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Subject: ICON Book and Paper Group

ICON Book and Paper Group

From: Lorraine Finch <lorraine>
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2007
The Book and Paper Group of the Institute of Conservation will be
holding their Annual Meeting at the Artworkers Guild, 6 Queen
Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3AT from 6pm to 9pm on Tuesday, 27
March 2007. All are welcome. This is a free event.


    6pm     Introduction and announcements
    6:10    Introduction to new committee members
    6:15    Reports:

                Clare Hampson Scholarship Fund
                Chantry Library

    7:10    Alistair McCapra
    7:20    Questions
    7:30    Close of meeting

The meeting will be followed by a talk by  Andy Ellis - Director of
The Public Catalogue Foundation.

The Public Catalogue Foundation is a registered charity based in the
National Gallery, London. It was set up to photograph and record all
oil, acrylic and tempera paintings in publicly owned collections in
the UK. This includes works in museums (both on display and in
store) as well as paintings in council buildings, universities,
hospitals, police stations and fire stations. It is estimated that
there are over 150,000 such paintings in the UK. However, at any one
time some 80% of these are hidden from public view, being either in
storerooms or public buildings in official use. The aim of the
Foundation is to improve public access to these paintings by
producing a series of affordable colour catalogues on a
county-by-county basis. These will later go online allowing the
public free access to the works they own. The benefits to the
collections are considerable and include free digital images,
improved records, an income stream for painting conservation and
education, and improved publicity. These benefits come at no cost to
the collections, many of which face severe financial constraints.

There will be a drinks reception to close the evening.

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