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Call for papers--Painting techniques, history, materials and studio practice

From: Gwen M. Tauber <g.tauber<-at->
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Announcement and call for contributions

5th International Symposium
"Painting Techniques, History, Materials and Studio Practice"
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
18-20 September 2013

The beautifully renovated Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam will open its
doors to the public in 2013.  To celebrate this event the
Rijksmuseum will host a three-day Symposium on Historical Painting

The central theme of the Symposium will be the technical study of
historically used painting techniques, the historical painting
materials, their origin and trade, and their application in the
painter's workshop.

This symposium will be the fifth in a series of very successful
meetings that started in Prague in 1993, followed by a meeting in
Leiden in 1995, and continued by the IIC congress in Dublin in 1998
and the National Gallery meeting in London in 2009.

As considerable developments continue to take place in the field of
"technical art history", we hope to show the advances that are being
made in the study of the material aspects of paintings.  The
Symposium will provide a podium for the effective dissemination and
fruitful discussion of new work.

We strongly encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between art
historians, conservators, and scientists.  Contributions discussing
technical findings, documentary evidence and analytical results, in
relation to art historical questions are particularly encouraged. We
emphatically invite art historians to contribute, but also welcome
relevant contributions from other disciplines, such as source
research, conservation science, the history of science and
technology, history of trade and trade routes, historical mining,
metallurgy, and pharmacy.

The program should prove of interest to academic scholars and
students as well as museum professionals, curators, conservators,
art historians and scientists.

Contributions to the Symposium are considered, either as oral
presentation or as poster, on the assumption that they are not being
considered for publication elsewhere.  They should be original
material that has not been published.  Contributions should be
related to the materials and methods of painting from the Middle
Ages until the beginning of the 20th Century.  Contributions on
works of art in other media which have a direct bearing on painting
will also be considered for inclusion in the Symposium programme.

If you wish to contribute a paper to the Symposium, please see


The deadline for submission of abstracts is Friday 29 March 2013.

Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words and include title,
names and addresses of authors, and have no references, images or

The oral and poster presentations held at the Symposium may be
published as Postprints in both electronic and printed form.  All
contributions will be anonymously peer-reviewed by members of the
reviewing committee.

Gwen Tauber
Senior Paintings Conservator
PO Box 74888
1070DN Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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