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Conference on technology and conservation of modern materials in design

From: Tim Bechthold <bechthold<-at->
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2013
Future Talks 013
Lectures and Workshops on Technology and Conservation of Modern
    Materials in Design
Pinakothek der Moderne
Munich, Germany
October 23-25, 2013

The Conservation Department, Die Neue Sammlung - The International
Design Museum Munich - is pleased to announce its third
international Future Talks conference: "Future Talks 013: Lectures
and Workshops on Technology and Conservation of Modern Materials in

After an overwhelming response to our last two Future Talks

    Future Talks 009, Future Talks 011

we are looking forward to another exciting three-day-congress on
international research projects and case studies on active
conservation treatments and technology of modern materials in

Lectures: Recent advances in this field, addressing technology,
design and production processes of modern materials, new and
innovative treatment methods for degrading plastics as well as
current research and ongoing projects will be presented. During the
three day conference experts from all over the world will share
their experiences and knowledge in this field.

Knowing very well that the conservation of modern materials is not
only limited to design objects, a part of the programme is dedicated
to conservation projects on modern/contemporary works of art.

Workshops: In addition to two days of lectures this time one entire
day is dedicated to a number of exciting workshops, closely
connected to everything you'd always wanted to learn about
conservation of modern materials but never dared to ask.  It is with
great pleasure that we can already confirm the participation of
following experts in these fields. These include amongst others:

    Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten
    Universitat Stuttgart, Institut fur Kunststofftechnik

    Prof. Anna Comiotto
    Hochschule der Kunste Bern

    Dr. Virginia Costa
    Institut National du Patrimoine, Paris

    Dr. Brenda Keneghan
    Polymer scientist, Victoria and Albert Museum London

    Anna Lagana
    Freelance modern material conservator/researcher, Amsterdam

    Dr. Thea van Oosten
    Formerly senior researcher, research department, Netherlands
    Institute for Cultural Heritage ICN, Amsterdam

    Dr. Yvonne Shashoua
    Senior researcher, research department, National Museum of

    Prof. Dr. Phil. Friederike Waentig
    Cologne University of Applied Sciences

Panel Discussion: It is with great pleasure that one of the most
famous and innovative German designers Konstantin Grcic will talk
about his designs with experts from the plastics industry, plastics
engineers and conservators about design and sustainability of
plastic furniture.

Save the date: The conference will take place from October 23-25,
2013 at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, Germany,

The conference and associated publication will be in English.

There will also be social events and opportunities to visit local
conservation studios, research labs, plastic producers and design
studios on Saturday October 26, 2013.

We very much appreciate the participation of students, scientists,
conservators and curators. The conference and the associated
publication will be in English. The eagerly awaited publication FT
011 will be available at the conference.

Organizer: The Conservation Department of Die Neue Sammlung, The
International Design Museum Munich
(<URL:>). Die Neue Sammlung houses
the world's largest and most important collection of industrial
design. The large number of objects reflects the technologies and
materials developed in the course of the 20th and 21st century,
attesting in particular to the use of plastics. However, unlike most
traditional materials these are subject to a dynamic aging process
and after only a short time often already bear irreversible traces
of their age. Corresponding types of damage can hardly be reconciled
with the respective designer's original intentions and are often
problematic in terms of conservation. Since its founding in 2002,
the Conservation Department has become an important hub for the
conservation and maintenance of modern design objects, through
research into the deterioration and preservation of the collections,
the development of new conservation processes and the knowledge of
its original technology. It also plays an active role in networking
and information sharing.

Both knowledge and network expanded to the FUTURE TALKS, an
international platform, initiating an intensive and profound
discourse on practical conservation treatments of modern materials.

Bookings: Online bookings will be accepted by June 1, 2013

Registration and payment must be transferred to Die Neue Sammlung
bank account (see below) not later than October 1, 2013 (exception
early bird).

Numbers for the conference and workshops are limited and early
registration is advised.

Register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that registration is required.

Terms and Conditions see:


Conference fee (3 day-ticket, including workshop session and panel
discussion): The registration fee is graduated. Please note there is
a higher fee if you register after June 30, 2013.

    Early bird (booking and payment until June 30, 2013): Euro 250,00
    after June 30, 2013: Euro 300,00

    Early bird (booking and payment until June 30, 2013): Euro 100,00
    after June 30, 2013:     Euro 150,00

    Evening reception (October 24, 2013): Euro 40,00
    (includes an open buffet and free drinks)

Account Details:

    Account holder: Bayerische Staatsoberkasse
    Account number: 1190315
    Bank code: 700-500-00
    Bank: Bayerische Landesbank Munchen
    IBAN: DE 7570-0500-0000 0119 0315
    Annotation:     2511-1500-1724 / name of participant

Lectures (subject to change)

    Discolouration of plastic objects. Investigation into
    composition using various analytical techniques.

