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Subject: ICOM interim meeting on paintings

ICOM interim meeting on paintings

From: Gunnar Heydenreich <gunnar.heydenreich>
Date: Monday, April 23, 2007
"Preparation for Painting: The Artist's Choice and its Consequences"

ICOM-CC Working Group Paintings: Scientific Study, Conservation and
2 Day Interim meeting May 31 - June 1 2007
To be held at The British Museum, London


    Thursday May 31 2007

    09:00 - 09:45       Registration - Coffee Served

    09:45 - 10:00       Welcome

    10:00 - 10:30       Evidence for the composition and use of
                        grounds and preparation layers in
                        documentary sources before c. 1500

                            J. Nadolny

    10:30 - 11:00       An icon of St George: preparation for a
                        portrait of a saint

                            L. Harrison, R. Cormack, C. Cartwright,
                            and J. Ambers

    11:00 - 11:30       Medieval Preparations of Gilded Grounds: the
                        Materials according to the Ancient Literary

                            E. Lopez Zamora and C. Dalmau Moliner

    11:30 -12:00        Morning break - Tea/coffee will be served

    12:00 - 12:30       "The third element". Preliminary note on
                        parchment, canvas and fibres as structural
                        components related to the grounds in
                        Medieval and Renaissance paintings

                            E. Skaug

    12:30 - 13:00       The colour of canvas: Historical practices
                        of bleaching artists' linen

                            G. Heydenreich

    13:00 - 14:25       Lunch break

    14:25 - 14:30       Announcements

    14:30 - 15:00       Gesso grounds in Spanish School panel

                            S.S. Gomez, M. San Andres and E. Parra

    15:00 - 15:30       The imaging chemical characterisation of
                        intermediate layers in 15th and 16th century
                        Northern European panel paintings with
                        polishing of paint cross sections by ion

                            E.S.B Ferreira, R. Morrison, J. Boon and
                            J. van der Horst

    15:30 - 16:00       Les preparations sur toile dans le premier
                        tiers du XVIIe siecle : le contexte
                        technique dans  divers foyers artistiques
                        europeens (Grounds on canvas between 1600
                        and 1640 in various european artistic

                            E. Martin

    16:00 - 16:30       Afternoon break - Tea/coffee will be served

    16:30 - 17:00       Selective darkening of ground layers
                        associated with the wood grain in 17th-
                        century panel paintings

                            P. Noble, A. van Loon and J. Boon

    17:00 - 17:30       Reconstructing 17th-century streaky
                        imprimatura layers used on panel paintings

                            T. Doherty, M. Witlox and B. Schoonhoven

    17:30 - 18:00       Not preparation but impregnation: The
                        transparent paintings painted at the end of
                        the 18th century by Giovan Battista Bagutti

                            S. De Bernardis

    18:00 - 19:30       Reception - The Great Court, The British

Friday June 1 2007

    09:15 - 09:30       Opening remarks

    09:30 - 10:00      'The whole world is angelicamad' Preparatory
                        layers on canvas and copper supports in the
                        art and work of Angelika Kauffmann (1741-

                            I.M. Holubec

    10:00 - 10:30       Canvas and its preparation in early
                        twentieth-century British painting

                            J.H.Townsend, S. Morgan, S. Hackney and
                            R. Perry

    10:30 - 11:00       Historically Accurate Oil Painters' Ground

                            L. Carlyle, M. Witlox and R. Haswell

    11:00 - 11:30       Morning break - Tea/coffee will be served

    11:30 - 12:00       The Mechanical Response of Flour Paste

                            C. Young and L. Carlyle

    12:00 - 12:30       Lead white versus zinc white grounds as used
                        by the Pre-Raphaelites: a critical
                        assessment of their appearance in practice

                            J. Townsend, S. Hackney and J. Ridge

    12:30 - 13:00       Flocked canvases

                            K. Segel and M. Scharff

    13:00 - 14:25       Lunch break

    14:25 - 14:30       Announcements

    14:30 - 15:00       Southeast Asian Canvas Paintings: Supports
                        and preparatory layers and their mechanical

                            N. Tse

    15:00 - 15:30       Comparing white acrylic emulsion grounds and
                        paints - material properties, conservation
                        issues and surface cleaning.

                            B. Ormsby, E. Hagan, T. Smithen and T.

    15:30 - 16:00       Cold Temperature Effects of Modern Paints
                        Used for Priming Flexible Supports

                            C. Young and E. Hagan

    16:00 - 16:30       Afternoon break

    16:30 - 17:00       Cleavages in paintings by Pierre Soulages at
                        the end of 1950's: the case of study of a
                        priming containing lead soaps

                            P. Helou-de la Grandiere, A-S Le Ho and
                            F. Mirambet

    17:00 - 17:30       Filling materials for easel paintings: when
                        the ground reintegration becomes a
                        structural concern

                            L. Fuster-Lopez, M.F. Mecklenburg, M.
                            Castell-Agusti and V. Guerola Blay

    17:30 - 18:00       Discussion

Registration: <>

As you will see, registration must be accompanied by payment with a
credit/debit card. Once registered you will receive a confirmation
email which you should bring with you to the conference.

The conference fee includes, break refreshments, an evening
reception and post prints which we hope will be available by the
ICOM-CC meeting in Delhi 2008. An increased fee is payable for those
who are not members or friends of ICOM-CC. A reduced fee is
available for conservation students, but this will not include post

Registration will close 1 week prior to the conference Registration
is managed by Tate Ticketing.

Gunnar Heydenreich

                  Conservation DistList Instance 21:3
                  Distributed: Thursday, May 10, 2007
                        Message Id: cdl-21-3-012
Received on Monday, 23 April, 2007

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