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Conference on furniture

From: Jake Kaner <jkaner01>
Date: Friday, October 20, 2006
Furniture based archives and collections
Twentieth-Century Furniture Research Group
Fourth Conference
Friday 17 November 2006
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Seminar Room 1

This exhilarating programme of lectures is aimed at users and
providers of archival collections, ongoing and established
digitisation projects, furniture historians, furniture conservators,
design historians, curators, students, researchers and others with
an interest in primary research into twentieth century furniture,
related materials and design.

Full rate   UKP45-
Concessions UKP20-

To book, contact dharpe01 [at] bcuc__ac__uk

Conference schedule

    10am        Registration and coffee

    10:30am     Chair's introduction
                Clive Edwards

    10:45am     High Wycombe Furniture Electronic Archive
                Jake Kaner, Sharon Grover, Emma Cocker, Lisa Hodgkins

    11:30am     Working with different types of archival material
                and the impact they have upon the research in hand:
                three case studies
                Stuart Evans, Central Saint Martins College of Art
                and Design

    12 noon     Break - Tea/Coffee

    12:15pm     Cataloguing The Frederick Parker Collection
                John Cross/Sue Newton-Short
                London Metropolitan University

    12:45pm     Turning on the Style: Making the most out of
                Peter Trowles
                The Glasgow School of Art

    1:15pm      Break  (Lunch not provided)

    2:15pm      Using and providing resources for vernacular
                furniture studies
                Catherine Grigg, Zara Luxford, Wycombe Museum

    2:45pm      The collection of twentieth century furniture at the
                Victoria and Albert Museum
                Gareth Williams, V&A Museum

    3:15pm      National Archive of Art and Design
                The Heal Collection
                Oliver Heal

    3:45pm      Panel questions and Chair's close

    4pm         Viewing of the Twentieth Century Study Gallery\
                V&A collection

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 Creativity and Culture's Research Centre for Furniture at
BCUC.  A central aim of the TCFRG is to promote research into
furniture manufactured in the Chilterns throughout the twentieth
century; which is materialising through the AHRC funded digitisation
project entitled 'Creation of High Wycombe Furniture Electronic
Archive'. The project is due to complete in Feb 2009 when the
archive of company records, photographs, designs, working drawings
and visual accounts (film and voice recordings), will go on line.
If  you have any information or material, which you would like to
have considered for this aim, then please contact the research
centre at +44 1494 522 141 (ext. 3556) or email
jake.kaner [at] bcuc__ac__uk or sharon.grover [at] bcuc__ac__uk

Booking Hotline +44 1494 522 141 ext 3048

Professor Jake Kaner
Head of Furniture Research Centre
Principal Investigator, 'Creation of High Wycombe Electronic
    Furniture Archive'
Room D1a
Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College
Queen Alexandra Road
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire HP11 2JZ
+44 1494 522 141 ext. 3583

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