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Call for papers--Symposium on Vincent van Gogh and Contemporaries

From: Angeniet Boeve <angeniet.boeve<-at->
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2009
Announcement and call for papers

EU-ARTECH Symposium on Vincent van Gogh and Contemporaries
May 14-15 2009

EU-ARTECH will have its last meeting in 2009 in Amsterdam.

In the frame of this closing meeting, EU-ARTECH will organize a
scientific symposium on research regarding paintings techniques and
conservation issues in the last quarter of the XIX century/first
quarter of the XX and particularly the work of Vincent van Gogh and
his contemporaries. The symposium will offer an opportunity to look
also into the important issues around the insertion of portable,
non-invasive instrumentation on art from this period.

The subjects would cover the study of the painting techniques, the
materials used (changes and current behaviour), characterization
techniques applied to these studies,  relevant conservation related
conclusions (preventive conservation, cleaning, treatments, etc.)
and importance of this work in the context of his time (artistic
currents at the time, historic documentary sources). During the
symposium, special attention will be given to the Van Gogh atelier
practice research (the atelier practice of Vincent van Gogh in its
historic context), conducted the last years by the Vincent van Gogh
Museum, the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage and Shell.

Some very interesting results have already been achieved and we
expect more interesting information to come during the forthcoming
period; the project will finish with a special exhibition after
2010. The study has not limited itself to Van Gogh, but as the
project title says, it expands to contemporaries in relation to his
work and time. The symposium shall take place in Amsterdam on May
14-15 2009.

Given the interest on these matters showed by the conservation
community, the symposium will encompass two days of presentations
including a discussion of a work in progress.

Papers and posters

To this occasion we would like to solicit from you, particularly the
EU-ARTECH members, papers and contributions to the symposium. A
selection Committee will be formed made of EU-ARTECH members as well
as colleagues from the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam.

In order to have consistency in the contents of the submitted
papers, we will use a modified version of the format used in
ICOM-CC, which is familiar to most of us.

Abstract submission guidelines

   1.   Introduction (100 words)

       E-mail address/es

       Introduce what you will discuss in your paper or poster.

   2.   Main body of text (500 words)

       Abstracts should contain enough detail to clearly convey the
       approach and the results of the research. Divide the main
       body of text according to section headings that will be used
       in the paper or poster, for example Sampling, Methods of
       Study, Experimental Results, etc. Experimental results of
       work in progress may be indicated as Forthcoming information.

   3.   Conclusion (150 words)

Send your paper and poster submission before March 10, 2009 to
Angeniet Boeve <angeniet.boeve<-at->icn<.>nl>

Preliminary program

Some subjects and speakers involved up to the moment:

    Han Neevel
    Identification and fading of organic colorants and inks in
    drawing and letters

    Muriel Geldof
    Grounds and supports

    Bill Wei
    Documentation technology of surfaces

    Aviva Burnstock and Klaas-Jan van den berg
    Palettes of late 19th century artists

    Ella Hendriks
    Conservation issues on late 19th century paintings

Location: Van Gogh Museum and Ateliergebouw ICN/RMA/UvA, Amsterdam

First day
May 14, 2009

    Morning: welcome and presentation of papers
    Lunch and poster sessions
    Afternoon: presentation of papers

Second day
May 15, 2009

    Morning: presentations of papers
    Lunch and poster sessions
    Afternoon: presentation of papers
    Reception Van Gogh Museum and visit to exhibition

Registration for the meeting is free and will be handled on a
first-come, first-serve basis. Participation is limited to 120

Please send your registration, before April 30, 2009 to
angeniet.boeve<-at->icn<.>nl, mentioning your name and title, institution
and address, e-mail and phone number.

Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage
Symposium van Gogh and Contemporaries
Angeniet Boeve
Hobbemastraat 22
Postbus 76709
1070 KA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 20 3054655

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