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Lecture on re-altering the glazing alterations of a Burne-Jones frame

From: Suzanne Sacorafou <sacorafou.conservation<-a>
Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
ICON Gilding and Decorative Surfaces Group are pleased to announce a
talk given by Tate Frames Conservator Alastair Johnson:

"Re-altering the glazing alterations of a Burne-Jones frame"
The Grand Robing Room
Freemasons Hall
60 Great Queen St
London WC2B 5AZ
Tuesday 7 October 2014.
Doors open 6pm, talk begins 6.30pm.

This is another opportunity to hear, an extended version of
Alastair's very well received talk, which he presented at the ICON
conference in 2013.  A question and answer session will follow.

A very common alteration made to picture frames in museum
collections at the beginning of the 20th century was the inclusion
of protective glass, usually in the form of a glazing-door.  As many
museums are now environmentally stable, the option to remove the
glass and reverse the alterations begs the question of how we
reconcile these long-standing--and often disfigured--states as part
of their history, and under what circumstances we might remove them,
specifically, as in the case of Edward Burne-Jones's King Cophetua
and the Beggar Maid (1884), when the current arrangement is
considered to be a distraction from the artist's intended vision.
The treatment of the frame, which forms the latter half of the talk,
was a rare example of adequate evidence being available to enable
the restoration of an earlier configuration.

    UKP10 for ICON member
    UKP15 for non-member
    UKP5.00 for student

Please pay at the entrance on the day.  Wine and cheese will be
served and is included in the ticket price.

Registration is essential: Please email Fiona Hay
<<-a t->gmail< . >com> before October 3, 2014 to be entered onto
the security list.

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