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ICON Paintings Group

From: Rachel Turnbull <r.turnbull>
Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The Icon Paintings Group Christmas talk.
Cleaning the Uncleanable: Treatment of Millais's Hearts are Trumps
Wednesday 19 December 2007

Doors open at 6pm for a 6: 30pm start.
Icon Offices, 1 London Bridge, Downstream Building, SE1 9BG

Natasha Duff from Tate will be talking about the recent treatment of
Millais's 'Hearts are Trumps', prepared for the current Tate Britain
exhibition.'Hearts are Trumps' is currently on display as part of
the Millais retrospective at Tate Britain following treatment of the
painting and frame.

Since acquisition in 1945 the painting has suffered from poor
aesthetic condition due to discoloured surface coatings. Much like
Turner and Reynolds, Millais's paintings have a reputation for being
difficult to clean, due in part to the way the artist layered and
mixed resin in with his oil media. Trepidation at the start of
treatment led to extensive testing and analysis. This talk addresses
the dilemmas tackled and decisions made as part of such a complex
cleaning treatment.

Directions to 1 London Bridge can be found at

Tickets: Icon members: UKP5, non-members: UKP10. Payment on the door
by cash or by cheque made payable to "Institute of Conservation".

Please register no later than Monday 17 December 2007 to ensure your
name is on the building's security list at the door so you can get

Contact membership [at] icon__org__uk or +44 20 7785 3807.
Refreshments will be served.

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