        Suzan de Groot, Henk van Keulen, Luc Megens, Thea van
        Oosten, Henk Wiersma
        Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE),
        Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Non-invasive investigation of aged resins using unilateral NMR

        Cindie Kehlet, Eleonora Del Federico, Amelia Catalono
        Pratt Institute, New York, USA.

    Investigation of plastic objects with computed tomography

        Roberta Verteramo, Daniele Regge, Matteo Poli, Simone
        Mazzetti Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment,
        Candiolo, Italy

    Replacement of deteriorated polyurethane padding foam

        Anna Lagana, Suzan Mayer, Suzan de Groot, Thea van Oosten
        Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE),
        Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Application of aminoalkylalkoxysilane consolidant on
    polyurethane ester foam

        Lucille Royen, Eleonora Pellizzi
        Institut National du Patrimoine (INP), Paris, France

    Polyurethane foam at the Triennale Design Museum. Case studies.

        Francesca Caterina Izzo, Barbara Ferriani, Elisabetta
        Zendri, Silvana Annichiarico, Paola Biocca, Henk van Keulen
        University Ca Foscari of Venice, Venice-Mestre, Italy
        Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy Cultural Heritage
        Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    Waving the flag

        Susanne Graner, Luise Lutz
        Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

    The historical collection of the ADI Compasso d'oro. Three case

        Enrico Morteo, Giovanni Cutolo, Sandra Vazquez
        ADI Compasso d'Oro Collection Foundation, Milan, Italy
        Foundation Centro per la Conservazione e il Restauro dei
        Beni Culturali (CCR), Turin, Italy

    The invisibility of the support and its restoration, bonding of
    a large plate of PMMA

        Francois Duboisset, Sylvie Ramel, Paris, France

    Practical aspects on testing and use of adhesives on polystyrene

        Thea Winther, Judith Bannerman, Hilde Skogstad, Lena
        Wikstrom, Tom Sandstrom, Ulrika Brynnel
        Swedish National Heritage Board, Stockholm, Sweden
        The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
        Research Institute Swerea KIMAB, Kista, Sweden

    Effects of cleaning gel systems on PVC: new insights.

        Clementine Bollard, Sara Kuperholc, Nathalie Balcar, Gilles
        Atelier Curial, Paris, France Centre de Recherche et de
        Restauration des Musees de France, Paris, France

    Reversible airbrush retouching on faded grP objects.

        Michaela Tischer, Julia Reischl
        Die Neue Sammlung, The International Design Museum Munich
        Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany

    Panton chair made of Luran S. Can cracks be joined?

        Delia Muller-Wusten
        Contemporary Conservation Ltd., New York, USA

    The vitreous man from 1936 of the Deutsches Hygiene Museum

        Florian Albrecht, Jakob Fuchs, Ursula Haller, Ulrike

    Clay as design material

        Silvia Di Giorgio, Tim Bechthold
        Die Neue Sammlung, The International Design Museum Munich

    Catalin: a thermosetting plastic

        Julia Gredel Munich, Germany

    How to restore 20 pristine Corian sculptures? A hands-on

        Katharina Haider
        Bacon Studios, Berlin, Germany

    The versatile synthetic polymer Polycaprolactone used by Matthew

        Giuliana Moretto
        Contemporary Conservation Ltd., New York, USA

Workshops (subject to change)

    Cleaning plastics-from theory to practice

        Yvonne Shashoua, Senior Researcher
        National Museum of Denmark
        Clementine Bollard, Freelance Conservator, Paris, France
        Sara-Zoe Kuperholc, Freelance Conservator, Paris, France

    Low-budget 3D-scanning and printing

        Anna Comiotto
        Professor, Hochschule der Kunste Bern, Switzerland

    Bonding plastic with engineers aid (working title)

        Christian Bonten
        Professor, Universitat Stuttgart, Institut fur
        Kunststofftechnik, Germany
        Friederike Waentig
        Professor Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany

    Contemporary metals. Properties and deterioration of alloys and

        Virginia Costa
        Institut National du Patrimoine, Paris, France

    Surveying of plastic collections

        Brenda Keneghan, polymer scientist
        Victoria and Albert Museum London, UK
        Sylvie Ramel
        Freelance Conservator, Paris, France

    The conservation of PUR foams

        Anna Lagana
        Free lance modern material conservator/researcher,
        Amsterdam, The Netherlands

        Thea van Oosten
        Formerly senior researcher, research department, Cultural
        Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), Amsterdam, The

    Practical applications of deep-drawing and rotation moulding

        Frank Hilger
        Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, Germany

    Reversible airbrush retouching on faded grP objects.

        Julia Reischl
        Die Neue Sammlung, Munich, Germany
        Michaela Tischer
        Freelance Conservator, Munich, Germany

    Monitoring, damage-free measurements and treatment methods of
    out-door glass fibre reinforced objects (on request)

        Otto Lutz, Stockach
        Germany Publicly appointed and authorized appraiser by the
        Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Wuerzburg-Schweinfurt of
        rotor blades for wind turbines.

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:51
                   Distributed: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
                       Message Id: cdl-26-51-021
Received on Sunday, 26 May, 2013

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