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Conference on Cesare Brandi

From: Monika Jadzinska <monikajadzinska1>
Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Cesare Brandi (1906-1988): His Thought and the Heritage Debate: Art of
Conservation-Restoration
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of his birth
International conference and exhibition

Museum Palace
Wilanow, Poland
5-6 October 2007

Organized by:

    Inter-Academy Institute of Conservation-Restoration of Works of
        Art
    Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali - Italy
    ICR (Istituto Centrale per il Restauro)
    Associazione Amici di Cesare Brandi
    Associazione Giovanni Secco Suardo
    Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

In cooperation with:

    Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art
    Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw;
    Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art
    Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow;
    Institute for the Study, Conservation and Restoration of
    Cultural Heritage Nicolas Copernicus University in Torun;

The conference is dedicated to the contemporary view of
conservation-restoration of works of art in Poland in relation to
Cesare Brandi's thought. It combines the Polish part with the
international project Culture 2000 (Belgium, France, Germany, Great
Britain, Italy, Portugal, Spain), within the EU project Cesare
Brandi (1906-1988), His Thought and European Debate in the XX
century on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Brandi's birth.

Thoughts and ideas of Cesare Brandi emerged from the highest
tradition of European philosophy, from Plato, Kant, and Hegel to
Husserl, Bergson, Arnheim, and Gadamer, constituted the background
for the theory and practice of the conservation-restoration in the
20th and 21st centuries. He was the founder (in 1939) and director
of the Central Institute for Restoration in Rome for 20 years.

The creation of Theory of Restoration (1963) is perceived as a
milestone in approaching matters of conservation-restoration of
works of art. The theory lays an intellectual foundation and
provides philosophical and ethical basis for treatments which used
to be viewed as empirical activity of purely occupational nature.

The Conference and the Exhibition, sponsored by the Inter-Academy
Institute of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and
European Union, is the first one in the series of conferences
organized to celebrate the 60th anniversary of three Polish
academies (Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art
of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Faculty of Conservation and
Restoration of Works of Art of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow,
and the Institute for the Study, Conservation and Restoration of
Cultural Heritage of the Nicolas Copernicus University in Torun).

They have had a great influence on the development of the art of
conservation-restoration in Poland and abroad. The conference and
the exhibition are to serve as a research and study platform  for
the international debate on the scope of modern conservation theory
and practice. The event links the Polish school of
conservation-restoration with the European activities in the field
of Cultural Heritage.

Such a broad topical range should allow for comparisons between
different approaches and interpretations, as well as for the
analyses of the existence, significance and the diffusion of
Brandi's thought in different European countries. The most important
authorities on the subject will discuss the topics. The main issues
are:

    *   the reception of Cesare Brandi's thought and the
        conservation-restoration of the works of art in Poland

    *   conservation-restoration--the critical approach--the
        theory and practice

    *   the conservation-restoration of the matter and not the form
        of a work of art
        ("si restaura la materia, non la forma")

    *   the potential unity of a work of art in theory and practice

The publication of the conference materials with the abstracts in
English is planned.

Partners of the U.E. Project "Cesare Brandi (1906-1988), His Thought
and European Debate in the XX Century":

    Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali - Italy
    Istituto Centrale per il Restauro - Italy
    Associazione Amici di Cesare Brandi - Italy
    Associazione Giovanni Secco Suardo - Italy
    Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw - Poland
    Hochschule fur Angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst - Germany
    Institut National du Patrimoine - France
    Universidad Politecnica de Valencia - Spain
    Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa - Portugal
    Universite Libre de Bruxelles - Belgium
    The Hamilton Kerr Institute in Cambridge - England

Organizors of the Polish Edition:

    Inter-Academy Institute of Conservation-Restoration of Works of Art
    Ministero per i Beni e le Attivita Culturali - Italy
    ICR (Istituto Centrale per il Restauro)
    Associazione Amici di Cesare Brandi
    Associazione Giovanni Secco Suardo
    Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

Partners of the Polish Edition:

    Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Academy
    of Fine Arts in Warsaw

    Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art, Academy
    of Fine Arts in Krakow

