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Lectures on art conservation

From: Filiz Kuvvetli <filizkuv<-a>
Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Art conservation lectures
Sakip Sabanci Museum
27 October 2014

"Fakes, Misattributions and Puzzles: Investigating paintings by
scientific methods.


"F for Fake, R for Real: The rise and fall of two Renaissance
Presented by Dr. Ashok Roy, Director of Collections, National
Gallery, London

"The Conservation of Modern and Contemporary Art: Issues,
    Challenges, and Current Research"
Presented by Dr. Tom Learner, Head of Science, The
Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles.

Please join us for lectures outlining the latest research into the
conservation on paintings and contemporary art.  These lectures are
open to all art conservation professionals and interested members of
the public, and are presented by visiting international experts in
the field.  The lectures are offered in conjunction with Miro
Exhibition at The Sakip Sabanci Museum.


    Dr. Ashok Roy will present a lecture on the growing role of
    scientific examination of works of art in helping to establish
    the origin, history and authorship of questionable or disputed
    paintings, and those which have sometimes puzzled
    art-historians.  The second part of the lecture tells the story
    of two Italian Renaissance paintings whose fortunes and
    reputations have been determined by scientific investigation.

    Ashok Roy is a leading expert in the materials and techniques of
    European Old Master Paintings.  He joined the National Gallery
    Scientific Department in 1977 and was appointed Scientific
    Adviser to the Trustees and Head of the Scientific Department in
    1990.  His principal interests have been the analysis of
    paintings in support of conservation and the application of
    technical analysis to solve art-historical problems and to build
    a material history of European paintings.  He has carried out
    practical scientific work on paintings across the whole span of
    the Gallery's Collection.  Throughout his career he has been
    most keen to promote interdisciplinary research between
    curators, scientists and conservators, and took on editorship of
    the National Gallery Technical Bulletin from its second issue in
    1978.  For similar reasons, Ashok was co-organizer of five 'Art
    in the Making' Exhibitions and a principal contributor to each
    of their catalogues, beginning with Rembrandt in 1988. He
    devised and co-curated Close 'Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and
    Discoveries' in 2010 and 'Making Colour' in 2014.  He is
    currently Director of Collections at the National Gallery.

    Dr. Tom Learner will present a lecture on the many challenges of
    conserving modern and contemporary art, which is often created
    with new and unorthodox mediums.  He will discuss some of the
    current research that has been focused on this area, and outline
    some of the recent advances that have been made in the search
    for improved approaches and treatments.

    Tom Learner is Head of Science at the Getty Conservation
    Institute (GCI) in Los Angeles.  He has a PhD in chemistry
    (University of London, 1997), and a Diploma in the conservation
    of easel paintings (Courtauld Institute of Art, London, 1991).
    At the GCI, he oversees all scientific research being undertaken
    by the Institute and develops and implements projects that
    advance conservation practice in the visual arts.  Prior to this
    appointment, he was head of the Modern and Contemporary Art
    Research Initiative at the GCI for seven years, developing a
    research agenda into how modern materials can be analyzed on
    works of art, how they will alter with time, and how to best
    conserve them.  Before joining the Getty in 2007, he was Senior
    Conservation Scientist at the Tate in London, where he
    coordinated a major collaborative research project between Tate,
    the GCI and the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, into the
    conservation issues of modern paints, culminating in the Modern
    Paints Uncovered symposium, held at Tate Modern in 2006. Learner
    sits on the advisory committees for INCCA (the International
    Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art), RPM (Rescue
    Public Murals), and the Guggenheim's Panza Collection
    Initiative.  He is also serving his second term as coordinator
    for the Modern Materials and Contemporary Art working group of
    ICOM-CC modern materials, contemporary art.  He has published
    widely, including two books: The Impact of Modern Paints (2000)
    and Analysis of Modern Paints (2004).

27 October 2014
Venue:  Sakip Sabanci Muzesi
Sakip Sabanci Cad. 42
Emirgan 34467 Istanbul
+90 212 277 22 00
Fax: +90 212 229 49 14


    13.00-13.25     Coffee and registration

    13.25-13.30     Welcome speech

    13.30-15.00     Dr. Ashok Roy

                        "Fakes, Misattributions and Puzzles:
                        Investigating paintings by scientific


                        "F for Fake, R for Real: The rise and fall
                        of two Renaissance Madonnas"

    15.00-15.30     Coffee break

    15.30-17.00     Tom Learner:

                        "The Conservation of Modern and Contemporary
                        Art: Issues, Challenges, and Current
                        Research at the Getty Conservation

The charge for this event is 70 TL, which covers the participation
fee, coffee/tea and tour of the Miro exhibition.  Exhibition will be
opening exceptionally for these lectures.  Lectures will start at
13.30 am and conclude by 17:00.  The lectures will be conducted in
English with simultaneous translation to Turkish.


    Filiz Kuvvetli
    Paintings and Contemporary Art Conservator
    filizkuv<-a t->gmail< . >com


    Nurcin Kural Ozgorus
    Paper and Book Conservator
    nurcin<-a t->sabanciuniv< . >edu

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