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Subject: Call for papers--ICOM-CC Paintings Working Group

Call for papers--ICOM-CC Paintings Working Group

From: Tiarna Doherty <tdoherty<-at->
Date: Thursday, October 15, 2009
Announcement and Call for Papers

ICOM - CC Paintings Group Workshop
Current Practice and Recent Developments in the Structural
    Conservation of Paintings on Canvas Supports
16-18 September 2010

Hosted by the Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences,
Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries. Degree Programme in
Conservation. Vantaa, Finland.

Workshop Program

Session 1: Oral Presentations
Thursday, 16 September

    Short oral presentations (max 15-20 minutes) by participating
    conservators / conservation scientists about new developments,
    testing, experiments related to structural treatments of
    paintings on canvas. The session will be held in the University
    auditorium, which has a capacity of about 140 seated people.
    Ample time for discussion will be provided. The program will be

Call for Papers: Session 1

    Abstracts of proposed presentations may be submitted, in
    English, to the conference organizer. They should include:
    title, author name(s), address, email and abstract text.
    Illustrations and references may be used but the entire abstract
    should not exceed one page.

Session 2: Workshop
Friday and Saturday, 17 and 18 September

    A practical workshop, related to new materials and techniques
    will be offered, which will stress hands-on experimentation and
    participation as well as sharing of experience between

    Subjects will include: assessment of fabrics suitable for
    structural reinforcement of easel paintings; lining with natural
    and synthetic materials; review of a variety of mist lining /
    cold lining techniques with solvent activation; lining with
    glass fibre interleaf; vacuum envelope vs. vacuum table; tear
    mending techniques; facing materials.

    Three expert presenters will lead the workshop:

        Jos van Och
        SRAL; Maastricht, The Netherlands

        Matteo Rossi Doria
        Private paintings conservator; Rome, Italy

        Dr. Christina Young
        Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Applications to the workshop:

For Session 1, a large number of places will be available. Seats
will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Seats may
be reserved until May 31st, 2010, thereafter by special arrangement
if open places remain.

For full participation, in both Sessions 1 and 2, an application is
requested. Due to practical limitations of space, only 15 places
will be offered for Session 2. To ensure a quality experience for
the participants, spaces will be allotted by application in order to
establish a working group comprised of members with appropriate and
complimentary experience. Applicants are asked to submit a short CV
together with a statement of intent. The latter should briefly
describe the applicant's experience with lining (if any) and the
reason(s) that they wish to participate in the workshop. The
coordinators of the Painting WG will review applications and
successful applicants will be notified by June 21st. Unsuccessful
candidates will not be contacted.

The closing date for applications for the full workshop is
May 31, 2010.

Please send applications to the organizer (applications must reach
the organizer by May 31, 2010) by email.

The workshop will be professionally filmed; a DVD recording will be
available for the price of 30 Euros and may be ordered in advance. A
DVD is included in the workshop fees of all course participants.

The official language of the workshop will be English.

Workshop fees (either first day only or all 3 days) will be due by
August 15, 2010, to be paid to the organizer, Tannar Ruuben.
Non-payment of fees may result in loss of a place on the workshop.
The bank account number, to which the fee should be transferred,
will be given to all the accepted participants.

Attendance fees:

    Full participation--Sessions 1 and 2--including a DVD of the
    proceedings of all 3 days
        300 Euros

    Participation in Session 1 only, including a DVD of the
    proceedings of all 3 days
        75 Euros

By payment of fees, the candidate grants permission to be filmed
during participation in the conference and consents to the
distribution of the filmed proceedings of the conference.

Apart from the DVD, a printed publication is not foreseen.

Presenters retain the right to publish their presentations elsewhere
if desired.


    Tannar Ruuben  MSc; MA
    Assistant coordinator
    ICOM-CC Painting Working Group
    Head of Paintings Conservation Studies
    Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
    Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries
    Degree Programme in Conservation
    Lummetie 2b, 01300 Vantaa, Finland

                  Conservation DistList Instance 23:13
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Received on Thursday, 15 October, 2009

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