    Institute for the Study, Conservation and Restoration of
    Cultural Heritage, Nicolas Copernicus University in Torun

Honorary Committee:

    Prof. Iwona Szmelter
    Prof. Andrzej Koss

Scientific Committee:

    Prof. Iwona Szmelter
    Prof. Andrzej Koss
    Prof. Jerzy Nowosielski
    Prof. Wladyslaw Zalewski
    Prof. Grazyna Korpal
    Prof. Ireneusz Pluska
    Prof. Elzbieta Basiul
    Prof. Jadwiga Lukaszewicz
    Dr Krzysztof Chmielewski
    Magdalena Kijanko, MA

Steering Committee:

    Prof. Andrzej Koss - coordinator
    Prof. Iwona Szmelter
    Monika Jadzinska, MA - exhibition organizer, Secretary of the
    Conference
    Dr Marzena Ciechanska
    AFA, Warsaw) - co-organizer
    Dr Malgorzata Pronobis - Bobowska
    UNC, Torun) - co-organizer
    Pawel Bolinski, MA
    AFA, Krakow) - co-organizer
    Magdalena Kijanko, MA - co-organizer

How to contact us:

    Inter-Academy Institute of Conservation and Restoration of Works
    of Art
    Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw,
    Faculty of Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art,
    ul. Wybrzeze Kosciuszkowskie 37
    00-379 Warsaw
    Poland
    +48 22 625 12 51
    konserwacja [at] asp__waw__pl

    Monika Jadzinska
    Exhibition organizer and secretary of the conference
    +48 602 49 37 50
    monikajadzinska1 [at] poczta__onet__pl

Programme:

Day 1
5 October 2007

    9-9:40 am               Inauguration Welcome

                            Mr. Pawel Jaskanis (host)
                            Prof. Iwona Szmelter (Culture 2000)
                            Prof. Andrzej Koss (organizer)

                            Mr. Tomasz Merta
                            General Conservator and Secretary of
                            State in Ministry of Culture and
                            National Heritage of Poland

                            Prof. Ksawery Piwocki
                            President of Krakow Academy of Fine Arts

                            Prof. Jan Pamula
                            President of Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts

                            Dr Elzbieta Basiul
                            Director of the Institute for the Study,
                            Conservation and Restoration of Cultural
                            Heritage of the Nicolas Copernicus
                            University in Torun

                            Prof. Giuseppe Basile
                            Professor of Istituto Centrale per il
                            Restauro in Rome

    9:45-10:15 am           Inaugural lecture

                            Prof. Giuseppe Basile
                            Istituto Centrale per il Restauro in
                            Rome

    10:20-11:50 am          Heritage debate

                            Prof. Wojciech Kurpik (AFA, Warsaw
                            "What Do We Really Restore?"

                            Dr Dusan C. Stulik (Getty Conservation
                            Institute, Los Angeles
                            "Art-Science-Conservation: E Pluribus
                            Unum."

                            Prof. Wladyslaw Zalewski (AFA, Krakow
                            "Contemporary Problems of Aesthetic
                            Solutions Applied to the Conservation of
                            the Murals in the Light of the
                            Assumptions of Cesare Brandi."

                            Dr Janusz Krawczyk (UNC Torun
                            "Theory of Cesare Brandi as a Subject of
                            Historical-Conservation Reflection."

    11:50-12:20             Coffee break

    12:20-1:50 pm           Heritage debate

                            Prof. Andrzej Tomaszewski
                            "The Place of the Historical Monument in
                            the Cesare Brandi System."

                            Prof. Iwona Szmelter
                            "Revisiting the Conceptual Frame of
                            Cesare Brandi for Modern Art, The Patina
                            and Other Values of Cultural Heritage."

                            Prof. Bogumila Rouba
                            "The Issues of Cesare Brandi's Theory
                            and the Social Conditions for the Polish
                            Preservation, Conservation and
                            Restoration of Historical Works of Art."

                            Monika Jadzinska, MA
                            "Authenticity in the
                            Conservation-Restoration of Contemporary
                            Art in the Light of the Theory of Cesare
                            Brandi."

