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Lecture on Rothko

From: Chantal-Helen Thuer <c_thur<-a>
Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Rachel Barker and Bronwyn Ormsby, two members of the Tate Rothko
Conservation Treatment Project team, will speak on

"Rothko's 'Untitled, Black on Maroon: Recovering an Icon"
Drawing Room at Freemason's Hall
60 Great Queen Street
London WC2B 5AZ
Thursday, 20 November 2014

Rachel and Bronwyn of the Tate Rothko Conservation Treatment Project
team, will present an overview of--and share some personal insights
arising from--the conservation treatment of Rothko's Untitled Black
on Maroon, 1958 (Tate T01170) which was vandalised with graffiti ink
in October 2012 at Tate Modern.  The presentation will summarise
each stage of the treatment from the extensive research phase
involving the production of a representative test sample based on
past materials analysis, further analysis of the painting and ink
materials, fine tuning of the ink removal solvent system, through to
the successful cleaning and retouching of the painting itself.

Rachel Barker has been a Painting Conservator at Tate since 1999,
specialising in the conservation of modern and contemporary
paintings.  She has a particular interest in the ethics surrounding
the conservation of modern art and has published on the subject.
Before Tate, Rachel was a Churchill Fellow at the National Gallery
of Canada conserving mainly Canadian contemporary art and
previously, specialising in the scientific analysis of works of art
and the evaluation of conservation treatments on modern and
contemporary art.  Prior to this, Bronwyn held the AXA Art
(2006-2007) and Leverhulme Trust (2003-2006) postdoctoral Research
Fellowship positions at Tate - where she carried out pioneering
research into the effects of surface cleaning treatments on acrylic
emulsion paint films and works of art.

Venue: In the Drawing Room at Freemason's Hall, 60 Great Queen
Street London WC2B 5AZ.

The Drawing Room at Freemasons hall is on the 1st floor, up the main
staircase and straight in front of you

Freemasons Hall is close to both Covent Garden and Holborn Tube

Doors open at 6pm.
Talk 6.30pm - 8pm

Tickets: ICON
    members:  UKP10
    non- members: UKP15
    Students UKP5 (student card required to be shown on the door)

Free wine and cheese are included in price of ticket.

Please apply for tickets through  You should book
your tickets no later than Tuesday, 18 November 2014 for us to
compile the security list.

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