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Symposium on panel paintings

From: Foekje Boersma <fboersma<-a>
Date: Friday, August 22, 2008
Symposium: Facing the Challenges of Panel Paintings Conservation:
    Trends, Treatments and Training
The Getty Center, Los Angeles, California
May 17 and 18, 2009

This symposium, a collaboration of the Getty Conservation Institute,
the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Getty Foundation, will highlight
recent developments in panel paintings research and conservation
strategies, ranging from specific treatment projects to related
exhibition issues.  The symposium will also include discussion of
education and training needs. Symposium speakers and contributors
have been invited from around the world and include specialists in
the structural treatment of panel paintings, as well as curators,
scientists and conservation specialists in related fields. The
contributions to this symposium will be published as online

The symposium is part of a broader multi-year Panel Paintings
Initiative recently launched by the Getty Conservation Institute,
the Getty Foundation and the J. Paul Getty Museum to address the
need for training conservators in the structural conservation of
panel paintings and to advance best treatment practices in
collections around the world.  Guided by an international advisory
group, the Initiative will include an assessment of training needs
and opportunities, a Web-based resource for sharing teaching and
reference materials, as well as the development of training
opportunities for conservators dealing with the structural
stabilization of panel paintings. The Initiative builds on a
previous symposium on this topic organized by the J. Paul Getty
Museum and the Getty Conservation Institute in 1995.

For updates on the symposium and the Panel Paintings Initiative,
please visit


Program information and registration materials will be available
online in January 2009.

Foekje Boersma
Project Specialist
The Getty Conservation Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90049--1684
Fax: 310-440-7712

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