    2-3 pm                  Lunch

    3-5 pm                  Opening of the Exhibition:
                            "Cesare Brandi (1906-1988), His Thought
                            and the Heritage Debate. Art And
                            Science--Conservation-Restoration in
                            Poland"

    5-7 pm                  Presentation of conservation-restoration
                            treatments in the Museum Palace at
                            Wilanow

    7:30 pm                 Dinner

Day 2
6 October 2007
Art of Conservation-Restoration in Poland

    9-9:40 am

                            Prof. Andrzej Koss
                            Inter-Academy Institute of
                            Conservation-Restoration of Works of Art
                            "What Happens to a Work of Art or a
                            Historical Monument After the Completion
                            of Conservation-Restoration
                            Work--Contemporary Options."

                            Prof. Jan Marczak
                            Military University of Technology,
                            Warsaw

                            "Select Issues of Physics in
                            Contemporary Development of Instrumental
                            Research and Methods in Conservation
                            Approach."

    9:40-10:50 am           Art of conservation-restoration in Poland
                            "Accomplishments of Polish
                            Conservation-Restoration School - AFA
                            Warsaw, AFA Krakow, UNC Torun."

                            Prof. Jerzy Nowosielski
                            "Warsaw School of
                            Conservation-Restoration."

                            Prof. Grazyna Korpal

                            "Krakow School of
                            Conservation--Yesterday and Today."

                            Prof. Jadwiga Lukaszewicz
                            "School of Conservation-Restoration in
                            Torun."

    10:50-11:10 am          Coffee Break

    11:10 - 12:30           Art of conservation-restoration in
                            Poland - AFA Warsaw

                            Dr Joanna Czernichowska, Marcin
                            Kozarzewski MA, Przemyslaw Gorek MA

                            "The Chosen Research and Conservation
                            Projects Carried out by the Academics of
                            Faculty of Conservation-Restoration of
                            Works of Art of Warsaw Academy of Fine
                            Arts: Ennoblement of 'Conservation of
                            Conservation': Works in Refectories in
                            the Malbork Castle 100 Years After
                            Scientistic Restoration."

                            Dr Andrzej Mazur
                            "Contemporary Problems and Conservation
                            Decisions in Complex Applications when
                            Treating Murals."

                            Prof. Iwona Szmelter
                            "The Art of Conservation in
                            Interdisciplinary Model by Bohdan
                            Marconi - in Relation to Present Time."

                            Dr Marzena Ciechanska
                            "The Subject or an Element of the Whole
                            Decoration - the Art of Compromise; Wall
                            Papers in Restoration of Historic
                            Interiors."

    12:30-1:30 pm           Lunch

    1:30-2:50 pm            Art of conservation-restoration in
                            Poland - AFA Krakow

                            Prof. Edward Kossakowski
                            "Conservation Project as a Platform of
                            Agreement between the Conservator and
                            the User."

                            Prof. Grazyna Korpal
                            "Aesthetic Situation of the Work of Art
                            in Conservation-Restoration."

                            Prof. Maria Ostaszewska
                            "Professor Jozef Edward Dutkiewicz and
                            the Art of Conservation."

    2:50-4:10 pm            Art of conservation-restoration in
                            Poland - UNC Torun

                            Dr Elzbieta Basiul
                            "Contemporary Methods of Research of the
                            Works of Art and the
                            Conservation-Restoration Project--an
                            Analysis of the Select Conservation
                            Projects."

                            Dr Halina Rosa
                            "From the old Treatises to the New
                            Technologies of Conservation-Restoration
                            of the Historic Books."

                            Prof. Bogumila Rouba, Dr Elzbieta
                            Szmit-Naud, Jolanta Korcz MA
                            "The Need for a Complex Approach to the
                            Work of Art and Its Historical Layers--a
                            Conservation Project for the Cathedral
                            in Torun."

                            Prof Jozef Flik
                            "Leonard Torwirt--Art and Science in
                            Conservation."

4:10-5 pm                   Discussion, final thoughts, conclusions

Monika Jadzinska
conservator-restorer
Faculty of Conservation-Restoration of Works of Art,
Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland


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