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Subject: Symposium on outdoor painted sculpture--addendum

Symposium on outdoor painted sculpture--addendum

From: Tom Learner <tlearner<-at->
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"Conserving Outdoor Painted Sculpture"
Kroller-Muller Museum
June 4-5, 2013

Programme for the Conserving Outdoor Painted Sculpture meeting

Kruller-Muller Museum
June 4-5, 2013

Interim meeting of the Modern Materials and Contemporary Art (MMCA)
working group of ICOM-CC, in collaboration with the Kraller-Muller
Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute and the International
Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA)

For more details please see the meeting website:



Tuesday 4 June 2013

    9.00 - 10.00            Registration and coffee 2013 `

    10.00 - 10.10           Welcome:

                                Lisette Pelsers Director of the
                                Kroller Muller Museum


                                Tom Learner Senior Scientist at GCI
                                and coordinator of MMCA.

    10.10 - 10.40           Key note: Conserving outdoor painted
                            sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum and
                            Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

                                Gwynne Ryan

    10.40 - 11.00           Issues of (and responses to) conserving
                            outdoor painted sculpture: outcomes from
                            a focus meeting

                                Tom Learner

    11.30 - 11.30           Coffee/tea break

    11.30 - 11.50           As good as new: on the recoating of
                            Tajiri's Square Knot (1974) in Venlo

                                Lydia Beerkens

    11.50 - 12.10           The conservation of Nam June Paik's 32
                            Cars for the 20th Century: Play Mozart's
                            Requiem Quietly (1997)

                                Zeeyoung Chin

    12.10 - 12.30           Three Brushstrokes: recreating Roy
                            Lichtenstein's early techniques for
                            painted outdoor sculpture

                                Julie Wolfe

    12.30 - 12.40           Discussion

    12.40 - 13.55           Lunch

    13.55 - 14.05           The Kroller-Muller Museum Sculpture
                            Garden: History, facts and figures

                                Liz Kreijn

    14.05 - 14.25           The decision-making process for the
                            treatment of Christo's 56 Barrels

                                Susanne Kensche

    14.25 - 14.45           On the (im)possibilities of local repair
                            and inpainting in the long term
                            conservation of outdoor painted
                            sculptures:  The case study of Trowel by
                            Claes Oldenburg

                                Nikki van Basten

    14.45 - 15.05           Maintenance of hand-painted outdoor
                            sculptures by Niki de Saint Phalle and
                            Jean Dubuffet

                                Frederike Breder

    15.05 - 15.15           Discussion

    15.15 - 15.30           Short break / refreshments

    15.30 - 17.30           Kroller Muller Museum Sculpture Garden
                            visit - to view outdoor painted
                            sculpture works discussed and/or free
                            visit (details to be announced)

    17.30 - 20.00           Drinks and Dinner Buffet at the Rietveld

Wednesday 5 June 2013

    9.00 - 9.30             Auditorium open / coffee

    9.30 - 10.00            Key note:  A memory of materials. From
                            production to documentation of painted
                            outdoor sculptures today

                               Felix Lehner

    10.00 - 10.20           Some considerations in determining new
                            paint systems for use in the treatment
                            of painted steel, fiberglass, and wooden
                            outdoor sculptures

                               Paul Benson

    10.20 - 10.40           Technological changes due to wear and
                            tear in outdoor paint coatings

                               Hans Springvloet Dubbeld

    10.40 - 11.10           Coffee / tea break and Paint Industry
                            Demo Tables

    11-10 - 11.30           High end coatings: research for a
                            perfect surface for an outdoor sculpture
                            by Anselm Reyle.

                               Thomas Dempwolf

    11.30 - 11.50           Paint and outdoor weathering steel

                                John Scott

    11.50 - 12.10           A kind of blue: The re-finishing of a
                            painted steel sculpture by John Hoskin

                                Calvin Winner

    12.10 - 12.30           Not for eternity maybe: the conservation
                            of 'Flause' (1998), an outdoor painted
                            sculpture by Franz West

                                Florian Szibor

    12.30 - 12.45           Discussion

    12.45 - 14.00           Lunch and Paint industry Demo Tables

    14.00 - 14.20           Calder's Untitled (Stabile) (1968) and
                            Dubuffet's Arbre Biplan (1968-69):
                            conserving two outdoor  painted
                            sculptures from the Berardo Collection
                            in Lisbon

                                Rodrigo Bettencourt da Camara

    14.20 - 14.40           Museum procedure for dealing with large
                            metal objects: Case study of Calder's
                            The Halberd Bearer

                                Angelika Gervais

    14.40 - 15.00           Preventive conservation of outdoor
                            painted sculpture in Quebec:  When the
                            quantity is beyond the understanding

                                Stephanie Gagne

15.00 - 15.30               Short break / refreshments

    15.30 - 16.30           Round Table / Discussion

    16.30 - 18.00           Final Drinks and Farewell

There is still time to register.

    Full meeting fee: Euro 175; Reduced meeting fee: Euro 115
    (ICOM-CC members, speakers and students). The registration fee
    is all inclusive. It includes: coffee, tea, and lunch on both
    days, a buffet-dinner on June 4, 2013 in the sculpture park
    after the afternoon programme, and a closing wine reception on
    June 5, 2013. The fee also includes the entrance to both the
    National Park De Hoge Veluwe and the Kroller-Muller Museum for
    the two days of the meeting.

    Register at


    The aim of this meeting is to discuss the current issues,
    approaches and methods used for conserving Outdoor Painted
    Sculpture. It is hoped that the meeting will provide an
    opportunity for dialogue both within the conservation community,
    and with others, such as the paint industry, fabricators,
    curators and artists' estate, foundations and studios. The
    Kroller-Muller Museum has a large collection of outdoor
    sculptures with more than 150 works exhibited in its sculpture
    garden, and as such will provide the perfect setting for the
    meeting. There will be an opportunity to view the collection,
    including works under discussion at the meeting

For enquiries, please email:  opsmeeting2013<-at->gmail<.>com or view the
meeting website.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:51
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
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Received on Wednesday, 22 May, 2013

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