Wallert
    Technical curator, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

    Graciela Ainsworth
    Sculpture Conservation, Edinburgh

    Libby Sheldon
    Art History Department, UCL

    Mark Bambrough
    Stained glass conservation

The conference fee, including coffee, tea, lunch and reception will
be UKP25.-

Students may attend at a reduced fee of UKP15.-

For further information and registration form please contact:

    Erma Hermens
    +44 1360 440790
    ermahermens [at] artandconservation__com

or

    Jane Nicholson
    +44 141 330 4097
    j.nicholson [at] arthist__arts__gla__ac__uk

Dr. Erma Hermens
History of Art Department
University of Glasgow
8 University Gardens
Glasgow G12 8QQ
+44 1360 440790


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